Nicola Trwst. Bolinas Bongo (2013) [tpo]
Publisher’s description: “Journalist Briana Kaleigh rips off her East Coast shackles and moves across the country to Marin County, California. She hopes her ride-alongs with sheriff’s detective Dusty Arkansas will get her back on the crime desk of a major newspaper. While chasing a lead about a shark attack in Bolinas, a sleepy coastal town that shuns tourists, she discovers a mutilated body. The dead man is part of a large-scale murder investigation with a juicy news story attached: a serial killer who hacks off the cojones of his male victims. Briana can’t resist. This story could launch her West Coast career. She sees her byline in flashing neon. But Detective Arkansas won’t let her near the case because she’s a witness. When she starts sniffing out the details of the case behind his back, Dusty Arkansas turns up missing. Now, while hiding from the authorities, Briana and her high-strung poodle must ferret out the killer before he starts snipping off parts of Dusty.”
Setting: Bolinas; Marin County