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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (87 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Simon Brett Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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On the night of the final performance of The Seagull, in which Charlotte had taken a leading part, her husband Hugo jealously watched her dancing with younger men at the backstage party. He started drinking heavily and continuously. Two days passed in an alcoholic daze. Charlotte disappeared, presumably with her lover, and, when her body was found in the coal shed, strangled with her own scarf, every sign pointed to Hugo as the murderer. He could remember nothing and admitted to the police that he could have killed his wife. Charles Paris, actor and amateur detective, was an old friend of Hugo's who had been present at the last night of The Seagull and the following party. He had stayed with Hugo through part of the drinking spree, and it was he who discovered Charlotte's body. Charles was convinced of Hugo's innocence, but to prove it seemed impossible. The only thing to do was to find someone else guilty. It had to be one of the Backstagers, but who and why? Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kim | 12/1/2013

    " I really didn't care for the main character in this series. One of my frequent comments about books is "there was no one to like". This is one of those books - no one to root for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tom Leonhardt | 2/19/2013

    " Simon Brett's Charles Paris novels are always fun to read because of the way Paris sees the world and especially the world of acting -- radio, television, and stage. In this one, he is quite open about amateur theater. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christina | 10/31/2012

    " This was my second Charles Paris book. So far, I like the depiction of a working actor's not so glamorous life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alastair | 6/21/2012

    " Simon Brett's becoming a better phrase-maker as the series progresses: I liked the reference at one point to a "one-frame smile" that passes across the face of one of the characters. "

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