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Cast, In Order of Disappearance, by Simon Brett


Cast, In order of Disappearance, by Simon BrettWho killed Marius Steen, the theatrical tycoon with a fortune to leave his young mistress Jacqui? And who killed Bill Sweet, the shady blackmailer with a supply of compromising photographs? Charles Paris, a middle-aged actor who keeps going on booze and women, takes to detection, by assuming a variety of roles, among them that of a Scotland Yard Detective-Sergeant, and the results are both comic and dramatic. As the mythical McWhirter of the Yard, he actually precipitates the crime; as one of the blackmailers victims, he finds himself in bed with the blackmailers wife; as a small-part player in a horror film (The Zombie Walks), he gets shot at by a murderer. And he arrives at the solution byway of the petrol crisis and an abortive attack of the German measles. Its a light-hearted frolic that is, at the same time, a beautifully ingenious puzzle, and it fizzes with fun and wit. Amazon Review

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  • Lorraine F

    The book was enjoyable, but not my favorite. The meeting was good, some interesting view points. I enjoyed the food.

    April 5, 2013

  • Maris

    Did not like book, but enjoyed meeting.

    April 5, 2013

  • Deborah

    Sick for couple of days, don't think I'll make it tomorrow. Hopefully I'll see everyone next month.

    April 3, 2013

    • Anne S.

      Yes, you must be at the tail end of the universal virus that we all got last month.

      April 4, 2013

  • Judith M.

    Thomas, you obviously don't know how the prepay is used. Please ask Anne before you stalk off in high dudgeon.

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Michelle

    This series was from the Seventies I believe, like Jonathan Gash's Lovejoy. What was our attraction to louche, sophisticated, drunken, bed-hopping intuitive clever-clogs back in those days? God knows I was addicted to both of 'em while slaving away at a tight corporate life. That was it!

    1 · February 24, 2013

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