Coco’s Nuts, Day Five, Another High-Five . . .

. . . to the 99-cent promo.  For one more day, you can get Coco’s Nuts for under a dollar.

Nuts is the third mystery in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series and the second official case for budding private eyes JJ, Rey, and Linda to solve.

All the trio has to do is prove that socialite-turned-trucker Buddy Feuer didn’t kill her boss or best friend—regardless of what the evidence suggests.  As  they navigate the dark world of debt collectors (folks who will do anything to get their gambling “clients” to pay up), a few more bodies fall.

The list of suspects is long and the task of locating the real killer is a daunting if not dangerous one.

Maybe you’d like to find out how they do?  Please check out the P.I.s at:

https://www.amazon.ca/Cocos-Nuts-Tyler-Colins/dp/1078374368

Forever Poi, Hope you Enjoy . . .

. . . the third case the private eyes from the Triple Threat Investigation Agency.  It’s the last day of the 99-cent Forever Poi promo.

Who set fire to two up-and-coming art galleries and left two charred bodies in the rubble?  It’s a complex/complicated case, but the trio—JJ, Rey, and Linda—is up for the challenge!

They sift through a long list of potential suspects and find many reasons—and secrets—for the murders of the two unfortunate victims.  Two angry ex-hubbies reveal an intriguing and dangerous side to a beautiful diva.  Lusting lovers aim to please, regardless of the nature of the request.  A trip to Chicago results in a former enemy making a return.  And an arrogant “sometimes boyfriend” makes a reappearance.

If you’d like to see how the private eyes do, please check them out:

https://www.amazon.ca/Forever-Poi-Tyler-Colins/dp/1079716483

Forever Poi . . . Oh Boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Or should that be oh myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?  Dang.  Hi, it’s Linda.  My bad.  I forgot to post about the third day of the 99-cent promo for Forever Poi,  the third official case of the Triple Threat Investigation Agency, our newly found (and doing not too shabby) business.  This also marks the fourth day.  (And, now, I’d better head to the breakfast table and hear the grumblings.)

Poi has us trying to figure out who torched two up-and-coming art galleries and left two bodies in the ruins.

My best friend, Rey, and her cousin, JJ, and I are sure it’s one and the same person.  The problem is determining of the perpetrator is—because there are plenty of them!  An art gallery owner who owes a lot of money.  A dangerous diva.  An I’ll-do-anything-for-you lover.  Add to the mix a former queenpin trying to go [somewhat] legit, a surly up-and-coming artist, and two spurned/used ex husbands who haven’t forgotten or forgiven.

Here’s an excerpt, as told by fellow P.I., JJ:

The three of us snuck past a battered barrier like dogged fans past a teen idol’s security. We picked our cautious ways down the narrow debris-laden laneway running between both galleries—or rather the fragmented, crumbled walls that had once served as them.

“Gross.” Gail cursed. “I’m glad I wore old runners.”

“Wish I had,” Rey muttered. “At least I was smart enough to bring a rain jacket.”

“Wish I had,” I murmured.

We continued along the soggy, mucky ground with flashlights in spotlight mode.

“It doesn’t look like any fire damage restoration has started,” Gail commented, picking her grimacing way forward.

“You know, someone might see the lights and come checking. Maybe we should be more careful,” Rey suggested, lowering her flashlight.

“Then we won’t see a thing,” I stressed.

“Point taken.” Rey sighed softly.

“The powers that be have surely gone over this place with a fine-tooth comb,” Gail commented. “Do we really think we’re going to find something in the little time we have before meeting this Timmy-Tom guy?”

“The powers that be may have checked every nook and cranny, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to be found,” I said encouragingly.

“Never say never, right?” my cousin jested with a slap to my back.

“We should have brought a shovel or rake, or something to weed through the gunk.” Gail surveyed the ground with a scowl.

Rey reached into a nylon backpack and pulled out a garden trowel. “We have this.”

