| The subject of this article is non-canonical.|
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
|Angel Investigations is about to get help from unlikely sources.|
|Publication date||December 1, 2003|
|Published by||Pocket Books|
Solitary Man is an original novel based on Angel.
The widow Mildred Finster has been a fan of "cozy" mystery novels for years. At the age of seventy-one she decides she would like to become a real private detective. She finds a business card for Angel Investigations and likes the name. Team Angel is busy with its own personal problems, and has little time to deal with Mildred offering her services. Later a truckload of valuable antiquities is stolen and they assume a simple theft. The arrival of ruthless killers from afar soon gets the attention of the gang. They must cope with being followed everywhere by a well-meaning old lady, fight off poltergeists, and try to set aside their personal differences (at least temporarily) so they can overcome the supernatural foe which is responsible for a centuries-old mystery.
Behind the Scenes
- Tagline:'Angel Investigations is about to get help from unlikely sources.'
- During the novel, the characters encounter the Scholars, a rogue branch of the Watchers' Council who adopt a more pro-active, ruthless approach to fighting evil than the Watchers.
- Setting: Season 4.