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The Defective Detective: Mystery Parodies by the Great Humorists Paperback – September, 1992
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Seriously. It's one of only two places you can find the Garfield noir parody, "Babes and Bullets," by Ron Tuthill, co-written by none other than Jim Davis himself. Jonesing for Fran Leibowitz and waiting on her long-awaited book? Check out "In Hot Pursuit." Check out S.J. Perelman's insanely great "Farewell, My Lovely Appetizer."
That's one of the real prizes here; the other two are "Match Wits with Inspector Ford," a Woody Allen short story which needs to be read out loud, as there is at least one point in it will cause you to collapse in peals of hysterical laughter. And another is a short story which is, to the best of my knowledge, not available anywhere else--John Harris' "Monastic Mayhem: An Echo of Eco," a superbly realized parody of none other than "The Name of the Rose."