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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 by Richard Yancey
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  • Published in USA  Mar 2010
    272 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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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

Richard (Rick) Yancey is the author of several novels and a memoir. His books have been published in over twenty languages and have earned numerous accolades and awards from around the world. His young adult novel, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, was named a "Best Book of the Year" by Publishers Weekly and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

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 ...

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