#1 in THE DEAD RED MYSTERY SERIES \"Dahlke's \"Dead Red\" series is pure delight with laugh out loud moments, who dunnit moments, and surprises at every turn. I don't know whether i'm a victim or a fan but I can't put them down. The story always includes something that I remember fondly from my own youth or past. All of this series that I have read has been delightful.\" By Soften,Amazon/kindle 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 vintage 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 is 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.