“Smart thinking, girl.”

“We don’t earn the big bucks ‘cause of looks,” she grinned. “Okay, Cousin Jilly, let’s start serious P.I.’ing.”

“Why don’t you two take the left and I’ll take the right as we move along,” Gail proposed.

Several minutes later, the three of us where in the area where Lolita’s body had been found. Flame-licked, dented bins lay like washed-up tsunami debris.

Rey scrunched up her nose. “You can still smell the fire.”

“Kind of smells like . . . lingering death.”

“Ya think, Cousin Jilly?” Rey’s raspberry was louder than usual.

After a playful punch to her shoulder, I requested she aim the light in and around the bins. Pushing the nearest one aside, I searched inside the rusted, broken container. Nada. Together, we checked the next three. Nothing.

Crouched, Gail ordered us over. Her beam illuminated the side corner of a broken step. Poking from sooty dirt was a diamond-encrusted two-tone heart charm of rose and black gold.

“Pretty,” I murmured.

“Expensive,” Rey added.

“Could it have belonged to Lolita? She did have a bracelet.”

“I thought it was a brass cuff?”

“You’re right.” Shifting the knapsack, I removed two small plastic bags, one to pick up the heart, the other to contain it.

“If it wasn’t Lolita’s, then it may belong to her killer,” Rey stated excitedly.

May is the key word, but if this pricey little piece does belong to the killer, then it confirms we’re looking for a woman,” I announced.

“Quite likely, but not necessarily,” Gail said with a fixed gaze.

“You’re absolutely right. Never assume.”

She clicked her tongue and rose. “I’m surprised it wasn’t discovered, which makes me wonder if it might have been lost more recently.”

“Given it was semi-buried, I’d have to disagree that,” Rey said.

“Me, too. The rain’s been pretty intense. It may have washed the charm into the open and that’s why it wasn’t previously found.”

Gail shrugged and twirled slowly. “Do we want to check anywhere else? Or stay around here and wait?”

Rey gestured. “Let’s take a quick peek in the area where Carlos’ body was found, just so we have—what do they call it? Context?”

“It can’t hurt.” I removed my cell and took photos.

“Are you still checking out Cholla Poniard’s place tonight?” Gail fell into step beside us. “Or should I say this morning?”

“Why not? We can search for a bracelet missing a charm,” Rey said.

“That would be like trying to find a needle in a haystack,” I pointed out.

“Not to mention dangerous and illegal,” Gail stated.

My cousin dismissed the comment with a snort and wave.

“I don’t believe Rey wants to be reminded,” I chuckled, stepping over a mound of charred wood.

“Hey, where you all headed?” a gruff voice boomed. 

If you’d like to see how we handle this perplexing case, please check us out at:

https://www.amazon.ca/Forever-Poi-Tyler-Colins/dp/1079716483

Coco’s Nuts . . . Day One, What Fun

It’s promo day #1 for Coco’s Nuts—you can get it for a mere 99 cents.  (You can’t even buy a chocolate bar for that anymore, unless you maybe go to the discount store.)

Coco’s Nuts, the third mystery in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series, finds the three rookie private eyes—JJ, Rey, and Linda—entrenched in their second professional assignment: proving socialite-turned-trucker Buddy Feuer did not shoot her boss, infamous entrepreneur Jimmy Picolo.

Despite what police believe and evidence suggests, JJ, Rey and Linda are convinced that Buddy has been set up.  In their quest for answers, the trio contends with a slew of suspects.  Several persons hated Picolo enough to kill him, but locating the one who pulled the trigger proves challenging and the threesome strives to uncover a killer amid a cast of curious and unconventional characters.

Their detecting travels lead them along a few detours, like the world of gambling and debt collectors, also known as limb-breakers.  Picolo’s daughter, Annia, owes thousands of dollars to them in Vegas and Oahu.  Could this have motivated her to kill her father—so that she could collect a sizeable inheritance?  What about Picolo’s son?  Was Jimmy Junior overly eager to take over his father’s businesses?  What of nutty Coco Peterson, a Picolo employee who has been MIA since the murders occurred?  The odd little fellow is a central piece in this perplexing puzzler.

