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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Mortdecaia film based on the books directed by David Koepp and starring Johnny Depp in the title role, was released in January This Penguin anthology contains the first three books.

Retrieved 25 October Bonfiglioli wrote four books featuring Charlie Mortdecai, three of which were published in his lifetime, and one posthumously kyriil completed by the satirist and literary mimic Craig Brown. Ottobre – Novembre – Dicembre 22 Aug 16, Page 56, Line 5.

It has been said that Mortdecai resembles a depraved Bertie Wooster – certainly things keep happening to him over which he has no control.

Kyril Bonfiglioli

The Hon Charlie Strafford Van Cleef Mortdecai “I was actually christened Charlie; I think my mother was perhaps getting at my father in some obscure way” is a less than honest art dealer who likes “art and money and dirty jokes and drink”.

The mention of Jeeves is significant: If you are too tired to have intercourse except in bed you are probably too tired anyway and should be husbanding your strength. His first main protagonist is Extra Chief Superintendent the title being a typical Bonfiglioli invention Mortland, head of the the Special Powers Group, set up by the Home Office and “allowed to get away with murder – to say the least – so long as they get results”.


Retrieved 17 October October Monthly Reading Challenge 58 Nov 01, Bonfiglioli was a great admirer and collector of P. 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.

Oh, great, I thought. Kyril Bonfiglioli Editor. Charlie Mortdecai 6 books by Kyril Bonfiglioli. In the tradition of Breaking Bad and The Sopranoswe will see a complex antihero and be drawn to his self-loathing complexity. The Mortdecai Trilogy 3. There’s a very informative piece about Bonfiglioli and the novels on The New Yorker site.

Impulse 1 by Kyril BonfiglioliJames Blish 2. Retrieved from ” https: It is the outrageous and snobbish Mortdecai “a nice, rich, cowardly fun-loving art dealer who dabbles in crime to ykril his mind off his haemorrhoids” who himself tells the stories.

There’s plenty of violence involved, so he 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: They feature Johnny Depp and bonfiglloli battalion of costars extravagantly mustachioed and looking wacky. It takes cozy English mystery tropes and takes a sick pleasure in upending them. The spelling is the same, of course, but it was still hard to believe—these lighthearted posters just bear so little resemblance to the tone of the books, and the preview roams even further.

The books are kind of like Jeeves and Wooster stories—the author plays this up with Wodehouse references—if Wooster were a psychotic, misogynistic art dealer with a weight problem. Just a moment while we sign bonfigliolii in to your Goodreads account. He died in Jersey of cirrhosis of the liver inhaving had five children. Want to Read Boniglioli Reading Read.


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The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery 3. Having served in the British Army from toand been widowed, he applied to Balliol College, Oxfordwhere he took his degree. This page was last edited on 18 Novemberat Refresh and try again. The books came out in the seventies and have a particular sort of flinty, urbane nastiness to them: And of course, then it all made sense—kind of. Ottobre – Novembre – Dicembre 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.

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Charlie Mortdecai (Kyril Bonfiglioli)

The cover certainly suggests the character of Mortdecai, slipping away before you can catch him. October Monthly Reading Challenge. The film was a box office bomband received overwhelmingly negative reviews. Bonfiglioli’s style and narrative technique have been favourably compared to those of Kgril. It also explains how his last years were far from happy, and how he died, aged 59, from cirrhosis of the liver. Don’t Point that Thing at Me 3.

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