After his ailing mother dies, Teddy quits his job as a night watchman to fulfill his childhood dream of being a detective. With little planning and even less foresight, he hangs up his shingle and hires his favorite waitress from the local diner to be his Girl Friday. And his first case? Bringing to justice the thoughtless driver who mows down six baby geese. Not the most exciting assignment--until Teddy's "wild-goose chase" quickly evolves into an investigation of a vicious murder.
"An adorably quixotic adventure from mystery first-timer Yancey" - Kirkus Reviews.
"By turns touching, suspenseful and hilarious, this is sure to be one of the most well regarded-and enjoyed-mystery debuts of the year." - Publishers Weekly.
"Yancey introduces a colorful, memorable detective and tells a suspenseful story full of great humor and careful plotting." - Library Journal.
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