Blotto, Twinks and the Dead Dowager Duchess
Hurrah for the return of that intrepid duo: Blotto (handsome, honorable, not the sharpest knife in the drawer), and his sister Twinks (just a bit brainier than a girl should be)! As this is the 1920s, they are of course attending a weekend house party, where—how astonishing!—a murder is announced. One of the guests has the gall to accuse Corky, the siblings' family chauffeur, so Blotto and Twinks have no choice but to find the real murderer and clear Corky's good name. And also, you know, keep Corky from hanging and so on. Their sleuthing will take them to an opium den, a crumbling Scottish castle, and—most thrillingly—the headquarters of the evil League of the Crimson Hand. Second in Brett's highly praised, outrageously funny new series of parodies of the Golden Age of mystery.
"Brett puts a hilarious spin on the traditional British mystery" --Publishers Weekly
"Few crime writers are so enchantingly gifted" --Sunday Times of London
Who's likely to like this: Fans of the Golden Age of mystery, P.G. Wodehouse, and Simon Brett
2012 • Fiction/Mystery • 224 pages • ISBN: 9781934609927