The Defective Detective
Mystery Parodies by the Great Humorists
edited by Steve Carper
A Citadel Press Book/Published by Carol Publishing Group, New York. 1992. Trade paperback. 223 pages. (5½ X 8¼). Introduction by the editor. This is an anthology of parodies of characters in mystery fiction. Jon L. Breen does a parody on the fiction of Dick Francis. Christopher Ward takes on Van Dine, Davis and Tuthill go after Garfield the cat. Woody Allen, Ogden Nash, James Thurber, and P. G. Wodehouse are other writers featured.
Scan and Commentary by Bob Gaines