Psych's Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified by Shawn Spencer with Burton Guster and Chad Gervich
Shawn Spencer has solved numerous cases for the Santa Barbara Police Department. Accompanied by his friend and sidekick, Burton Guster, he has quickly made a name for himself as a psychic detective. Now the genius of the hit television series “Psych” has developed a guide book to help you become a private detective just like him.
You will learn some of Shawn’s methods, besides his psychic abilities, that will help you become an awesome detective. From how to find a perfectly awesome office space, to dealing with annoying head detectives.
I stumbled upon the “Psych” television show completely by accident back when I was pregnant with my son. I was having difficulty sleeping one night and was flipping through the channels when I found a rerun episode. By the end of the hour I was a fan of the hyper-observant fake psychic and his friend Gus.
Shawn is a goofball whose Dad, a former police detective, has tested his son’s skills of observation his entire life. When Shawn helps the Santa Barbara Police Department with a case by pointing out clues they had missed, they become instantly suspicious of Shawn. In order to explain away how he knows what he knows as quickly and simply as possible, Shawn tells them that he has psychic abilities.
Many years later, Shawn is still helping the detective’s solve cases by pretending to be psychic and he and Gus have made themselves a career out of their success.
This book reads like an instruction manual, written by Shawn Spencer himself. Spencer’s joking behavior and ridiculous suggestions abound in this humorously inaccurate guide on how to become a private detective.
I found this book to be slightly less entertaining than I imagined it would be, though I did enjoy it. I would give this book three and a half stars out of five.
I would recommend this book to fans of the television series, “Psych.”
I bought my copy of this novel on BookOutlet.com and am currently seeking permission from the publishers to use an image of the cover artwork above.
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