Border Field Blues
App Edition

Book cover for the App Edition of Border Field Blues

Have you ever read a novel and wondered if any of it was true? Where did the author get his ideas? What do the locations really look like? How did the author came up with some of the plot ideas and characters?

Border Field Blues – App Edition is a new way to experience fiction, a tablet-based version of the award-winning mystery novel that provides a behind-the-scenes look at the story behind the book. It includes photos, videos and maps, as well as notes from the author. Find out more about the locations, how they’ve been changed, where the characters came from and the real stories behind the events in the book.

Add your voice to the book by adding your own comments and questions via the app interface. Share your thoughts and opinions with other readers or email the author directly. You can also use your FaceBook account to share and comment on individual chapters.

You’ll need an Apple iPad (recommended) or Kindle Fire (minimum) to use the app. It’s available now on the iTunes store or Kindle Store. Only $4.99 on either platform.

Video Screen in Border Field Blues - App Edition

Screen shot of Author's notes and email from Border Field Blues App


A new way to experience mystery fiction, the App edition of the 2013 award-winning mystery novel, Border Field Blues by Corey Lynn Fayman, adds chapter by chapter extras, including the following:

  • Author’s notes
  • YouTube videos
  • Interactive Maps
  • Reader comments  
  • Email the author directly from the book
  • Facebook sharing and comments

Winner, Genre Category
2013 Hollywood Book Festival

Finalist, Mystery (Adult Fiction)
ForeWord Reviews
Book of the Year Award 2013

“A powerful new voice on the crime-fiction scene…”
– ForeWord Reviews

“An engaging mystery with a rich and subtle context.”
– IndieReader

“A rollicking and fast-paced crime novel…”
– San Francisco Book Reviews

“It is real and imaginative and thrilling. I’m glad I had the great good pleasure of reading it.”
– RebeccasReads

“Sparse dialogue and riveting scenes make this mystery impossible to put down.”
-ForeWord Reviews

Murder, sex, politics, and classic rock guitar collide in this original and compelling mystery set in the backcountry along the San Diego-Tijuana border, when a violent encounter between a young border-crosser and an angry bandit creates a secret and shocking bond between the boy and the bandit’s dumbfounded daughter. But when recovering guitarist and reluctant private detective Rolly Waters arrives at Border Field Park early one morning, he’s only there to help his bird-watching friend Max find the vandals who’ve destroyed a sensitive bird nesting area. Feeling less than optimistic about nabbing the perpetrators, Rolly begins his due diligence, crossing paths with a local border vigilante, a tormented vaquero, and an aging rock groupie. A menacing house call from a scalpel-wielding orderly in pursuit of a prostitute named for an eighties pop hit confounds his case further. And when police detective Bonnie Hammond hands him a coroner’s report, he knows it’s turned deadly. 

As their separate cases dovetail into one, Rolly and Bonnie negotiate a prickly partnership, dragged into a dark world of human trafficking and sexual abuse as they uncover tantalizing connections to an old murder case. Bonnie presses ahead with her official investigation, while Rolly turns to his wisecracking network of bohemian friends, trying to connect the red-haired seductress on a banned album cover to a popular video game. As opposing political organizations mobilize for a confrontation in the shadow of the Tijuana’s Bullring-By-The-Sea, Rolly races to save a willful young Mexican girl, his only link to the crimes that will test his psyche, his allegiances, and one family’s unspeakable past. Amid band gigs, family issues and personal temptation, the guitar-slinging detective rocks on, putting his sleuthing skills, and life, to the test.

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