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A Comedian Dies

(1979)
(The fifth book in the Charles Paris series)
A novel by

 
 
A rising young stage comedian, who is about to receive his profession's award as Most Promising Newcomer, dies sensationally on stage at the start of his act: as he picks up the mike, he is electrocuted.

Faulty wiring seems to be the cause; no one person's to blame; a verdict of death by misadventure is returned at the inquest.

But Simon Brett's actor/detective, Charles Paris, who has already solved some highly complex murders in Cast in Order of Disappearance, So Much Blood and An Amateur Corpse, happens to have been in the audience. And when another member of the cast reveals the comedian checked his equipment before the performance, Charles is launched on a further fascinating puzzle.

Genre: Cozy Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Used availability for Simon Brett's A Comedian Dies

Hardback Editions

June 1980 : UK Hardback

Title: Comedian Dies
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-85119-056-1 / 978-0-85119-056-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Firecrest Pub.
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June 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: A comedian dies
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-684-16168-0 / 978-0-684-16168-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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January 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: Comedian Dies
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-575-02605-7 / 978-0-575-02605-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Paperback Editions

May 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Comedian Dies
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-595-00358-3 / 978-0-595-00358-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: iUniverse
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March 1985 : UK Paperback

Title: Comedian Dies
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-7088-2635-0 / 978-0-7088-2635-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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October 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Comedian Dies
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-446-35958-0 / 978-0-446-35958-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books Inc (Mm)
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May 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Comedian Dies
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-440-11371-7 / 978-0-440-11371-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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December 1980 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Comedian Dies
Author(s): Brett Simon
ISBN: 0-425-04702-4 / 978-0-425-04702-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Comedian Dies (Charles Paris)
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 1-4708-8781-9 / 978-1-4708-8781-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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March 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Comedian Dies
Author(s): Simon Brett
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Comedian Dies
Author(s): Simon Brett
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Comedian Dies
Author(s): Simon Brett
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Comedian Dies (Charles Paris Mysteries)
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-7861-5922-7 / 978-0-7861-5922-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc.
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March 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Comedian Dies
Author(s): Simon Brett
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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1998 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: A Comedian Dies
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-7887-1886-X / 978-0-7887-1886-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
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August 1997 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: A Comedian Dies
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-7861-0477-5 / 978-0-7861-0477-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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June 1987 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: A Comedian Dies
Author(s): Simon Brett
ISBN: 0-8161-9674-5 / 978-0-8161-9674-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Comedian Dies (A Charles Paris Mystery)
Author(s): Simon Brett
Publisher: Severn House Digital
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