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An Amateur Corpse (1978)
by Simon Brett
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0595003591, Paperback)Text for Author Bio: Simon Brett is a former radio and television comedy producer, who has been writing full-time for more than twenty years. Creator of the Charles Parks, Mrs. Pargeter and Feathering series of mysteries, his psychological thriller, A Shock to the System was filmed, starring Michael Caine. Married, with three children, he lives in an Agatha Christie-style village in West Sussex, England. Text for Book Description: An Amateur Corpseanother fascinating Simon Brett mystery set in the backdrop of theater. Charles Paris is a part-time detective and professional actor, drawn into the affairs of an amateur theater company. Charless friend Hugos wife is murdered, and Hugo is charged with the crime. Now, Paris takes on the case personally. The solution to the mystery lies in a clever double alibi. An Amateur Corpse is an absorbing, and entertaining account of theatrical backstaging, backscratching and backbiting.Text for Review Box: "A fine series!" Newsday"The solution is at once ingenious and credible and, on the way to it, the author enjoys himself as the reader will too at the expense of his minor characters." Financial Times
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Part-time detective and professional actor, Charles Paris, is drawn into the affairs of an amateur theater company when his friend Hugo is charged with the murder of his wife.
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