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The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool

A Mystery

Highly Effective Detective

Richard Yancey

Minotaur Books

“Deserves mention with the wackiest of today’s comic crime novelists… similar to Donald E. Westlake or Carl Hiaasen.” —Booklist on The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs 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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ACT ONE

The Accused

SCENE ONE

The Office

A Sunny Morning in May

I his is not about sex," the woman said.

With my trusty mechanical pencil, I wrote "not about sex" beneath her name, "Katrina Bates."

"He’s had many affairs, practically since day one of our marriage. On the second night of our honeymoon, he made a pass at our waitress."

I wrote, "Day one. Second night. Waitress." I stared at the words. Wouldn’t that be day two?

"I was returning from the rest room and there it was: his hand rubbing her bottom."

"That’s

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  • Richard Yancey

  • RICHARD YANCEY is the author of the YA novels The Monstrumologist and The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, which recently sold in a major deal to New Regency Pictures. His memoir, Confessions of a Tax Collector, was named one of the ten best books of the year by The Christian Science Monitor. This is his third mystery in the Highly Effective Detective series.
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The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool

A Mystery

Highly Effective Detective

Richard Yancey

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