Something Nasty in the Woodshed

  • by Kyril Bonfiglioli
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Life always seems to be more complicated than it should be for Charlie Mortdecai: degenerate aristocrat, amoral art dealer, seasoned epicurean, unwilling assassin, and confirmed coward. Something Nasty in the Woodshed finds Charlie exiled from London due to his growing unpopularity on account of some shady art deals. Taking refuge in a country estate on the Channel Island of Jersey, he embarks on a well-intended hedonistic interlude. But his vacation soon 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".


What the Critics Say

"Sticks in the mind long after you've quoted all the funny bits to your friends.' (New Yorker)
"Wickedly entertaining....A sure-fire, acid-tongued winner." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


All three of the books in this series are worth listening to. Reminds me of a modern-day "Flashman." Irreverent and hilarious.
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- Sara

Not worth it

A rather ugly story, with mostly very ugly people. The author tries to be funny by trashing all classes, professions and nationalities, and by resorting to simple excess, and it quickly becomes tiresome. He's read too much Bertie Wooster, without the skill to work it.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-23-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.