A Decent Interval
by Simon Brett
Reality TV stars . . . Theatre lovies . . . Murder most horrid . . . It’s another cozy case for actor-sleuth Charles Paris!
After a long period of resting, life is looking up for Charles Paris, who has been cast as the Ghost of Hamlet’s Father and First Gravedigger in a new production of Hamlet. But rehearsals are fraught. Ophelia is played by Katrina Selsey, who won the role through a television talent show. Hamlet himself is also played by a reality TV contestant, Jared Root and the two young stars have rather different views of celebrity and the theatre than the more experienced members of the cast.
But when the company reach the first staging post of their tour, the Grand Theatre Marlborough, matters get more serious, with one member of the company seriously injured in what appears to be an accident, and another dead. Once again, Charles Paris is forced to don the mantle of amateur detective to get to the bottom of the mystery.
Genre: Cosy Mystery
“A cheeky sendup of TV competition shows, tweeting, texting and backstage egos”
“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 Weekley Starred Review
A Decent Interval by Simon Brett is available in the following formats
|Ebook||9781780104126||1st July 2013||N/A||208||$9.99|
|Ebook||9781780104126||1st July 2013||N/A||208||£7.99|
|Hardback - Large Print||9780727896766||31st March 2014||147 X 222mm||336||$36.95|
|Hardback - Large Print||9780727896766||31st January 2014||147 X 222mm||336||£23.99|
|Paperback||9781780295398||1st August 2014||140 X 216mm||208||$17.95|
|Paperback||9781780295398||30th May 2014||140 X 216mm||208||£13.99|
The Charles Paris Mystery Series