Everything you need to understand or teach The Private Practice of Michael Shayne by Brett Halliday.
This novel is Halliday's second Mike Shayne tale and the first to gain major popular interest. As with most detective fiction, particularly from a beginning writer hoping to earn a living at this trade, this story is not primarily concerned with making a point; the writer is attempting to tell a good story. And Halliday does that here. A general concern is with man's greed and the depths to which men will sink in pursuit of their greed. One of the characters has fixed a horse race and in order to hide his guilt kills two men, whom he considers of little worth since he paid them to do his dirty work. A city councilman who also runs a gam bling establishment (where the games are rigged) is willing to imprison his daughter who saw the murders to keep her quiet and protect his interest in the horse affair. Both... View more of the The Private Practice of Michael Shayne Summary