In this intelligent, dark humored, anti-noir mystery set in 1958 San Francisco, a down and out private eye, Joe Nails, experiences surrealistic dreams, in which his once best friend, Mark Tamlyn, pleads for Joe’s help before turning a gun to his own head and firing. To ease his doubts, Joe sets out to locate him, and discovers Tamlyn vanished weeks before the dreams began. As his investigation deepens, Nails uncovers a conflicting portrait of Tamlyn rendered by people who knew him best; from those intimating his disappearance is customary, to those hinting he is on the lamb from mobsters, and to the several who insist he is dead. But Joe wants the truth, and becomes embroiled in an encircling world of murder, deception, and confusion, and as the road narrows toward the shocking reality of his friend’s fate, Joe Nails finds himself staring into the dreadful face of the unimaginable.
About The Author
My name is Ryan Janz and I’m the winner of the 2019 Nobellle Prize for Literature.* But this honor doesn’t deter me from traveling the land with my wheelbarrow and faithful dog to disperse to friendly passersby the 500,000 copies I’ve acquired of my clever mystery, Boulevard Dreams.
Thus far I’ve distributed an impressive four books, and each of those four people joyfully scurried into their homes to cower behind their curtains while shaking their fists at…well…who knows what. The police have only been summoned four times, and my dog and I have marked this as a personal triumph! And... more