Hugger-Mugger in the Louvre

Hugger Mugger in the Louvre The gendarmes are baffled and all Paris is agog at the disappearance of a rare Watteau print Enter master sleuth Homer Evans whose hilarious approach to crime solving follows a twisted trail from the

  • Title: Hugger-Mugger in the Louvre
  • Author: Elliot Paul
  • ISBN: 9780486251851
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • The gendarmes are baffled and all Paris is agog at the disappearance of a rare Watteau print Enter master sleuth Homer Evans, whose hilarious approach to crime solving follows a twisted trail from the darkest recesses of the Louvre to underworld lairs, the studios of shady art dealers, and an insane asylum Evans and his zany associates including his sharpshooting girlfriThe gendarmes are baffled and all Paris is agog at the disappearance of a rare Watteau print Enter master sleuth Homer Evans, whose hilarious approach to crime solving follows a twisted trail from the darkest recesses of the Louvre to underworld lairs, the studios of shady art dealers, and an insane asylum Evans and his zany associates including his sharpshooting girlfriend, Mademoiselle Montana, and his drinking buddy, Gonzo trace a bizarre series of clues to uncover an ever thickening plot involving fraud, kidnapping, and murder.Author Elliot Paul satirized the conventions of detective fiction with the first Homer Evans adventure, The Mysterious Mickey Finn This sequel, hailed as an excellent cocktail by The New Republic, offers another furious frolic that upends every convention of the traditional murder mystery.

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  • Homer Evans doesn't want a life of action, and he doesn't want to investigate when a famous painting is stolen from the Louvre. For the life of him, he can't understand why no one else seems to see the problems with the story as it's reported in the newspapers. But he can't turn down a friend in need, so he agrees to the chief of detectives plea for help. Much to everyone else's surprise, the real mystery concerns an Egyptian mummy, a rather sketchy insane asylum, a stuffed chimpanzee, and a mis [...]


  • So disappointing that the first book of the year hits the wall. I am very tolerant of wacky forties humor, but the first thirty pages spent a lot of time recapping Paul's previous book, introducing very annoying characters (including the detective, his friends, the policeman, and many bystanders), and describing the theft of a Watteau painting wittily titled (in translation, I guess) The Pansy. I'm sure it was all much funnier at one time. Great title, though.


  • I sought out Hugger-Mugger in the Louvre, a late 1940s novel, as part of a reading challenge to read “a book that is about, or takes place, somewhere you want to visit.” Or, in this case, two places: various districts of Paris, in general, and the Louvre in particular.Hugger-Mugger in the Louvre is the 2nd in a series (the first is rather intrusively recapped in the early pages of this novel) of humorous mystery novels featuring Homer Evans, a master sleuth firmly in the mould of Sherlock Ho [...]


  • This is the second book in a series with Homer Evans, the reluctant American sleuth who figures things out well before we do. The hard part of this book is that you meet up with many characters and don't have a grounding of where they all fit together at first. I think this is because the first book did all that work and here it starts in with little intro. Also the humor is dated for me and I found some of the text- overly indulgent in description. I've had similar problems when watching films [...]


  • This the first of several lighthearted mysteries set in the diverse community of artists and intellectuals that settled in Paris after World War One. This is the Paris of Josephine Baker, Gertrude Stein, Picasso, Miro, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Cocteau, Dali -- influential artistssss with new ideas and new ways of looking at the world. The protagonist is Homer Evans, an American millionaire of refined (but not effete) tastes.


  • A comedic murder mystery written back in the days when the Marx brothers and The Three Stooges defined comedy. Sort of a Sherlock Holmes tale with humor.


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