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Great review for A Dead Red Cadillac, featuring Lalla Bains



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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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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

Short Story Anthology by Earl Staggs


Short Stories of Earl Staggs: Kindle $.99


Told with wit, pathos and, lucky us, even some humor. Derringer Award winner, Earl Staggs has published numerous short stories over the years in a variety of magazines, and this is an anthology of his best crime stories.


In my mind the best authors are those who can whittle a story down to a few pages, giving us just enough background and setting so we know what’s about to happen. Then, our hearts are pounding along with the protagonist, mostly the underappreciated good cop as in “Battered”, and “Brother-In-Law”… Continue reading

Review: Just Add Deserts by Jinx Schwartz: $.99 Kindle

[subscribe2]Needing some ready cash to get her beloved boat bottom fixed, Hetta takes a new job at a copper mine close to the Arizona border in Cananea,Mexico.  In Hetta’s words, “And, presto change, I was off on another adventure, and this time with a regular old, probably boring job where I couldn’t get into any trouble. I heard wings flapping and a pig flew by.”

If you’ve read her other Hetta Coffey books you too can laugh at the pig as he flies by because you know Hetta will soon be neck deep in trouble.  Sure enough, Mexican… Continue reading