By Simon Brett
After an extended interval of ‘resting’, existence is calling up for Charles Paris, who has been forged because the Ghost of Hamlet’s Father and primary Gravedigger in a brand new creation of Hamlet. But rehearsals are fraught. Ophelia is performed through Katrina Selsey, who gained the position via a tv expertise show. Hamlet himself is usually performed through a fact television contestant, Jared Root – and the 2 younger stars have quite various perspectives of megastar and the theatre than the more matured individuals of the cast.
But while the corporate succeed in the 1st staging submit in their journey, the Grand Theatre Marlborough, issues get extra critical, with one member of the corporate heavily injured in what seems to be an coincidence, and one other dead. once more, Charles Paris is pressured to don the mantle of novice detective to resolve the mystery.
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She picked a cigarette out of a french enamel case, lit it with a pocket lighter, dropped case and lighter back into the bag and left the bag open. " "My God, let's not start quarreling again. I've been trying to get you on the phone all morning. " Her face tightened sharply. Her voice was soft. "Poor Owen," she said. 's man took me down to Lido. He thought I might know something about it. But he knew much more than I did. " She puffed silently at her cigarette and considered me with steady black eyes.
I'm not so crazy about that right now. I can believe that whatever you know about all this is under glass, or there would be a flock of Johns squeaking sole leather around this dump. You haven't got anything to sell. My guess is you need a little protection yourself. " It was a good guess, but I wasn't going to let him know it. I lit a cigarette and blew the match out and flicked it at the glass eye of the totem pole. "You're right," I said. "If anything has happened to Geiger, I'll have to give what I have to the law.
Uh-huh. A guy you just passed in the street. You wouldn't know him again. " Brody yawned. "It dropped out of his pocket," he leered. "Uh-huh. " "Sure. I was right here. Agnes was with me. " "I'm beginning to feel sorry for you again," I said. His eyes flicked wide and his mouth hung loose, the cigarette balanced on his lower lip. "You think you're smart and you're so goddamned dumb," I told him. " His cigarette jerked and dropped ash on his vest. "Thinking about how smart you are," I said. "Take the air," he growled suddenly.
A Decent Interval (Charles Paris) by Simon Brett