So Much Blood by Simon Brett

Published December 29, 2022

So Much Blood by Simon Brett

Book info

  • Title So Much Blood
  • Author Simon Brett
  • Year 1976
  • Genre Mystery

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 with navy-blue eyes. 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.


I like Simon Brett’s work and hadn’t indulged in the Charles Paris series before. I want to listen to some of the dramatisations but thought I should check out the original novels first. I listened to the audiobook of this, read by the author, and annoyingly it’s the second in the series as the first one isn’t available. But it was good. A murder takes place during the Edinburgh festival, and Paris, an actor/detective, starts investigating. It’s an interesting mystery, with a handful of good characters, and I’m interested to read more.

Rating: 3 / 5

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