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My Review of Dr. DP Lyle’s newest forensic book

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ISBN#978-1605423-94-4 US



Release date: April 2012


The first books in this all important series, Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers appeared in 2003, the second, Forensics and Fiction: Clever, Intriguing and Downright Odd Questions from Crime Writers, came out in 2007, and lucky me, his publicist asked if I’d like to read for review his latest offering on the subject of murder and bodies and poisons… boy, howdy, would I!

I dove right into drugs, poisons, toxins, medications and got so caught up… Continue reading

Review: Uneasy Spirits by M. Louisa Locke: Kindle $.99

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This is Ms. Locke’s delightful sequel to Maids of Misfortune, and the second in the Annie Fuller historical mystery series.  Set in the late 1800’s in one of my favorite cities, San Francisco, California, I felt like I was there, walking these streets as they were a hundred years ago.

By day, Annie Fuller makes her living as the proprietor of a respectable and well established boarding house, but at night, she becomes Madame Sybil, fortune teller. Annie may have been brought up studying finance at her father’s knee,… Continue reading

Great review for A Dead Red Cadillac, featuring Lalla Bains



$2.99 Kindle

KittyGlam did this unsolicited review for A Dead Read Cadillac. A Dead Read Cadillac.

Wise-cracking detectives–from the rank amateurs who somehow stumble into the practice of investigating, to the licensed professionals with their fancy gizmos and snazzy Yellow Pages listings–are a dime a dozen in mystery novels… but a wise-cracking, ex-fashion-model, crop-dusting sleuth? That puts a quirky new spin on the genre, in R.P. Dahlke’s peppy debut, A Dead Red Cadillac.

Lalla (short for–or preferable to–Eula May) Baines is reaching a memorable conclusion to her thirty-ninth year. Still limping around, recovering… Continue reading

Review: Whispering by Gerrie Ferris Finger: Kindle $2.99

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Kindle e-book: $2.99



Step back into 1921, that free-for all time of flappers and bobbed hair, shortened hemlines, this romantic historical mystery gives one a glimpse into the lives of the privileged in a melee of fortunes won and lost all in the span of a few years.

Cleo, who has lost her fiancé in the Great War, take a vacation with her wealthy cousin, Neill, south to Sago Island, Georgia, where they will vacation with his best friend and war buddy, Graham Henry, the son of a steel tycoon and his… Continue reading

Review: Dead Wood by Dani Amore: Another Terrific $2.99 at Kindle

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The dead wood of this book refers to both old wood salvaging from Michigan’s Lake St. Clair and the incredibly gifted guitars made of them by Jesse Barre, the young, talented, beautiful and recently murdered daughter of an elderly retired country western crooner/songwriter who is asking John Rockne, P.I. for help finding her killer.

The author gives us a wonderfully complex character in John Rockne, a P.I. who is not, as his wife says, Russell Crowe. He’s saddled with a sister who is the Grosse Pointe’s Chief of Police and… Continue reading