Detective (Stanley Hastings Series #1)

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Poor Stanley Hastings! All his detective pursuits end in failure. So when Martin Albrecht comes to him with a case for a real detective, Stanley turns him away. Unfortunately, Stanley's accursed path leads to his finding Albrecht dead. Now that he's been challenged and has to take the case; maybe Stanley will finally prove that he's a real detective. To solve this case Stanley must descend into the modern-day inferno of drugs and mob operations. Will he come out of it alive.? ...
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Overview

Poor Stanley Hastings! All his detective pursuits end in failure. So when Martin Albrecht comes to him with a case for a real detective, Stanley turns him away. Unfortunately, Stanley's accursed path leads to his finding Albrecht dead. Now that he's been challenged and has to take the case; maybe Stanley will finally prove that he's a real detective. To solve this case Stanley must descend into the modern-day inferno of drugs and mob operations. Will he come out of it alive.?
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When Martin Albrect stumbles into his detective agency, babbling that he's about to be murdered, Stanley Hastings is incredulousuntil he reads the next day that Albrect has been brutally shot. Albrect has left behind a series of clues, and Hastings feels honor-bound to take the case. He soon deduces that Albrect was a drug runner who double-crossed some members of a cocaine-trafficking ring. Hastings's investigations lead him to New York's Lower East Side, Miami and East Hampton. It's almost an academic exercise for Hastings, until he discovers the killers are on his track. Hastings is a novel addition to the detective genrea down-on-his-luck writer, short-tempered and opinionated, who moonlights as a detective (as does the author) and who has more brains than brawn. There are some obvious flaws to this bookHastings sometimes indulges in diatribes that have disturbing racial overtonesbut on the whole, Hall's good ear for gritty dialogue and his ability to evoke New York's neighborhoods and people make an entertaining mystery. (June 10)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587541100
  • Publisher: Olmstead Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Series: Stanley Hastings Series , #1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.58 (h) x 0.99 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Amazing

    Best book ever! You have to read it!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2011

    Fun read!

    This was a fun mystery with interesting characters.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Terrific read! Fun without being cute. The main character's voice pulled me in right away, but the great writing is what kept me glued to the story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Boring

    Another guy who hates his wife and lies his way through life. He can't find himself. Dull dullard and a story someone ekse could have written better. Waste of time and space.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Too long

    This book was listed under humorous mysteries. It wasn't humorous, it was too long and slow moving. The end was the only interesting part.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Yuck

    Too much strong foul language. Shawnee

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    T I really liked this book

    The protagonist of this book is just as insecure as the rest of us, yet some how manages to out smart all the bad guys. Never once does anyone shoot at him or even hit him. The problems are all solved, the package is all tidy, and our hero is home in time to play ball with his son. Perhaps he even learned something about himself. Good story

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    Posted January 6, 2013

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    Boring, didnt even waste my time to finish it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    Boring. Couldn't even get into it.

    Boring, totally.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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