The Highly Effective Detective Crosses the Line by Richard Yancey
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In this fourth installment of Rick Yancey’s touching and funny Highly Effective Detective Series, lovable but bumbling PI Teddy Ruzak is out of his league again, and this time, things are getting serious.

Farrell, one of Teddy’s old friends, is in desperate need of Teddy’s help. His daughter Isabella’s ex-boyfriend, locked up for assault, is days away from being released from jail, and Farrell knows his first stop out of the slammer will be at his daughter’s door. Farrell enlists Teddy to keep any eye on Isabella.

But when the bad seed ex-boyfriend turns out to have associates even more alarming than he is,Teddy finds himself dealing with truly dangerous criminals. To make matters worse, Felicia, his secretary, is being threatened by mysterious men whom she can’t seem to shake.

Can Teddy keep Felicia getting hurt while still protecting Isabella? And do his strong feelings towards Felicia run deeper than just a friend looking out for a friend? This funny and engaging mystery starring Teddy Ruzak will delight and entertain his many devoted fans.


 

About Richard Yancey

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Richard Yancey worked for twelve years as a revenue offi Richard Yancey worked for twelve years as a revenue officer for the Internal Revenue Service. He is a produced playwcer for the Internal Revenue Service. He is a produced playwright, a former theater critic, and a published novelist. right, a former theater critic, and a published novelist.
 
Published February 15, 2011 by Minotaur Books. 240 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Teddy Ruzak (The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool, 2010, etc.), whose most notable quality in his first three adventures was a winsome cluelessness, gets into a seriously disturbing case.

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In Yancey's less than successful fourth comic crime novel featuring unlicensed Tennessee PI Teddy Ruzak (after 2010's The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool), Ruzak tries to protect 23-year-old

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