Private Eye Bestselling Mysteries 2–Book Bundle contains two full length private detective novels: Dead in the Rose City\Murder in Honolulu and a bonus short story, “The Wrong End of a Gun.”
Dead in the Rose City (A Dean Drake Mystery)
In this hard-boiled detective novel nothing is quite what it seems. Dean Jeremy Drake, nicknamed D.J., is a Jamaican-Italian private investigator and ex-homicide detective for the Portland Police Bureau. He is six-five, hip, tough, armed with a .40 caliber Glock, and courts danger and romance with equal abandon. These qualities are put to the test when Drake is framed for murder in the midst of two seemingly unrelated cases. The more he investigates, the more he realizes they are intricately and dangerously connected. It literally becomes a life and death issue as Drake has to use all his detective skills, and then some, to fit all the pieces together in a deadly, high stakes whodunit and why.
Murder in Honolulu (A Skye Delaney Mystery)
On the lush Hawaiian Island of Oahu in Honolulu, ex-cop turned PI and security consultant Skye Delaney investigates the death of ex-husband and former prosecutor turned businessman, Carter Delaney, after she finds him dead in her Jacuzzi bathtub with an apparent suicide note stuffed in his mouth. The one thing she knows for sure is that her German Shepherd Ollie bit an intruder who happened to have AB negative blood. As did Carter. Coincidence? He had hired her to learn if his new young wife was having an affair. Reluctantly taking on the case, Skye gets much more than she bargained for. As the bodies continue to pile up, Skye puts her neck on the line to find out the truth and nail a ruthless killer who has targeted her for death.
“The Wrong End of a Gun,” is a noir mystery short. When a man is seduced by a gorgeous blonde, his dream turns into a nightmare in which there may be no escape.
“An interesting blend of classic film noir and rough, modern cinema. Quick action and tight dialogue make it a jolting thriller. Good book to put on some slow jazz with and relax, letting your brain work on some problems that are nothing like your own.” — Robert A. Sloan, author on Dead in the Rose City
“Infidelity and murder in paradise lead to a one of a kind case for PI Skye McKenzie Delaney, and an enjoyable ride for the reader. Definitely put this one on your list.” — John Lutz, Edgar winner and bestselling author on Murder in Honolulu
“Murder in Honolulu is an exquisitely rich and masterfully constructed mystery. R. Barri Flowers now lays fitting claim to the beautiful island paradise as his territory, owning it in the same way Robert Parker owns Boston and Lawrence Block New York. A savvy, smooth, and sumptuous read that’s as hot as Waikiki beach sand.” –Jon Land, bestselling thriller writer
“R. Barri Flowers’ novel, Murder in Honolulu, is a gripping tale of crime and investigation, set in a vivid, gritty island underworld. It is filled with excitement, a sense of place, and memorable characters. Highly recommended! –Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author
“Go ahead. Take a trip to Hawaii. Murder in Honolulu is your ticket. As long you don’t mind a surprise around every corner, Skye Delaney will be your streetwise guide.” — Camille Kimball, author
“Intriguing mystery in a tropical paradise with a dynamic PI. A compelling, intriguing read.” — Allen Wyler, thriller writer on Murder in Honolulu
“Gripping writing, wonderfully rounded characters you really care about, and vivid locations.” — Peter James, bestselling mystery author on Murder in Maui
“It gets no better than this! R. Barri Flowers has written another thriller guaranteed to hold onto its readers! –Huntress Reviews on Dark Streets of Whitechapel
“Flowers once again has written a page-turner legal thriller that begins with a bang and rapidly moves along to its final page.” — Midwest Book Review on State’s Evidence
“A model of crime fiction …. Flowers may be a new voice in modern mystery writing, but he is already one of its best voices.”–Statesman Journal on Justice Served
“An excellent look at the jurisprudence system…will appeal to fans of John Grisham and Linda Fairstein.” – Harriet Klausner on Persuasive Evidence
R. Barri Flowers is an award winning criminologist and the bestselling author of gripping mystery, suspense, and thriller fiction, including Fractured Trust, Before He Kills Again, Dark Streets of Whitechapel, Justice Served, Killer in the Woods, and State’s Evidence.
Flowers is a bestselling author of true crime books as well, including The Sex Slave Murders, Serial Killer Couples, Mass Murder in the Sky, and Murder at the Pencil Factory.
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