Detective - Stanley Hastings, Bk 1 Author:Parnell Hall Poor Stanley Hastings! All his detective pursuits end in failure. So when Martin Albrecht comes to him with a case for a real detective, Stanley turns him away. Unfortunately, Stanley's accursed path leads to his finding Albrecht dead. Now that he's been challenged and has to take the case; maybe Stanley will finally prove that he's a real detec... more »tive. To solve this case Stanley must descend into the modern-day inferno of drugs and mob operations. Will he come out of it alive.?« less
This is a Stanley Hastings book - Hall's earlier series before he wrote the puzzle lady mysteries. Stanley is sort of an inept detective, but still manages to solve murders while he works for a lawyer interviewing prospective clients who've been in accidents. They have a strong element of humor in then and I enjoyed all of them, know fellow mystery readers who wish Hall would write more in this series.