Ninety-Nine Sure Does Shine

Hey, it’s Rey.  In case you haven’t heard, today through May 17th, you can get Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie? for just 99 cents.  Are we talking bargain, or what?

So, for those not in the know, Hula is our first professional—paying—case as private eyes of the Triple Threat Investigation Agency.  We have to find out what the young, pretty wife of an old far—uh—millionaire is up to.  He thinks she’s having an affair, which would help him in the divorce department.

Unfortunately, we find her floating in the ocean before we can discover much.  Did hubby kill her?  A lover?  Her shady brother?  More bodies drop as we search for clues.  And if that’s not enough, we encounter some really shady characters—including drug dealers and gang members.

It’s as thrilling a case as it is dangerous.  Yeah, we’re new to the P.I. world, but we’re also patient, persistent and persevering.  In the end, we don’t do too badly.  He-he.  That’s all I’m sharing.

Maybe you’d like to read out about our crazy adventures as we piece together this puzzler?  We’d sure love it if you did.

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Not a Dime, but Ninety-Nine

Through May 17th, you can get Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie? for a mere 99 cents.  Cousin Reynalda, who loves all things sales, says it’s a steal and “go for it”.

It’s JJ today, the one who narrates our exciting adventures—or mis-adventures as we sometimes laughingly call them—as the novice private eyes of the Triple Threat Investigation Agency.

Hula’s our first paying case.  Rey, Linda and I have to find out what an elderly millionaire’s pretty, young wife is up to.  He thinks it’s an affair.  Unfortunately, before we can discover her secret, she’s found floating in the Pacific.

Rey drew another long breath. “How long has she been gone?”

I checked. “Twelve minutes, give or take.”

“I’m cold.”

“Carmie’s colder,” I murmured, unable to quash the morbid desire to peer down. Contusions and scratches were visible on flesh not concealed by a raspberry tank top, currant-red shorts, white gym socks and adidas Stella McCartney runners. Bruises discolored her long neck and face, and a mammoth bump overlaid half her forehead. “I wonder what she was thinking the last few moments.”

“You mean, did she see her life flash before her eyes?” Once again she regarded Carmie. “Did she know her killer? Did she scream if she didn’t? Did she fight?”

“And if there was no killer, did she realize she was plunging to her death when she lost footing?”

“Two summers ago, Lynne, a social contact who got a few good commercial gigs—and stole two of mine—had been hit by one of those ice-cream trucks with the clown face and annoying ringa-ringa-ling. She swore when she went down she saw Jim Morrison dressed in white leather leaning against tall gates made of diamonds and rubies, and waving her over. On the other side of the glittering gates was a river of champagne winding through fields of Little Debbie Jelly Creme Pies and Swiss Rolls.”

I shifted and stared, my expression not unlike Dorothy, the Golden Girls Bea Arthur character, would present one of her roommates when they said something utterly absurd.

Rey looked affronted. “I’m just telling you what she told me.”

Sighting something from the corner of my eye, I glanced upward. “The first responders are here.”

Before you know it, we’re finding more bodies, getting in the way of ornery drug dealers and p’o’d gang members—and they in ours!  It becomes increasingly more complicated if not complex as we track clues . . . never mind becomes precarious when we ask questions people would prefer we didn’t ask.

Perhaps you’d like to check us out?  We’d be very appreciative if you did.

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Ninety-Nine . . . so Divine

Starting today through the 17th, you can get Can You Hula Like Hilo Hattie? for 99 cents!

It’s Linda on post patrol today—and on time too (not like that little Forever Poi fiasco).

Hula’s our first official—paying—case.  Yes, Rey, JJ and I are true-blue (novice) private investigators now and we’ve been hired to learn what an elderly millionaire’s pretty, young wife is up to.  Is she having an affair, as hubby believes?

There’s a twist: said wife is found murdered along the beautiful shores of Oahu.  And there’s a secret all right, one of many in fact, and they don’t all belong to the deceased woman.  Who of this unconventional cast of characters is the murderer?  We’ve dealt with a sundry of murderers in past, thanks to a weird week at a haunted mansion in Connecticut, but this new set of quirky personalities proves taxing.

What initially seemed a straightforward task is anything but.  And what do the worlds of drugs and gangs have to do with what’s transpired?

As we’re attempting to fit puzzle pieces together, we stumble across a few more bodies.  Here’s an opportunity for us to prove we made a wise choice in becoming bona-fide detectives.  But can we do so before the murderer strikes again?

