Maggy has been without a job in London for two years. Her neighbor sets her up as a secretary to Mr. Wight, an alcoholic private investigator. When he sends her home minutes after her arrival on her first day, Maggy cleverly solves one of his cases and pockets the fee.
If the films Metropolis and The Big Sleep had a baby, it would look just like this book’s plot. Ray Electromatic, the last robot in a world that used to be full of them, was programmed to be a private investigator…but killing pays better. His handler, a computer named Ada,