Award-winning author and multimedia designer, Corey Lynn Fayman, announces the release of Border Field Blues, the second mystery in the crime series featuring San Diego private investigator, Rolly Waters.
Award-winning author and multimedia designer, Corey Lynn Fayman, announces the release of Border Field Blues (ISBN 9781477600023), the second mystery in the crime series featuring San Diego private investigator, Rolly Waters. Border Field Blues, winner of the 2013 Hollywood Book Festival Award for Genre-Based Fiction, follows the 2006 release of Fayman's critically-acclaimed first novel, Black's Beach Shuffle (ISBN 9780595402670).
When eco-vandals destroy the bird nesting grounds at San Diego's Border Field Park preserve, Rolly Waters' friend, Max, hires him to follow the tracks left behind. Feeling uncertain about nabbing the perpetrators, Rolly begins his due diligence, crossing paths with a hostile border vigilante, a tormented vaquero, and an aging rock groupie. A menacing house call from a scalpel-wielding orderly in pursuit of a prostitute confounds Rolly's case even further. When police detective Bonnie Hammond hands him a coroner's report and photos of the nude corpse of a teenage girl, he knows his case has turned deadly. Rolly and Bonnie team up to locate the killer in an investigation that takes them through the seedy night clubs of San Diego and the dangerous underworld of Mexican border smugglers and sex traffickers.
A rollicking Southern California crime novel, Border Field Blues merges old-school detective story-telling with the modern underworld of illegal immigration, nativist extremists, and downtown blues clubs in the Caba region of San Diego. Honest and unassuming, Rolly Waters struggles with his identity as a former musician, while he attempts to recover from his alcohol-fueled rock and roll past. A colorful cast of local characters fleshes out this engaging mystery, which takes Rolly and the reader on a fast-paced ride through back roads filled with prostitution, murder, and record label intrigue.
"Border Field Blues was inspired by a Sunday drive with my wife, Maria," said Fayman. "We came upon Border Field State Park, a run-down area on the California - Mexico border directly across from the famous Tijuana Bull Ring. At that time, a flimsy chain link fence delineated the border line, where separated families stood on either side exchanging news, food, and money. The area is now reinforced with two gigantic fences and high-tech camera equipment, but I knew when I first saw it that Rolly's next investigation would happen there."
Corey Lynn Fayman has been a professional musician, songwriter, sound designer, educational technologist, and multimedia developer. He holds a B.A. in English, with a specialization in creative writing and poetry, from UCLA and an M.A. in Educational Technology from San Diego State University. Fayman spent three years as a sound technician and designer at the nationally lauded Old Globe Theater, where he received several nominations and a Drama-Logue Award for his theatrical sound design work. He has worked as the multimedia group manager at MP3.com, which provided the setting for the nefarious activities among the high-tech industrial parks of San Diego's Golden Triangle in his first novel, Black's Beach Shuffle. He currently lives with his wife in San Diego, where he teaches college-level interactive design and multimedia and is writing the third novel in the Rolly Waters mystery series.
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