The discovery of a young woman's dead body in a dumpster sets Detectives Jim Winston and Bill Evans in search of a punk musician in the exploding 1970's New York City punk scene.
Fresh off suspension, and under the watchful eye of the girl's mobster uncle, the detectives race to uncover the truth about the girl's death. Was her fall from a six story window an accident, suicide, or murder?
The case rests squarely on the wasted shoulders of Slade Mortimer, the former lead singer of MORTIFIED, famous for the cult classics, "Putrid Purification" and "Moist Man Meats".
Known as The Roaming Mortician, his die hard fans consider Slade a punk deity. Those who know him best consider Slade a psycopathic degenerate who belongs behind bars.
To the detectives, Slade is simply a missing suspect to be apprehended. On the hunt for the Roaming Mortician, the detectives follow Slade's trail from the raw world of punk music to the flat delta cotton fields of the deep South in search of the truth.
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Idabel Allen is the author of smart, compelling and fantabulous fiction including Headshots, a short story collection, and two soon to be published novels.
Adverse to all things things mediocre, mundane, or simply put, garbage, Idabel's fiction incorporates Bradbury's imagination, Steinbeck's compassion, O'Conner's bite, Welty's humor and Faulkner's genius.
Originally from Tennessee, Idabel migrated north to attend the prestigious Iowa Writers Workshop and has been ice jammed in Iowa ever since.
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