If you’d like to read about our thrills-and-chills-filled case (as Rey just called it), please check us out at . . .

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Ninety-Nine is Rea-eal Fine

Forever Poi is available for 99 cents for one more day—as in today.

Hey, it’s Rey again, tootin’ my horn, hopin’ you’ll invest 99 pennies in our third professional caper, uh, case.

This time, JJ, Linda and I are out to solve a double-arson and murder.  Who torched two Chinatown art galleries and left two charred bodies in the rubble?  Are the arsonist and killer one and the same?  We think so.  But as we try to prove that, we encounter a plethora of possible culprits (JJ just loves—what’s it called again—ah, yeah, alliteration).

The day before the fire, Carlos Kawena, one of the arson victims, had a nasty break-up with his partner, James-Henri Ossature.  There were financial issues, too.  Could James-Henri have done the dastardly deed to collect insurance and be rid of his lover?  What about the second victim, Mary-Louise Crabtree, a former queenpin?  Given her super sketchy past, maybe a former foe murdered her?  And, if that’s the case, maybe Carlos was simply collateral damage.

When we’re hired by insurance adjuster Xavier Shillingford to assist in the investigation, it soon becomes evident that professional arsonists didn’t set the fires.  As they immerse themselves in the challenging case, a host of curious characters again materializes.

Here’s a taste . . .

“Is this the Triple Threat Investigation Agency?” a soft, prickly voice asked.

. . . Crispy? Sleep slipped from my body. “It is. It’s just shy of midnight. Are you okay?”

“Yeah, sure. Which chick’s this?”

I swallowed a retort. “The one with the honey highlights.”

“And black-flow-lava eyes?”

“One and the same. The name’s JJ.”

“JJ, right.” His soft, thin whistle was reminiscent of a White-Throated Sparrow. “I tried A and he’s not answering.”

“Maybe he turned his phone off.” A wave of weariness washed over me and I leaned into a wall. “The guy’s been working long hours.”

“Maybe, but it’s not like him not to be available.”

I forced a neutral tone. “What can I help you with, Crispy?”

“I been asking around. The fire wasn’t set by anyone in my circles.”

“You mean your firebug friends?” I asked dryly.

Incendiary friends, if you don’t mind,” he gibed.

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And Still Free on the Fifth . . .

. . . day of . . . The Connecticut Corpse Caper promotion.

It’s Rey today, hey!  It’s the last day to get Caper for free!

A week-long stay in a creepy colossal Connecticut mansion has us tripping over disappearing and reappearing corpses, hearing weird [scary] sounds from behind walls, and walking down shadowy hidden passageways.  Why?  Because seven quirky inheritors have gathered to collect their share of the money that wacky Aunt Mat left for them in her will.  And if dead bodies aren’t enough to make for hair-raising moments on a secluded storm-bound estate, how about a ghost named Fred?

There’s a clause in the will: if a guest leaves early, his or her share will be divided among those remaining.  The first one to leave—permanently—dies just hours after arriving.

Cousin JJ and my BFF Linda and I pull on amateur sleuth caps and determine to solve the mystifying murders.  We don’t do too badly, either.  Our “results” result (he-he) in the three of us opening the Triple Threat Investigation Agency and becoming professional private eyes.

Won’t you please check us out at . . .

https://www.amazon.ca/Connecticut-Corpse-Triple-Threat-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01KEDWHMG

No Whine when Ninety-Nine

Forever Poi is available for 99 cents through the 13th

Hey, it’s Rey . . . and am I embarrassed!  I thought JJ was posting about this promotion, starting May 9th, and she thought Linda was, and Linda thought I was.  OMG.  Just tattoo an “L” on our foreheads—with washable ink, of course.

It’s our third official case (and the fourth book in the series of our crazy adventures as amateur sleuths turned professional private eyes). 

JJ, Linda and I are hired to find the person responsible for torching two Chinatown art galleries, which left two bodies in the rubble.  Suspects include a self-important gallery owner with a curious if not questionable past, an art consultant as treacherous as she is beautiful, a risk-loving photographer who lives on the edge, and an up-and-coming art manager with a dicey history. 

And there are certainly a number of motives.  Take your pick: a sizeable insurance pay-out, a super ugly relationship break-up, out-and-out revenge, and/or a cover-up for past wrongdoings.

