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3.00435064935065 out of 53.00435064935065 out of 53.00435064935065 out of 53.00435064935065 out of 53.00435064935065 out of 5 3.00 (154 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kyril Bonfiglioli Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Charlie Mortdecai Mysteries Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455183586
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The sensibility of this wonderful farce with its joyously acrobatic literary style, affronted dignity, and frank assertions of cowardice is part Bertie Wooster and part Henry Flashman—to which has been added a soupcon of something like J. Peterman.”

    Boston Sunday Globe

  • “Bonfiglioli’s marvelous creation never flags, mixing the best of Ian Fleming’s 007 with P. G. Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster. Listening to Mortdecai natter on…all while he escapes certain death at every corner, is one of life’s great pleasures.”

    Barnes and Noble Review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophie | 9/2/2013

    " Very funny and witty. In the vein of P. G. Wodehouse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 8/19/2013

    " Wodehouse does noir. The underlying plot was not that strong, but it hardly matters because you're reading this for the piffle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 1/17/2013

    " An amusing little book that really plays up the sociopathic Jeeves and Wooster comparisons that Bonfiglioli references constantly. The writing is a little absurdist, and the plot pretty much nonsensical, but Wodehouse was sometimes just as absurd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 7/18/2012

    " Fun, light-hearted Brit mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 12/25/2011

    " More Charlie Mortdecai as an agent. Another wild plot and amusing commentary. Excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher Gordon | 10/24/2011

    " IF you liked the first of the trilogy you will like this one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stewie's Mom | 10/21/2011

    " A funny, campy book that I enjoy simply for its' campy-ness! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Purple | 5/8/2011

    " It is always a joy to read a Mortdecai mystery, and this was no exception! His great expressions and views never fail to amuse. Perhaps this isn't my favourite of the trilogy, mainly owing to the absence of Jock throughout the most part, but nevertheless, still more enjoyable than most mysteries! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 4/15/2011

    " It has been a while since I read this but I remember being struck by the wonderful language and the sheer, almost drunken audacity it exuded. A hero that isn't conventional or completely lovable, a sidekick that is hilarious and wordplay that kept me smiling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher | 3/26/2011

    " IF you liked the first of the trilogy you will like this one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 3/27/2010

    " Fun, light-hearted Brit mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lise | 2/21/2010

    " Kyril Bonfiglioli is one of the little-known geniuses of English literature, and made me realize my own need of a reliable thug and a resourceful decorator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 1/20/2010

    " It has been a while since I read this but I remember being struck by the wonderful language and the sheer, almost drunken audacity it exuded. A hero that isn't conventional or completely lovable, a sidekick that is hilarious and wordplay that kept me smiling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Purple | 7/30/2008

    " It is always a joy to read a Mortdecai mystery, and this was no exception! His great expressions and views never fail to amuse. Perhaps this isn't my favourite of the trilogy, mainly owing to the absence of Jock throughout the most part, but nevertheless, still more enjoyable than most mysteries! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 8/26/2007

    " An amusing little book that really plays up the sociopathic Jeeves and Wooster comparisons that Bonfiglioli references constantly. The writing is a little absurdist, and the plot pretty much nonsensical, but Wodehouse was sometimes just as absurd. "

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About the Author
Author Kyril Bonfiglioli

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.”

About the Narrator

Simon Prebble, a British-born performer, is a stage and television actor and veteran narrator of some three hundred audiobooks. As one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices, he has received thirty-seven Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie in 2010. He lives in New York.