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"You couldn't snuggle under the duvet with anything more disreputable and delightful" ―Stephen Fry
'She was a Fellow and Tutor of Scone College and the world must learn that Fellows and Tutors of Scone College shall not be done to death with impunity.'
The Hon. Charlie Mortdecai, the inspiration for the character in the film Mortdecai, starring Johnny Depp, is invited to Oxford to investigate the cruel and most definitely unusual death of a don who collided with an omnibus. Though her death appears accidental, one or two things don't add up - such as two pairs of thugs who'd been following her just before her death. With more spies than you could shoe horn into a stretch limo and the solving of the odd murder along the way, The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery is a criminally comic delight.
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Kyril Bonfiglioli (1928 – 1985) was an art dealer, accomplished fencer, a fair shot with most weapons, and a serial marrier of beautiful women. He claimed to be “abstemious in all things except drink, food, tobacco, and talking,” and “loved and respected by all who knew him slightly.”Review:
“A rare mixture of wit and imaginative unpleasantness”
- Julian Barnes
“Wonderfully offbeat...The often hilarious narrative voice owes something to P.G. Wodehouse (Mortdecai and his thug, Jock, are a through-the-looking-glass Wooster and Jeeves), but Bonfiglioli pays the debt by layering his homage with a loony blend of classical references, groan-worthy asides, and a playful dismantling of Golden Age detective novels.”
- Booklist (starred review)
“What are the books like? They are darker, stranger and more interesting than any film of them (or at least any film cleared for general release) could be...The novels are extremely funny, first of all. They deal, like Wodehouse, in sentence-by-sentence sparkle, in gestures of grand insouciance.”
- Sam Leith, The Guardian
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