It’s that glorious period between the two world wars, and the exiled king of Mitteleuropa is celebrating with a visit to Tawcester Towers, the ancestral home of the Dukes of Tawcester. When the ex-king’s daughter is kidnapped, noblesse obliges Blotto, the Duke’s brave and handsome son to drive off to the rescue. Sadly, he is rather staggeringly stupid—with a nickname like “Blotto,” what could one expect?—but his sister, Twinks, got all the family brains, and she is inclined to be helpful. And in more good news for the purloined princess, Blotto’s devoted valet is coming along for the ride. Plus, they’ve got a really swell car. First in a new series by a master of the comic mystery, Blotto, Twinks and the Ex-King's Daughter is a deliriously funny parody of the Golden Age of mystery.
"Brett's latest is a complete wow ... this first entry in a new series is just about completely comic in an ebullient yet still sardonic, P. G. Wodehouse way ... Brett's best yet--and that's saying something" --Booklist, starred review
Who's likely to like this: Fans of the Golden Age of mystery, P.G. Wodehouse, and Simon Brett