Author(s): Kyril Bonfiglioli
'She was a Fellow and Tutor of Scone College and the world must learn that Fellows and Tutors of Scone College shall not be done to death with impunity.' The Hon. Charlie Mortdecai (and his intrepid moustache) is invited to Oxford to investigate the cruel and most definitely unusual death of a don who collided with an omnibus. Though her death appears accidental, one or two things don't add up - such as two pairs of thugs who'd been following her just before her death. With more spies than you could shoe horn into a stretch limo and the solving of the odd murder along the way, The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery is a criminally comic delight. 'Gloriously, infectiously funny.' Guardian'The result of stewing together PG Wodehouse and Raymond Chandler, lightly seasoned with Ian Fleming and Damon Runyon, then adding a jigger of Groucho Marx and a dash of the Marquis de Sade.' Mail on Sunday 'A delightfully black comedy thriller.' Observer
Art dealer and eccentric, Kyril Bonfiglioli was the author of the deliciously funny Mortdecai novels. He died in Jersey in 1985. Craig Brown writes weekly columns for the Mail on Sunday and Private Eye. He lives in Suffolk.