This British cosy is the fourteenth Charles Paris mystery.
Charles Paris became an actor “to avoid any job in fact with a predictability about it, any job for which you had to turn up at the same predictable hour every day, in which you had to climb a predictable career structure, in anticipation of a predictable retirement age and a predictable pension.”
The none-too-successful actor Charles Paris accepts a job playing a fork-lift truck driver in a promotional video for a food company. Suddenly, the day changes from drudgery to drama. The fork-lift which Charles knows he switched off was not switched off anyway so during the lunch break a young woman is killed, seemingly by accident. As Paris knows better he begins to stick his nose into the affairs of the company.
You know you are reading a cosy when a pretty, young woman is killed by a fork-lift truck without any blood spilt. A light, but charming cosy – perfect for a few hours´ escapism on the sofa. I bought the book myself.