Books by Richard Yancey

THE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DETECTIVE CROSSES THE LINE by Richard Yancey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Teddy continues to grow and deepen as he charts a developmental path like no other in the genre."
Teddy Ruzak (The Highly Effective Detective Plays the Fool, 2010, etc.), whose most notable quality in his first three adventures was a winsome cluelessness, gets into a seriously disturbing case. Read full book review >
THE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DETECTIVE PLAYS THE FOOL by Richard Yancey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 2, 2010

"Teddy, whose relentlessly logical patter utterly fulfills his observation that 'I lack the internal editing function most people take for granted,' is the anti-Spenser—unmasculine, weak, klutzy and hilariously garrulous."
Teddy Ruzak, who's changed the name of his agency from the Highly Effective Detection & Investigation Company to Research & Analysis Group, LLC, to avoid legal trouble, finds himself awash in it anyway. Read full book review >
THE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DETECTIVE GOES TO THE DOGS by Richard Yancey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 2008

"Warning: The detection is ramshackle and the solution almost an afterthought to the funny, sad adventures of a hero who's less private eye than holy fool."
The Highly Effective Detective solves the murder of one of the few residents of Knoxville more marginal than he is. Read full book review >
THE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE DETECTIVE by Richard Yancey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2006

"An adorably quixotic adventure from mystery first-timer Yancey (Confessions of a Tax Collector, 2004)."
Move over, Sam Spade. A priceless nebbish has joined the private-eye ranks. Read full book review >
Released: March 4, 2004

"Histrionic text with an IRS setting that's less about what the Service can do to TPs and more about what it does to ROs."
After a dozen years as an enforcer for the IRS, our fervent author reveals how he practiced his despised profession and struck fear in the hearts of the non-taxpaying citizenry. Read full book review >
A BURNING IN HOMELAND by Richard Yancey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"With shades of Monte-Cristo and Wuthering Heights: a beguiling, old-fashioned tale of desperate love and cruelty."
First-timer Yancey's southern gothic, rich with murder, lust, tragic woman, and violent summer storms, strikes all the right chords. Read full book review >