The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line

The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line

Book - 2011 | 1st ed.
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Earnest detective Teddy Ruzak faces an impossible choice between his ethics and another's life when a vicious psychopath targets Teddy's beloved Gal Friday.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312383107
Branch Call Number: YANCE
Characteristics: 230 p.

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bibliofinn
Aug 18, 2011

As always there's a lot of fun to be had in the new Teddy Ruzak novel as he stumbles and muses his way to truths that elude the slick and muscular go-getters of Knoxville, Tennessee. But this instalment in the series seems a little confused occasionally as chapters differ wildly in tone, ranging from near-farce to near-tragedy.Richard Yancey is perhaps trying to expand his range so as not to write essentially the same book every outing, but there are times here when individual chapters stand up well on their own but fail to cohere into a whole. Even so, it's a good read, and Teddy Ruzak remains one of the most lovable characters in crime fiction.

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trepid
Apr 10, 2011

This is the first of this series I have read. It was pretty good except for one part that really bothered my sensibilities. I will probably read this author again.

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