Books: True Detective

BLYE, PRIVATE EYE by NICHOLAS PILEGGl

21 8 pages. Playboy Press. $10.

"I need a man good-looking enough to pick up a dame who has a sense of class, but he's got to be tough enough to swap punches with a power shovel. I need a guy who can backchat like Fred Allen, only better, and get hit on the head with a beer truck and think some cutie in the leg-line topped him with a breadstick. "

As a job description, Raymond Chandler's sketch of a private eye is irresistible—the urban gunslinger with all...

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