Ellen Curtis runs her own business as a declutterer. She is used to encountering all sorts of weird and wonderful objects in the course of her work, but she has never before encountered a dead body. When Ellen stumbles across the corpse of a young woman, suspicion immediately falls on the deceased homeowner's son, who has recently absconded from prison. Discovering a link between the victim and her own past, Ellen sets out to uncover the truth. But where has her best friend disappeared to? And is Ellen really prepared for the shocking revelations to follow?
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BLOOD AT THE BOOKIES
Carole and Jude are faced with trying to uncover who is responsible for the murder of a Polish immigrant. Jude finds herself under suspicion when she happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Carole unbends from her usual puritanical stance sufficiently to enter a bookies. But it's all in the course of detection.
BLOTTO, TWINKS AND THE BOOTLEGGERS MOLL
Due to financial hardships at Tawcester Towers, the Dowager Duchess has decreed that the only way the family fortunes can be restored is to marry Blotto off... to an American!
BLOTTO, TWINKS AND THE HEIR TO THE TSAR
Tawcester Towers has suffered an unwelcome injection of distant cousins. Count Igor and Count Lyudmilla Bashusky had to flee Russia after the Revolution. Their arrival causes a stir, and it's up to Blotto and Twinks, that indefatigable duo, to provide a solution to get them back to Russia.
BLOTTO, TWINKS AND THE RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX
The Dowager Duchess decides to sell off some family possessions, which have been consigned to the attics. The valuer spies a sarchophagus decorated with hieroglyphs. Twinks starts to translate: 'Anyone who desecrates this shrine will be visited by the Pharoah's curse...' - just as Blotto prises the lid off!
THE BODY ON THE BEACH
When Carole Seddon retires to Fethering she doesn't expect to have a neighbour like Jude, but when Carole discovers a body on the beach only Jude believes her. Together they investigate, facing up to dangers they never knew existed.
A BOX OF TRICKS
Murder, from the simply bizarre to the downright nasty, is the theme of this collection of short stories from Simon Brett. The 12 stories include one featuring the boozy actor-detective Charles Paris.
THE CINDERELLA KILLER
Charles Paris lands a minor part in Eastbourne's Christmas production of Cinderella, but when he stumbles across a body beneath Eastbourne Pier, the pantomime rehearsals slip into chaos. It's up to Charles to put his renowned sleuthing skills to the test to find out who really killed his fellow cast member - and why.
Charles Paris, failed actor and amateur sleuth, takes on the role of a forklift truck driver in a promotional video and finds himself in an adventure involving corporate politics, product marketing and the world of sales conferences.
THE CORPSE ON THE COURT
Jude's life has been turned upside-down thanks her new man, Piers Targett, who's keen to get her involved in his hobby - or obsession - of Real Tennis. But when one of Piers' friends dies on the court in suspicious circumstances, Jude finds herself caught up in the police investigation.
CRIME WRITERS AND OTHER ANIMALS
Ten little masterpieces from one of the country's favourite mystery writers.
Madeleine Severn has always looked much younger than her years and had her pupils falling in love with her. Paul Grigson is the latest student to fall for Madeleine but his feelings for her are becoming obsessive.
DEAD ROOM FARCE
Actor-sleuth Charles Paris is on a three month tour of the farce "Not on Your Wife", when someone in the cast murders an old friend.
THE DEAD SIDE OF THE MIKE
Charles Paris uncovers a complicated fraud at the BBC when a beautiful studio manager is murdered. Clues are hidden in seemingly innocent radio announcements and lead to a trap which nearly spells the end for Charles.
THE LIAR IN THE LIBRARY
Having been booked to give a talk at Fethering Library, successful author Burton St Clair invites his old friend Jude to come along. What Jude hadn't been suspecting however was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death. More worrying, from Jude's point of view, is the fact that the investigating police officers seem to be convinced that she herself was responsible for the crime.
THE LITTLE SOD DIARIES
The delightful musings of a baby who systematically brings chaos and havoc into the lives of his parents. Contains 'How To Be A Little Sod'; 'Little Sod's Next Step' and 'Not Another Little Sod'.
MRS PARGETER'S PLOT
Mrs Pargeter and Truffler Mason are determined to find out who has framed Concrete Jacket by placing a body in the wine-cellar.
MRS PARGETER'S POUND OF FLESH
Mrs Pargeter becomes involved in a murder investigation at a health farm;
MURDER IN THE MUSEUM
Carole Seddon regrets her decision to join the Board of Bracketts, which is overseeing the conversion of Bracketts, an Elizabethan house into a museum. But when a skeleton and then a second body are found in the grounds, Carole is once again involved in a murder investigation.
A RECONSTRUCTED CORPSE
An actor's career plumbs new depths when he acts the part of a murder victim and gets drawn into a real investigation.
SICKEN AND SO DIE
Charles Paris lands himself a part in Twelfth Night, but is soon suspicious that someone is trying to kill him.
SINGLED OUT (X Rated)
A beautiful woman decides to take control of her life and finds herself facing a chilling legacy of murder. X rated, contains offensive language and explicit sex
SO MUCH BLOOD
Appearing in his own one-man show on Thomas Hood at the Edinburgh Festival, middle-aged actor Charles Paris finds himself falling for a gorgeous young girl. He also finds himself being dragged into a complex murder investigation involving the death of a fading pop star, a bomb scare in Holyrood Palace and a suicide leap from the top of the Rock.
THE STABBING IN THE STABLES
Carole Seddon and her friend Jude find themselves in the midst of some horseplay, after stumbling upon the body of ex-equestrian at Long Bamber Stables.