It’s not how Detective Nick Archer wanted to start his day.
Movie star, Low Seward, has just been found shot in a dirty Skid Row hovel. Nick only has two leads--a packet of mysterious purple powder found on the victim and a set of whacked out witnesses glued to the floor.
Outside, roaming the dark streets of Los Angeles, Ray Cobb wants nothing more than a dry place to sleep. But his night is far from over. A body has been dumped in his Chinatown squat and Ray is the only suspect in the killing. To clear his name, he must turn to his old friend, Nick. But Ray is going to have to prove his innocence without Nick’s help.
Ray and Nick’s investigations collide as they slide deep into a pulp noir world of drugged out Hollywood-types, indentured Ukrainian hitmen, and a fastidious florist prone to kidnapping. Mistakes from the past resurface and both men learn reckless decisions can have dire consequences.
The Last Dance of Low Seward is the second volume of Brad Grusnick's Vagrant Mystery Series, a modern noir exploring the underbelly of Los Angeles.
Be sure to pick up Book 1 in the series, The Last Will and Testament of Ernie Politics.
About the author
Brad Grusnick, a native of Wausau, Wisconsin, graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre. He studied Improv and Comedy Writing with The Second City Conservatory in Chicago and went on to write for several sketch comedy shows in both Chicago and Los Angeles. He helped co-create the stage show and podcast, Mohansen High School. He currently writes for the Los Angeles sketch comedy group, Dry Hump Comedy, and the independent anthology series, The World of Steam.