Pit and the Pendulum, by John Gregory Betancourt (paper)
Here are five funny, entertaining, delectable mystery stories featuring Peter "Pit Bull" Geller, who may be a bit damaged physically (in an auto accident), but has lost neither his biting wit nor his keen sense of how the upper crust manage their criminal ways. Included are: "Pit and the Pendulum," "Pit on the Road to Hell," "A Christmas Pit," "Dog Pit," and "Horse Pit" (winner of the Black Orchid Award from the Nero Wolfe Society and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine). Great reading from a master storyteller!
"The five solid stories. . . are surprisingly light and amusing." -- Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine