"As far as I'm concerned, Richard S. Prather was the King of the paperback P.I writers of the 60s. Shell Scott should be in the Top Ten of any readers list of favorite private eyes."
--Robert J. Randisi
For four decades, Richard S. Prather published over 40 works of detective fiction, most featuring his clever, cad-about-town hero, Shell Scott. Known for their arched humor, punchy dialogue, and sunny Southern California locale, the Shell Scott books represent one of the greatest private eye collections ever produced.
THE SCRAMBLED YEGGS
A Shell Scott Mystery
Shell Scott. He's a guy with a pistol in his pocket and murder on his mind. The crime world's public enemy number one, this Casanova is a sucker for a damsel in distress. When a pair of lovely legs saunters into his office, he can't help but take the job, even when the case is a killer. Shell has finally met someone who may be his match. She's got a killer body and legs that seem to never end, but where is she hiding her pistol in that painted-on dress? It's tough to keep his mind on the current case, but he's used to distraction and knows all he needs is a stiff drink and a cold shower. He's the man for any case and he welcomes the attractive distractions.
Honored with the Life Achievement Award by the Private Eye Writers of America!
"(Shell Scott is) as amusingly blithe a figure as the field has seen since the Saint."
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Published January 1, 1961
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction.