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Robert James, a private detective more interested in chronicling his cases than solving them, gets a midnight call from a young woman whose older husband has been found with a knife in his chest. Murder, corruption, and betrayal ensue as he is drawn into the dark underworld of his client, but hapless Robert and his sidekick, a flower-delivery guy, can’t stop drinking, smoking, and philosophizing long enough to keep up. Imagine The Big Sleep via Fernando Pessoa, with a side of Buster Keaton.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “John Goldbach’s first novel is an out-and-out romp, though a cerebral and extremely clever one…Goldbach’s prose is polished and inventive, and the book is at once a clever satire and satisfying bit of strangeness.”

    Globe and Mail (Toronto)

  • “The world has hitherto been divided into plotters who wrote in shoddy sentences and linguistic aesthetes who wrote beautiful sentences but couldn’t make anything happen on the page, no plot. Goldbach manages to do both—a thrilling plot and beautiful language. He has raised the bar for both murder mysteries and literary writing.”

    Josip Novakovich, author of Infidelities

  • “This detective has good goofy edges and I expect them to get goofier and better over time. Mr. Goldbach will be a fun writer to watch. Check him out.”

    Padgett Powell, author of The Interrogative Mood

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About the Author

John Goldbach is the author of The Devil and the Detective and Selected Blackouts, a collection of stories. He lives in Montreal.