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After You with the Pistol | [Kyril Bonfiglioli]

After You with the Pistol

Kyril Bonfiglioli's wickedly fun mysteries featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai, degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and general knave-about-Picadilly, have been cult classics in the UK since their first publication there in the 1970s.
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Kyril Bonfiglioli's wickedly fun mysteries featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai, degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and general knave-about-Picadilly, have been cult classics in the UK since their first publication there in the 1970s.

Charlie's back in After You with the Pistol, along with his new bride, Johanna, and his thuggish manservant, Jock. He's also still drinking too much whiskey, and anything else he can get his hands on, which makes it all the more difficult to figure out what the beautiful and fabulously wealthy Johanna is up to when she tries to convince Charlie to kill the Queen. Suffice it to say that Johanna is not quite what she seems. Don't miss this brilliant mixture of comedy, crime, and suspense

©1972 Kyril Bonfiglioli; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"We're seduced by Charlie's wit, wordplay, and disarming candor about his vanity and many appetites." (Dallas Morning News)
"Wickedly entertaining....A sure-fire, acid-tongued winner." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Sharon Sebring, FL, United States 07-21-09
    Sharon Sebring, FL, United States 07-21-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Guilty Pleasure"

    Amoral art dealer/assassin Charlie Mordecai is Bertie Wooster as imagined by, say, Elmore Leonard. The P.G. Woodehouse connection is made even more obvious by the fact that the excellent reader, Simon Prebble, also narrates some of the "Leave it to Jeeves" stories. The story is trashy, outlandish, and funny in the style of pulp fiction or a graphic novel. The plot is sometimes perplexing and not worth sorting out. "After You" is not the least bit edifying, but it is mindlessly entertaining.

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    Doug Roswell, GA, USA 03-16-07
    Doug Roswell, GA, USA 03-16-07
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    This is a good listen.

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    Sara Palm Harbor, FL, USA 09-14-06
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    "Very Amusing"

    All three books in the series are wonderful. Highly recommended.

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    I am usually willing to believe when I do not like a book, that it is my fault. Maybe that is the problem with this one. I did not find it the least bit fun and had to stop listening after a good hour. Not my style.

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