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The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool

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By Richard Yancey

The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2010,
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In this third installment of Richard Yancey’s hilarious Teddy Ruzak P.I. series, Teddy’s latest client is a good looking dame with long blond hair and great gams. Her husband, she suspects, is stepping out on her, and she hires Teddy to nail the cheater. Then the client disappears. Is this a divorce case—or a murder?

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"The appealing if bizarre narrative voice carries the action briskly along." - Publishers Weekly

"Zany humor and delightful characters make this a good choice for Janet Evanovich fans waiting for her next book." - Library Journal

"Teddy, whose relentlessly logical patter utterly fulfills his observation that 'I lack the internal editing function most people take for granted,' is the anti-Spenser - unmasculine, weak, klutzy and hilariously garrulous." - Kirkus Reviews

"Reader response should be unanimous: keep ’em coming, please." - Booklist

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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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