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Case #47 - Crime Writing Doesn't Pay

Jason Watkins guest stars as instruction manual writer Robert R Roberts (aka erotic crime author Scarlett Melange) in an investigation into copycat crimes based on her novels.

Incompetent private detectives Max and Ivan are contacted by the very dull white goods instruction manual writer Robert R. Roberts (guest star Jason Watkins), who wants them to investigate a series of copycat crimes based on the erotic crime fiction novels he writes under the pseudonym Scarlett Melange.

Their investigation takes them to the Peckam Flower and Vegetable show, where they fear the life of head judge Joaquin Zamorano is in considerable danger. Along the way, they meet the one person on earth who might be more boring than Robert R. Roberts - his wife Roberta.

Cast:
Max..............................................Max Olesker
Ivan...........................................Ivan Gonzalez
Robert R. Roberts
aka Scarlett Melange...................Jason Watkins
Roberta Roberts/
Voice of the Audiobook.................Lolly Adefope
Narrator /
Malcolm McMichaelmas...............Lewis MacLeod
Joaquin Zamarano /
Impish Nutter..................................David Reed

Written by and Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez
Developed by John Stanley Productions
Produced by Ben Walker
A Retort production for BBC Radio 4.

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30 minutes

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