Mortdecai

4 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 456 ratings

Don't Point That Thing at Me Publisher's Summary

A cult classic in the United Kingdom since its first publication there in the 1970s, Don't Point That Thing at Me is the first of a series of hilarious and dark-humored crime thrillers featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai: degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and acknowledged coward.

With his thuggish manservant, the incomparably named Jock Strapp, Mortdecai endures all manner of nastiness involving stolen paintings, a vintage Rolls Royce, secret police, a whirlwind trip to the United States, a dead client, and a ravishing and wealthy young widow, all to make a dishonest living. He's not one to pass up a drink, and he prides himself on being stylishly dressed for whatever occasion may present itself, no matter how debauched. Don't miss this brilliant mixture of comedy, crime, and suspense.

©1972 Kyril Bonfiglioli (P)2005 Blackstone Audiobooks
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  • Book 1

    • Don't Point That Thing at Me

    • A Charlie Mortdecai Mystery
    • By: Kyril Bonfiglioli
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 122

    A cult classic in the United Kingdom since its first publication there in the 1970s, Don't Point That Thing at Me is the first of a series of hilarious and dark-humored crime thrillers featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai: degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and acknowledged coward.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dashed Amusing, Dontcha Know

    • By Jack Reynolds on 09-03-06

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 2

    • Something Nasty in the Woodshed

    • By: Kyril Bonfiglioli
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Something Nasty in the Woodshed finds Charlie exiled from London due to his growing unpopularity on account of some shady art deals. Taking refuge in a country estate on the Channel Island of Jersey, he embarks on a well-intended hedonistic interlude. But his vacation soon morphs into a macabre manhunt, as Charlie seeks to expose a local rapist whose modus operandi bears a striking resemblance to that of a warlock from ancient British mythology known as "The Beast of Jersey".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ha Ha Got You !

    • By christopher on 03-03-16

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 3

    • After You with the Pistol

    • By: Kyril Bonfiglioli
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Guilty Pleasure

    • By Sharon on 07-21-09

    Regular price: $17.47

  • Book 4

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