About the Author:
R P Dahlke sort of fell into the job of running a crop-dusting business when her dad decided he'd rather go on a cruise than take another season of lazy pilots, missing flaggers, testy farmers and horrific hours. After two years at the helm, she handed him back the keys and fled to a city without any of the above. And no, she was never a crop-duster.
About the Book:
Running her dad's Crop-Dusting business in Modesto, California she's hoping to dodge the inevitable fortieth birthday party. But when her trophy red '58 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, was 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.
What readers are saying:
~ lots of tongue in cheek humor
~ a fast-paced, murder mystery that will have you engrossed on page one
~ The mystery was good and I didn't figure out the real villain until very late in the book.