By Ray Bradbury
April 2013 publication - Retail ePub
Ray Bradbury, the undisputed Dean of yank storytelling, dips his entire pen into the cryptic inkwell of noir and creates a trendy and a bit fantastical story of mayhem and homicide set one of the shadows and the murky canals of Venice, California, within the early 1950s.Toiling away amid the looming palm timber and decaying bungalows, a suffering younger author (who bears a resemblance to the writer) spins amazing tales from his fertile mind's eye upon his clacking typewriter. making an attempt to not leave out his female friend (away learning in Mexico), the anonymous author progressively crafts his literary effort--until unusual issues start occurring round him.Starting with a chain of unusual mobilephone calls, the author then reveals clumps of seaweed on his doorstep. yet because the incidents enhance, his buddies fall sufferer to a chain of mysterious "accidents"--some of them deadly. Aided via Elmo Crumley, a savvy, street-smart detective, and a reclusive actress of yesteryear with an extreme starvation for all times, the wordsmith units out to discover the relationship among the unusual occasions, and in doing so, uncovers the reality approximately his personal artistic talents.