Twice divorced NY model, Lalla Bains, now runs her dad’s Crop-Dusting business in Modesto, California where she’s hoping to dodge the inevitable fortieth birthday party. But when her trophy red ‘58 Cadillac is found tail-fins up in a nearby lake, the police ask why a widowed piano teacher, who couldn’t possibly see beyond the hood ornament, was found strapped in the driver’s seat. Reeling from an interrogation with local homicide, Lalla is determined to extricate herself as a suspect in this strange murder case. Unfortunately, drug running pilots, a cross-dressing convict, a crazy Chihuahua, and the dead woman’s hunky nephew throw enough road blocks to keep Lalla neck deep in an investigation that links her family to a twenty-year old murder only she can solve.
See what reviewers are saying:
“… We meet Lalla with a cast on her leg after a plane crash. She’s hobbling and a little cranky, but not as cranky as she gets when she finds her beloved classic red Cadillac missing from its shed. The steam rises when the car is found nose down in the mud of a lake—with a dead woman inside. Lalla is off and running to prove she’s not the killer and to find out who committed the dastardly deed … Quirky, humorous, and suspenseful. Highly recommended.” Polly Iyer, Author of romantic suspense.
A Dead Red Cadillac may be Dahlke’s first published work, but it doesn’t read that way; the author is assured in her storytelling, crafting 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 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.” KittyGlam Blog Reviews(Diana)
“… A Dead Red Cadillac has a bit of everything you could ask for in a mystery. It keeps you guessing and turning the page to find out what happens next. It is a read that you can sink into and when finished you close the book and eagerly reach for the next in the series – A Dead Red Heart Kelli Rix, Reviewer, andthatsnotallthereis.blogspot.com
By RP Dahlke on Aug 21, 2014 07:14 am
Extraordinary Retribution by Erec Stebbins
FREE August 21-24, 2014
OR Get it with Kindle Unlimited
A thriller with Dick Cheney assassinated?
Murder, torture, and vengeance collide to threaten the highest echelons of power.
Follow a rogue CIA agent who uncovers a shocking conspiracy deep in the intelligence community. But a shadow follows the investigation: a killer bent on a revenge so terrible, it is only matched by the crimes committed against him. In the end, no one escapes unscathed, no beliefs will go unchallenged, and no wrong will escape the terrible, final, and extraordinary retribution.
See what reviewers are saying:
”STARTLINGLY DARK” -San Francisco Book Reviews
“A LABYRINTH OF HIGHLY CHARGED ACTION” -Tome Tender
“A PLOT THAT NEVER STOPS” -ForeWord Reviews
“Stebbins nails it with this book. Just when you think you have the recipe down for international thrillers, an author upends it and creates multifaceted characters and a plot that never stops. Intrigue, murder, ethics, religion, romance, an international setting…the author has packed everything” -ForeWord Reviews Read in browser »
By RP Dahlke on Aug 21, 2014 07:00 am Snow Train by Lise McClendon
A Short Story – by this Best Selling Author
In December 1941 an enemy attack launched the United States of America into World War II when the Imperial Army of Japan surprised the Pacific fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
Americans had been watching the Europeans battle for two years already; hopes were high that the US could remain out. But on December 7 all that changed. Later that week Germany and Italy declared war against the US.
As the country adjusts Christmas comes round again, war or no war.
For Dorie Lennox, a private detective in Kansas City, the sudden and tragic entry into the war will be traumatic.
What reviewers are saying:
“A convincing re-creation of time, place, and a hard-nosed, emotionally scarred heroine” — Library Journal [OneO’clockJump]
“Lennox is Tough, Tender and Terrific” — Kansas City Amazon reviewer
“An excellent historical series, with evocative period dialogue and a
story line full of surprises.” — Publisher’s Weekly
Ido Barnea, a non-typical Israeli combat pilot, is flying a routine night flight over the Negev desert when suddenly his reliable Skyhawk jet fighter starts to vibrate uncontrollably and finally crashes, forcing Ido to eject at the last possible second. At that exact moment, in the heart of Brussels, a young girl is kidnapped. What is the connection between those two incidents? Who is behind them?
Accused of betrayal, Ido is forced into a fast-paced dizzying chase in order to clear his name. Naama Sharon, a beautiful Mossad agent is sent after him, and the two encounter powerful arms dealers, cynical terrorists and corrupted army officers. In their struggle, they discover that the two mysterious incidents hide a deplorable crime.