Why was Eb Stretta, Buddy’s best friend, gunned down a few days after Picolo?  For that matter, why did someone pump five bullets into Mr. Razor, Picolo’s assistant?  Exploding bombs suggest the gals from the Triple Threat Investigation Agency have ruffled feathers by asking too many questions.  With any luck, legitimate answers will be obtained before something significant blows up—like the trio.

If you’re interested in learning whether the women succeed, please check them out at:

https://www.amazon.ca/Cocos-Nuts-Tyler-Colins/dp/1078374368

Forever Poi, What a Joy

. . . given it’s 99 cents today (getting anything for less than a dollar is always a joy, don’t you think?).

Hi, it’s JJ, one of the P.I.s of the Triple Threat Investigation Agency.  This marks Day Two of the 99-cent promo for Forever Poi.

Poi is our third case and it has us trying to determine who burned down two up-and-coming art galleries . . . and left two bodies in the rubble.

My colleagues, Cousin Reynalda (Rey) and her best friend, Linda, are certain the arsonist and killer the same person.  The challenge: there are a slew of suspects!

One of the [deceased] gallery owners had a row with his partner and lover the day before.  Did now non-lover kill his partner?  Given the second body belonged to a previous queenpin, had there been a need for vengeance by a former foe?  Might there have been a need to collect the insurance payout, considering there’d been some serious debts floating around?  Or is there another, more sinister reason?

If you’d like to see how we solve a most challenging (if not confusing) case, please check us out at:

https://www.amazon.ca/Forever-Poi-Tyler-Colins/dp/1079716483

Fa-La-La…La!

Just singing for joy – because you have one more day to get HA-HA-HA-HA, our fourth official case for only 99 cents!  Hey, it’s Rey on the fifth and final promo day.

Like Frankie once sang, I’m gonna “start spreading the news” about our exciting (kinda crazy) case that has a serial killer, GRP (The GrimReaperPeeper), scaring the <bleep> out of Oahu.  He’s leaving tortured victims alongside waterways—with a black rose, no less.

GRP wants JJ, Linda and me to play his game, by his rules. But he keeps changing them!  While we’re trying to figure out who he is (and, hopefully, stop him), we take on a couple of cases: seeing if a hubby is having “fun” on the side and if a young woman is truly being stalked.

Meanwhile, Adwin—Cousin JJ’s old “beau”—is back on the scene.  He’s interested in getting back together, but I don’t think her “sometimes boyfriend”, Cash, is too keen on seeing that happen.

Our killer—our shadow—proves to be pretty clever, even charming.  He keeps us on our toes, researching similar crimes and locating potential suspects (those that might fit the profile) . . . and attempting to stay one step ahead of him  It’s probably our most perplexing case yet . . . and certainly our most dangerous.

If you’d like to learn how we do, please check us out at:

https://www.amazon.ca/Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Tyler-Colins/dp/B094SZRSVN

Tra-La-La-La-ing Along

… on the fourth day of the HA-HA-HA-HA 99-cent promo.

HA-HA-HA-HA, the fifth mystery in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series, has private eyes JJ (Jill Jocasta Fonne), her melodramatic cousin Rey (Reynalda Fonne-Werde), and Rey’s best friend, Linda Royale, on a serial killer’s buddy list.  When he’s not taunting them, he’s challenging them to “play the game”—by his rules.

The GrimReaperPeeper, as he introduced himself in a teasing text at the end of Forever Poi, proves to be as intelligent as he is devious and dangerous.  GRP, as they prefer to call him, leaves calling cards—on windows, with a boy on the beach, in a neighbor’s foyer.  And, unfortunately for the trio—but fortunately for him—DNA and fingerprints are never found.  They add clever and cunning to the GRP description list.

