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message 1: by Linda (new)

Linda Worstell (goodreadscoml_worstell) | 7 comments Private Detective

Professional investigator who is not a part of a government agency.

Not constrained by rules like in the police procedural.

Private Eye is usually an outsider, intelligent and often physical

Can be cozy or hard-boiled


message 2: by Jan (new)

Jan (libraryhag) | 4 comments I really like the Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries. But they are pretty light. Not something a hard-boiled type would like.


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Daniel (Lleyandyr) | 12 comments I quite enjoyed "Murder in the Eleventh House", by Mitchell Scott Lewis. It features a private detective that uses astrology to solve crimes. I don't know anything about astrology, but found this private detective approach new and interesting. I am reading the second book now...


message 4: by Lora (new)

Lora Mcallister | 2 comments Jan wrote: "I really like the Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries. But they are pretty light. Not something a hard-boiled type would like."


message 5: by Lora (new)

Lora Mcallister | 2 comments I do believe I will check the "Murder in the Eleventh House" out one of these days. I already have plenty lined up.


message 6: by BlushingZebra (new)

BlushingZebra | 8 comments Right now I like authors Peter Turnbull and Charles Finch. My goal was to read the 100 best mysteries (as seen on the internet). I loved "Chinaman's Chance" by Ross Thomas; Wilkie's "Moonstone" not so much. Elmore Leonard's "Get Shorty" made a better movie than a book---maybe because I like John Travolta.


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