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Mr Nyx

Michael Goodsell

A burlesque detective noir

It’s Fremantle, 1965. Decimal currency is still six months away. Women are questioning their role in society, especially ZEN Investigation’s demure secretary, Cybil Albright.

One day, Cybil receives a phone call from Monique Valliere, an affluent French woman living in Peppermint Grove. This sets our private detective, the nihilistic Mr Nyx, on a bizarre search for Monique’s missing 17-year-old daughter, Rosie, and four irreplaceable paintings.

Freo vs Peppermint Grove and bohemia. A battleground between the have-nots and haves. It seems that everyone wants a piece of Mr Nyx, especially the alluring Perdita, and Stella’s adorable strippers who perform in the club below ZEN’s office. Menacingly poised in the background are two hooligans intent on exacting the ultimate revenge on our perturbed protagonist.




About the Author

Michael Goodsell is also the author of: The Possibilities in Emptiness, End of the Line, Use-by, and a collection of short stories,  Life and Death in Nakano-ku.









Mr Nyx by Michael Goodsell

ISBN: 978-1-922565-11-2
Format: Paperback 203mm x 133mm
Extent: 344 pages
RRP: $29.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Fiction -- Hard Boiled Crime
Distribution: -- out of print --