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Title:
Blotto, Twinks and the Bootlegger's Moll
ISBN:
9781937384920
Edition:
Felony & Mayhem edition.
Publication:
New York : Felony & Mayhem Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
202 pages ; 21 cm.
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#4
Summary:
Blotto and Twinks travel to America! Specifically, they travel to Chicago (and this would be during the Prohibition years) in the hopes of marrying Blotto off to an American heiress and thus saving Tawcester Towers from financial ruin. Thankfully, Twinks is around to nose out the dirty undertakings of the heiress's father, a meat-packing magnate and Chicago mob associate.
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Blotto and Twinks travel to America! Specifically, they travel to Chicago (and this would be during the Prohibition years) in the hopes of marrying Blotto off to an American heiress and thus saving Tawcester Towers from financial ruin. Thankfully, Twinks is around to nose out the dirty undertakings of the heiress's father, a meat-packing magnate and Chicago mob associate.


Author Notes

Simon Brett was born in Worcester Park, Surrey on October 28, 1945. He attended Dulwich College and then Wadham College, Oxford, where he studied English. Between 1967 and 1977, he was a producer with BBC Radio. He also spent a couple of years working for Thames Television.

In 1975, he published his first 'Charles Paris' novel. By 1979, Brett had become a full-time writer. He has written and edited children's books, humorous novels and several anthologies. In 1986, he introduced another sleuth: Mrs Pargeter.

As well as the Charles Paris and Mrs. Pargeter detective series, he is also the author of the radio and television series After Henry, the radio series No Commitments and the bestselling How to be a Little Sod . His novel A Shock to the System was filmed starring Michael Caine.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

*Starred Review* P. G. Wodehouse meets Upton Sinclair meets Perils of Pauline in Brett's latest 1920s romp. In this, the fourth in the Blotto and Twinks series, the hunky and hopelessly dim Blotto and his gorgeous and scarily brilliant sister, Twinks, transport themselves from the family's stately British home, Tawcester Towers, to Chicago during the throes of Prohibition. The family is in throes themselves; Blotto and Twinks' mother, the Dowager Duchess, has declared that only an enormous injection of money can solve the estate's current disrepair and steady streams of that green currency should be acquired from an advantageous marriage to an American. Enter a Chicago meatpacking magnate and Blotto's engagement to his daughter. Once the unhappy pair of Blotto and Twinks arrive in Chicago, touring the stockyards and witnessing the assembly-line killing operation, their determination to end Blotto's fate of joining this Chicago family business intensifies. Since this is Blotto and Twinks, the mood soon lifts, and we're treated to a series of comic schemes that is heightened by Blotto's blankness about what's going on his point of view during a speakeasy scene in which he believes the bootlegger's protestation that he shoots only public enemies (about five during dinner, at point blank) is incredibly well done. This is not so much a mystery as it is a single protracted comic chase scene. The climax, set on the killing floors of the stockyards, is stop-laughing-and-start-clawing-at-the-armchair exciting.--Fletcher, Connie Copyright 2014 Booklist