Charlie M: A Novel about a New Kind of Spy - Brian Freemantle I've never ever read anything by Brian Freemantle. A couple weeke ago I saw the movie "Charlie Muffin" with David Hemmings, and I just got plain curious. I just had to get my hands on the book. When I finally did, I almost read it in just one sitting. Sometimes I just burst out laughing. The book is tremendously funny. There's a scene where Charlie takes off his socks complaining that his feet are wet. What ensues is out-and-out hilarious. I can't tell the rest without spoilers.

If Lt. Columbo had been a spy, he would have been Charlie Muffin... I'm planning on reading the entire series, starting immediately with "Here Comes Charlie M."