In the fall of 1947, an impressionable young scholar finds herself seduced by the spirit of a Hollywood pulp detective….
This serpentine saga opens at a New England women’s college, where the ever-playful Betty escapes a meddlesome narrator by slipping her friend a mickey and assuming her identity. Undaunted, the plucky storyteller adopts said friend—the literarily precocious Willie—and accompanies her to L.A.
Meanwhile, the pulp-inflected ghost of Skip Ryker—a recently atomized Hollywood detective—tries in vain to solve his untimely demise. What he needs, it quickly becomes apparent, is a willing instrument.
The ensuing collision of these disparate narratives sparks a battle royal for control of Willie’s suggestible psyche—and subsequently, movie rights to the book.
|Publisher:||Street Car Mysteries|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)|
About the Author
She lives now in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, with a first-class typewriter and a middling husband who will soon be in need of a food taster if he doesn't begin showing a little more appreciation for her literary efforts.
A truly loving soul, she harbors neither children nor pets-fearing the temptation to make sacrifices of them to her tetchy muse might prove irresistible. She does, however, heartily enjoy the company of her devotees, so please do stop by her virtual home at: MEMeegs.com
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Ladies Don’t Pee
Chapter 2. All the Misses Dalloway
Chapter 3. Window to a Jumbled Soul
Chapter 4. I, Shamus
Chapter 5. Brave New World — Ready or Not…
Chapter 6. In Hollywood, Ain’t Nobody Your Friend
Chapter 7. A Theory of Names, or, Call Me Trixie
Chapter 8. Ethereality and Its Discontents, or, Being Nothingness Is Beat
Chapter 9. Who’s That Knocking on My Id?
Chapter 10. Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd
Chapter 11. On Narrators as Head Lice
Chapter 12. True Nobility
Chapter 13. Incubus, Have Your Way
Chapter 14. It’s Greek to Me
Chapter 15. Catch as Catch Can
Chapter 16. That Number Is Not in Service
Chapter 17. Peeing and Nothingness
Chapter 18. Two Trixies Ain’t Better Than One
Chapter 19. The Naked Seeing Self