You think your phones are bugged and people are out to get you. Everyone’s a suspect and violence is the answer to everything. Put bluntly, you’re a psychopath who might one day kill a loved one in mistake for the Devil. You describe your nemesis as ‘horribly scarred’ one minute and ‘beautiful’ the next. The reason for that discrepancy is simple – Pandora doesn’t exist.
So says the shrink. In what could be his last case, Rainbow has to prove Pandora or accept that he’s mad – a psychopath capable of killing innocent people. In The Nightmare in Nimbin he returns to his roots – the hippy enclave on the NSW North Coast. He revisits the usual suspects – the women in his life – any one of whom could be his nemesis. But at all times he’s acutely aware that the chief suspect is – himself.
The Nightmare in Nimbin, the seventh 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 Case of 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