It’s a complicated case with some very precarious situations (and a few dodgy individuals you wouldn’t wanna meet in a dark alley).

Maybe you’d like to check Forever Poi out . . . ?  (We’d love—and appreciate—it if you did.)

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Free on the Fourth . . .

. . . day of the free promotion for The Connecticut Corpse Caper.

You have Linda today and I’m here to tell you a little about our first sleuthing “adventure”, before we became official private investigators and proud owners of the Triple Threat Investigation Agency.

Caper has the three of us at Rey and JJ’s eccentric aunt’s haunted mansion for a week-long “collect your inheritance” event with a few other guests.  Yes, it’s truly haunted, but that’s nothing in comparison to the crazy goings-on . . . and multiple murders.  Is someone hoping that everyone dies so that the inheritance pot contains all shares?  That would be rather obvious, but as JJ likes to say, never say never.

Things go bump in the night, as do we when we saunter down dark/dank hidden passageways.  Creepy sounds resound—and hair-raising oddities found—throughout the eerie place. Who in the cast of curious characters is the culprit?  We endeavor to find out, hoping we don’t end up victims as we discover a few unsettling secrets.

If you’d like to check us out—and as Rey pointed out, it’s free so whaddya have to lose?—please check us out at . . .

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Us Three, Still Free

It’s Linda posting today to let you know that the adventures of us three solving our first unofficial case is still free!  The Connecticut Corpse Caper shares how my BFF, Rey, and her cousin, JJ, and I track down a crazed killer.

It begins with a week-long stay at Rey and JJ’s eccentric (wacky, if you ask me) Aunt Mat’s haunted mansion.  Several guests must remain there for a full week to collect their portion of the inheritance; if anyone departs early, they forfeit the money and it goes back into the pot.

Not long after arrival, someone passes, and it’s not courtesy of natural causes.  Within a few hours, another guest departs, not the mansion but this earthly plain.  We’re all on edge, which goes without saying, and it’s not because we’re stuck in a creepy haunted mansion with a homicidal maniac on the loose.

The three of us become amateur detectives—Nancy Drews, as JJ’s boyfriend calls us (I’d prefer Sherlock Holmes, but whatever).  Hidden passageways, a resident ghost, weird sounds and happenings keep us on our toes, and—despite the odds, accusations and finger-pointing—we manage to figure out what’s what and who’s who.  Yes, I’m being cryptic, but I’m hoping I’m enticing you to read how the Triple Threat Investigation Agency came to be.

If I’ve succeeded, please check us out at . . .

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We’re . . . Free

. . . The Connecticut Corpse Caper is, actually.  Hi, it’s JJ today.

Today, through May 12th, you can get our first unofficial “case” for free.

In Corpse, my cousin Rey and I meet up again (we’d not seen each other in years) at a week-long stay at our eccentric Aunt Mat’s haunted antebellum mansion.  Linda, Rey’s BFF, is along for the ride, as is my beau, Adwin.

We, with a few other guests, have to stay the seven-day course; if anyone leaves early, his/her portion of the inheritance is put into the pot for the others to share.  Someone bows out—permanently—not a few hours after arrival.  Soon, more guests drop.

It’s creepy enough staying in the old eerie mansion with weird sounds and dark winding hidden passageways, a resident ghost and bizarre happenings, but a nasty storm is rapidly approaching, threatening to take down power lines.  Before there are more victims, we don amateur sleuthing caps and determine to find the killer.

If you’re interested in finding out how the Triple Threat Investigation Agency came to be, please check us out at . . .

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It’s so Good . . . to be Free

. . . free as in no $ required.  He-he.  It’s Rey today, hey.  The Connecticut Corpse Caper is gratis today through May 12th.  A real deal.

For those not in the know, Caper launched the Triple Threat Investigation Agency and our P.I. careers.  It was our first unofficial case, and JJ, Linda and I did pretty good.

The three of us have to spend a week at our wacky aunt’s haunted mansion with some other [weird] guests.  If anyone leaves before that week is over, they forfeit their portion of the inheritance . . . which goes into the pot for the others (those left alive, er, remaining) to share.  The first night, someone dies—and not of natural causes, either. And, before anyone can say “ghost” ten times, a few more bodies fall.

Maybe you’d like to check it out (we’d love it if you did) . . .

https://www.amazon.ca/Connecticut-Corpse-Triple-Threat-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01KEDWHMG