A murder mystery set in the 1920s Jazz Age of prohibition, gangsters, flappers, and WW1 survivors, The Dust of Death is Book 3 in the Cupid/Archer series.
What would make you pull the trigger?
When Reed Kimball is found with a bullet between his eyes, the police are faced with so many suspects they don’t know where to begin. A gambler, a speculator, and a love ‘em and leave ‘em kinda guy, Kimball is a middle-aged, toupee-wearing louse who magnetically attracts women by his sheer lack of interest in them.
On the heels of their triumphant resolution of a kidnapping caper dubbed the Canary Case, private detectives Florian Flix and Phalen Archer find themselves boarding a train for Hollywood. Movie mogul, Alfred Steppson, has made them an offer they cannot refuse. He wants to make immortalize them in film.
Once they arrive in Hollywood, glitz and glamour threaten to turn their heads. A secret is being kept from the stars and major players of Tinseltown. In the land of make believe, nothing is as it seems. A dream factory and a magnificent estate warp into a nightmare. Booze and drugs and a legion intent on bringing down Steppson’s empire clash in a twisted web of lies and deception.
Who shot Reed Kimball and why?
It’s the Roaring Twenties! The Jazz Age and Prohibition are back with a vengeance. And revenge is the name of the game in this latest murder mystery whodunit.