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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

    Who is Teddy Villanova? by Thomas Berger

Thomas Berger displays his genre bending prowess once more in this mystery turned comedy, featuring unforgettable dialogue and an extremely fun cast of characters.

Year: 1977
Genre: Comic Mystery

    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: CIAComic MysteryExtortionFBIInvestigative ReporterMurder Mystery

    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

    The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams by Lawrence Block

By chance, or so it seems, Bernie discovers a West Side apartment whose occupants are in Europe, slips inside with his usual finesse, lifts a large sum of untraceable cash with his usual aplomb, and spots a naked dead man in the bathtub. Now, across town another burglary has taken place - at Stoppelgard's brother-in-law's apartment - and what's missing is a million-dollar baseball card collection. Somehow Bernie's been blamed (read: framed) for that crime.

Year: 1994
Genre: Comic MysteryCrime Fiction

    The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart by Lawrence Block

Bookseller Bernie Rhodenbarr's in love--with an exotic Eastern European beauty who shares his obsession with Humphrey Bogart movies. He's in heaven, munching popcorn with his new amour every night at a Bogart Film Festival--until their Casablanca-esque idyll is cut short by his other secret passion: burglary.

Year: 1995
Genre: Comic MysteryCrime Fiction

    The Burglar in the Library by Lawrence Block

As a bookseller, Bernie's always in search of a valuable edition, and this time he believes he's found it. And it's somewhere in Cuttleford House's largely ignored library. During his nightly prowl, Bernie finds unexpected company in the way of a corpse. The next morning everyone else find the body, too.

Year: 1997
Genre: Comic MysteryCrime Fiction

    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

 

 

Titles

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1974Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald Comic Mystery, Drug Dealing, Investigative Reporter, Fletch
1976Confess, Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald Comic Mystery, Painting, Fletch, Flynn, Boston
1977Who is Teddy Villanova? by Thomas Berger Comic Mystery
1978Fletch's Fortune by Gregory Mcdonald Comic Mystery, Extortion, Murder Mystery, CIA, FBI, Investigative Reporter, Fletch
1985Fletch Won by Gregory Mcdonald Comic Mystery, Family Secrets, Murder Mystery, Fletch, Los Angeles
1994The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams by Lawrence Block Comic Mystery, Crime Fiction, Bernie Rhodenbarr
1995The Burglar Who Thought He Was Bogart by Lawrence Block Comic Mystery, Crime Fiction, Bernie Rhodenbarr
1997The Burglar in the Library by Lawrence Block Comic Mystery, Crime Fiction, Bernie Rhodenbarr
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
1999The Burglar in the Rye by Lawrence Block Comic Mystery, Crime Fiction, Bernie Rhodenbarr
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
2004The Burglar on the Prowl by Lawrence Block Comic Mystery, Bernie Rhodenbarr
2005Groucho Marx, King Of The Jungle by Ron Goulart Comic Mystery, Groucho Marx, Hollywood
2013The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons by Lawrence Block Comic Mystery, Bernie Rhodenbarr

 

 

 


 

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