The kid’s in a state – and if he doesn’t play his cards right that could read Islamic State. Terrorists want to recruit him but he’s too terrified to oblige. Instead he calls in Rainbow who finds himself in the thick of an affair that threatens to end in a bloodbath.
Can Rainbow prevent it? How can his gorgeous former girlfriend help? Is Babychino – the beautiful dame who suddenly bee-bops into his life, complete with equaliser – all she’s cracked up to be? And what’s happened to his daughter Imogene?
As Rainbow wades deeper into the mire, the case assumes what his Aunt Rube calls the colour of memory – indigo. Or should that be indiquo, indicio or – as the one-legged assassin Rory has it – in-he-go?
One thing’s for sure, the morgue has never been busier …
The Morgue the Merrier, the sixth novel in the sensational Mister Rainbow series, is a modern story with a wink and a nod to the golden age of pulp fiction. With its memorable characters, witty dialogue and fast-paced plot, it signals the arrival of an arresting new Australian talent.
Praise for Mister Rainbow
‘The Cock Robin Killer is a fun and fast-paced read, with lots of twists and turns that will keep you chuckling and wondering who or what will happen next. A cross between classic film noir, Sin City, and John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces, the story is an absolute riot.’ Red City Review
‘The Mister Rainbow series, in all its glory, is a real little gem.’ Karen Chisholm, The Newtown Review of Books
‘Mister Rainbow is that rare creature – a PI with depth. Down at heel, shabby, inept – he’s a born loser, at his best when the odds are stacked against him. Somehow, in a taut contest, he wins.’ Barry Oakley, novelist and former literary editor of The Australian