Brett, Simon. Dead Room Farce.New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.
Reason read: February is Theater Month.
Charles Paris is at it again. This time he is starring in the satire theater production, Not On Your Wife! and on the side he is recording books with old friend and former BBS producer, Mark Lear. Things get a little hairy when Charles’s drinking spins out of control and he finds himself “pants-down” with two different women. To make matters worse, old pal Mark is discovered apparently murdered and Charles really can’t remember who said what the last time they were together. Did Charles do something in a drunken stupor? Everyone seems to think so. Charles needs to clear his name before the police think of him as a viable suspect, too.
Author fact: I have read two other Brett mysteries for the Challenge (Star Trap and A Reconstructed Corpse. This is my last Brett book.
Book trivia: This is the seventeenth Charles Paris mystery.
Nancy said: Nancy said Dead Room Farce is one of Simon Brett’s best theater mysteries.
BookLust Twist: from More Book Lust in the chapter called “All The World’s a Stage” (p 8).