Front Cover
E-Reads, Dec 1, 2002 - Fiction - 224 pages
9 Reviews
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...?

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Detective (Stanley Hastings Mystery #1)

User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

Seems dated, even for 1987. I am plodding along with this book--it has not captured me half-way through. Done--nor did it ever capture me. I am very character-focused in my reading, and I don't really like Stanley Hastings. Read full review

Review: Detective (Stanley Hastings Mystery #1)

User Review  - JF - Goodreads

The author has a very witty take on the world. The main character's self-deprecation is humorous and well crafted, even when he's copping to some not-strictly-PC attitudes. I love the fact that it's a ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Parnell Hall is a part-time actor, a former private detective, singer/songwriter, and full-time writer of novels and screenplays. He writes the Stanley Hastings Mystery series, the Steve Winslow courtroom drama series, and the Puzzle Lady Mystery series. He also writes under the pseudonym J. P. Hailey. He wrote the screenplay to the 1984 movie C.H.U.D.

Bibliographic information