The Little Sleep
A NovelBook - 2009
Struggling with the effects of narcolepsy and hallucinatory waking dreams on his career, Boston private detective Mark Genevich finds his inability to discern dreams from reality affecting a case involving a district attorney's reality-show contestant daughter and an elusive stalker who is blackmailing her with risque photos. Original.
Blackwell North Amer
The wickedly entertaining debut featuring Mark Genevich, Narcoleptic Detective
Mark Genevich is a South Boston P.I. with a little problem: he's narcoleptic, and he suffers from the most severe symptoms, including hypnagogic hallucinations. These waking dreams wreak havoc for a guy who depends on real-life clues to make his living.
Clients haven't exactly been beating down the door when Mark meets Jennifer Times—daughter of the powerful local D.A. and a contestant on American Star—who walks into his office with an outlandish story about a man who stole her fingers. He awakes from his latest hallucination alone, but on his desk is a manila envelope containing risqué photos of Jennifer. Are the pictures real, and if so, is Mark hunting a blackmailer, or worse?
Wildly imaginative and with a pitch-perfect voice, Paul Tremblay's The Little Sleep is the first in a new series that casts a fresh eye on the rigors of detective work, and introduces a character who has a lot to prove—if only he can stay awake long enough to do it.
Boston private detective Mark Genevich's narcolepsy and hallucinatory waking dreams complicate a case involving a district attorney's reality-show contestant daughter and a stalker who is blackmailing her with risque photos.