Although it’s not an official [paying] case, GRP’s obsession with the three private eyes yanks them into the chaos.  As they attempt to figure out who he is and why he leaves black roses with his tortured victims along streams and waterways, they take on a couple of other cases.  A beautiful woman, Caprize Marquessa de Sade, is sure she is being stalked.  Another woman, wealthy Hardena Antigua, is certain her young husband is seeing someone on the side.

Could it be that these two cases somehow intertwine with the killer/killings?  There’s something afoot and it’s not one of Rey’s prized Choo shoes.

Who will prove the ultimate winner in this deadly game of taunts and perplexities?  The calculating killer or the persevering private eyes?

If you’d like to discover how the trio fares, please check out HA-HA-HA-HA at:

https://www.amazon.ca/Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Tyler-Colins/dp/B094SZRSVN

ROTFL . . .

. . . on the second day of the HA-HA-HA-HA 99-cent promo.  For less than a dollar, you can get a copy of the Triple Threat Investigation Agency’s fourth professional case.  Now, that’s worth some mirth.

A serial killer, The GrimReaperPeeper, has challenged JJ, Rey, and Linda to “play the game” … by his rules.  They have little option but to partake.  But who will prove the winner?  The clever and cunning killer or the persevering and persistent private eyes?

If you’d like to see how the trio fare, please check out:

https://www.amazon.ca/Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Tyler-Colins/dp/B094SZRSVN

It’s JJ on the last day of the 99-cent promotion for Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie?  . . .

Hula is our first professional (paying) case that we—the three private investigators of the Oahu-based Triple Threat Investigation Agency—undertake.

Given we’re newbies, we do pretty well . . . okay, maybe we make a few mistakes and get ourselves into some seriously sticky situations . . . but we learn along the way.

An elderly millionaire hires Rey, Linda and me to find out what his young, pretty wife is doing when she’s not at home.  He believes she’s having an affair—and, given he’s looking at a divorce, this would help his cause immensely. 

Before we can discover whether she’s involved with anyone (like her personal trainer or the “pool boy”), we find her floating in the Pacific at the base of some cliffs.  Any number of people might have been responsible, so we have our work cut out for us. =

A few more bodies drop.  As they do, we attempt to help a young drug addict, does deal with an ornery drug dealer or two, and encounter some mean-tempered gang members.

This first case proves complicated, but we endeavor to put the pieces of the complex puzzle together.  Perhaps you’d like to find out how we accomplish this?

You can find Hula here . . .

https://www.amazon.ca/Hula-Hattie-Triple-Threat-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01KEEBNOS

https://www.amazon.com/Tyler-Colins/e/B01KHOZAL2%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/entity/author/B01KHOZAL2?_encoding=UTF8&node=618073011&offset=0&pageSize=12&searchAlias=stripbooks&sort=author-pages-popularity-rank&page=1&langFilter=default#formatSelectorHeader

Five . . . Still Live

As in still available, available, on Amazon.  Hey, it’s Rey again.  For just 99 cents, you can get a copy of Coco’s Nuts.  But today’s the last day, so-o, don’t procrastinate (my new word).

The third mystery in the Triple Threat Investigation Agency series, Coco’s Nuts, finds us—still pretty much rookie private eyes—trying to prove that socialite-turned-trucker Buddy Feuer did not shoot her boss, infamous entrepreneur Jimmy Picolo.  She didn’t shoot her best friend, Eb Stretta, either.

No matter what police believe and evidence suggests, JJ, Linda and I are sure as <bleep> that Buddy was set up.  In the quest for answers, we have to deal with a slew of suspects.  A lot of people hated Picolo enough to kill him, but locating the one who pulled the trigger sure proves challenging.

Please check out how we solved this complicated (and exciting) case at: https://www.amazon.ca/Cocos-Nuts-Tyler-Colins/dp/1078374368

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