The Devil and the Detective

The Devil and the Detective

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Robert James, a private detective more interested in chronicling his cases than solving them, gets a midnight call from a young woman whose older husband has been found with a knife in his chest. Murder, corruption, and betrayal ensue as he's drawn into the dark underworld of his client, but hapless Robert and his sidekick, a flower-delivery guy, can't stop drinking, smoking, and philosophizing long enough to keep up. Imagine The Big Sleep via Fernando Pessoa, with a side of Buster Keaton.

'Goldbach's touch is light and his narrative momentum is fierce.'

- Globe and Mail

'Told in a sort of punch#65533;-drunk, slapstick stream that melds dreams, misperception and dialogue, the story has undeniable momentum, even as it veers persistently and amusingly off course. [Four stars]'

- Timeout Chicago

Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781552452691
Branch Call Number: M GOL
Characteristics: 154 p. ;,21 cm

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