Monday, January 27, 2020
Head Over Heels, by Craig Faustus Buck
This is the third appearance here by Craig Faustus Buck.
When a private investigator encounters a woman being bothered by a stalker you can reasonably assume you are about to read a private eye story. But sometimes things take a sudden shift sideways. In this case we go crashing into noir territory.
Our narrator is a part-time employer of a private detective, which means she mostly serves summons. When she meets and falls for a woman at the golf course she agrees to put the papers on the creepy ex-boyfriend. Of course, she is hoping, in classic noir fashion, to get closer to this femme fatale. And she does.
But her lover isn't quite over the creepy boyfriend. So it becomes problematic: Who is the stalker? And who the femme fatale?
This one was a lot of fun.