Max Bravo is ready for some rest and relaxation. But when an old friend takes a leap off the Golden Gate Bridge, Max realizes that rest and relaxation simply aren't in the cards. The jumper, Frank Kelly, was a failed writer and an accomplished hothead. Max acquires Frank's journal and is soon following the dead man through a foggy landscape of ...
Max Bravo is ready for some rest and relaxation. But when an old friend takes a leap off the Golden Gate Bridge, Max realizes that rest and relaxation simply aren't in the cards. The jumper, Frank Kelly, was a failed writer and an accomplished hothead. Max acquires Frank's journal and is soon following the dead man through a foggy landscape of artistic manias and romantic intrigues.
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Publishers Weekly, 2011-08-08 Fans of overt symbolism, lightweight supernatural escapades, and dogs will enjoy Robinson's second mystery featuring bisexual bass baritone opera singer Max Bravo (after 2010's The Dog Park Club), a rollicking, thesaurus-fueled romp through the caverns of Max's roller-coaster mind. When Max's longtime friend, writer wannabe Frank Kelly, takes a header off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Frank leaves behind a suicide note directing Max to dispose of all his earthly possessions, including a quite literally haunted journal, whose secrets Max feels duty bound to decipher. His dedication to interpreting the journal is incited by the ghost of Duffield Waverly Fallon, a long-dead Barbary Coast ruffian with a serious score to settle. From the moment Max opens Frank's journal, Fallon is running the show, driving Max to amusing extremes. Those seeking a conventional whodunit should look elsewhere. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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