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" Exciting,hard-edged, full of tradecraft,whimsical eccentricity and rough-hewn philosophy" Lee Child.He stared at me with intelligent, speculating eyes. “A man would have a time of it trying to kill you, wouldn’t he?”Such is the very sensible reaction of anyone who meets Augustus Mandrell, the proprietor and sole employee of Mandrell Limited whose business is murder for h" Exciting,hard-edged, full of tradecraft,whimsical eccentricity and rough-hewn philosophy" Lee Child.He stared at me with intelligent, speculating eyes. “A man would have a time of it trying to kill you, wouldn’t he?”Such is the very sensible reaction of anyone who meets Augustus Mandrell, the proprietor and sole employee of Mandrell Limited whose business is murder for hire with satisfaction always guaranteed – if only for Augustus Mandrell as he really is Rather A Vicious Gentleman.In this collection of Mandrell’s cynical memoirs we are treated to details of four ‘Commissions’ undertaken by the fun-loving, fast-talking assassin which display his skill at committing the ultimate ‘locked room’ murder, his inventive take on the traditional English ‘country house’ murder and his mastery of disguise – revealed most bizarrely in The Irish Monster Commission.When a client proposes, as long as they can afford his fee, Mandrell disposes.Hilariously offbeat and written with an irreverence as if P.G. Wodehouse had turned to the Dark Side, the Mandrell Commissions were described as “Audacious and amusing” by leading American mystery critic Anthony Boucher. The New York Times called them “Brazenly outrageous gallows humor, intricately plotted with a fine blend of grue and farce.” ...

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ISBN : 31394075
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 213 Pages
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