The Naked Detective
For the first time Laurence Shames, the comic master of Key West Crime, has written a first person novel. His new voice, his new hero, is Pete Amsterdam. Peter never intended to become a PI. He blames his accountant for the whole sorry mess. It was he who said that no PI makes money, it was he who said that Pete should plough some of his profits from selling something trivial that only made life more annoying into a business that even the IRS didn't bother with. And lazing naked in the hot tub in the garden of his house in Key West it had, briefly, seemed a pretty good plan to PI Peter Amsterdam - even his name fitted after all. But then the blonde walked in, a situation ripped from the pages of the most cliched of detective novels, and before you could say 'pass me that towel' he was on a case that would overturn his life. After nearly ending it.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 149.86 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
- 15 Jun 2000
- Orion Publishing Co
- London, United Kingdom
About Laurence Shames
Laurence Shames was born in New Jersey and started out as a crime reporter. He then moved to the vibrant home of crime in a hot climate, Miami and became a reporter there. He now writes novels full time in between travelling around America in search of tennis and angling.