Harry Lipkin, Private Eye by Barry Fantoni
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Meet Harry Lipkin, the world's oldest private detective: part Sam Spade, part Woody Allen, all mensch.

Harry Lipkin is a tough-talking, soft-chewing, rough-around-the-edges, slow-around-the-corners private investigator who carries a .38 along with a spare set of dentures. Harry specializes in the sort of cases that cops can't be bothered with, but knows where to find good chopped liver for a fair price. He might not be the best P.I. in Miami, but at 87, he's certainly the oldest.

His latest client, Mrs. Norma Weinberger, has a problem. Someone in her home is stealing sentimental trinkets and the occasional priceless jewel from her; someone she employs, trusts, cares for, and treats like family. With the stakes so low and blood pressure that's a little too high, Harry Lipkin must figure out whodunit before the thief strikes again.
 
Sure to appeal to fans of Alexander McCall Smith, Harry Lipkin, Private Eye is sharp, funny and irresistible.
 

About Barry Fantoni

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BARRY FANTONI was the chief contributor and writer for Private Eye magazine, and a diary cartoonist for the Times. He is the author of several detective novels published in the 1980s, one of which was published in the United States.
 
Published July 10, 2012 by Anchor. 226 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A 70-something widow whose trinkets have started to go missing from her Coral Gables home hires an 80-something detective to find out who took them.

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Not so much hard-boiled as soft-boiled, Harry Lipkin, at age 87, is the oldest PI in if not the world than at least Florida. His latest client is elderly Norma Weinberger, who is convinced that a memb

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British author Fantoni, once the chief contributor and writer for Private Eye magazine, introduces a most unusual PI, 87-year-old Harry Lipkin, in the first, one hopes, in a light crime series. Norma

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Not so much hard-boiled as soft-boiled, Harry Lipkin, at age 87, is the oldest PI in if not the world than at least Florida.

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British author Fantoni, once the chief contributor and writer for Private Eye magazine, introduces a most unusual PI, 87-year-old Harry Lipkin, in the first, one hopes, in a light crime series.

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Harry does not lack for suspects, given that Norma is of an age and station where she has people working for her, such as her chauffeur, who supposedly moonlights as a boxer;

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AV Club

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The age of the geriatric detective in this murder mystery puts a new pressure on the familiar Sam Spade archetype.

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Harry is an eminently likeable character, and his narration is funny and engaging, but Harry Lipkin makes clear that he’s the kind of guy to keep at arm’s length.

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Christian Science Monitor

But Harry Lipkin is the genuine article, his credentials impeccable: eighty-seven years old, prey to digestive complaints, sporting dentures.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Take a day off from work and take a tour of Miami with Harry as we meet his friends as watch how he solves this crime.

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