Charles Paris: The Cinderella Killer: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

Charles Paris The Cinderella Killer A BBC Radio full cast dramatisation Bill Nighy returns as Charles Paris in this BBC Radio full cast dramatization of a novel by Simon Brett adapted by Jeremy Front While appearing in a Christmas production of Cinderella Charles find

  • Title: Charles Paris: The Cinderella Killer: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
  • Author: Simon Brett Jeremy Front
  • ISBN: 9781785296048
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Bill Nighy returns as Charles Paris in this BBC Radio 4 full cast dramatization of a novel by Simon Brett, adapted by Jeremy Front While appearing in a Christmas production of Cinderella, Charles finds a body beneath Eastbourne Pier, and soon comes under suspicion for murder.

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    1. Simon Brett Jeremy Front

      Simon Brett is a prolific British writer of whodunnits He is the son of a Chartered Surveyor and was educated at Dulwich College and Wadham College, Oxford, where he got a first class honours degree in English He then joined the BBC as a trainee and worked for BBC Radio and London Weekend Television, where his work included Hitch Hiker s Guide to the Galaxy and Frank Muir Goes Into After his spells with the media he began devoting most of his time to writing from the late 1970s and is well known for his various series of crime novels He is married with three children and lives in Burpham, near Arundel, West Sussex, England He is the current president of the Detection Club.

    762 thoughts on “Charles Paris: The Cinderella Killer: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation”

    1. Charles Paris, stage actor and amateur sleuth, is cast in a pantomime (musical comedy/skit show) of "Cinderella" in Eastbourne. The rest of the cast consists of semi-famous TV actors, veterans of the stage, dancers, a boxer, and the star of the show - American actor Kenny Polizzi who headlined a smash TV comedy years before. Kenny, who’s been known to abuse alcohol and drugs, is on the wagon and ending an acrimonious marriage. Actng rehearsals for the pantomime are difficult, with cast members [...]


    2. bbc/programmes/b083rDescription: A job in Panto seems the perfect way to spend the Christmas season for Charles, but the cast of Cinderella are a motley crew from reality TV and Charles finds himself having to explain the traditions of Panto to their baffled American star whose career is on a downward trajectory. It's not long before the slapstick makes way for a murder investigation and Charles as always can't help doing some sleuthing of his own.Charles Bill NighyFrances Suzanne Burden


    3. Another in the short little books about Charles Paris, a second rate actor with a drinking problem who likes to solve mysteries seems to give his life some meaning. You get three murders in this one, or is it four? Lots packed into a very few pages but good enough that I always return to this series when I need a light read which also has some humor thrown in. Nothing serious but a "in between" book or one for the lunch table


    4. Very enjoyable as all the Charles Paris mysteries are. This had the added advantage that I didn't guess the murderer, which I generally do but since these are "cozy" mysteries I don't mind. I'm there for Bill Nighy and for the general story.


    5. I have been reading the Charles Paris mysteries for several years. It’s great to see that author Simon Brett has begun writing a few new books in this classic series. The Charles Paris we love, flaws and all, lands a part in a Christmas production of Cinderella, but ends up investigating a murder. Charles has a few heartfelt conversations with his long-suffering wife Frances, but Charles being Charles, alcohol always seems to get in the way of his good intentions.The book entertains on three d [...]


    6. 3.5 stars. Glad to see they cut down on the slapstick which have kind of hurt these radio adaptations. Solid story.


    7. From BBC Radio 4:by Jeremy FrontBased on Simon Brett's novelDirected by Sally AvensA job in Panto seems the perfect way to spend the Christmas season for Charles, but the cast of Cinderella are a motley crew from reality TV and Charles finds himself having to explain the traditions of Panto to their baffled American star whose career is on a downward trajectory. It's not long before the slapstick makes way for a murder investigation and Charles as always can't help doing some sleuthing of his ow [...]


    8. For the majority of the book it didn't seem like a mystery book. The imagery wasn't good and I didn't like the character development. The characters were boring too. I kept waiting for something to happen and it never happened. I kept waiting for a major twist and it never happened. All of a sudden the killer was revealed and that was basically it. The author revealed what happened with the Cinderella production and what happened with the characters. Boring book that didn't seem like a mystery.


    9. This one was phoned in. Shallow characters, boring "mystery", and an utter failure to develop the recurring characters, only two of whom (Charles and Frances Paris) appear, Frances only on the telephone. I also recommend to British writers that they have the dialogue of their American characters reviewed by an American. They would learn, for example, that in America "mean" means cruel, not stingy.



    10. 'Oh yes he did' Charles Paris is starring in a panto production of Cinderella. The star of the show American sitcom star Kenny Polizzi has had quite the checked life, with a documented history of affairs, alcoholism and drug abuse.But Kenny has brought his problems with him from over the pond. His soon to be ex wife comes to Eastbourne to finalise the terms of their divorce, and a English girl he had an affair with in LA is also starring in Cinderella.Then Charles receives a phone call from a dr [...]


