Tapani (hey!) wrote:
> The first Nick Crane book Murder in the Madhouse starts with the
> detective being whisked to the loonie bin in an ambulance in order to
> investigate a murder that occured there earlier. A hilarious novel,
> though not quite as good as the next two in this series by Latimer.
> There's also a Tucker Coe book, Wax Apple, where the detective
> pretends to be crazy in order to investigate a crime committed in the
> madhouse. Also a great novel.
Definitely two of my P.I.-in-the-nuthouse favourites. And the Rockford
episode Mark cited. Oh, and the 1948 B-noir, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS,
which a female reporter hires a P.I. to pose as a whack job to
infiltrate an asylum where a crooked judge is possibly hiding out.
But it's Bill Crane, isn't it? Or for some reason did they switch it
I remember reading a lot of European BDs at one point, mostly from
France, and they seemed to have very specific ideas about what
American names were. A lot of Sams and Joes, actually.
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