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Hail Hibbler (Odd Jobs, Inc #2)

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Jake and his wife grapple with a harebrained Nazi doctor.

Jake Pace is battling a bistro’s worth of robotic mafia goons when the government comes to ask him a favor. The Department of Big Business has a particularly sensitive murder on its hands, and Jake, proprietor of Odd Jobs, Inc., is a sensitive detective. A week ago, Statz Kazee announced to a television audience of
ebook, 160 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Open Road Integrated Media (first published 1980)
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I don't believe it has been mentioned, but I feel this book is clearly inspired by the Thin Man movie series of the 1930s and 1940s with the chemistry and characteristics of the married protagonists. While those movies featured a quick witted and sarcastic couple out solving crimes in classic 30-40s style, the twist here is they are in a zany futurist science fiction setting.

The author tries really, really hard to make every page weird and funny. More often than not it kind of falls short of me
Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
his was one of oddest books I read this year (or the last to be precise). This book passes in a world a lot different from ours... I found it hard to get into the story and characters. I must say I only finished the book because the book was short or else I would have give up. The only thing worth mention is the funny relation between the detective and his wife (the other detective) and the funny situations they get themselves into... even if they didn't make sence on my head. Maybe that's why t ...more
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Jan 12, 2014 Jeff Anderson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 70s-80s-sci-fi
I picked up a few Ron Goulart paperback originals at Wilson's Book World in St. Pete. He is a funny writer, of course with books like this you don't expect beautiful prose but he can tell a story and is witty. I enjoyed this book and look forward to a few other titles I picked up by him.
See my review of "Wildsmith".
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Ron Goulart is a cultural historian and novelist. Besides writing extensively about pulp fiction—including the seminal Cheap Thrills: An Informal History of Pulp Magazines (1972)—Goulart has written for the pulps since 1952, when the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction published his first story, a sci-fi parody of letters to the editor. Since then he has written dozens of novels and countles ...more
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