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Reluctant Detective and Other Stories, the (2001) [Collection]
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Series: Lunghi Detective Agency

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DETECTIVES AND MURDERERS
(Reluctant and Otherwise)

Michael Z. Lewin's view of the world is slightly offbeat. Reared in Indiana, he created tales in which one of Indiana's most famous politicos, "Danny" Quayle, actually solves crimes. Having lived in England for some thirty years, Lewin invented a "reluctant detective" who prefers to take advantage of Britain's tax laws than do any actual detecting. A few years ago, Lewin invented a family of detectives grandfather, children, and grandchildren who investigate criminals in Bath, England, but (with the sensitivity of someone who sees a society as an adoptive son) Lewin gave the Lunghi family of sleuths an Italian background.

The 21 crime tales in The Reluctant Detective and Other Stories range from the Edgar-nominated title story, to 2 investigations by "Danny" Quayle, to the 6 cases of the Lunghi detective agency and also include stories about Indiana police Lieutenant Leroy Powder (who is saddled with having to take a Japanese visitor on a night patrol), a hit man pretending to be interviewed by Dolly Parton, a detective named Rover who happens to be a dog literally.

Contains:

  • The Reluctant Detective
  • Rainey Shines
  • Danny Gets it Right
  • Danny Pulls His Weight
  • The Stranger
  • Night Shift
  • What a Woman Wants
  • Boss
  • Wrong Number
  • The Hand that Feeds Me
  • The Hit
  • If the Glove Fits
  • You Pay For Everything
  • Suicide Note
  • Family Business
  • Wedding Bells
  • Gains and Losses
  • Travel Plans
  • Pay Phone
  • Gun Point
  • Mr. Hard Man

Original title: The Reluctant Detective and Other Stories
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives


The following works are contained within this one:
     Family Business (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Michael Z. Lewin
     Wedding Bells (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: Michael Z. Lewin

Edition #1: Reluctant Detective and Other Stories, the

Reluctant Detective and Other Stories, the (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Reluctant Detective and Other Stories, the (October 2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Crippen & Landru
ISBN: 1885941625
Dimensions: 4.8 x 7.7 x 0.3
Pages: 246

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