“broken and fragmented and beautiful and odd.”
When her lover is brutally murdered, Vivica searches desperately for answers. Propelled by the death of a junkie on a full moon weekend, and urged on by the cryptic riddles of a street musician, she sets out on a road-trip to solve the mystery of what police are calling a crime of passion, an incestuous murder-suicide. Accompanied by a chain-smoking Private Dick named Stan and her trusty companion Lizard, and pursued by the ominous omniscient Judge, her quest to find out what happened to Ruby is driven relentlessly to its final shocking conclusion.
Author Lynnette D’anna grew up on the Canadian prairies, and, like many of her characters, she chose to roam. She is fond of cats, trees, and large bodies of water. D’anna has been writing stories all her life, and has published seven books of fiction.
“I picked this book up in Electric Lettuce, a wonderful everything-to-us type store in Nanaimo, BC. It reads like a diary where the character only notates her brilliant thoughts for the day. We don’t walk with the character through mundane things. We don’t talk about brushing teeth or eating breakfast. It’s broken and fragmented and beautiful and odd. Each day is often much less than a page of writing as she carries us along, stumbling her confusion, trying, as we all do, to find herself. Glad I picked it up … and I hope you can enjoy it too.” GateGypsy, Bookcrossing
“Approach this novel with the care and thoughtfulness that you might a volume of poetry. The experience will be as pleasurable as the alluring cover promises. Vixen is definitely a book for the adventurous!” Moira Richards, Women Writers
“Reading Vixen is like visiting a supernatural peep-show. Those who like their novels to have the distinct aftertastes of blood, Seconal, and leatherette will enjoy the ride. Fans of Harlan Ellison may approve.” Marnie Woodrow, Quill & Quire