These BBC Charles Paris mysteries, based on Simon Brett's original character, get progressively better due, in part, to excellent supporting characters. Here we have Charles's mum to thank for a most spirited production. Charles tries to free his old friend, Hugo, from a murder charge by finding the real culprit. Bill Nighy, sounding a bit dopey and hesitant at times, is the ideal Charles. Laugh-out-loud funny yet totally believable is Mum, Geraldine McEwan, who pretends to be ill to distract a cop as she awaits Charles, who's searching a house illegally. Even Charles becomes a bit concerned about her! Ringtones add to the merriment as listeners anticipate the latest in who's "bothering" Charles as he investigates in these humorous English mysteries. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2013]
Trade Ed. AudioGO 2013
CD ISBN 978-1-4458-9056-2 $24.95 Two CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. AudioGO 2013
CD ISBN 9781624600821 $29.95 Two CDs
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