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  • n. Attributive form of private eye


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  • A collection of Marcia Muller's best short fiction from the past twenty years, including hardboiled private-eye, horror, western, and psychological suspense stories.

    Somewhere in the City by Marcia Muller: Book summary

  • Which got a good laugh, then I loomed -- he was sitting, so short as I am, I managed a bit of looming, and said, "I hear he's got a series of books set in Chicago about a supernatural private-eye, gosh, where have I heard THAT before?"

    ConDFW -- Wow, what a weekend!

  • On Friday 3 April, the Friday Play (BBC Radio 4, 9 p.m.) is an adaptation of Australian author Dorothy Porter's The Monkey's Mask, a "lesbian feminist private-eye novel, written in verse" andset in Sydney.

    March 2009

  • BEST CABLE SHOW YOU MAY NOT BE WATCHING: FX's funky, funny and twisted Terriers, with its best episode to date this week, once again reminding us this isn't your typical private-eye show.

    Matt's TV Week in Review: Premiere Week Edition

  • Leonid McGill, the New York City private-eye narrator of Walter Mosley's absorbing "All I Did Was Shoot My Man" Riverhead, 326 pages, $26.95 , is 55 years old, 5 feet 5½ inches tall, and as physically and mentally capable as any of Mr. Mosley's other African-American protagonists.

    A Couple of Complicated Men

  • The private-eye novel, for instance, the hardiest of American detective-story forms, had another fine season, thanks to exciting books by both veterans and newer writers.

    And Then There Were Ten

  • Don Winslow's "The Gentlemen's Hour" Simon & Schuster, 338 pages, $25 ingeniously redesigns the Southern California private-eye tale.

    The Spy Tale as Rugged Romance

  • Kat Richardson is the national bestselling author of the Greywalker series, which features gritty private-eye suspense with a supernatural twist.

    Bestselling author Kat Richardson tells all to Sci Fi Bookshelf

  • Don Crutchfield is a window-peeping kid private-eye within tantalizing reach of right-wing assassins, left-wing revolutionaries and the power-mongers of an incendiary era.

    Blood's A Rover by James Ellroy: Book summary

  • Parker's novels featuring the wise-cracking, street-smart Boston private-eye Spenser earned him a devoted following and reams of critical acclaim, typified by R.W.B. Lewis’ comment, "We are witnessing one of the great series in the history of the American detective story" (The New York Times Book Review).

    Robert Parker biography


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