Simon Brett

Blotto, Twinks and the Ex-King's Daughter

A duke’s halfwit son and brainy daughter search for a kidnapped princess and a dangerous killer in this hilarious historical mystery series debut.
It’s that glorious period between the two World Wars, and the exiled king of Mitteleuropa is celebrating with a visit to Tawcester Towers, the ancestral home of the Dukes of Tawcester. When the ex-king’s daughter is kidnapped, noblesse obliges Blotto, the Duke’s brave and handsome son, to drive off to the rescue. Sadly, he is rather staggeringly stupid—with a nickname like “Blotto,” what could one expect?—but his sister, Twinks, got all the family brains, and she is inclined to be helpful. And in more good news for the purloined princess, Blotto’s devoted valet is coming along for the ride. Plus, they’ve got a really swell car. First in a new series by a master of the comic mystery, Blotto, Twinks and the Ex-King's Daughter is a deliriously funny parody of the Golden Age of mystery.
“Brett’s latest is a complete wow. . . . Brett re-creates the aristocratic world of Wodehouse and Dorothy Sayers piece by piece. . . . A breakneck plot in the Restoration comedy mold, absolutely bullet-riddled with Wodehouseian wit. Brett’s best yet.” —Booklist, starred review
“Zany. . . . Brett puts a hilarious spin on the traditional British mystery.” —Publishers Weekly
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