The Dead Red Mystery Series by author RP Dahlke, is a witty, breezy and thoroughly-entertaining lark, peppered with interesting characters in a unique setting… and even tossing in some (much-appreciated) surprising twists along the way. Enjoy!
Boxed Set-The Dead Red Mystery Series (The Dead Red Mystery Series-Three complete novels)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense | Humor & Satire
Over 198- 5 STAR reviews total for this humorous mystery series–A Dead Red Cadillac, A Dead Red Heart, and A Dead Red Oleander.
“I’ve been married so many times, they should revoke my license,” says NY model, and reluctant pilot Lalla Bains.
Lalla Bains here, and I seldom do as I’m told especially after my lyin’, cheatin’ whoring second ex-husband took up with yet another too-tasty-to-resist side-dish.
So what if I took a baseball bat to his recently restored vintage Caddy? It was worth it just to watch him try to yodel his way out of this latest lie… like I didn’t catch him and his secretary fogging up the windows of his pimp-mobile. I smashed in the headlights, the driver’s side window, and just for good measure, slashed the tires. That way, he had to get a tow. I skinned him of the Caddy in the divorce and, just for spite, painted it candy apple red.
That’s me, hell raiser–well, sort of. Flying and partying don’t mix during the long hard days of summer. Even if I had the energy I get too damn little sleep as it is and now that I’m fu-fuuu-fu-forty.–‘kay, that’s–that’s just–rude to laugh. You try my life for a day–up at three a.m., chasing after lazy pilots and the smart mouthed ground crew I inherited when my dad when he went in for a triple by-pass.
“Would you mind coming home and taking over the crop-dusting business?” he says, coughing lightly into the phone. “I might not be around much longer.”
Miraculously recovered, my tight-wad father is now too busy to take back his desk, what with rediscovering a whole new wardrobe from the back of his closet. He’s in leisure suits, squiring local widows to funerals and scarfing up free meals at the wakes while I try to shake off the ankle biting Chihuahua we inherited from the last murder case. On the bright side, my love life is finally out of the dumps since I have a wonderful relationship with Sheriff Caleb Stone. Well, that is, it would be, if only I could do as I’m told and stay away from solving crimes. It’s not my fault that people die at my feet, or they’re found six feet under a local lake strapped into the front seat of my trophy red caddy. But, If I did as I was told and stayed out of trouble, I never would have solved those cases. Besides, it helps keep my mind off turning fu-fuu-forty. So, now you understand why well behaved women seldom make history is now my motto. Note to self: tattoo the above quote somewhere I can clearly see it when I’m in another jam.
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A Dead Red Alibi (The Dead Red Mystery Series, Book 4)
Genre: Humor & Satire | Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
A successful, but reclusive young artist with a secret life.
A wannabe lawman and his dotty gun-toting granddad
An abandoned mine pit, a curious dad and the local police chief found with him.
When Lalla and her dad take a trip to Arizona to inspect her new property, Dad disappears. But when Lalla enlists the help of a local tracker she’s relieved to find him unharmed, but in the bottom of a mine pit. Unfortunately, he’s got company–a local police chief, and it looks like he’s been murdered. Then too, a young woman artist living nearby has also been murdered. What’re the chances that these two murders are going to be related? Well, if you’re Lalla Bains, you don’t guess, you start looking for the killer!
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