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My Lalla Bains series is about a tall, blond and beautiful ex-model turned crop-duster who, to quote Lalla Bains, has "been married so many times they oughta revoke my license." Lalla is no Danielle Steele character & she's not afraid of chipping her manicure. Scratch that, the girl doesn't have time for a manicure what with herding a bunch of recalcitrant pilots and juggling work orders just to keep her father's flagging business alive. Beginning with A Dead Red Alibi, Lalla and her family will reside in South East Arizona where she will divide her time between a fledgling P.I. business with cousin, Pearlie Bains, and volunteering as a team member with Cochise County Search and Rescue.


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A DEAD RED GAMBLE (The Dead Red Mystery series Book 6) Preorder - 99c!

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Newly minted P.I. duo, Lalla and Pearlie Bains, are thrilled at the prospect of signing well-connected Judge Borrega as a client. 

But then a stranger persuades Dad's two foster boys to release a cage of chickens in the county courthouse, someone uses the distraction to murder the judge. 

Now Lalla and Pearlie are in a race to uncover a killer before he decides that these two boys will have to be silenced…permanently. 

 


A Dead Red Cadillac (The Dead Red Mystery Series, Book 1) A Dead Red Cadillac (The Dead Red Mystery Series, Book 1)  kindle unlimited logo $2.99 to buy

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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. 

All too soon, ex-model, aero-ag pilot, Lalla Bains will bounce from number one suspect to confidential informant in a bizarre murder case involving cross-dressers, drug running crop dusters and a crazy Chihuahua 

"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. 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."
The Literate Kitty Blog spot 1/21/12

"Ex model and motorhead, Lalla Bains, pilots us through a murder investigation with more twists and turns than the coast highway and with an ending more satisfying than the purr of a perfectly tuned '58 Cadillac." Lesley Diehl, author of A Deadly Draught, Mainly Murder Press; Dumpster Dying, Oak Tree Press 
"Fresh and fun! With its engaging, down-on-her-luck sleuth, homicidal Caddy and a decades-old mystery, R.P. Dahlke's promising debut, A DEAD RED CADILLAC, will keep you turning those pages and guessing wrong right up to its surprising conclusion." Kris Neri, Lefty Award-nominated author of REVENGE FOR OLD TIMES' SAKE
"Fast paced and fun with an outwardly tough but inwardly vulnerable lady-pilot, drug smuggling and plenty of eccentric characters." Rhys Bowen, award-winning author of the Molly Murphy and Royal Spyness mysteries. Bless the Bride,


A Dead Red Heart (The Dead Red Mystery Series, Book 2) A Dead Red Heart (The Dead Red Mystery Series, Book 2) kindle unlimited logo $3.99 to buy

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When a troubled, homeless veteran covers her vintage Cadillac with paper snowflakes, Lalla Bains, 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.

Though the police ignore his last puzzling poem, Lalla sees it as a clue and decides that someone needs to be on the side of this misunderstood man, and that person will be the exasperating, pushy, tenacious, Ms. Lalla Bains, which begs the question: What would you do if the love of your life lost their chance for a heart transplant because the donor organ went to a convicted felon? Grieve and let go? Or wait for your chance at justice and revenge? 

"Crime solvers- this is a must read to add insights into hearts and motives. Author Dahlke invites you to journey into her books in this series as well as previous and soon to be releases. I recommend this book with a high 5- star rating." Valerie Caraotta (CONYERS, GA, US) - See all my reviews
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A Dead Red Oleander (The Dead Red Mystery Series, Book 3) A Dead Red Oleander (The Dead Red Mystery Series, Book 3) $0.00 kindle unlimited logo $3.99 to buy

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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.

Nominated for a Global Award in Mystery
"Janet Evanovich meets aero-ag pilots." Emily Anderson for The Kindle Book 
"I'm so happy that Lalla Bains is back! This is was my favorite book of the three and it's all there: crime, mystery, suspense and great characters! I really liked the glimpses into Lalla's thoughts as she goes back and forth with new theories. Her dad completely lost in a house full of women as Lalla's great-aunt and her cousin (Pearlie) come from Texas for her wedding is hilarious. I Matos, Amazon review

"This author is an exceptional talent bringing her characters to life--you feel like you've met them before! My only regret--I am finished reading and have to wait who knows how long for my next "fix" from this author! Read it and enjoy!" Tech Teacher, Amazon Review


A Dead Red Alibi (The Dead Red Mystery Series, Book 4) A Dead Red Alibi (The Dead Red Mystery Series, Book 4)  kindle unlimited logo $3.99 to buy

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A lonely young artist with a dangerous sideline
A wanna be lawman and his shotgun toting grampa
A priceless antique race car and an unfortunate Emu
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"Stephanie Plum step aside," by Alana Woods blogger
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"When I see a book come up on my reading lists by RP Dahlke, I dive for them. I love her wit in her story telling. She develops great, believable characters that are easy to get to know ..." Pamela S, Amazon
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"This was a WONDERFUL READ from start to finish! I started it at bedtime and figured it would help me fall asleep, but instead I stayed up all night finishing the book & didn't get any sleep at all. The characters descriptions & aspects of their personalities are sprinkled throughout the book, yet I have a perfect full picture of each one in my mind (I just love Pearlie & her spunk)! The plot/mysteries had me guessing & sometimes clueless. It's definitely NOT one of those books where 50 pages in you know "whodunnit" & then spend the next 200 trudging through what you already knew." By Karmela C Lyman, Amazon


A DEAD RED MIRACLE: #5 in the Dead Red Mystery Series A DEAD RED MIRACLE: #5 in the Dead Red Mystery Series $0.00 kindle unlimited logo $3.99 to buy

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An ancient Apache shaman takes a leap off an Arizona pinnacle leaving an eerie message for this part time Cochise County Search and Rescue volunteer and full time P.I. "Save the boy," will haunt Lalla Bains until she crosses paths with the grandson of the shaman, and realizes that the wall climbing teenage ninja will leave Lalla praying for a miracle.

"...what a great job the author did in the telling of this fast-paced and action-filled drama. I like how this was presented with an eclectic cast of characters and a mystery that kept me intrigued, especially when all the pieces came together as the author peppered the scenes with red herrings and some twists and turns to keep me glued to the pages as the puzzling case comes to an end. This was a great read and I enjoyed my time spent with Lalla, Pearlie, Caleb and their friends" Dru Ann Love, Reviewer

:Another great book by one of my favorite authors! I am always excited when a new book comes out because they are always good! Ms. Dahlke never disappoints! Lalla and Pearlie are magnets for trouble and they find plenty in this new adventure. By investigating a cold case they turn up dead bodies right and left while trying to avoid becoming a victim themselves. Fast paced and never a dull moment, this is a book you will enjoy! " By Sherry E. Wells

 


A DEAD RED GAMBLE (The Dead Red Mystery series Book 6) Preorder - 99c!

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Newly minted P.I. duo, Lalla and Pearlie Bains, are thrilled at the prospect of signing well-connected Judge Borrega as a client. 

But then a stranger persuades Dad's two foster boys to release a cage of chickens in the county courthouse, someone uses the distraction to murder the judge. 

Now Lalla and Pearlie are in a race to uncover a killer before he decides that these two boys will have to be silenced…permanently. 

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