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For The Shiver in Her Eyes

Award-winning author Roxanne Dunn writes "...This tale mines the gritty underbelly of Minneapolis and turns up gems: a soulless hit man, a heart-stealing woman, a mob-controlled pornographer, and a tattered but loyal PI. Suspenseful, heart-warming, and wonderfully written, just try to put it down..."

For The Cough of Birds

Award-winning author Terry Persun writes "Reminiscent of Robert B. Parker’s Spencer character, Dahms is antagonistic and smart-mouthed—especially with the authorities—but serious and capable when he needs to be."

"Author Brian Anderson follows up the award-winning The Shiver in Her Eyes, his debut novel in the Lyle Dahms Mysteries with the unlikely but oddly captivating hero who finds himself—more than a little reluctantly—at a Renaissance festival. This is a story that will keep readers’ interest for the sharp, biting dialogue and quirky, fascinating characters—and flavored with all those things involved in the world of Renaissance faires—from the costumes, to the period speech patterns and food options. Dahms himself is a treat. Reminiscent of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser PI, his dry humor and smart mouth are a welcome change in mystery fiction. In short, he’s a keeper.


Based on a scale of 1-5, The Cough of Birds merits an 8."


Kat Henry Doran, Wild Women Reviews

For Soundings in the Dark

“Private Investigator Lyle Dahms bulldozes and wise-cracks his way through a murder investigation of an old friend like a Midwestern Philip Marlowe. The nefarious world of neo-Nazism is explored and condemned; refuting this brand of white supremacy may seem obvious, but given the current social and political winds, it could not be more relevant and timely. The one thing that cannot be refuted or overlooked is the author's razor sharp wit, found so rarely in today's mystery genre where most everything is graphic sex and excessive violence, but few laughs and little humanity. This entertaining and enthralling novel is replete with both. Highly recommended!”


Brett Wallach

The Phil Allman Mysteries

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