After You with the Pistol: A Charlie Mortdecai Mystery
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2006
Duration: 6 hours 48 minutes
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.
"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