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Author: Simon Brett Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781481548335
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Charles Paris has landed a role in a lavish West-End musical. The star, one of England’s most popuar comedians, is adored by the public but despised in the business. He also seems to be behind some strange happenings backstage, including the rehearsal pianist being shot in the hand and an actor falling and breaking his leg. Why would the star want to sabotage his own show?

The playwright wants to strangle him. The leading lady longs to stab him in the back. The young Lothario looks at him with deadly rage. And unless Charles turns the spotlight on the real behind-the-scenes saboteur before opening night, murder will take top billing.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Cosham] reads Brett’s work with pleasant English charm in a staccato rhythm reminiscent of Cary Grant.” 

    Today’s Librarian 

  • “[Ralph Cosham] does a great job. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Adeptly narrated by [Ralph Cosham], this short mystery moves nimbly. [Cosham’s] deep voice maneuvers characters deftly and allows for individuation of the dramatic lead, Christopher Milton; his leading lady; and others behind the set who may be suspects.”

    AudioFile

  • “A new Simon Brett is an event for mystery fans.”

    P. D. James

Listener Reviews

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 2/9/2014

    " I read a lot of Star Wars novels in Jr. High. It took a few dozen books before I realized many of them just weren't all that stellar. The X-Wing series of books were a little better than most, in sheer entertainment. But they are all air and no substance, as I recall. Fun, but not much more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wesley | 1/27/2014

    " Loved the squadron and love the covers. Story is okay...better than average for comic writers doing novels. I enjoyed them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andy | 12/29/2013

    " too much furry sex in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Quinox | 12/7/2013

    " I've read a few books in this series and loved every minute of it. Great, action-packed sci-fi adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wealhtheow | 10/31/2013

    " The Krytos virus, which only infects non-humans, is causing panic in the New Republic. Meanwhile, Tycho Celchu (a favorite character of mine due to his iron self-control) is on trial and only the imprisoned Corran Horn knows that he is innocent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 10/27/2013

    " Another great entry. The Star Wars Eu needs more villains like the ones early in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christøpher | 5/30/2013

    " This one I believe had an epic spacebattle..and a couple levels of Rouge Squadron 3 loosely based off it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lidia | 4/2/2012

    " More than 4 but less than 5 :) Really enjoyed this story. If I wanted to, there's plenty to criticize yet while some inconsistencies or fantastical plot points may have been a bit much, I wasn't bothered by it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joy | 8/24/2010

    " Stackpole's prose is worse than I remembered. Too many POVs; some were nearly unreadable. But Tycho is still a great character, and the plot twist with the money at the end is well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 11/9/2009

    " Read in high school. Remembered really enjoying it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 10/29/2008

    " Much stronger than Star Wars: X-Wing Series #2 with a great ending. The full version of Tycho's story was well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 4/24/2008

    " Kindle edition is full of typos, but a very enjoyable book. Some portions seemed under-developed, but the overall story with the trial and escape was pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charity | 4/3/2008

    " Another great book! The only complaint I had was how Mirax's disappearance was wrapped up in about a paragraph. I wish there had been a little bit more added to it. like a scene where she actually came back or something. Other than that, I loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hunter | 7/31/2007

    " This book was relatively slow - and predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 3/18/2007

    " This a slightly better SW novel beacuse of the introduction of a deadly virus. There are plenty of heroes in this one: Corran Horn and Tycho Celchu (?). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 8/27/2006

    " Had some issues with it, same as the previous book (not much flying x-wings), although i did love the twists and turns, especially the final chapters and the revelations in them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ross | 6/19/2006

    " This series continues to amaze me. Stackpole really takes the gloves off in this one. This might be the least predictable Star Wars series I've read so far. Awesome, awesome, awesome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 3/25/2006

    " Since when is Admiral Ackbar qualified to rule on trial procedure? "Objection Sustained, the question is a Trap" "

About the Author

Simon Brett worked as a producer with BBC radio before turning to writing full time. A former president of Britain’s Crime Writers Association, he is the creator of the Mrs. Pargeter mysteries and the Charles Paris series as well as the Fethering mysteries. He lives in southern England with his family.

About the Narrator

Ralph Cosham (1936–2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles. His audiobook narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly, and he won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and in 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration for his reading of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.