The Naked Detective by Laurence Shames audiobook

The Naked Detective

By Laurence Shames
Read by Ron McLarty

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Key West Capers Series: Book 8

7.99 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781456125370

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Popular crime novelist Laurence Shames consistently draws favorable comparisons to Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen. In his Key West tales, Shames paints vivid, hilarious portraits of the sun-splashed "paradise" he calls home. The retired Pete Amsterdam isn't really a private investigator. But he has a license, a gun, and a listing in the phone book-all so he can write-off his wine cellar as an "office." While soaking in his hot tub and rethinking his earlier tennis match, the inevitable blonde in distress comes calling, and Pete is reluctantly pulled into his first case. Feeling trapped by the conventions of detective stories, Pete stumbles his way through the Key West crime scene, hardly realizing the danger he's in. The Naked Detective is vintage Shames-full of the biting wit, absurd scenarios, and quirky characters that recall his earlier works, such as Scavenger Reef and Mangrove Squeeze. Ron McLarty's narration captures the off-beat, colorful island and its inhabitants and brings them fully to life.

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Popular crime novelist Laurence Shames consistently draws favorable comparisons to Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen. In his Key West tales, Shames paints vivid, hilarious portraits of the sun-splashed "paradise" he calls home. The retired Pete Amsterdam isn't really a private investigator. But he has a license, a gun, and a listing in the phone book-all so he can write-off his wine cellar as an "office." While soaking in his hot tub and rethinking his earlier tennis match, the inevitable blonde in distress comes calling, and Pete is reluctantly pulled into his first case. Feeling trapped by the conventions of detective stories, Pete stumbles his way through the Key West crime scene, hardly realizing the danger he's in. The Naked Detective is vintage Shames-full of the biting wit, absurd scenarios, and quirky characters that recall his earlier works, such as Scavenger Reef and Mangrove Squeeze. Ron McLarty's narration captures the off-beat, colorful island and its inhabitants and brings them fully to life.

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Author Bio: Laurence Shames

Author Bio: Laurence Shames

Laurence Shames has been a New York City taxi driver, lounge singer, furniture mover, lifeguard, dishwasher, gym teacher, and shoe salesman. Having failed to distinguish himself in any of those professions, he turned to writing full time in 1976 and has not done an honest day’s work since. He has published twenty books and hundreds of magazine articles and essays. Best known for his critically acclaimed series of Key West novels, he has also authored nonfiction and enjoyed considerable, though largely secret, success as a collaborator and ghostwriter: He has penned four New York Times bestsellers. These have appeared on four different lists, under four different names, none of them his own. This might be a record.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English