The Buick Stops Here
John Duignan and Ian Hopkins
In the sequel to Skelp The Aged, Mungo and Ethel Laird return from the Algarve for medical reasons. Mungo is suffering from chronic insouciance but has been assured it is nothing to worry about; Ethel has a mysterious liver condition.
Instructed by Ethel to ‘find a project' while she is in hospital, Mungo finds himself the owner of the only loss-making bookmaker in the world. When a punter has an improbable winning bet and a nephew with a sledgehammer, and Mungo cannot pay, he turns to loan sharks - the alternative was RBS.
With men and women of violence circling, Mungo discovers that his houseboy has rented their villa on the Algarve to Russian
gangsters diplomats. Escaping with only a flesh wound he is reunited with his beloved master to add another thing for Mungo to worry about.
Now where did Ethel put that shotgun?