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The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs

By Richard Yancey

The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2008,
    336 pages.

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After the state shuts him down for practicing detection without a license, Teddy thinks his investigating days are over. Then he discovers the body of a man outside his office, a homeless man whom he had befriended just the day before.

Teddy suspects foul play, but the police think he's barking up the wrong tree. Then his normal befuddlement is exponentially enhanced by two very unexpected--and potentially very dangerous--visitors from the pound.

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"Starred Review. Yancey has given Teddy a distinctive voice - wry, rambling and self-reflective - that will endear this surprisingly effective bumbler to all kinds of mystery readers." - Publishers Weekly.

"It is difficult to top an outstanding series debut, but Yancey does so here with great aplomb. For readers who enjoy humorous mysteries with quirky detectives in the tradition of Janet Evanovich." - Library Journal.

"The detection is ramshackle and the solution almost an afterthought to the funny, sad adventures of a hero who's less private eye than holy fool." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Richard Yancey Author Biography

Since he was quite young, Rick knew he wanted to be a writer. After earning a degree in English from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Rick returned to his native Florida to pursue a career in the arts. While teaching part time and dabbling in the theater, he decided to take a job with the Internal Revenue Service, where he served as a revenue officer for over ten years.

He continued to pursue his lifelong dream of being a full-time writer, however, finally leaving the IRS in 2004 upon the publication of his critically acclaimed memoir, Confessions of a Tax Collector.

His Alfred Kropp trilogy for young adults has been published in seventeen countries and was nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal, as well as garnering numerous awards since its inception in 2005. He is also ...

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