CORPORATE BODIES by Simon Brett
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CORPORATE BODIES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Fans of actor-detective Charles Paris will find him in top form in this outing, though he doesn't distinguish himself in either role. His current role as forklift operator in a publicity shoot for Delmoleen Foods draws sneers even from the operator he's replacing, and Charles is upstaged when the forklift is used to kill brassy typist Dayna Richman, who may have been sleeping her way to the top, using some blackmailing X-rated tapes of her own to give new meaning to the phrase ""promotional video."" In between amusing vignettes at Wimbledon--in another feckless attempt to rekindle his romance with his ex-wife, Frances--and backstage at Delmoleen to dream up an advertising campaign for the world's first green muesli bar, Charles manages to dig up every blackmail target but the killer, who's more surprising, but no more threatening, than usual. A mystery almost worthy of Brett's light, clever dialogue makes this Charles's best showing in years.

Pub Date: May 18th, 1992
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Scribners