    11. It's been a while since I've read a Charles Paris mystery and it was a pleasure to be back with this hapless actor as he rehearses the pantomime, Cinderella. The world-class American actor Kenny Polizzi has been booked to play a role and takes to Charles, so much so that he calls on him for help in his moment of need. Simon Brett is an entertaining mystery writer, not relying solely on the whodunnit aspect but bringing a whiff of modern Britain in dialect and attitudes, some of which are downrig [...]


    12. Another job, another murder for Charles Paris to investigate. Set backstage of a Pantomime I love the atmosphere and detail of the settings of the Charles Paris books. The Mystery is a good one with all sorts of shady characters to keep you guessing. Again, it loses one star for the ending. Charles just doesn't like reporting to the Police what he finds out and lets the murderer walk. 4 stars



    13. Absolutely bloody loved it! Genuinely made me laugh out loud, which may have been the writing but also certainly owed something to the inimitable Bill Nighy.


    14. This was my first introduction to Charles Paris and it made my Christmas last year as it just made me laugh out loud, if you like a good mystery with humour you can't go wrong with this.





    15. Not Charles Parris at his bestHaving read all the Charles Parris books I was so looking forward to this. While it was enjoyable, I still found it run of the mill with an ending that felt tacked on


    16. Book ReviewTitle: The Cinderella KillerAuthor: Simon BrettGenre: Crime/Drama/HorrorRating :***Review: Let me just be up front about it. I’ve long been a fan of Simon Brett’s Charles Paris series of mysteries. He’s written, by my count, seventeen of them over the years. FYI: He also writes at least two other series: Mrs. Pargeter and the Feathering Mysteries, both of which I have yet to explore.Why was I initially drawn to this series? Because Charles Paris, the amateur detective, is an act [...]



    17. Throughout the seventeen or eighteen previous novels in this series, Charles Paris's acting career has been as diverse as it has been unsuccessful. Alongside a raft of different theatrical roles (including Shakespearean tragedy and comedy), he has featured in television sitcoms, vintage murder mystery series, corporate PR videos and game shows. He even sank to the nadir of representing a missing businessman in a 'Crimewatch'-type reconstruction in 'A Reconstructed Corpse'. One of the few genres [...]


    18. Simon Brett has given us another neat instalment in the Charles Paris series of murder mysteries.In case you don't already know the set-up, Charles Paris is a professional actor of very mediocre talent. He drinks too much, works too little, and he has a taste for pretty young female stage managers, at taste which he manages, improbably, to satisfy every so often when he's on tour. He regrets the pain he has inflicted over many years on his estranged wife Francis and their daughter Juliet, but he [...]


    19. Since I absolutely LOVE Simon Brett's "Blotto and Twinks" series, I was expecting big things from this, the first ever "mainstream" work from this author that I have read. Unfortunately, I was in for a huge disappointment. Brett presents a boring, pedestrian murder mystery (I guessed the killer pretty early on,) and failed to enliven the plot (which a better author might have done) by intriguing and captivating details about the inner doings of a theatrical troupe putting on a pantomime. Unfortu [...]


    20. I've been going on road trips with Charles Paris for 7 years. He's a charming, witty companion although he does drink a bit too much and his voice changed a few times. Sometimes he sounds like Simon Prebble, other times like Simon Brett. (One time he sounded like Michael Page, but that's best left forgotten.) The best part about Charles Paris is that he doesn't take up too much space, due to the fact that he's the fictional hero in the audiobooks that make my long drives enjoyable.This is Simon [...]


    21. 3.75 starsIn Simon Brett's entertaining The Cinderella Killer (Severn House, digital galley), veteran actor Charles Paris has to explain to American sitcom star Kenny Polizzi that pantomime is not mime. Rather, the traditional holiday pantos are more akin to vaudeville with numerous stock characters and bits of stage business that the audience expects. Kenny, an amiable if somewhat clueless soul, has a leading role in Eastbourne's Christmas production of Cinderella, while Charles' part is much s [...]


    22. Thankfully I was able toad this in a few hours. I bet it didn't take much longer to write. I got this character confused with another series BIG TIME. What a waste. I could do without all the drinking. After finishing the book I felt I was drunk. I might have given a third star if not for all the drinking but no more than three. I have another book by this authort sure if the same character is in it. If so, the book will be returned to the library unread. The author will probably be scratched of [...]


    23. This seems somewhat of a silly mystery. Charles Paris has a small part in pantomine of Cinderella for Christmas in Eastbourne in England. Charles meets American sitcom star Kenny Polizzi, who is the top in the billing for a better part than Charles, but no way the main character. Most of the characters are self centerered, and the rehearsals go badly. One of the dancers announces to Kenny that she knows him and since he doesn't recognize her, gives him her American stage name. Kenny's stalker ar [...]


    24. I've read each and every Charles Paris mystery and loved each one. The Cinderella Killer is no exception. You might not want to start here if you've never read one before, but if you do there is very little backstory you'd need to enjoy this short, fast-paced, satisfying mystery. Charles is a heavy drinking, semi-successful actor, who steps in when murder once again rears its ugly head on yet another production he is part of, this time a Christmas pantomime of Cinderella. You'll be able to read [...]


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