The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery was my gateway to Kyril Bonfiglioli. He died before he finished the manuscript but it was courageously finished by Craig Brown, a man whose style and sensibilities do no justice to the world of Charlie Mortdecai. Everything about the last chapter is unsatisfying - like a an elaborate dinner at a posh restaurant where, after feasting on homard lobster, ortlan, grand cru champagne, and all the finest and rarerest of culinary indulgences, the waiter drops a package of oreo cookies on the table for dessert and admonishes you to leave quickly because they've rented the dinning room out for a karaoke birthday party.
So what? It was awesome and easily the most absurd and quotable of Bonfiglioli's work. Anyone who is familiar with the adventures of Charlie Mortdecai will enjoy this book regardless of how they feel about Craig Brown. That said, I'm grateful he tried, and if anyone thinks they can do a better job finishing the manuscript, I hope they give it a shot.