Jon Bradshaw needs a girlfriend stat. When he convinces Darcy Walker to be his wingman at a speed-dating event, one debacle leads to another, and before you know it, they’re the proud new owners of a dead body. Problem is, the body has a tie to Darcy…making her a person of interest in a murder.
Things quickly jump from bad to worse when someone hijacks the name of Darcy’s alter ego, framing “Jester” in a Hitchcock-like blend of crimes that leaves her head spinning.
In FOOLPROOF, Darcy battles an adversary who tests her IQ while she navigates the daunting worries of a high school senior. Add on the emotional fallout of her latest caper, a cop breathing down her neck, and a hot but stubborn boyfriend, and she’s at her wit’s end.
Can she find her zen and unmask the real murderer? Or get used to a life of prison orange?
When a giant inflatable Halloween witch goes missing in the Pineapple Port retirement community, Charlotte’s eager to nab the culprit. Before she can lift a fingerprint, someone threatens to kill a new neighbor who looks like an adorable Pomeranian but possesses a disturbing talent for revenge. Moments later, a stranger demands the return of a mysterious wooden box… or else.
Charlotte’s boyfriend, Declan, isn’t having a great morning either. His calculating ex-girlfriend has returned to claim she’s the rightful owner of his pawn shop. She’s livid he’s found a new lady, too.
Eh. Things could be worse. At least Charlotte doesn’t know that a mojito-swilling killer who fed his grandmother to a cat is on his way to Pineapple Port…
Keywords: cozy mystery, female protagonist, humorous, amateur sleuth, romance, small towns.
One young woman challenges the secret rulers of the galaxy, and risks a perilous love.
Violet dreams of exploring exotic planets as a Grand Master’s pawn. When life-threatening cracks appear in the teleportal web, Violet is tasked with investigating the disruption. Suspicions point to the twelve Grand Masters, and she must penetrate their curtain of secrecy to identify the culprit. Her challenges escalate when she meets the enigmatic man behind the griffin avatar. Armed with only her erratic powers and a mishmash of allies, she must challenge the most powerful beings in the galaxy.
Reminiscent of the science fiction stories of Andre Norton, Violet’s perilous adventures are sweetened by romance and a sprinkle of laughter.
A DEAD RED CADILLAC (1st in the Dead Red Mystery Series)
When her vintage Cadillac is found tail-fins up in a nearby lake, the police ask Lalla Bains why an elderly widowed piano teacher, who couldn’t possibly see beyond the hood ornament, is found strapped in the driver’s seat.
A DEAD RED HEART (2nd in the Dead Red Mystery Series) When a troubled, homeless veteran covers her vintage Cadillac with paper snowflakes, Lalla decides a showdown is needed, but that doesn’t mean she wants the man to drop dead at her feet—with a pair of blue handled scissors sticking out of his chest.
A DEAD RED OLEANDER: (3rd in the Dead Red Mystery Series):Her beloved great aunt wants to barbecue dad’s side-kick, Bruce the goat, her man-hungry cousin has her sights set on her top pilot, and her new hire is really a CPA hiding from a vicious Las Vegas hitman. Then things really start to get messy.
See What Readers are Saying:
A Dead Red Cadillac: “This book was an amazing fast paced read and had me hooked from chapter one! Lalla Bains, Ex Model and now Ag Pilot for her dad’s company is realistic, likable, strong, wise-cracking sleuth!” Holly Newhouse Guidry “LovesBooks”
A Dead Red Heart: “As suspect by suspect convinces you one way and then the other this highly intense mystery killing will keep you on the edge of your seat…Author R.P. Dahlke will skillfully toss you around like a rag doll with evidence hitting you on every turn.” Valerie Caraotta (TOP 1000 REVIEWER)
A Dead Red Oleander: “Janet Evanovich meets aero-ag pilots.” The Kindle Book Review
Bonus Books: 2 in a Romantic Sailing Mystery Trilogy
A DANGEROUS HARBOR: When Katrina Hunter takes a required leave of absence from the SF police department to sail to Mexico, she discovers a floater close to her first port-of-call. Doing her civic duty brings her into the Ensenada police station where she comes face-to-face with her unfortunate past, and perhaps the love of her life.
HURRICANE HOLE:Marooned in Baja, Mexico, a Chechen arms dealer is waiting for the right diver to retrieve the deadly cargo on the bottom of the Sea of Cortez. But when the Queen of daytime drama, Leila Hunter Standiford, happens to admire a beautiful vintage Alden and its handsome captain, she doesn’t realize that the boat will soon burn to the water line, or that a dead body will be found below, or that the captain has been targeted as a sacrificial diver.
***See What Readers are saying:
A Dangerous Harbor: “If you love the sea and pirates you will absolutely enjoy this tale. I read it in two days and it was full off seafaring adventure.” Meredith Stanfield
Hurricane Hole: “I’ve read every novel published by R.P. Dahlke. Although I have loved each one, I find “Hurricane Hole” to be the best one yet. I love the way the author made me feel like I was actually south of the border myself, living on a well-appointed sailboat. The details about the sailing world were engaging without being boring. The characters come to life, and not always the life you expect them to live. There was just enough romance to appeal to the softie in me, without over-shadowing the exciting – and intriguing – murder/suspense/thriller storyline: Gail M. Hall