By popular demand: a welcome return for Simon Brett's actor detective Charles Paris, last seen in 1997's Dead Room Farce.
Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full-time. As well as the Charles Paris series, he is the author of the much-loved Fethering mysteries and the Mrs Pargeter novels. He lives in an Agatha Christie-style village in the South Downs.
Two Hamlets, two Ophelias, a range of jostling egos, stage history and lore, and the wry figure of Paris himself make this more than worth the price of admission. Booklist Starred Review Brett has a rare gift for balancing humor and detection Publishers Weekly Starred Review Welcome back, Charles Paris. The bit-part actor and backstage sleuth is Simon Brett's most engaging creation ... On the way to solving the mystery we are treated to an insider's view of an actor's life, with its few triumphs and many tribulations. It all makes for an exhilarating read Daily Mail A cheeky sendup of TV competition shows, tweeting, texting and backstage egos Kirkus Reviews