The Private Practice of Michael Shayne

The Private Practice of Michael Shayne is a 1940 detective novel by the American writer Brett Halliday. It was the second book in Halliday's Michael Shayne series of novels, after Dividend on Death (1939).

The Private Practice of Michael Shayne
First edition
AuthorBrett Halliday
CountryUnited States
PublisherHenry Holt
Publication date
Media typePrint

Film adaptation

In the same year as its release, the novel was adapted into a film Michael Shayne, Private Detective starring Lloyd Nolan as the private detective hero. It started a film series made by Twentieth Century Fox featuring Nolan.[1]


  1. Backer p.107


  • Backer, Ron. Mystery Movie Series of 1940s Hollywood. McFarland, 2010.

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