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The Perfect Defective

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Private Investigator Jack Hannigan takes on his toughest case yet: a man who has lost his talent. Soon after, a cheerleader hires him to kill a dead man. Then the dead man asks for his help in seducing a stripper to the stars, who later turns up dead herself. The Scotch-guzzling detective tries not to solve any of his cases so that he can keep collecting expenses, which ...more
57 pages
Published by No Dead Trees Press (first published August 16th 2011)
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Kevintipple
Dec 29, 2011 Kevintipple rated it it was amazing

P. I. Jake Hannigan has a “…square jaw and skepticism that can’t be bought on Sundays in Blue Law States.” (Page 5) That means he has a fondness for alcohol and will indulge that fondness whenever the mood strikes including his own office. That is where Professor Durgen found him on a certain Monday morning.

Professor Durgen teaches writing at a community college when he isn’t working on his novel. Unfortunately, his novel has been stalled for over two months. He has a huge problem. He’s lost his
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Sam Shipley
Mar 26, 2012 Sam Shipley rated it really liked it
Oh my my my. What a disaster of a story. So convoluted, so contrived, so stupid, yet so funny. A laugh out loud tour-de-force, without the tour. This is why I wish Bored to Death was still on TV. Well, if it ever comes back, I think they have found their new writer. Never thought I would ever find anyone more twisted or disturbed than Jonathan Ames, but here he is.

A great romp; just wish it was longer.
Trevor Kidd
Apr 25, 2012 Trevor Kidd rated it it was ok
Shelves: indie-fiction
The Perfect Defective is a booze-fueled train wreck of a detective story. I couldn't pull my attention away even though the plot doesn't make much sense, the protagonist is a drunken misogynist jerk and the humor is pretty juvenile.

The Good: At least Casey's protagonist knows he's a drunken loser. He never gets anything right and has the nerve to make fun of his own loserdom. While juvenile, The Perfect Defective has some wit. There are a few laughs, or a whole lot of laughs depending on your ta
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John Smith
Nov 28, 2011 John Smith rated it really liked it
piss-in-your pants funny.
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