The Poison Arrow Frog by Christopher Wilkins

The Poison Arrow Frog

Christopher Wilkins

Fawlty Towers meets 'Allo 'Allo with a bit of Idi Amin thrown in for good measure. A dark comedy - very well written with excellent descriptions of characters and places.

Extract

Here? he sort of croaked, and I could see his left eyelid twitching away nineteen to the dozen.
You mean President Belzion is coming here - to this hotel? But this is the first I've heard of it ....
But the man's a monster, he's a fascist dictator. He's tortured and murdered God knows how many people.
But why here? Why not down in the old Government House?
Fact of the matter is that place had the best restaurant in the Caribbean. It's what kept Gaston (the owner) afloat.

Parallels
  • The Gunseller by Hugh Laurie
  • The Last King Of Scotland by Giles Folden