➷ Not Dead, Only Resting Free ➭ Author Simon Brett – Ormskirkremovals.co.uk


Not Dead, Only Resting Tristam Gowers And Yves Lafeu Have The Flamboyance Of Stage Matinee Idols, But Currently They Are Running A Very Smart Restaurant, Tryst, Which Is Much Patronized By Top People In The Theatrical Profession Which Means It S Not Charles Paris S Usual Ambience, But This Small Part Player, Who S Successful As An Amateur Detective Than As Professional Actor, Is The Guest Tonight Of Another Fascinating Duo, William Bartlemas And Kevin O Rourke, Wealthy Collectors Of Theatrical Memorabilia And He Is In At The Death The Gruesome Murder Of Yves.Not Dead, Only Resting Seems To Be An Open And Shut Case Tristam Caught The Night Boat To France Within Hours Of A Spectacular Public Quarrel With Yves Over A Pretty Youth, And Now He Has Disappeared But Of Course There S Much To It Than That Much , As Charles Discovers When He Begins To Investigate.


10 thoughts on “Not Dead, Only Resting

  1. says:

    OK, so this may not technically be a four star book, but Simon Brett read it He s one of the best readers I ve heard, and hearing him read his own work is close to listening perfection His accents seem pretty close to flawless to me and he differentiated between the Australian and Charles Paris pretending to be an Australian beautifully Loved his Irish, too.The story itself is a good mystery with Charles Paris, the perennially unsuccessful actor, in an extended resting period Two affluent fr OK, so this may not technically be a four star book, but Simon Brett read it He s one of the best readers I ve heard, and hearing him read his own work is close to listening perfection His accents seem pretty close to flawless to me and he differentiated between the Australian and Charles...


  2. says:

    3.5 stars.This is one of the best if not THE BEST mystery in the series I ve read thus far.The twists and final reveal are great and the humour is phenomenal.I ll end with the greatest quote ever You are an old, filthy perversion Swedish Girl in Charles bedsit Build...


  3. says:

    Charles is earning money again or at least trying to but this time not as an actor but as a decorator Just while he s resting you know Unfortunately when he and the man he s working for turn up at their next job at a flat over a showbiz r...


  4. says:

    Charles Paris is once again between acting jobs so he takes on a job redecorating an apartment Unfortunately he finds the body of one of the two residents, chef Yves Lafeu Charles is hired by the main suspects cousins to prove his innocence A short mystery The series is enjoyable.


  5. says:

    Charles Paris friends, sweet old gay couple Kevin O Rourke and William Bartlemas who dress alike and finish and start each others sentences take him out to a dinner at Tryst, a restaurant where the flamboyant couple who run the place, ex actors Tristam Gowers and chef Yves LaFeu are apt to kick up a public show over Yves outrageous and sometimes not so innocent flirting But they can t believe one would actually kill the other, however obvious it looks Paris is resting, in other words, out o Charles Paris friends, sweet old gay couple Kevin O Rourke and William Bartlemas who dress alike and finish and start each others sentences take him out to a dinner at Tryst, a restaurant where the flamboyant couple who run the place, ex actors Tristam Gowers and chef Yves LaFeu are apt to kick up a public show over Yves outrageous and sometimes not so innocent flirting B...


  6. says:

    Another delightful story about unfortunate actor Charles Paris As the story opens, Charles is once again resting , but a chance meeting with some well off old friends ends with dinner at the toney new restaurant Tryst There he witnesses an argument between the restaurant s owners, manager Tristam and chef Yves.By coincidence, Charles lands a side job painting the apartment of these two, located over the restaurant, as they have taken their annual month long vacation But then he stumbles over Another delightful st...


  7. says:

    His writing style is very assured Reading one of his mysteries feels a bit like taking a mini vacation I will have to look forof the C Paris books.Loved the kick off quotation With respect to the extravagance of actors, as a traditional character, it is not to be wondered at They live from hand to mouth they plunge from want into luxury they have no means of making money breed , and all professions that do not live by turning money into money, or have not a certainty of accumulati His writing style is very assured Reading one of his mysteries feels a bit like taking a mini vacation I will have to look forof the C Paris books.Loved the kick off quotation With respect to the extravagance of actors, as a traditional character, it is not to be wondered at They live from hand to mouth they plunge from want into luxury they have no means of making money breed , and all professions that do not live by turning money into money, or have not a cert...


  8. says:

    Light, but well written murder mystery Intriguing and colourful insights into the life and work of an actor, and how some deal with the extensive non working times when no money s coming in and they re merely resting.The book has enough suspec...


  9. says:

    This is not the best mystery story in the world, but Charles Paris as a chronically underemployed actor is such an appealing character that I enjoyed it The amusing background comments on what the acting life in London is really like are fun to read A good light mystery for the over busy...


  10. says:

    Another dead body for Charles Paris to investigate with the usual humour.Charles is resting and takes a decorating job, and uncovers a murder The investigation takes him to France Wonderful stories 4 stars


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