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The Dead Detective

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2014

    Boring

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2006

    A Pawnbroker and a Beauty Queen? Oh yeah!

    It¿s not enough to write a mystery novel with the main protagonist being a pawnbroker, but Lorene Robbins knocks the poor guy off in the very first chapter. Not to fear, however, Budge is soon up and about again as a ghost who tries to solve his own murder with the help of computer consultant CJ Thomas, a humorless ex-beauty queen who does not believe in ghosts. As if that¿s not enough, Robbins throws in an Elvis impersonator and a plethora of suspects. Budge is a fantastic character¿a flaky geek who believes in the I Ching , Astrology and psychics, and anything else paranormal. CJ is a terrific straight person for him and the fact that she, herself, doesn¿t have a sense of humor, adds a certain panache to the books funnier scenes. I don¿t think I¿ll ever be able to listen to The Age of Aquarius again without thinking of the funeral scene!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2006

    A Pawnbroker's Ghost makes a Great Detective

    Now this is a funny book with terrific characters. The premise of The Dead Detective by Lorene Robbins is that a geeky, awkward pawnbroker, Budge Dirkwood, has been murdered. His body is discovered by former beauty pageant queen CJ Thomas, who does not believe in ghosts. Unfortunately for CJ, however, Budge comes back as a ghost and she is the only person who can hear him. She is forced to work with him to solve his murder in order to get him to leave her alone. Budge is a really funny character-- the scene where he has CJ read the I Ching sticks for him is a hoot, as is the scene where CJ goes to question his girlfriend. There's also some pathos in the book as Budge learns that it is frustrating to be a ghost without substance so that he is unable to physically act to protect his friends. I hope Robbins writes more about Budge and CJ as they are fun characters!

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