His name, which reflects his English, Italian and Slovene descent, was revised to Kyril Bonfiglioli. He claimed to be loved and respected by all who knew him. Kyril Bonfiglioli was variously an art dealer, editor, and wrote four books featuring Charlie Mortdecai, three of which were published in his. Kyril Bonfiglioli (–). Writer. + Add or change photo on IMDbPro». Contribute to IMDb. Add a bio, trivia, and more. Update information for Kyril Bonfiglioli.

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Kyril Bonfiglioli

Page 56, Line 5 83 Aug 11, More of Johnny Depp pretending to be a character actor. Kyril Bonfiglioli Average bonfivlioli His character resembles, among other things, an amoral Bertie Wooster with occasional psychopathic tendencies.

Oh, great, I thought. His Mortdecai comic-thriller trilogy won critical plaudits back in the s and early s. But I am a product of my time and a woman. It takes cozy English mystery tropes and takes a sick pleasure in upending them. Discover new books on Goodreads.

Kyril Bonfiglioli (Author of Don’t Point that Thing at Me)

All comments, contributions or corrections welcomed! There’s a very informative piece about Bonfiglioli and the novels on The New Yorker site. It is kyirl execellently suited to reading, sleeping and listening to canaries.

The series is raffish, dark, melancholy, unabashedly nostalgic, clever, brash. All the Bonfilgioli in China 3. Kyril Bonfiglioli Editor. It is the outrageous and snobbish Mortdecai “a nice, rich, cowardly fun-loving art dealer who dabbles in crime to take his mind off his haemorrhoids” who himself gonfiglioli the stories. Mortdecai, being a minor sort of crook, tries to detect but is more often detected, but I’ve included him here because of the sheer exuberance and comic appeal which make the books so entertaining to read.


After his divorce from his second wife he lived in Silverdale in Lancashirethen Jersey and Ireland.

Charlie Mortdecai series 4 Book Series it was amazing 5. And I found the book—with its caustic, rape-centric plot—ugly. Having served in the British Army from toand been widowed, he applied to Balliol College, Oxfordwhere he took his degree. Views Read Edit View history. Want bonfiglikli Read saving….

The Mortdecai Trilogy 3. The author makes a nod to this comparison by having Mortdecai reference Wodehouse in the novels.

The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery 3. Series by Kyril Bonfiglioli. In other projects Wikiquote.

After leaving school at 16, Bonfiglioli spent 5 years in the army before being admitted as a widower with two small children to Balliol College, Bonfilioli, where he read English, after which he set up as an art dealer in Oxford and claimed to be “loved and respected by all who knew him slightly”. Wikiquote has quotations related to: It is not a good place for sex: They feature Johnny Depp and a battalion of costars extravagantly mustachioed and looking wacky.

Retrieved 17 October There’s plenty of violence involved, so bpnfiglioli needs the support of his manservant, the expert cook there’s a lot about food in the books and ex-con Jock, whom he describes as “a sort of anti-Jeeves: Bonfiglioli’s style and narrative technique have been favourably compared to those of P. He described himself as “an bonfiglioil fencer, a fair shot with most weapons and a serial marrier of beautiful women Something Nasty in the Woodshed 3.


In the tradition of Breaking Bad and The Sopranoswe will see a complex antihero and be drawn to his self-loathing complexity.

It has been said that Mortdecai resembles a depraved Bertie Wooster – certainly things keep happening to him over which he has no control. Mortdecai got his Hon title, by the way, not for outstanding services to the crown, but because he was the second son of a baron who was awarded “his barony ostensibly for giving the nation a third of a million pounds’ worth of good but unsaleable art, but actually for forgetting something embarrassing he knew about someone.

Let it be said, I understand the appeal.

Bonfiglioli was a great admirer and collector of P. Charlie Mortdecai is the fictional art dealer anti-hero of the series. Impulse 1 by Kyril BonfiglioliJames Blish 2.

The dry satire and black humour of the books were favourably reviewed by The New Yorker and others. Cherie’s “It’s dead, Jim. October Monthly Reading Challenge 58 Nov 01, This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat You can’t run a fine-arts business without a thug and Jock is one of the best in the trade”.

Ottobre – Novembre – Dicembre 22 Aug 16, This Penguin anthology contains the first three books.