Blotto, Twinks and the Ex-King's Daughter
a hair-raising adventure introducing the fabulous brother and sister sleuthing duo
By Simon Brett
A hair-raising adventure set between the wars introduces fabulous brother and sister sleuthing duo, Blotto and Twinks!
'Murder most enjoyable' Colin Dexter
Ex-Princess Etheline, daughter of the exiled king of Mitteleuropia, has been kidnapped during a visit to Tawcester Towers, ancestral seat of the Dukes of Tawcester, and ducal family honour demands that she should be rescued.
The Dowager Duchess entrusts the task to her son, the Right Hon. Devereux Lyminster, known universally as 'Blotto'. He is, of course, terribly handsome, honourable and brave, but as sadly deficient in the brains department as his sister 'Twinks' is gifted.
So the siblings set off, accompanied by trusty chauffeur, Corky Froggett. They drive across many countries to Mitteleuropia, a realm now ruled by a usurper, the ex-king's brother, where they suspect the princess has been taken.
Can brave Blotto and Twinks rescue Ethelinda, or will they meet their end in the evil clutches of King Vlatislav?
Praise for Simon Brett:
'A new Simon Brett is an event for mystery fans' P. D. James
'Perfect entertainment' Guardian
'Few crime writers are so enchantingly gifted' Sunday Times
'Simon Brett writes stunning detective stories. I would recommend them to anyone.' Jilly Cooper
Born in 1945, Simon Brett was educated at Dulwich College and Wadham College, Oxford, where his gained a First Class Honours Degree in English. He has to date written over 70 books. A great many are crime novels, including the Charles Paris, Mrs Pargeter and Feathering series.
Simon was also Chairman of the Crime Writers Association from 1986 to 1987 and of the Society of Authors from 1995 to1997. He lives near Arundel in West Sussex and is married with three grown-up children, one grandson, one granddaughter, and four cats.
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29 Jul 2010
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C & R Crime
Top notch — TheBookBag.co.uk
Highly amusing — One80
P.G. Wodehouse never turned his hand to detective fiction, but if he had done so, he might have done something a little like this. — MyShelf.com
Light, well-balanced and bubbling with subtlety and delight. — Crime Time