The Highly Effective Detective

The Highly Effective Detective

A Teddy Ruzak Novel

Book - 2006
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Meet Teddy Ruzak. After his mother dies, Teddy quits his job as a night watchman to fulfill his childhood dream of being a detective. With little planning and even less foresight, he hangs up his shingle and hires his favorite waitress from the local diner to be his Girl Friday.


And his first case? Bringing to justice the thoughtless driver who mows down six baby geese. Not the most exciting assignment--until Teddy's "wild-goose chase" quickly evolves into an investigation of a vicious murder.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, c2006
ISBN: 9780312369002
Branch Call Number: YAN
Characteristics: 294 p


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PimaLib_SherrieB Nov 04, 2015

When Teddy Ruzak loses his mother he decides to make some changes. Alone in the world, Teddy is at home in his own head. He can be chivalrous and naïve, and he’s more likely to cogitate than to think. Teddy approaches the world with a sincerity, and a vocabulary, that a lot of people don’t understand.

An unfolding mystery and interesting characters make this first book in the Highly Effective Detective series a light, entertaining read.

Nov 30, 2012

I'd say this book is passable. Nothing amazing or ground-breaking about it, bland overall.

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