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A Deadly Habit - A theatrical mystery - cover

A Deadly Habit - A theatrical mystery

Simon Brett

Publisher: Severn House

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Summary

Rehearsals in a new West End play are disrupted by sudden, violent death in the intriguing new Charles Paris mystery
Having landed a small part in a new West End play, The Habit of Faith, Charles Paris is dismayed to discover that his good fortune has been orchestrated by his bête noire, the now-famous screen actor Justin Grover. But why has Grover become involved in this relatively obscure production – and why has he roped in Charles to star?
From the outset the production is fraught with difficulties — and matters become even more complicated when a body is discovered at the foot of the dressing room stairs. Did they fall – or were they pushed? As one of the last people to have seen the victim alive, Charles Paris is drawn into the ensuing investigation – and discovers that more than one person involved in the play has a scandalous secret to hide …

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