Theatrical crime fiction

Theatrical crime fiction includes stories in which: the protagonists, antagonists or victims are actors, playwrights, scriptwriters, or producers; or the theatre, radio studio, television studio, or filmset is a central element in the plot.


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decent interval : a Charles Paris novel

A decent interval : a Charles Paris novel

Brett, Simon
Crème de la Crime
2013
09/28/2019
Charles Paris has been cast as the ghost of Hamlet's father, but soon finds that he must reprise his role as an amateur detective when a death occurs on tour.
£8.00
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phantom in the wings

The phantom in the wings

Elder, Michael
John Murray
1957
12/03/2017
A mysterious figure in a long black cloak and hat causes problems in a sea-side theatre.
£5.00
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fine Italian hand: an Inspector Charlie Salter novel

A fine Italian hand: an Inspector Charlie Salter novel

Wright, Eric
Crime Club
1992
07/25/2017
Charlie Salter investigates the Mafia-like murder of a gambling actor. The ninth book in the series.
£5.00
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Put out the light

Put out the light

Woods, Sara
Macmillan
1985
07/25/2017
Weird events during rehearsals at a theatre culminate in a stabbing. The forty-fifth book in the Antony Maitland series.
£8.00
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Hamlet trap

The Hamlet trap

Wilhelm, Kate
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1988
07/25/2017
A talented stage designer becomes a murder suspect.
£8.00
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Hamlet trap

The Hamlet trap

Wilhelm, Kate
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1988
07/25/2017
A talented stage designer becomes a murder suspect.
£7.00
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canary murder case: a Philo Vance story

The canary murder case: a Philo Vance story

Van Dine, S. S.
Charles Scribner's Sons
1927
07/24/2017
Margaret Odell, a famous Broadway beauty known as 'The Canary', is found murdered in her apartment. The second book in the Philo Vance series.
£40.00
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Craven mystery

The Craven mystery

Trent, Paul
Ward, Lock & Co. Limited
[1930s]
07/24/2017
A string of pearls is stolen from an actress at the Craven theatre.
£8.00
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Last act of all

Last act of all

Templeton, Aline
Constable
1995
07/24/2017
A TV soap-star encounters resentment when he moves to a Fenland village.
£15.00
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Bloody instructions

Bloody instructions

Shaw, Simon
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1991
03/22/2017
Philip Fletcher may be a murderer in his own right, but he does object to being wrongly accused of two others. The third book in the Philip Fletcher series.
£5.00
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Not dead, only resting : a crime novel

Not dead, only resting : a crime novel

Brett, Simon
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1984
02/28/2017
Charles Paris tracks down the murderer of a London restaurateur. The tenth book in the Charles Paris series.
£8.00
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Dead for a ducat

Dead for a ducat

Shaw, Simon
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1992
02/16/2017
A movie producer offers Philip Fletcher a vast sum of money to play a part. What's the catch? The fourth book in the Philip Fletcher series.
£6.00
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Bloody instructions

Bloody instructions

Shaw, Simon
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1991
02/16/2017
Philip Fletcher may be a murderer in his own right, but he does object to being wrongly accused of two others. The third book in the Philip Fletcher series.
£6.00
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Murder out of tune

Murder out of tune

Shaw, Simon
Bodley Head
1988
02/16/2017
After one accidental killing, murder seems that much easier for a passed-over actor. The first book in the Philip Fletcher series.
£6.00
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Witness in death

Witness in death

Robb, J. D.
Piatkus
2004
02/16/2017
An actor is stabbed to death on a New York stage. The tenth book in the 'In death' series.
£20.00
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Sleeping in the blood

Sleeping in the blood

Richardson, Robert
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1991
02/16/2017
Maltravers is granted an interview with an actress who disappeared mysteriously twenty years ago. The fifth book in the Augustus Maltravers series.
£5
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Suspicious circumstances

Suspicious circumstances

Quentin, Patrick
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1957
01/27/2017
A screen goddess who is beyond her days of glory plunges to her death in Hollywood.
£12.00
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case of the chased and the unchaste

The case of the chased and the unchaste

Dewey, Thomas B.
T. V. Boardman & Company Limited
1960
01/04/2017
Mac takes on a protection job when a Hollywood producer is threatened.
£25.00
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First hit of the season

First hit of the season

Dentinger, Jane
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1986
01/04/2017
There are plenty of suspects when a particularly caustic theatre critic is found dead. The second book in the Jocelyn O'Rourke series.
£7.00
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Murder on cue

Murder on cue

Dentinger, Jane
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1985
01/04/2017
The star of a show is murdered and it is her understudy who unravels the clues. The first book in the Jocelyn O'Rourke series.
£9.00
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Four complete mysteries : An amateur corpse ; Star trap ; So much blood ; Cast in order of disappearance

Four complete mysteries : An amateur corpse ; Star trap ; So much blood ; Cast in order of disappearance

Brett, Simon
Wings Books
1993
01/02/2017
Omnibus edition of the first four Charles Paris novels.
£10.00
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reconstructed corpse

A reconstructed corpse

Brett, Simon
Victor Gollancz
1993
01/02/2017
Charles Paris takes on the part of a victim in a true crime series, with inevitable results. The fifteenth book in the Charles Paris series.
£6.00
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Corporate bodies : a crime novel

Corporate bodies : a crime novel

Brett, Simon
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1991
01/02/2017
Charles Paris stumbles across a body while making a promotional video. The fourteenth book in the Charles Paris series.
£6.00
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series of murders : a crime novel

A series of murders : a crime novel

Brett, Simon
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1989
01/02/2017
Charles Paris plays a Sergeant in a TV series and plays detective when a young actress is killed. The thirteenth book in the Charles Paris series.
£8.00
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Dead giveaway : a crime novel

Dead giveaway : a crime novel

Brett, Simon
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1985
01/02/2017
It's murder when Charles Paris appears on a TV game show. The eleventh book in the Charles Paris series.
£8.00
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Not dead, only resting : a crime novel

Not dead, only resting : a crime novel

Brett, Simon
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1984
01/02/2017
Charles Paris tracks down the murderer of a London restaurateur. The tenth book in the Charles Paris series.
£10.00
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Murder unprompted : a crime novel

Murder unprompted : a crime novel

Brett, Simon
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1982
01/02/2017
Charles Paris finally gets a lead role when an actor is shot dead on stage. The eighth book in the Charles Paris series.
£10.00
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dead side of the mike

The dead side of the mike

Brett, Simon
Charles Scribner's Sons
1980
01/02/2017
Charles Paris takes on a radio job and finds a young studio manager dead with her wrists slashed. The sixth book in the Charles Paris series.
£12.00
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So much blood : a crime novel

So much blood : a crime novel

Brett, Simon
Victor Gollancz Ltd
1976
01/02/2017
Murder is in the background of Charles Paris's Fringe performance of his one man show. The second book in the Charles Paris series.
£16.00
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At death's door

At death's door

Barnard, Robert
Collins [for] The Crime Club
1988
01/01/2017
A famous actress is murdered in a Sussex village. The second book in the Idwal Meredith series.
£8.00
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Encore murder

Encore murder

Babson, Marian
Collins [for] The Crime Club
1989
12/31/2016
Murder and mystery against a backdrop of thespian intrigue. The second book in the Trixie and Evangeline series.
£10.00
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Exit Charlie

Exit Charlie

Atkinson, Alex
Peter Davies
1955
12/31/2016
An actor is found poisoned in his dressing room.
£12.00
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