The Boy Detective Fails

by Joe Meno

The Boy Detective Fails

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As children Billy Argo and his sister Caroline solve a series of mysteries using a detective kit, but as an adult, Billy faces an uncertain future after his sister commits suicide and he finds himself trying to connect with the world again after a stay in the mental hospital.

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The protagonist of Joe Meno's novel is former kid sleuth Billy Argo who, at the age of 30, makes a painful re-entry from a mental hospital. He arrives in a world far more mysterious than that of his crime-solving youth. Now, whole buildings vanish and decapitated ghouls randomly appear, and his lifelong archenemy rides the bus with Billy on his way home from a dead-end job. Still reeling from the suicide of his beloved sidekick sister, drugged out on anti-anxiety medication and hopelessly

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