Parker Pyne Investigates is a collection of stories revolving around the concept of attaining happiness. An advertisement appears regularly in the newspaper “Are you happy? If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne.” Parker Pyne is a retired statistician who uses his knowledge and a team of co workers to solve human problems. For a fee , he helps people with maladies like boredom, discontent, unfaithful wives or husbands. The stories are quite entertaining.