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The Naked Detective

by Shames, Laurence

  • ISBN: 9780375502538
  • ISBN10: 037550253X

The Naked Detective

by Shames, Laurence

  • List Price: $22.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Villard Books
  • Publish date: 01/01/2002
  • ISBN: 9780375502538
  • ISBN10: 037550253X
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Description: Writing in the first person narrative for the first time, Shames brings us his funniest, cleverest mystery to date, which introduces novice detective Pete Amsterdam.

Pete Amsterdam isn't really a detective nor does he want to be. He has a nice life -- he has the penultimate bachelor bungalow complete with a respectable wine cellar and hot tub out back and he even holds his own on the tennis court. In fact, the only reason he hung a shingle and placed an ad in Key West's local Yellow Pages as a PI was to get a tax break.

Then one afternoon while dozing in his hot tub, a blonde bombshell enters his back yard and changes his life when she dies in his garden chair and Pete discovers that this she is really a he. He tries to pass this problem off for the police to handle, but becomes pulled into the case by some odd behavior by an ecclectic group of suspects -- from thug Lefty Ortega and his nyphomaniac daughter Lydia to an attractive yoga teacher named Maggie and a guy named Micky Reale who recently moved to Key West from Vegas because Vegas was getting too wholesome. Despite his best efforts to stay out of this mess, Pete becomes a crusader of the truth in spite of himself.

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