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Cast in Order of Disappearance

(1975)
(The first book in the Charles Paris series)
A novel by

 
Who killed Marius Steen, the theatrical tycoon with a fortune to leave his young mistress Jacqui? And who killed Bill Sweet, the shady blackmailer with a supply of compromising photographs? Charles Paris, a middle-aged actor who keeps going on booze and women, takes to detection in Cast, In Order of Disappearance, by assuming a variety of roles, among them that of a Scotland Yard Detective-Sergeant, and the results are both comic and dramatic. As the mythical McWhirter of the Yard, he actually precipitates the crime; as one of the blackmailer's victims, he finds himself in bed with the blackmailer's wife; as a small-part player in a horror film (The Zombie Walks), he gets shot at by a murderer. And he arrives at the solution by way of the petrol crisis and an abortive attack of the German measles. It's a light-hearted frolic that is, at the same time, a beautifully ingenious puzzle, and it fizzes with fun and wit.

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Hardback Editions

August 1990 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Cast in Order of Disappearance (Lythway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-7451-1185-8 / 978-0-7451-1185-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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September 1985 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Cast in Order of Disappearance
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-575-03739-3 / 978-0-575-03739-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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August 1975 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Cast in Order of Disappearance ([Gollancz thriller])
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-575-01998-0 / 978-0-575-01998-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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1975 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Cast, In Order of Disappearance
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-684-14707-6 / 978-0-684-14707-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
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Paperback Editions

June 2000 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Cast, In Order of Disappearance (Charles Paris Mysteries)
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-595-00339-7 / 978-0-595-00339-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: iUniverse
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May 1990 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Cast in Order of Disappearance
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-575-04732-1 / 978-0-575-04732-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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May 1990 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Cast, in Order of Disappearance (Nightingale series)
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-8161-4917-8 / 978-0-8161-4917-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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February 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Cast, in Order of Appearance
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-425-04934-5 / 978-0-425-04934-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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January 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Cast, in Order of Disappearance
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-440-11123-4 / 978-0-440-11123-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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September 1982 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Cast in Order of Disappearance (Keyhole Crime)
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-263-74027-7 / 978-0-263-74027-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mills & Boon
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April 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Cast in Order of Disappearance: A Charles Paris Mystery
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-425-04134-4 / 978-0-425-04134-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

May 2011 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Cast In Order Of Disappearance: A Charles Paris Mystery (BBC Radio Crimes)
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 1-4084-6844-1 / 978-1-4084-6844-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
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June 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Charles Paris Mystery: Cast in Order of Disappearance (BBC Radio Crimes)
Author(s): Simon Brett
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
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June 2011 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Charles Paris Mystery: Cast in Order of Disappearance (BBC Radio Crimes)
Author(s): Simon Brett
Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

1997 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Cast, in order of Disappearance (A Charles Paris mystery)
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-7887-0858-9 / 978-0-7887-0858-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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1997 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Cast, In Order of Disappearance (Charles Paris Mystery)
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-7887-7301-1 / 978-0-7887-7301-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books/JCA Literary Agency
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August 1990 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Cast, in Order of Disappearance
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 1-55656-155-5 / 978-1-55656-155-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dercum Pr Audio
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May 1990 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Cast, in Order of Disappearance: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-7451-5803-X / 978-0-7451-5803-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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January 1990 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Cast, in Order of Disappearance
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-8161-9989-2 / 978-0-8161-9989-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Cast in Order of Disappearance (A Charles Paris Mystery Book 1)
Author(s): Simon Brett
Publisher: Severn House Digital
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