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Sicken and So Die by Simon Brett

Scribner (first), 1996 In his sixteenth outing, English actor Charles Paris lands the part of Sir Toby Belch in a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. All feels secure: the cast has been engaged for a four-month run, and the director, Gavin Scholes, wants a standard interpretation of the play. But when Scholes falls ill after consuming a possibly poisoned mushroom tartlet, not only is he replaced by a charismatic Romanian director, Alexandru Radulescu, whose revisionist ideas make Charles extremely uncomfortable, but someone starts getting rid of cast members. This comic mystery resembles Simon Shaw’s Philip Fletcher series, though it lacks Shaw’s savagery; Brett never travels as far out on a […]

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