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ISBN: 0575059273
Author: Simon Brett
Language: English
Publisher: Gallopade Intl; First Edition edition (November 1, 1995)
Pages: 192
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 971
Size Fb2: 1906 kb
Size ePub: 1236 kb
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Sicken and so die. A Charles Paris Mystery.

Sicken and so die. ISBN-13: 978-1-4483-0019-8 (epub).

Sicken and So Die - Simon Brett. If you're like me, and like your crime stories to be a lighthearted challenge rather than a gore fest, then Simon Brett's oeuvre is for you. Charles Paris, the down at heel actor is no Poirot: he stumbles to a solution, taking the reader with him every step of the way. Then, just when one is convinced as to the perpetrator of this heinous act, there's a swerve and the culprit is a rank outsider. I have read most of this series now, and one would expect that I would have twigged this by now.

Sicken and So Die book. Things are going suspiciously well for Charles Paris. As the novel opens things seem to be going well for Charles Paris.

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Nausea lurked in the cobwebs at the bottom of his throat. Why did he do it? Convivial drinking. with other people was at least fun while it was happening; drinking alone was nothing more nor less than self-punishment. There was an empty stillness in the flat. He glanced at his watch. After ten. God knows what time he’d fallen into bed. He didn’t want to move, but his straining bladder insisted. Being upright didn’t help the headache.

Simon Brett writes great mysteries becuase the parts that don't deal with the mystery could easily make a good book . Still, Sicken and So Die makes for a very entertaining read. I would also recommend Murder Unprompted and Star Trap, two earlier, better Charles Paris mysteries.

Simon Brett writes great mysteries becuase the parts that don't deal with the mystery could easily make a good book on their own. I think these are the best sorts of mysteries, just like, say, Singin' in the Rain is a great movie becuase it's great even without all the singing and dancing. Sicken and So Die does an excellent job as a novel about the theatre, but the mystery is just as important, and it's not that well done this time. One only hopes that Simon Brett writes a Charles Paris mystery that leaves the mystery out.

Simon Brett's oldest and most beloved character, Charles Paris, is back. Paris, the often out-of-work actor, has a good part, for a change, playing Sir Toby Belch in a summer festival production of Twelfth Night. But when the director takes ill and then Paris' friend in the production is the apparent victim of intentional food poisoning meant for Paris, it's not long until the bodies start to turn up. Paris is forced to deal not only with a wild young director whose idea of Shakespeare the bard himself would hate, but with a murderer in the production as well

Sicken and So Die. 208 printed pages. Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. He has moved back in with his ex-wife and landed a proper part in a proper production: Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night. But when two members of the theatre company suddenly fall ill, Charles finds himself in trouble again – both on and off stage.

Written by Simon Brett, the series portrayed Molesworth in middle age, still surrounded by. .Sicken and So Die, 2006. Murder Unprompted, 2007.

Written by Simon Brett, the series portrayed Molesworth in middle age, still surrounded by many of the characters from his youth. Molesworth was played by Willie Rushton, with Penelope Nice as his wife Louise, and Clive Swift as the now aged ex-headmaster Grimes. To date Brett has written 20 books about Charles Paris, an unhappily separated (but not divorced, more than 30 years on), moderately successful character actor with a slight drinking problem who gets entangled in various crimes, and finds himself unwillingly in the role of amateur detective. So Much Blood (1976).

Simon Brett; Jeremy Front. BBC Radio Drama, Crime Drama' Charles Paris. Charles Paris has got himself a job in Twelfth Night. Unfortunately, so has a murderous thespian. Charles Paris receives the usual Jeremy Front treatment! External metadata update.

Things are going suspiciously well for Charles Paris.For a start, he's moved back in with his ex-wife, Frances. He's not a permanent fixture in her bed yet, but he has high hopes, provided he can stay off the Bell's and show up for dinner when he says he will. There's a definite thaw in the air.What's more, wonder of wonders, he's got a proper part, in a proper play - Sir Toby Belch in a touring production of Twelfth Night, no less. Four whole months' work, a reasonably congenial company, an uninspired but dependable director, and a species of wedded bliss to go home to, at least during rehearsals: what could be more pleasant?Then, disaster: uninspired but dependable director goes down with food poisoning. His replacement, avant-garde Romanian Alexandru Radulescu, is occasionally inspired, but also a major pain in the neck, in Charles's opinion. Soon Charles finds himself out on a limb as the rest of the company toadies to the unconventional genius. It can only be a matter of time before Radulescu decides that Sir Toby harbours a deep homosexual passion for Sir Andrew Aguecheek.By the first night, in the Arcadian gardens of Chailey Ferrars in Hertfordshire, Charles is back on much more familiar ground: Sir Andrew's in the hospital too. Charles is harbouring dark suspicions that someone is actually trying to kill him - and it's absolutely pouring with rain...

Comments:

Briciraz
I enjoy so many of the Simon Brett series, and the Charles Paris series is one of them. I can never quite figure out who "did it", so it's easy and quick reading, plus fun to escape from "heavier" books now and again. I ordered a used book for the first time, and it was delivered quickly. I had no problems in that area.
Nten
Simon Brett writes great mysteries becuase the parts that don't deal with the mystery could easily make a good book on their own. I think these are the best sorts of mysteries, just like, say, Singin' in the Rain is a great movie becuase it's great even without all the singing and dancing. Sicken and So Die does an excellent job as a novel about the theatre, but the mystery is just as important, and it's not that well done this time.
In Sicken and So Die, Charles Paris, the weary middle aged actor, is working in Twelfth Night and is having a nice time doing it. Then, the director is poisoned and a new avant-garde one takes the helm, much to Charles' annoyance. As he valiantly continues to play his part the way he thinks it should be done, he investigates a series of accidents that have happened in the play. Could they not be accidents?
The Twelfth Night stuff works really well. Here, Brett finds his stride and he creates a hilarious portrayal of the theatre. The mystery, however, is different. Brett seems to be going thorugh the motions a bit, as if in a hurry to get back to the good stuff. Too much time is also spent on Charles and his wife. These parts add a sour edge to the book.
Still, Sicken and So Die makes for a very entertaining read. I would also recommend Murder Unprompted and Star Trap, two earlier, better Charles Paris mysteries. One only hopes that Simon Brett writes a Charles Paris mystery that leaves the mystery out.
Viashal
Hamlet's words define the principal focus of this richly entertaining 1997 Simon Brett crime novel. The Shakespeare play being prepared for performance is "The Twelfth Night". Brett's desultory but reader-friendly actor Charles Paris has secured the part of Sir Toby Belch. If Brett loses a reader or two here it will be because his fascination with the play, how to interpret it, and how to prepare it for performance edge out this genre's "requirement" for a murder in the opening chapter.

Brett's literate and lilting prose will always win him a place in my favorite living authors, whatever his subject.
Querlaca
I'm surprised by the glowing reviews from the professional reviewers. I found this a very minor whodunnit indeed. No crime occurs till half-way through and even then Charles Paris doesn't quite solve it himself. Much of the book is taken up with an analysis of "Twelfth Night." Paris's failed marriage and stalled career are dwelt on at length but go nowhere. The writing is professional and witty, and the characters are well-drawn, but there's practically no mystery here at all.

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