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Detective by Parnell HallBook 1
A Fool for a Client by Parnell Hall?
Safari by Parnell Hall?
Stakeout by Parnell Hall?
Murder by Parnell HallBook 2
Favor by Parnell HallBook 3
Strangler by Parnell HallBook 4
Client by Parnell HallBook 5
Juror by Parnell HallBook 6
Shot by Parnell HallBook 7
Actor by Parnell HallBook 8
Blackmail by Parnell HallBook 9
Movie by Parnell HallBook 10
Trial by Parnell HallBook 11
Scam by Parnell Hallbook 12
Suspense by Parnell Hallbook 13
Cozy by Parnell Hallbook 14
Manslaughter by Parnell Hallbook 15
Hitman by Parnell Hallbook 16
Caper by Parnell Hallbook 17

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Series description

Stanley Hastings, private detective, accidentally is drawn into cases to solve instead of his usual job of interviewing witnesses and serving subpoenas.

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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