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Twelve loving parodies of the great detective - each a masterpiece in its own rightThe world-famous amateur detective Schlock Homes is eating breakfast when a telegram arrives. It was sent by a woman named Miss Wimpole, and she is terribly upset. Miss Wimpole brings a case that stretches from the tombs of Egypt to the deserts of Mexico, with a stop at the racetrack in between, and it is but the first misadventure in this riotous collection of tales.Whether chasing a counterfeit sovereign or an 'Adam Bomb,' Schlock Homes and Dr. Watney never fail to have a marvelous time - even if they don't quite catch their man.
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Robert L. Fish was a civil engineer and writer. In the late 1950s, he submitted his first short story to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Fish's first novel, The Fugitive, won an Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. His published works include more than forty books and countless short stories. Mute Witness was made into a movie starring Steve McQueen.Review:
'Unpardonably and outrageously funny... Small masterpieces of adroit and outrageous plotting' Anthony Boucher on The Bagel Street Mysteries.
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Book Description Avon Books, 1976. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110380006367