Don't Point That Thing at Me

Don't Point That Thing at Me

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"A cult classic in the UK since its first publication there in the 1970s, Don't Point That Thing at Me is the first of a series of hilarious and dark-humored crime thrillers featuring the Honorable Charlie Mortdecai: degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and acknowledged coward. With his thuggish manservant-the incomparably named Jock Strapp-Mortdecai endures all manner of nastiness involving stolen paintings, a vintage Rolls Roys, secret police, a whirlwind trip to the United States, a dead client, and a ravishing young wealthy widow...all just to make a dishonest living. He's not one to pass up a drink-or too many-and he prides himself on being stylishly dressed for whatever occassion may present itself, no matter how debauched. Don't miss this brilliant mixture of comedy, crime, and suspense." --From back cover.
Publisher: New York, New York : Overlook Press, 2015
Edition: First paperback edition
ISBN: 9781468311631
1468311638
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bon
Description: vi, 174 pages : 21 cm

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The Hon. Charlie Mortdecai always looks the part of a well-dressed artistocrat - even while he is selling stolen paintings and committing a murder or two.

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CRRL_MegRaymond Feb 12, 2018

The Hon. Charlie Mortdecai always looks the part of a well-dressed artistocrat - even while he is selling stolen paintings and committing a murder or two.

A modern day setting, but it just feels like it could be set between the wars. Over the top dark humor.


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CRRL_MegRaymond Feb 12, 2018

The Hon. Charlie Mortdecai always looks the part of a well-dressed artistocrat - even while he is selling stolen paintings and committing a murder or two.

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thatsnotright
Aug 12, 2017

Wickedly funny

jayfrombrooklyn Sep 02, 2014

This is the same book as 'Don't Point That Thing at Me".

Just different title.

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