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The Alternative Detective

(1993)
(The first book in the Hob Draconian series)
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Unqualified to do anything else in an America he's spent most of his life avoiding, Hob Draconian, aging ex-hippie turned private investigator, sets up the Alternative Detective Agency. While Hob's wallowing in depression, his nephew sends him his first case: five sailboards have gone missing. Not the kind of case he'd hoped for, but better than nothing. But soon Hob's up to his arched eyebrows in real criminals with real guns.


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Praise for this book

"Always he crackles with ideas." - Kingsley Amis

"[Robert Sheckley is] witty and ingenious... a draught of pure Voltaire and tonic." - J G Ballard

"If the Marx Brothers had been literary rather than thespic fantasists ... they would have been Robert Sheckley." - Harlan Ellison


Used availability for Robert Sheckley's The Alternative Detective

Hardback Editions

October 1993 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Alternative Detective
Author(s): Robert Sheckley
ISBN: 0-312-85023-9 / 978-0-312-85023-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
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Paperback Editions

November 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Alternative Detective
Author(s): Robert Sheckley
ISBN: 0-312-85381-5 / 978-0-312-85381-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
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January 1993 : USA Paperback

Title: The Alternative Detective: A Novel
Author(s): Robert Sheckley
ISBN: 0-7567-9529-X / 978-0-7567-9529-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diane Pub Co
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK