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The Commissions: The Dr. Sherrock Commission (England, 1939) The Iranian Farmer Commission (Iran, 1942) The General LaCorte Commission (France, 1944) The Scotland Yard Commission (England & France, 1945)Augustus Mandrell: No birth certificate ... no passport ... no identification ... no fixed address ... in fact, he is not officially alive. Which is fortunate, becauseThe Commissions: The Dr. Sherrock Commission (England, 1939) The Iranian Farmer Commission (Iran, 1942) The General LaCorte Commission (France, 1944) The Scotland Yard Commission (England & France, 1945)Augustus Mandrell: No birth certificate ... no passport ... no identification ... no fixed address ... in fact, he is not officially alive. Which is fortunate, because neither does he have a license to kill. But he does, and supremely well. Not to mention often. Who is Mandrell? British C.I.D. American OSS, the Surete, Interpol and many other agencies would dearly want to know. But they never will. Why? Because Mandrell is a man unlike any other - a throwback, an individualist, a smooth killer who admires beauty in all things (girls, jewels, money ... rugs) yet whose final objective is the ultimate in violence; a man to whom impossible challenge is meat and drink, the thrill of a manhunt is his life's blood, the final savagery merely a necessary part of the murderous courtship that leads up to it. Mandrell kills for profit. You'll love him for it....

Title : Of All the Bloody Cheek
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ISBN : 9780345221759
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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Of All the Bloody Cheek Reviews

  • Bill Reynolds
    2019-03-29 23:48

    I have been raving about the Commissions of Augustus Mandrell (3 vol. Ballantine paperbacks, 1965, 1968 & 1971) since reading them when they first came out. Black comedy at its finest, set just prior to, during and just following WW2. They are crime novels, but they aren't "whodunnits". We know "whodunnit". Augustus Mandrell did it, brilliantly, as he never tires of telling us - the books are narrated in the first person. An arrogant and amoral hired assassin, the joy is in finding out exactly how he did it. Maybe he didn't even pull the metaphorical trigger; maybe he conned someone else into doing it. Sometimes things don't go according to plan (no matter how exceptional that plan is) and he has to improvise, often hilariously. Other regular characters drift in and out of Mandrell's life, many as amoral as he is, but none as clever.There are a few passionate devotees besides myself out there, and I'm trying yet again to get people to read these, since the original 3 volumes have been reprinted for both Kindle and trade paper by an outfit that I've never heard of: Ostara Publishing. Point Blank Press (an offshoot, I believe, of Wildside) announced a reissue series in 2008 and eventually got Of All the Bloody Cheek out, along with an unpublished 4th book found in McAullife's papers before they went out of business.There is nothing I can recommend more highly.

  • Marley
    2019-03-22 22:34

    Sweet Jesus! Augustus Mandrell is a new hero in my pantheon. Dark, twisted, funny. Another reviewer referred to him as Dexter. That's got it. I was totally unaware of Frank McAuliffe's work until a couple weeks ago and I'm glad I found him. These stories are just classic. Convoluted at times, but making perfect sense. Clever and astutde Mandrell always gets his man A serial killer--or hitman if you will--to root for.

  • DoctorM
    2019-04-07 04:36

    Yes! The Augustus Mandrell stories are back in print! These are wonderfully dark, wicked, hilarious, twisted stories about Augustus Mandrell, assassin-for-hire in late-'40s through mid-'60s England. What to say? Hmmm... Dexter on Carnaby Street? Let's just say that I've waited ever since I was maybe seventeen to see these back in print. Funny, bleak, and the perfect way to laugh your way through a summer.

  • DoctorM
    2019-03-31 04:55

    Yes! The Augustus Mandrell stories are back in print! These are wonderfully dark, wicked, hilarious, twisted stories about Augustus Mandrell, assassin-for-hire in late-'50s through mid-'60s England. What to say? Hmmm... Dexter on Carnaby Street? Let's just say that I've waited ever since I was maybe seventeen to see these back in print. Funny, bleak, and the perfect way to laugh your way through a summer.

  • Chris
    2019-03-20 22:44

    Sharply written with wry humor. Very good.