This is the novel that made Wodehouse famous, before the Jeeves and Blandings books. It features Ogden Ford and his mother Nesta. Nesta has remarried, to the hen-pecked, baseball-loving millionaire Mr. Peter Pett, and Ogden is spoiled and obnoxious. The story takes its title from the charismatic character of Jimmy Crocker, Nesta’s nephew and a reforming playboy. Jim is called upon to assist in the kidnapping of Ogden, and typical Wodehousean confusion ensues, involving imposters, crooks, detectives, butlers, aunts etc.—all in the name of romance, of course.