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The Sweet Myst

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780992518707
Author(s): Colin 'Tad' Talbot
Format: Paperback
Year: 2014
Publisher: Moody Place
Pages: 272

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Traven Collins is a sort of detective. He's not really a detective, more what you might call a burnt-out case who was a writer and now who'll take most any kind of writing job to pay the rent. If it's interesting. He lives in a nice seaside suburb of Melbourne with down-and-outers, stand over merchants and ice addicts at one end and pimps, thieves, hookers and transexual rent boys at the other. Traven takes a job from an old friend to promote the visit of the last American beat poet, Duke Weston, who claims to have been a friend of Kerouac & Burroughs etc. Things are going averagely until the first death - which seems to be a hit & run but proves to be a murder. And then the next one...that's murder too. Both of the victims were poets. With his trusty sidekick, the brilliant border collie Maynard G Crabs, Traven sets out to make sure he doesn't become embroiled in these murders most foul & most horrid. And he has to protect Lexi, the young lady who couldn't possibly be his daughter - could she? More Detail: It is 2014 in St Kilda. Traven Collins, 50+, failed journalist, finds writing work he can - even (ugh!) PR.
Tray (his street name) is single, never married, no children (well, there is an issue which is revealed in the novel) and living at his existential limits. An old friend from the early seventies anti-war protests days, Franklin Rankin, offers Traven a gig to look after a visiting beat poet, (in fact the last of the beats) Duke Weston, a probable fraud who claims to have bee Please click here to ask a question
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