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    Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch, investigative reporter extraordinaire, can't be bothered with deadlines or expense-account budgets when it comes to getting his story. Working undercover at the beach to dig up a drug-trafficking scheme for his next blockbuster piece, Fletch is invited into a much deeper narrative.

Year: 1974
Genre: Comic MysteryDrug DealingInvestigative Reporter

    Confess, Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch, now newly engaged and happily living out his days in Italy, finds himself embroiled in yet another scandal. His soon-to-be father-in-law has been kidnapped and is now presumed dead, and the priceless collection of rare art that belongs to his fiancée's family has been stolen

Year: 1976
Genre: Comic MysteryPainting

    Fletch's Fortune by Gregory Mcdonald

Fletch, as unbridled as ever and still living the good life in Italy on his ill-gotten fortune, gets a surprising visit from two surly FBI agents. The pair offers him a deal: either he attend the American Journalism Alliance convention and work as an undercover spy for them, or be shipped back to headquarters and face jail time for tax evasion.

Year: 1978
Genre: Comic MysteryFBIInvestigative Reporter

    Fletch Won by Gregory Mcdonald

The attorney is shot dead in the newspaper's parking lot, no witnesses in sight. Determined to dig up the dirt on both stories, Fletch collects a cast of engaging characters and strings together the scandalous clues that lead to an eventful and unexpected conclusion.

Year: 1985
Genre: Comic MysteryFamily SecretsMurder Mystery

    Groucho Marx, Master Detective by Ron Goulart

In this inventive mystery set in Hollywood's golden era, Ron Goulart revives America's favorite cigar-wielding comic--Groucho Marx. Needing a project to occupy him between movie stints, Groucho agrees to act in a radio serial. But when a beautiful starlet is found dead before production even begins, Groucho is determined to find out who killed her.

Year: 1998
Genre: Comic Mystery

    Elementary, My Dear Groucho by Ron Goulart

When a body is found in Holmes's 221B Baker Street lodgings on the set at Mammoth Studios during the shooting of The Valley of Fear, Groucho Marx and his sidekick Frank Denby begin investigating, in Ron Goulart's hilarious mystery Elementary, My Dear Groucho.

Year: 1999
Genre: Comic Mystery

    Groucho Marx, Private Eye by Ron Goulart

When a prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon is found dead in his palatial home, and Polly's mother, the faded actress Frances London, is accused of his murder, Polly's request for Groucho and Frank to help prove her mother's innocence surprises them. She is convinced that Frances has been framed, and despite the mounting evidence against the washed-up performer, the pair takes on the case.

Year: 1999
Genre: Comic Mystery

    Groucho Marx And The Broadway Murders by Ron Goulart

Searching for clues in the Big Apple and trying to see if the second murder is at all connected to the death of the mobster, Groucho and Frank have their hands full. However, the pressure doesn't get to Groucho and as he hunts for clues he still has time for all of his silly gags and terrible puns. Whether or not you are a Groucho fan, "this enjoyable little tale will charm the baggy pants off you."

Year: 2001
Genre: Comic Mystery

    Groucho Marx, Secret Agent by Ron Goulart

Frank, Jane, and Groucho are attending a studio Halloween party when someone dressed as the Grim Reaper approaches director Eric Olmstead, who passes out after the figure whispers in his ear. The next day, Olmstead is found dead. Olmstead's wife, famous actress Dinah Flanders, doesn't believe the director shot himself and hires Groucho and Frank to find out what happened.

Year: 2002
Genre: Comic Mystery

    Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen

When Chaz suspects that his wife, Joey Perrone, has figured out his scam, he resolves to push her overboard a cruise liner into the seething Atlantic. But if Chaz is a subpar scientist, he's an even worse killer. Joey, clinging blindly to a bale of Jamaican pot, is plucked from the ocean by a rugged stranger. Instead of rushing to the authorities, she seizes the opportunity to stay dead and, with her new friend's help, screw with Chaz until he screws himself.

Year: 2004
Genre: Comic MysteryRevenge

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1974Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald Comic Mystery, Drug Dealing, Investigative Reporter, Fletch
1976Confess, Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald Comic Mystery, Painting, Fletch, Flynn, Boston
1978Fletch's Fortune by Gregory Mcdonald Comic Mystery, FBI, Investigative Reporter, Fletch
1985Fletch Won by Gregory Mcdonald Comic Mystery, Family Secrets, Murder Mystery, Fletch, Los Angeles
1998Groucho Marx, Master Detective by Ron Goulart Comic Mystery, Groucho Marx, Hollywood
1999Elementary, My Dear Groucho by Ron Goulart Comic Mystery, Groucho Marx
1999Groucho Marx, Private Eye by Ron Goulart Comic Mystery, Groucho Marx
2001Groucho Marx And The Broadway Murders by Ron Goulart Comic Mystery, Groucho Marx
2002Groucho Marx, Secret Agent by Ron Goulart Comic Mystery, Groucho Marx, Hollywood
2004Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen Comic Mystery, Revenge, Key West
2005Groucho Marx, King Of The Jungle by Ron Goulart Comic Mystery, Groucho Marx, Hollywood

 

 

 


 

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