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Harry Lipkin, P.I. The World's Oldest Detective by Barry Fantoni

Harry Lipkin, P.I. The World's Oldest Detective

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Who would have thought that the adventures of an 87 yr old Miami-based private investigator would be so clever, charming, funny and impossible to put down once you start… Woody Allen, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie and Larry David all rolled into one – and absolutely a must read this month. We can’t wait for his next (slow) adventure.


Harry Lipkin, P.I. The World's Oldest Detective by Barry Fantoni

He might not be the fastest PI in Miami, but octogenarian Harry Lipkin is definitely the oldest. Harry's specialty is taking on the cases the police just aren't interested in - and his latest case is a doozy.

Someone on the staff of wealthy widow Norma Weinberger is stealing from her. Nothing fancy, no diamond-encrusted teapots or anything, but enough to rattle her. Harry takes on the case, navigating his way - gingerly - through a twilight world of boxing, gambling and gangs to find the truth. Harry Lipkin, P.I. is a life-affirming tale of ageing and mortality as well as a laugh-out-loud whodunit. The fact that the guy keeps his gun next to his false teeth should tell you a lot.


'Wisecracking and wise, humorous and humane - this is a great new tale with an original twist' - Ian Hislop

About the Author

Barry Fantoni

Barry Fantoni has had a long and illustrious career in the arts - from writing scripts for That Was The Week That Was and presenting BBC series A Whole Scene Going (for which he won TV Personality of the Year) to writing and drawing cartoons for Private Eye and The Listener, and being an art critic for The Times. He attended the Slade School of Fine Art and was a key figure in the 1960s pop art movement. Barry now lives in France where he plays jazz, writes plays and poetry, and plans to write two volumes of memoirs.

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Publication date

20th May 2013


Barry Fantoni

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Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General


208 pages


Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery



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