In number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris’s "Dahlia Underground,” venerable vampire Dahlia Lynley-Chivers survives an attack by an anti-vampire terrorist group, only to show them they tried to blow up the wrong bloodsucker. Bailey Ruth Raeburn, a ghost assigned to assist humans in trouble, steps into the middle of a marital dispute with surprising twists in Carolyn Hart’s “Riding High”....
Introducing Bubba Mabry, a tough, comical private eye who's happy to get 30 bucks an hour acting as a security guard for some celebrity. In this case, it's the king himself, back from the dead and determined to keep a low profile - the one and only Elvis. Seems some fan is harassing him and Bubba is hired to tail the guy who turns out to be a tabloid hack. But when two bodies turn up and Bubba ends up as the prime suspect, he turns investigator.
"fun, fun, fun!"
Soft-boiled Albuquerque P. I. Bubba Mabry is way short on cash when pimp Sultan Sweeney, late of New Orleans, strolls into his office. Sultan is working the old Route 66, Central Avenue, and somebody's killing his teen-age whores on "The Cruise". The cops won't tell Sultan anything, so Bubba's his boy. Bubba's list of suspects includes a reverend, a councilman, even a cop or two.
A Drew Gavin Mystery. With his new position as Albuquerque Gazette sports editor, Drew Gavin hopes life will slow down. Then a late night phone call brings Drew to the side of his reporter and friend, Curtis White, who has awoken in a strange bed beside a beautiful cheerleader. The problem is the cheerleader is dead, and a pompom blossoms from her mouth like some deadly flower. Curtis can't remember a thing about the night before, but swears he is innocent.
Bubba thinks his gravy train has finally come in when he's hired by the Ogletroops, to spirit daughter Margaret out of a new age compound called WOMB. It's hard to investigate a women-only commune when you're a man. But then nothing comes easy for "soft-boiled" private eye Bubba Mabry. When murder strikes at WOMB, Bubba is elevated from simple trespasser to number one suspect. But Bubba has suspects of his own.
Drew Gavin, a former University of New Mexico star defensive end, is reduced to churning out jaded sportswriter commentary for the Albuquerque Gazette. He is suddenly reminded of his glory days when he crosses paths with his college sweetheart, Helen Graham, at the homecoming game. Helen asks Drew to help her husband, Freddie, who is indebted to an intimidating bookie, Three Eyes Sanchez.