A Dead Red Alibi by RP Dahlke is the 4th book in the “Dead Red” mystery series. Publisher: Dead Bear Publishing, August 2014
A successful, but reclusive young artist with a secret life.
A wannabe lawman and his dotty gun-toting granddad
An abandoned mine pit, a curious dad and the local police chief found with him.
When Lalla and her dad take a trip to Arizona to inspect her new property, Dad disappears. But when Lalla enlists the help of a local tracker she’s relieved to find him unharmed, but in the bottom of a mine pit. Unfortunately, he’s got company–a local police chief, and it looks like he’s been murdered. Then too, a young woman artist living nearby has also been murdered. What’re the chances that these two murders are going to be related? Well, if you’re Lalla Bains, you don’t guess, you start looking for the killer!
I had such a great time with Lalla, Caleb, Noah and Pearlie. This was a fun read that kept me entertained from beginning to end. I like that the drama took place in a different town which allowed all the lead characters to shine in doing what they do best, be it solving a murder mystery or taking care of one another. Pearlie was at her best providing some comedic interlude and I was happy with how the drama ended with new adventures for the gang. I can’t wait to read the next installment in the Lalla Bains saga.