Updated: Aug 8, 2019

Writer: Joshua Dysart Art: Alberto Ponticelli Publisher: TKO

Goodnight Paradise, Vol. 1 (tpb), cover, TKO, Dysart/Ponticelli
Goodnight Paradise, Vol. 1 (tpb), cover, TKO, Dysart/Ponticelli


A Venice Beach murder mystery where the homeless population is a major focus.

The mystery plays out with beats similar to many major murder mysteries, but the underlying socio-economic theme that plays such a large role in the book's mechanics is closer to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.


(Minor Spoilers)

Eddie Quinones is a homeless drunk, but he doesn't seem to mind. He's settled into his Venice Beach life well for someone without a home. He has friends. A safe place to sleep. He knows where the good bathrooms are.

But when finds the body of a murdered homeless girl and her dog stuffed in a dumpster, he can’t let it go. This kind of thing happens, even in Venice Beach, but he knew here, even if just a little.

Eddie sets out to find her killer. He knows he's homeless and an alcoholic, but if no one's going to get to the bottom of what happened, Eddie feels like it's up to him.