Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency  

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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is a novel by Douglas Adams. It is described on its cover as a "thumping good detective-ghost-horror-who dunnit-time travel-romantic-musical-comedy-epic". Like many of Adams' stories, its plot defies easy encapsulation.

The book was followed by a sequel, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, although the only recurring major characters are Gently himself, Janice Pearce and Sergeant Gilks. Adams began writing The Salmon of Doubt with the intention of it being the third book in the series.

A BBC Radio adaptation starring Harry Enfield was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesdays from 18.30 to 19.00, starting 3 October 2007 and finishing 7 November 2007. A second series is scheduled to start broadcasting on 26 June 2008.

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