The Boy Detective Fails

The Boy Detective Fails

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In the twilight of a mysterious childhood full of wonder, Billy Argo, boy detective, is broken-hearted to find that his younger sister and crime-solving partner, Caroline, has committed suicide. Ten years later, Billy, age 30, returns from an extended stay at St Vitus' Hospital for the mentally ill to discover the world full of unimaginable strangeness. Billy finds the companionship of two lonely, extraordinary children and, with a nearly forgotten bravery, he falls in love and confronts the nearly impossible solution to the mystery of his sister's death.
Publisher: Chicago : Punk Planet Books ; [New York] : [Akashic Books], c2006.
ISBN: 9781933354101
1933354100
Branch Call Number: FICTION Meno Joe 2006
Characteristics: 328 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm.

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Dec 31, 2014

As small children, Billy Argo hunted down clues to frontyard mysteries and solved neighborhood cases with his beloved sister, Caroline. But after Billy heads off to college, his sister, a disconnected goth, meets a tragic end by suicide. Billy is unable to believe his sister capable of such an act and as a result spends the next 10 years of his life in St. Vitus’ Hospital for the Mentally Ill. At the age of 30, Billy must now head out into the real world after the system has paid for enough electroshock therapy and counseling sessions. In The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno, Billy will venture forth on a quest to discover the truth about his sister’s death and the purpose of his own life.

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