Rolly Waters has many reasons to regret going out for Mexican food at 2:30 in the morning. Not least because then he would never have met dance-club DJ Macy Starr - possibly the most infuriating and secretive client he has ever taken on.
Macy Starr wants Rolly to find out what happened to the young woman she knew as Aunt Betty, the woman who rescued her as a child and then disappeared without trace. The only clue she has to go on is a curious one-stringed guitar.
Rolly's investigation leads to a weird world of alien-obsessed cults, a strange desert hideaway known as Slab City - and to a 20-year-old unsolved murder case. But how can he solve the mystery if he can't even trust his own client?
About the Author
Corey Lynn Fayman was born in La Jolla, CA in the same hospital where Raymond Chandler died. He holds a B.A. in English, with a specialization in creative writing and poetry from UCLA, and an M.A. in Educational Technology from San Diego State University. His creative career includes work as a musician, songwriter, sound designer, educational technologist, multimedia developer and college professor. He is the author of six mystery novels, including the San Diego Book Awards Geisel award winner Ballast Point Breakdown.
"Fans of wisecracking California crime solvers will enjoy this working-class PI with a poet's soul" Booklist
"Offbeat characters and popular musical lore distinguish this decidedly unusual tale." Publishers Weekly
"A weird, but welcome, addition to the pantheon of literary PIs. A delightfully strange spin on the noir genre." Foreword Magazine