This is what hard-boiled/noir would look like if HP Lovecraft wrote mystery novels.
Down-on-his-luck detective Derek Adams is hired by a leggy, black-haired lady to recover a stolen piece of jewelry. What she doesn't tell him about the theft or the stolen item turns out to be much more important than what she does tell him. Adams finds himself in the midst of an other-worldly mystery and a race against the clock.
This is a fast-paced novel with all of the smart-aleck wit and sarcasm of a hard-boiled novel with Meikle's own take on a Lovecraftian theme.