Roadhouse Rendezvous and Other Stories
The dark tales in “Roadhouse Rendezvous and Other Stories” originate from true incidents or from squalid poverty and misfortune. Or from the inner recesses of twisted minds.
A tasty melange of criminals risk everything to achieve their ends. The crime scenes shift from a tiny town in the desert to a sleazy block in L.A., to San Francisco’s Chinatown, even to a cruise ship sailing toward Malaga.
Heroes and heroines range from a lowly campus cop, a town marshal, an ace reporter, to that rarest of detectives in the 1940s: a female private eye and her lovely partner.
The touchstone to the collection is the title novella, set near a notorious roadhouse in California’s San Joaquin Valley. A magnet for cowboys, local Indians and even the Klu Klux Klan, it is the last place that a naive girl from a nearby ranch should set foot in.