Who is Vera A. Utall? Why has she entwined celebrity Nick Maggot and legendary literary genius Orville Goner in her sexual web? Soft-boiled private eye (and hairdresser) David Dennings is hired to track the vanished siren. Through a hallucinatory labyrinth only Ann Diamond could have created, the trail leads him to the nefarious Dead White Males.
Raymond Chandler and Philip K. Dick meet Virginia Woolf in this unconventional whodunit in which Dennings' very life depends on finding the solution that lies buried within an elusive master's thesis. Will he make it before the hourglass runs out?
Ann Diamond is a Montreal writer now living in B.C. where she teaches Creative Writing. She was the winner of the Hugh MacLennan Fiction Award for Evil Eye (1994). She has written for radio and theatre. Dead White Males is her third novel.