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...?
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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