Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line

Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line

[a Mystery]

Book - 2011
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In this fourth installment of Rick Yancey's touching and funny Highly Effective Detective Series, lovable but bumbling PI Teddy Ruzak is out of his league again, and this time, things are getting serious.

Farrell, one of Teddy's old friends, is in desperate need of Teddy's help. His daughter Isabella's ex-boyfriend, locked up for assault, is days away from being released from jail, and Farrell knows his first stop out of the slammer will be at his daughter's door. Farrell enlists Teddy to keep any eye on Isabella.

But when the bad seed ex-boyfriend turns out to have associates even more alarming than he is,Teddy finds himself dealing with truly dangerous criminals. To make matters worse, Felicia, his secretary, is being threatened by mysterious men whom she can't seem to shake.

Can Teddy keep Felicia getting hurt while still protecting Isabella? And do his strong feelings towards Felicia run deeper than just a friend looking out for a friend? This funny and engaging mystery starring Teddy Ruzak will delight and entertain his many devoted fans.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312383107
Branch Call Number: YANC
Characteristics: 230 p. ; 22 cm


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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.

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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