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Winner, Genre Award, 2013 Hollywood Book Festival

Murder, sex, politics, and classic rock guitar collide in this original and compelling mystery set in the backcountry along the San Diego-Tijuana border, when a violent encounter between a young border-crosser and an angry bandit creates a secret and shocking bond between the boy and the bandit’s dumbfounded daughter. But when recovering guitarist and reluctant private detective Rolly Waters arrives at Border Field Park early one morning, he’s only there to help his bird-watching friend Max find the vandals who’ve destroyed a sensitive bird nesting area. Feeling less than optimistic about nabbing the perpetrators, Rolly begins his due diligence, crossing paths with a local border vigilante, a tormented vaquero, and an aging rock groupie. A menacing house call from a scalpel-wielding orderly in pursuit of a prostitute named for an eighties pop hit confounds his case further. And when police detective Bonnie Hammond hands him a coroner’s report, he knows it’s turned deadly.

As their separate cases dovetail into one, Rolly and Bonnie negotiate a prickly partnership, dragged into a dark world of human trafficking and sexual abuse as they uncover tantalizing connections to an old murder case. Bonnie presses ahead with her official investigation, while Rolly turns to his wisecracking network of bohemian friends, trying to connect the red-haired seductress on a banned album cover to a popular video game. As opposing political organizations mobilize for a confrontation in the shadow of the Tijuana’s Bullring-By-The-Sea, Rolly races to save a willful young Mexican girl, his only link to the crimes that will test his psyche, his allegiances, and one family’s unspeakable past.

Border Field Blues is the second volume in the Rolly Waters mystery series, following the critically-acclaimed Black’s Beach Shuffle. Amid band gigs, family issues and personal temptation, the guitar-slinging detective rocks on, putting his sleuthing skills, and his life, to the test.

“A powerful new voice on the crime-fiction scene, Corey Lynn Fayman delivers a potent dose of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll in this escapade on the border between the United States and Mexico.”
Julia Ann Charpentier, ForeWord Reviews

“Take this book on a bus, on a train. Take it onto your porch or sit on a curb, or by a fence with it. It deserves to be out in the world like that. It tells you of the hard things, fills your head with them. It is real and imaginative and thrilling. I’m glad I had the great good pleasure of reading it.”
F.T. Donereau, RebeccasReads

“A rollicking and fast-paced crime novel, it has a nice pacing and a case that unfolds before the reader in a creative and unique plot.”
San Francisco Book Reviews

“If awards were given for originality in insane actions depicted in fiction, Fayman’s work would qualify for a nomination.”
Julia Ann Charpentier, ForeWord Reviews

“Mr. Fayman just may be the first ever hybrid built from the styling’s of Carl Hiaasen, Raymond Chandler, Eric Burdon in his early animals days, and the brilliant throbbing of Los Lobos…“
F.T. Donereau, RebeccasReads

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