See what reviewers are saying:
“I bought this book as my “train read” during my commute to and from Chicago. The cover alone had me salivating to jump into this book.Talk about suspense- this book will have you holding your breath more than once.Fast paced and cleverly written to keep you on the edge of your seat- the author delivers a knock out punch with this first rate read.” By Diana L, Amazon
“Aharoni manages to build up an exciting narrative in which sophisticated international hard core criminal network acts as setting for the building up relationship between the main characters: a non-typical Israeli combat pilot and a beautiful mosad agent. ethical dilemmas are integrated in what seems to be an impossible mission style novel. With fast, thrilling, high voltage writing Aharoni is pushing his main strong characters to doubt their social roles and personal believes while Trying to solve different puzzle. A book worth reading. 2 thumbs up.” By Maayan Nave, Amazon
By RP Dahlke on Aug 21, 2014 06:00 am
First Case (A McRyan Mystery) by Roger Stelljes
$2.99 – August 21-31, 2014
Prequel Novella by Bestselling Amazon Author
A Perfect wife and a perfect life…
The ruggedly handsome “Mac” McRyan had a prestigious job at a top law firm, a beautiful home, and a gorgeous wife that all made for an ideal life. But then life gets in the way and changes course in ways never imagined. For Mac, a family tragedy meant forgoing a lucrative legal career for one in the “family business” – the St. Paul Police Department.
After four years as a cop, Mac crosses the crime scene tape for the first time as a homicide detective. The brutal back alley murder of a young trial lawyer from a high profile law firm doesn’t add up. In an emotionally charged investigation full of unexpected twists and turns, Mac will need to follow a convoluted trail of evidence, secrets, and hidden agendas to help solve a murder mystery that is his FIRST CASE.
See what reviewers are saying:
“What a great ride!” Amazon – Mickey
The story of McRyan’s first case was thrilling. This book gave you insight to McRyan’s personal life while keeping the focus on the murder mystery. I couldn’t put it down…read the entire story in one sitting!
“McRyan is always 5 stars!” Amazon – Justice
Roger Stelljes has created a truly believable and likeable character in Mac McRyan. Although young on the force, the officers regard him as a seasoned old timer, a reputation that was earned. Can’t wait for the next book.
By RP Dahlke on Aug 21, 2014 05:25 am
THE FIRST MADONNA by Yvonne Crowe
$2.99 – August 21-23, 2014
For fans of Dan Brown, Chris Malburg and Tom Haase. Sequel in the Nicolina Fabiani series
If you want a cracking good read with all the elements for a compelling fast paced thriller then this is the book for you – Adrian Summer – Author of The Albatross Syndrome Who is The First Madonna and what is the mystery surrounding her?
To unlock this secret, Nicolina Fabiani, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, teams up with David Baron a Professor of Ancient Languages, whom she suspects is more than he appears to be on the surface; to search in Ancient Temple sites throughout the Middle East for the answer. What is the Knights of Malta’s connection to the Templar Knights? And why do they covet The First Madonna and her secret? As Nicolina and David stay one step ahead of her old nemesis, the Knights of Malta, they uncover a revelation about the origins of mankind and the power that men are willing to kill for.
See what Reviewers are saying:
“These type of books aren’t what I normally like, but when I was given the chance to read a copy of Crowe’s “Nicolina Fabiani series” I found myself not able to put this book down for a long while. It has a broad reach covering a lot of hard topics. I never felt offended by the material, and was constantly pulled into the historical aspects of the material (history being one of my favorite subjects) … This book does a fantastic job and having a female heroine at the lead is a major plus for me.” Christopher
“If you want a cracking good read with all the elements for a compelling fast paced thriller then this is the book for you. Yvonne Crowe combines the ingredients of ancient history, modern day middle eastern conflict, feisty and strong characters plus a dash of romantic interest into an enticing feast that demands to be devoured … The heroine, Nicolina Fabiani is an impressive character who doubtless will be having more adventures in the future …” Adrian Summers Author of The Albatross Syndrome
“This is a very well-plotted out, well-written book. There is enough adventure, mystery, history, and thrills to keep the reader interested. Lina is a smart, independent woman, and in my opinion, David is just the perfect man. Strong, sure, brave, all the things a hero should be … Overall, I loved this book, and I am now a fan of the author and will be looking out for more from her.” R.L. Bailey ‘Lilli’.
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