Out-of-work journalist Ed Rosenberg is turning his toking into a full-time job when Silicon Valley billionaire Gene Simons suddenly hires him to research the hippie era of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. Ed's reporter’s instinct leads him to investigate the unsolved murder of Gene’s mother, a low-level pot dealer brutally killed in Golden Gate Park in 1968. Meanwhile, Ed’s wife Julie has become the media maven for mayoral candidate Dave Kirsch, a former pot dealer and the author of best-selling guides to growing weed. In front of Julie’s eyes, Kirsch is assassinated: suddenly Ed has another crime to unravel. Ed’s research into Haight-Ashbury’s tie-dyed past introduces him to a rogue’s gallery of aging hippies, who, he discovers, may have been involved in Kirsch’s demise. Then bullets start flying at Ed.
Killer Weed is a fast-paced, ingeniously plotted novel that brings the underground worlds of old and new San Francisco vividly to life. You’ll want to turn on, tune in, and drop everything to reach the surprising, deeply satisfying conclusion.
About the Author
Michael Castleman grew up in Lynbrook, a Long Island suburb of New York City. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan with a degree in English (1972), and earned a Masters in journalism from UC Berkeley (1977). He has lived in San Francisco since 1975. An award-winning medical journalist, he is the author of twelve consumer health and sexuality books and currently publishes GreatSexAfter40.com. He has published three previous Ed Rosenberg novels: The Lost Gold of San Francisco, Death Caps, and A Killing in Real Estate.
Praise for Killer Weed: An Ed Rosenberg Mystery…
Killer Weed hooked me on page one and I savored the references to San Francisco in the 1960s. A fascinating story with a strong ending.”
Grace Slick, vocalist for Jefferson Airplane