No, not giving up on the Niedermaier quest. But we were THIS close, I tell you.
I had another one of those dreams. You know, with oddly specific details I can't help but check out when I wake up.
This time, the hero is one Romanos Melville. SUPER hot King of Dreamland. I met him at a friend's party, she introduced him to me as being with "The House of Melville", which at the time I thought was kinda quaint -- naming his house after himself.
So we talked and had TONS in common. He thought I was planning a trip to NYC, and wanted to know all about it. I forgot his name and just blurted out, "What's your name again?" in the middle of the conversation. He laughed and told me. When it was time for me to go, I discovered I was SEATBELTED to the bed I'd been sitting on. (please don't analyze that--Romanos was sitting on a sofa across the room).
When I woke up I Googled Romanos Melville. No hits. But when I Googled The House of Melville. I got a lot of hits.
It's a Bed & Breakfast in Massachussetts
It's "the artist's quarters" of Johannesburg, South Africa
It's also a publisher in NYC. I saw the cover of this book and laughed. It made me think of Niedermaier...(because of the name people! I have no intention of murdering anyone or falling victim to a murder.)
Now, if there's a Romanos working at Melville House in NYC, I think I might have to replace Niedermaier.....