Something Nasty in the Woodshed by Kyril Bonfiglioli audiobook

Something Nasty in the Woodshed: A Charlie Mortdecai Mystery

By Kyril Bonfiglioli
Read by Simon Prebble

Blackstone Publishing

The Charlie Mortdecai Mysteries: Book 2

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Life always seems to be more complicated than it should be for Charlie Mortdecai: degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and confirmed coward. 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.”

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Summary

Summary

Life always seems to be more complicated than it should be for Charlie Mortdecai: degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and confirmed coward.

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.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sticks in the mind long after you’ve quoted all the funny bits to your friends.” New Yorker
“Splendidly enjoyable…the jokes are excellent, but the most horrible things keep happening.” Sunday Telegraph (London)
“We’re seduced by Charlie’s wit, wordplay, and disarming candor about his vanity and many appetites…he moves from one malicious witticism or fine meal to another as he ingests vast amounts of booze and exhales bon mots.” Dallas Morning News
“A comic masterpiece.” Spectator (UK)
“At least of Hammett-Chandler weight, and in many ways surpasses them.” Times Literary Supplement (London)
“Wickedly entertaining…a sure-fire, acid-tongued winner.” Publishers Weekly

Reviews

Reviews

by ShortNFuzzy 9/13/2017
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All over the map...and worth it!

I know I'm in the minority when I say I actually LOVED the film Mordecai which was (apparently) the film version of Don't Point That Thing At Me. So, on a whim, I got the audio book of the (sort of) sequel. Man...am I glad I did! This book is hysterical, erudite, and incredibly clever. It does bounce all over what the plot actually is so there are tangents that pop up merely for the sake of telling a joke. But, for what it is...it works! I'll certainly be downloading the others in the series. Simon Prebble clearly understands the humor in this and his performance is delightful!

Author

Author Bio: Kyril Bonfiglioli

Author Bio: 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.”

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English