Hush, My Inner Sleuth (Paperback)
Lycophos Press, 9781938710322, 324pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2018
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.