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Cult classics in with the eBook #180 the UK since their first publication there in the s Kyril Bonfiglioli's wickedly fun mysteries After You ePUB #192 featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai degenerate aristocrat amoral art dealer seasoned epicurean unwilling assassin and general k. Just brilliant I ve been meaning to read this for the past year and didn t know what to expectIt s extremely funny Mortdecai is such a great character and the mystery is as convoluted as they come Early on I was laughing so hard and freuently that I had to put the book down and ask myself how likely it was that I would even finish the book but as the end drew near the jokes were a little less freuent and I had to work hard to put fix the events in to my idea of what the plot was But still a near perfect Upper Class British version of the pulp fiction noirAfter this I cannot recommend any of the Mortdecai novels highly enough

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T his hands on which makes it all the difficult to figure out what the beautiful and fabulously wealthy Joanna is up to when she tries to convince Charlie to kill the ueen Suffice it to say Joanna is not uite what she seems Don't miss this brilliant mixture of comedy crime and suspens. What if Bertie Wooster had a wife And what if he had some espionage training The result might be something like this adventure

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Nave about Picadilly are favorites You with the Epub #225 of Stephen Fry and Julian Barnes among others Charlie's back in After You With the Pistol along with his new bride Joanna and his thuggish manservant Jock He’'s also still drinking too much whiskey and anything else he can ge. How lucidly one thinks to be sure when one has taken just a suspicion of brandy than one should So says Charlie Mortdecai who is Kyril Bonfiglioli s central character in this and other novels and he knows His life abounds in at least a suspicion of many things than the rest of us would find reasonable or even affordable a wealthy and beautiful wife who has the strong desire for him to assassinate the ueen of England a mysterious American who wants him to spy on his wife waiters in Chinese restaurants regarding which discretion about the plot forbids me to say and not least fine art and international travel and weapons both legal and il and meals and even napsThe pleasures of reading Bonfiglioli have been better summarized by Leo Carey in a New Yorker profile than I can easily provide here and Carey gives you the side benefit of acuaintanceship with the author himself who seems as improbable a creature as Mortdecai But I will say that one feels somehow cleverer for having read this book that it s a bit like Wodehouse with shots of Ian Fleming and much general wickedness and that as Stephen Fry remarks in a blurb You couldn t snuggle under the duvet with anything disreputable and delightful


10 thoughts on “After You with the Pistol

  1. says:

    After you with the Pistol the second Charlie Mortdecai novel by Kyril Bonfiglioli soon to be a major film starring Johnny Depp'Some of the nastiest funniest and most enjoyable crime writing of the last fifty years' GuardianCharlie

  2. says:

    It's a shame that Bonfiglioli only wrote three true blue Mortdecai novels The first Don't Point that Thing at Me ended on a cliffhanger the threat of a Sam Peckinpah esue shootout Who knows? It's probably where Bon

  3. says:

    Just brilliant I've been meaning to read this for the past year and didn't know what to expectIt's extremely funny Mortdecai

  4. says:

    How lucidly one thinks to be sure when one has taken just a suspicion of brandy than one should So says Charlie Mortdecai who is Kyril Bonfiglioli's central character in this and other novels and he knows His life abounds in at least a suspi

  5. says:

    The second of Bonfigliolis' Mortdecai books picks up immediately from the first with the dissolute and shady art dealer in the clutches of various agencies who wish him harm He manages to extricate himself by promising to

  6. says:

    I shall sum this novel up in one word Hmmm One word not the same word but said once on each occasionSuperbAgain one word to sum up this novelFantasticBrilliantExcellentYou see my predicament?Hard to to justice to this novel or the author Think

  7. says:

    The second book in the Mortdecai trilogy is the silliest and the most anti PC and conseuently the most fun This time out Charlie no l

  8. says:

    What if Bertie Wooster had a wife? And what if he had some espionage training? The result might be something like this adventure

  9. says:

    Everyone needs a Jock in their life

  10. says:

    Book Review After You With The PistolAuthor Kyril Bonfiglioli 'Some of the nastiest funniest and most enjoyable

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