Something Nasty in the Woodshed
A cult classic since its first publication in the UK in the 1970s. The Mortdecai Trilogy is a series of dark-humored and atmospheric crime thrillers featuring Charlie Mortdecai: degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and experienced self-avowed coward.
Something Nasty in the Woodshed finds Charlie, exiled from London due to his growing unpopularity caused by a few shady art deals, taking refuge in a country estate on the Channel Island of Jersey. What begins as a hedonistic interlude morphs into a macabre manhunt, as Charlie seeks to expose a local rapist whose modus operandi bears a striking resemblance to that of a warlock from ancient British mythology known as "The Beast of Jersey."
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Review: Something Nasty in the Woodshed (Charlie Mortdecai #3)User Review - Sarah - Goodreads
Yeah, this one got a little crazy with the devil worship ceremony, but it still was a lot of fun. Bonfiglioli's style is very unique and likable. Read full review
Review: Something Nasty in the Woodshed (Charlie Mortdecai #3)User Review - Kurtis - Goodreads
While I appreciated the tonal shift from "twisted Wodehouse" to something much darker at the end of "Don't Point That Thing At Me" I found the numerous rapes and the truly grim ending of "Something ... Read full review
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Something Nasty in the Woodshed: A Charlie Mortdecai Mystery
No preview available - 2005