The Cinderella Killer
by Simon Brett

A Christmas production of Cinderella is marred by a series of killings in the waspishly funny new Charles Paris mystery

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, famous sitcom actor Kenny Polizzi, to the bizarre customs of English pantomime.

During their convivial sessions in the local pub, Charles finds himself increasingly caught up in Polizzi’s tangled affairs as the American fends off a vengeful soon-to-be-ex-wife, an obsessed groupie, and a barely-controlled drink problem. But Charles is about to be far more involved than he might wish when he stumbles across a body beneath Eastbourne Pier, a neat bullet hole in the centre of the forehead.

As the world’s press descends on Eastbourne, the pantomime rehearsals descend into chaos and he himself comes under suspicion, 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.

Reviews

“Brett's masterful 19th mystery”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“As always with Brett, we get a marvelous mix of theatre, stagecraft, jostling egos and killer wit”

Booklist Starred Review

Simon Brett

Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full-time. He was awarded an OBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours for services to Literature and also was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 2014 he won the CWA’s prestigious Diamond Dagger for an outstanding body of work.

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Editions

The Cinderella Killer by Simon Brett is available in the following formats

Ebook97817801054201st September 2014N/A192$9.99
Ebook97817801054201st September 2014N/A192£7.99
Hardback - Large Print97807278977491st August 2015145 X 222mm304$36.95
Hardback - Large Print978072789774927th February 2015145 X 222mm304£22.99
Hardback - Large Print978072789774927th February 2015145 X 222mm304£22.99
Paperback97817802954661st August 2015138 X 214mm192$17.95
Paperback978178029546629th May 2015138 X 214mm192£12.99
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