An autobiography of a man who gave up a sinecured professorship of philosophy to become a private investigator in San Francisco. Trained by a man who is both a master detective and an expert on Dashiell Hammett, he comes to see his new trade as an obscure art form.

Gumshoe 1990, Pan Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780330309745

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Gumshoe 1989, Macmillan, London

ISBN-13: 9780333496053

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