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Landing a minor part in the Empire Theatre Eastbourne’s Christmas production of Cinderella, Charles Paris soon discovers that his main role is to gently introduce the show’s baffled American star, Kenny Polizzi, to the bizarre customs of English pantomime.
During their sessions in the local pub, Charles finds himself increasingly caught up in Polizzi’s tangled affairs. But Charles is about to be far more involved than he might wish when he stumbles across a body beneath Eastbourne Pier. As the world’s press descends, the pantomime rehearsals slip into chaos. It’s up to Charles to put his renowned sleuthing skills to the test to find out who really killed his fellow cast member - and why.
©2014 Simon Brett (P)2014 Isis Publishing Ltd
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By TAJ on 02-08-16

Stellar Opening!

Simon Brett is a wonderful actor/narrator. Such descriptions! Charles Paris is engaging as a down at the heels actor towards the end of his stage life. So droll! Delightful narrative. If you like dry Brit humor, you'll love this book.

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By Belinda on 02-15-15

Always delightful

Simon Brett is a canny observer of regional theater, actors, alcoholics, and critics' reviews. I enjoyed learning about British panto.

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By SnapWriter on 11-08-14

Who Shot JR, Simon Brett Style...

Another witty and wonderful Charles Paris mystery read by its author. Thoroughly, addictable, I have already listened to this many times--the sign of a successful novel. This one, is about a big American TV star, who comes to Blighty to get away from a number of things. There are wonderful and original characters, which you would expect from Simon Brett, and suspects, motive and trouble for our hero and every where. Brett's witt and observations are the jam in the sponge.

Very much recommended.

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By Impy on 12-02-15


This book droned on with the history about pantomime and the story never got underway, the narrator didn't help either. I gave up on it. Don't bother with it.

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