Volumes 8-10 in the Dev Haskell Private Investigator series. Crickett, Bulldog, and Double Trouble in their entirety. The eighth, ninth, and tenth novels in the wisecracking, back-slapping, babe magnet Dev Haskell series.
A little bit about each book.
Book 8: Crickett
Crickett is the EIGHTH mystery in the highly entertaining Dev Haskell Private Investigator mystery series.
Mike Faricy once again proves himself to be Minnesota’s Master of the Bizarre.
When the city’s laziest Private Investigator Dev Haskell spots his old flame Karen Riley in The Spot bar, she’s changed–for one thing, she’s no longer Karen Riley, now she’s Crickett, and then there’s the stroller with ten-month-old Oliver. Dev hangs on and does the math: ten months plus nine months equals when?
It seems Crickett’s sometime lover Daryl has been caught in possession of some drugs, and she thinks they may have been planted on him. But five million dollars worth? Tough to hide that much in your pocket. Dev starts looking under rocks and quickly uncovers local crime lord Tubby Gustafson and his psychopathic enforcer, Bulldog. Things seem to go downhill rather quickly from there as Dev finds himself literally running for his life.
Crickett is a hilariously entertaining hard-boiled mystery, with just enough chills to keep you on the edge of your seat. A delightful read with a heavy dose of corner-cutting and misbehavior to go with the beverage of your choice.
Book 9: Bulldog
When corner cutting, back slapping Dev Haskell loses his friend, Dermot Gallagher in what appears to be a random shooting he takes it personally. But the more he learns, the more questions seem to go unanswered. His old nemesis, local crimelord, Tubby Gustafson seems to be involved, or is he? Then there’s ‘Fat Freddy’ Zimmerman, a criminal of underachieving and dubious reputation if ever there was one. Swindle Lawless enters, stripping up a storm under her new stage name, ‘Cougar.’ Jackie Van Dorn, Tubby’s attorney adds a special brand of polished sleaze to the entire affair. And, just when you think things couldn’t possibly get any worse, Tubby’s psychopathic enforcer, Bulldog shows up and seems to have more than a passing interest in Dermot’s death. Dev ends up with only one option, the question is; Will he take it?
Book 10: Double Trouble
Work is slow for Private Investigator, Dev Haskell so he agrees to make collection calls to octogenarians past due on their coffin payments. He barely lasts the morning before he quits. On his way out the door, Dev recommends “reformed” criminal Tommy Flaherty for the job. Since no good deed goes unpunished, that turns out to be a very big mistake and Dev finds himself taken for the ultimate ride.
At the same time, Dev attempts to investigate online tampering with an “Escort” website. Unfortunately, there’s a lot more than pictures of gorgeous women being exchanged and the last people willing to help seems to be Dev’s client Ashley and her thug boyfriend, Tony.