Psych's Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified

Psych's Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified


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Psych's Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified by Shawn Spencer

You've seen him solve unsolvable crimes, stop unstoppable killers, and consume unconsumable breakfast cereals. Now Shawn Spencer, the mastermind from TV's hit show Psych, shows you how to become a fake psychic-and a real detective-using his patented methods of crime-fighting awesomeness. Along the way, he'll help you deal with whiny sidekicks (that means you, Gus), interfering police officers (including but not limited to Chief Vick, Lassiter, Henry, Buzz MacNab, and, ah, Juliet), and flashes of genius (like Evel Knievel's white leather jumpsuit). You'll discover:

  • How to set up a totally bitchin' office, where Wednesday = Ladies Night
  • How to convince your sidekick that he's really your partner
  • How to pick up women at a crime scene
  • Shawn's Stakeout Survival Guide, including sensible snacks
  • Gus's Scream-and-Run Method for confronting criminals
  • Unsolved mysteries like who stole Shawn's Sno-Caps in third grade
  • The ideal sleuth car: Magnum, P.I.'s Ferrari or Knight Rider's K.I.T.T.?
  • Who should play Shawn in the movie of his life: Christian Bale or Don Cheadle?
  • New names for detectives, such as Rico Solvé and Sherlock Homeboy

    . . . and way more cool stuff.
Packed with insane pop quizzes, unbelievable case studies, unflattering photos, and off-the-chart charts, this all-in-one guide will have you solving crimes and catching crooks like a pro-even if you don't have a clue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455512867
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 137,376
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Shawn Spencer hails from a family of cops, and was meticulously schooled from a very young age in the finer points of detective work. Soon Shawn begins calling in tips to the police hotline for crimes he sees on television to entertain himself. But one night, one of Shawn's tips lead police somewhere he never imagined — back to him. The detectives believe information this accurate could only have come from the inside. Desperate to avoid jail time, Shawn hastily explains that his insight is really second sight - he's a psychic. And though skeptical, the department is impressed and Shawn is hired on as a "psychic consultant". Immediately enlisting the assistance of his reluctant best friend, Gus, Shawn opens his own agency, PSYCH, taking his talent for detective work — and fun — in a new direction.

Burton "Gus" Guster has been party to the impulsive adventures of his best friend since they were kids, which is why he's convinced himself that the straight and narrow — a job as a pharmaceutical sales rep, 401(k) and a regular paycheck is right where he belongs. Still, the idea of being a private investigator intrigues him, and while he is completely horrified by Shawn's behavior most of the time, he knows that the excitement and adventure of their new enterprise might just make it all worth it.

Table of Contents

Foreword x

Author's Note xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Setting Up Shop 3

Chapter 1.2 Sidekicks…and Why You Need One 49

Chapter 2 Taking a Bite out of Crime 59

Chapter 2.1 Gus, Why Axe You Being So Annoying Today? 101

Chapter 3 Investigation Nation: Working in the Field 107

Chapter 3.2 I'm Not the One Being Annoying, Shawn, and Where Are My Cocoa Puffs? 177

Chapter 4 Cops, Coroners, and Other Professional Roadblocks 181

Chapter % Case Closed: Accusations & Making Arrests, or Spectacular Ways to Bring Someone Down 247

Epilogue 285

Afterword 286

After-Afterword 287

Acknowledgments 289

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Bill and Winnie Guster

A brilliant example of why Shawn Spencer needs to grow up, learn some responsibility, and leave our baby alone.

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Psych's Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a very good book. Worth your time and money. We gotta acknowledge when the real actors of the show sit down to write something as characters. This means that they love doing the show as much as we love watching it. About the book itself, it's a comedy about teaching you the first steps on becoming a private detective. It has lots of excellent illustrations and some hilarious tables and footnotes. It's full of references (just like the show) and lacks no comedy. I recommend if for fans of the show.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Psych is the best show ever! Im glad they made this amazing book! I hope I can get it. Im still not done watching  this show, but it brought me and my best friend, Saffire, closer than ever. I love it! - Ember
s-charlie_1 More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy the TV show you'll enjoy the book. Very entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG this the most amazing book ever. I wish psych the show didnt end. It had such a good run. And i never got to meet them. But i can tell you that you need to read this book. People dont judge a book by its cover, well i can tell right now that this book can be judged by its cover in a good way. Just by looking at this book you already know what its going to be like.I am such a PSYCH-O as the actors call their fans
Amber Cooper More than 1 year ago
HELP!!! I'm thinking about getting this book but I'm not sure if it's worth the $12! Has anyone read it? Is it worth the money to buy it??
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Very funny and cool
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Not haveenoigh money, but sounds fabulouis!! I watch psych on netflix till like midnight all the time. It is a totally amazayn show so im positive that this book is phenomoniall!! Whoever thought of having the characters write the book was a very briliam man or woman. Hope i can muster uo a gift card to buy this extroardinharry book.