THE MANUAL OF DETECTION.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York: Penguin, 2009. First edition - The author's first novel -" Charles Unwin is an anonymous clerk for a large-scale private detective agency. His only contact with actual sleuthing is when he files reports for his famous boss, investigator Travis Sivart. When Sivart unexpectly goes missing, Unwinis thrust into a labyrinth of murderous plot twists, beautiful women, and unanswered questions as he searches for his boss with only his wits and the mysterious 'Manual of Detection' to guide him. As his search through the nameless, rain-soaked city progresses, he discovers that his mentor's greatest cases were incorrectly solved, and is faced with thwarting a criminal mastermind with designs on controlling the entire city." 281 pp.
Condition: Fine in black glossy illustrated wrappers. Different cover art than the final book.