Desert City Diva
Offbeat characters and popular musical lore distinguish this decidedly unusual tale. (Publishers Weekly)
Fans of wisecracking California crime solvers will enjoy this working-class PI with a poet’s soul. (Booklist)
Five Stars. Desert City Diva is a delightfully strange spin on the noir genre. (Foreword Clarion Reviews)
..exceedingly well written and engrossingly entertaining (San Diego Reviews)
‘Desert City Diva’ is a story you won’t forget. (Tipsy Writer)
A darkly humorous noir mystery featuring laidback, guitar-playing private investigator Rolly Waters.
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 infuriatingly unpredictable 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 who 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?