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Stakeout : A Stanley Hastings Mystery
by Parnell Hall


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Stanley Hastings finally felt like a real PI, staking out a New Jersey motel to get evidence on a woman's cheating husband. It should have been a piece of cake. Only the husband wasn't cheating, someone killed him, and the cops are trying to pin the murder on the man apprehended at the scene, who just happens to be Stanley.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Stanley Hastings finally felt like a real PI, staking out a New Jersey motel to get evidence on a woman's cheating husband. It should have been a piece of cake. Only the husband wasn't cheating, someone killed him, and the cops are trying to pin the murder on the man apprehended at the scene, who just happens to be Stanley.

To clear his name, Stanley will wind up jumping bail, impersonating a police officer, staking out a mob boss, andappropriating a murder weapon from a sassy Jersey Girl who keeps trying to distract him by ripping her clothes off. And that's just for starters . . .

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  • ISBN-13: 9781605984025
  • ISBN-10: 1605984027
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • Publish Date: January 2013
  • Page Count: 336

Series: Stanley Hastings Mystery

Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - General
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-10-15
  • Reviewer: Staff

Despite 17 previous outings, Stanley Hastings still hasn’t learned much, as shown by Hall’s enjoyable 18th caper to feature the bumbling New York PI (after 2010’s Caper). Hired to tail suspected adulterer Philip Marston by his wife, Julie, Hastings manages to get himself arrested on suspicion of murder after following Philip to New Jersey and finding him shot to death in a motel room. Fortunately, he has a small support group made up of his wife, Alice; his employer, lawyer Richard Rosenberg; and NYPD Sgt. William MacAullif. The three alternate between castigating the detective for his many errors and offering advice that he typically interprets in a way that only leads him deeper into trouble. Hastings’s further mishaps include finding a second body, illegally confiscating a gun and possible murder weapon, and generally doing everything possible to tighten the noose around his neck. Hall’s always amusing wordplay complements Hastings’s Clouseau-like investigative techniques. (Jan.)

 
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