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Blotto, Twinks and the Rodents of the Riviera (Blotto and Twinks #3)

3.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  105 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
While giving a tour of the house's long gallery Blotto is stunned to discover that two of the family portraits are missing. Blotto is forced to summon his brilliantly intelligent sister Twinks who instantly deduces that the paintings have been stolen by a gang of international art thieves based in Paris.
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published July 21st 2011 by Constable
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Meg
Sep 13, 2015 Meg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series. Spoffing lingo, old trouser button! Silly silly silly, but so much fun.
Jane
Jul 24, 2013 Jane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: myst
More than a little similar to Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher with overtones of P. G. Wodehouse, but more over-the-top. But I'll have to wait at least two months to read the next one to regain an appreciation for the ridiculous.

Blotto and Twinks are the younger son & daughter of a deceased duke; their elder brother has already produced two daughters, so Blotto, as The Spare, may have to marry someone his mother (like Sayers' Helen Denver) approves of. She also has a husband in mind for Twink
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Les Wilson
Nov 15, 2014 Les Wilson rated it really liked it
Many people criticise books because of date, language, etc. I don't! I measure a book by how much I enjoyed reading it as a book. It is not real life, it's a story and should be read as such. Bearing this in mind, I found it an a very enjoyable read.
Pamwendy
Feb 27, 2014 Pamwendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in this series and the best yet. If you enjoy Wodehouse this book will appeal to you.i gave this short book 5 stars because,any book that makes me smile through every page deserves it!
Jean
Dec 29, 2014 Jean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another adventure with crime solving British aristocrats. Spoffing good fun!
D.S. Nelson
Aug 15, 2014 D.S. Nelson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The surreal, bourgeois life of Blotto and Twinks continue as they head down to the French Riviera. Masked villains, underground lairs and phrases like 'broken biscuits Twinks', echo of Scooby Doo or Batman. Thoroughly entertaining as always.
Rachel Utley
Sep 13, 2014 Rachel Utley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A real lark to read.Good fun!
Chris
Dec 26, 2013 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-various
Borrowed this book because I thought it would be a who-done-it set in the thirties, which I love. But the clichéd aristocratic attitudes and conversation got on my nerves, gave up. Probably fine if you like that sort of book.
Vivienne
Oct 01, 2011 Vivienne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, satire, parody
More silliness with Blotto & Twinks! In this outing they are in France on the trail of art thieves and so there are plenty of jokes about the French.

These books are broad parody sending up the so-called Golden Age detective novels and the upper class comedy of manners. Just good fun.
Phil Kellingley
Jan 13, 2013 Phil Kellingley rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you think this book was "creamy eclair" or "the lark's larynx" then you must have fallen under its spell. I didn't. It was repetitive in the extreme and failed miserably as the humorous book it was probably meant to be. It didn't even deserve the one star. Utter twaddle.
Elizabeth
Jun 01, 2013 Elizabeth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
While I enjoyed the first two books in this series, number three didn't appeal to me. Everything was tired, the jokes, the plot and the inane name calling such as 'my little cigar cutter' or 'shrimp sandwich' or worse.
Beachcomber
Dec 15, 2012 Beachcomber rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ugh. One more "me old ______", "read your semaphore" or "larksissimo!" and I'd have given up. Thankfully a short book, but the characters beggar belief.
Lynne - The Book Squirrel
A very funny read, love some of the sayings too. Listened to this read by the author so he bought the book to life.
Mary
Nov 03, 2013 Mary rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy
Just three stars, almost two. The attempted mockery did get rather wearing.
Sam Colloff
Jul 01, 2013 Sam Colloff rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
there is really nothing i can say to adequately describe this one.
Louise
Apr 23, 2013 Louise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just silly! As long as you don't want anyone it's fine :)
kami
Apr 12, 2013 kami rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable read, slightly rushed ending.
David Stimpson
Jan 02, 2014 David Stimpson rated it really liked it
mad again but i love these books
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Simon Brett is a prolific British writer of whodunnits.

He is the son of a Chartered Surveyor and was educated at Dulwich College and Wadham College, Oxford, where he got a first class honours degree in English.

He then joined the BBC as a trainee and worked for BBC Radio and London Weekend Television, where his work included 'Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy' and 'Frank Muir Goes Into ...'.

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