Drop Dead, My Lovely
NAL, March 2004, 23.95, 288 pp.
When he wakes up in the hospital, Pete Ingalls thinks he's a private investigator and talks like a gumshoe out of a forties film. He has no memory of being a mild mannered hermetic bookstore clerk who had an accident when a pile of books fell on his head. His friend thinks he is putting him on but when he leaves the hospital, he opens up a PI office, places an ad in the newspaper, prints some bus...