|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 continuity.
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.