The Fiction of J Reuben Appelman - A Reading

Detroit, MI

Acclaimed true-crime writer J. Reuben Appelman reads from his debut novel, “Angel Burning, Angel Bright,” whose pansexual private investigator protagonist, Jimmy Chinden, investigates his sexuality and the murder of an Idaho mortgage lender at the same time, awakening generational demons and setting off a chain of dark events leading to Jimmy’s queer, social activist daughter to be disappeared from the streets of New York City. As more bodies drop, Jimmy tracks his daughter into a dangerous world of Puerto Vallarta drug cartel associates, Detroit-to-Canada border crossing hustlers, and North Idaho white supremacists all collaborating on trafficking routes while viciously gunning for Jimmy after his murder investigation threatens a bogus Gem State land deal worth millions. And then there’s the cop coming after Jimmy with full heart, firm handshake, and more than a wink.
The Fiction of J Reuben Appelman - A Reading