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Book Title: The Highly Effective Detective Duo|
The author of the book: Rick Yancey
Edition: Mystery Guild
Date of issue: 2006
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This book was purchased by my husband ,for me, at a used book store. I don't remember which one. It is a Mystery Guild publication, aka- Book club book. But, that has never bothered me.
This book has two stories in it, each a litte over 200 pages long. The first story is "The Highly Effective Detective". This is the first book in the series, published in 2006. The first 50 pages or so might seem a little slow going, but necessary to set everything up.
Theodore 'Teddy' Ruzak finally realizes his dream of owing his own detective agency. However, Teddy is a litte bit inept. He doesn't realize you can't just rent an office and stencil your name on the door, then start taking on cases. He finds out he has to get a license from the state first, and he actually has to get out and do a little leg work. Teddy also struggles with his weight, and his having spent too many years working security on the nighshift. Teddy tends to ramble quite a bit.
Teddy's first case involved a hit and run. Not your typical hit and run, but the death of a row of baby geese. With his first paying client, Teddy hires Felicia , a waitress he has a little crush on, to be his secretary. Things really get interesting when the black SUV the witness saw run over the geese, could be involved in a kidnapping/murder case. Teddy finds himself in way over his head.
The dialogue in this book is hilarious. Teddy is compared to Columbo as seeming to be stupid, but isn't really. However, I thought he reminded me of more of Monk. The first book was so good, I was happy to know there were more in the series.
The second story is "The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs". (2008)
Teddy gets a dog, despite the rules on his lease. He meets a girl and sort of starts dating her, but not quite. That part was kind of strange and had me wondering about old Teddy. He wasn't the best pet owner either. But, Teddy sort of had his hands full.
Teddy is finally told to close his doors until he passes his exam to be a PI. ( He flunked the first time) But, that doesn't stop Teddy from getting involved with a murder case. Felicia helps Teddy out as much as possible, even though she is now out of a job until he passes his exam.
Eunice is back and has decided to write a book about Teddy.
This second book didn't have the same pizazz as the first one. Not as much rambling by Teddy, so not as many funnny spots, but there were still a few laugh out loud moments.
I looked Richard Yancey up on Google, and was happy to know there are more Teddy Ruzak mysteries out there. ( This isn't his only series)
There is some SC in the second story, and some harder language in the second one too, but I would still place these stories in the "cozy" mystery sub-genre.
If you like quirky, funny mysteries, you will love these!
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Read information about the authoraka Richard Yancey
Rick is a native Floridian and a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in English which he put to use as a field officer for the Internal Revenue Service. Inspired and encouraged by his wife, he decided his degree might also be useful in writing books and in 2004 he began writing full-time.
Since then he has launched two critically acclaimed series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, for young readers, and The Highly Effective Detective, for adults. Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida.
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