Leo Waterman

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 677 ratings

Who in Hell Is Wanda Fuca? Publisher's Summary

When an old gangster friend of Leo’s father makes a request he “can’t refuse”, Leo and his band of drunks delve into the world of environmental politics in search of Caroline Nobel - a spoiled brat without the sense God gave a gopher. With the help of “the Boys” - a group of aging winos who are his modern-day “Baker Street Irregulars” - Leo fights Native American tribal politics, industrial pollution, and psychotic grannies to fulfill his obligation to a friend.

©2012 G. M. Ford (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Who in Hell Is Wanda Fuca?

    • A Leo Waterman Mystery, Book 1
    • By: G. M. Ford
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    When an old gangster friend of Leo’s father makes a request he “can’t refuse”, Leo and his band of drunks delve into the world of environmental politics in search of Caroline Nobel - a spoiled brat without the sense God gave a gopher. With the help of “the Boys” - a group of aging winos who are his modern-day “Baker Street Irregulars” - Leo fights Native American tribal politics, industrial pollution, and psychotic grannies to fulfill his obligation to a friend.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable PI fare

    • By Sugarpucker on 09-17-15

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • Cast in Stone

    • A Leo Waterman Mystery, Book 2
    • By: G. M. Ford
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    Leo’s boyhood hero, Henry “Heck” Sundstrom, was larger than life. Lately, however, Heck’s life has been spiraling out of control. First there was the honeymoon boating accident that killed Heck’s son and new daughter-in-law, Allison. And now the big man himself is dying — struck down by a delivery truck in a seedy section of Seattle. As he investigates, Leo begins to wonder if Allison went down with the ship. And whether, with the aid of his aging legmen, “the Boys”, he can prove the “late” Mrs. Heck is more alive — and lethal — than anyone ever suspected.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another enjoyable escapade

    • By 🐈 nospin 🐈 on 06-08-13

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • The Bum's Rush

    • A Leo Waterman Mystery, Book 3
    • By: G. M. Ford
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    When a homeless woman says she’s the mother of a deceased rock idol, sometimes-private-eye Leo Waterman takes it upon himself to investigate the lady’s claim. With the help of "the Boys", a band of dissolute deputies, Leo begins a life-threatening pursuit of the truth nobody wants to hear.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Leo Waterman: the defective detective

    • By Wayne on 01-28-17

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 4

    • Slow Burn

    • A Leo Waterman Mystery, Book 4
    • By: G. M. Ford
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Anticipating problems, a prestigious global restaurant convention hires Leo as a security liaison. His assignment: monitor the movements of two adversarial steak-house competitors whose "beef" has previously made for some nasty confrontations and landed a food critic in the crossfire of two warring factions. Leo sends "the Boys" off to shadow all three parties and report back to him. But even the simplest of plans can cascade into catastrophe. And Leo soon finds himself served up as the prime suspect in a murder...realizing that both his life and career are at stake.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun private detective mystery

    • By Wayne on 02-05-17

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

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  • Book 7

    • Thicker than Water

    • A Leo Waterman Mystery, Book 7
    • By: G. M. Ford
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    For years Leo Waterman eked out a meager living as a PI in Seattle. He survived run-ins with murderers, drug dealers, and jealous wives, but when Rebecca, the love of his life, dumped him to marry someone else…that was a different story. After Leo’s trust fund finally kicks in, he takes his broken heart and slips gratefully into retirement — until the day he learns that Rebecca has vanished and no one, not even her overbearing mother, can locate her. Together with his motley crew of homeless drunks and reprobates, Leo sets out to find Rebecca, following her twisted trail from the rain-swept streets of Seattle to the murky depths of the great North Woods. The stink of it all emanates from none other than Rebecca’s new husband, whose lies cast Leo into the path of a ruthless gang that will stop at nothing — not even murder — to protect what’s theirs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fun listen

    • By Wayne on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 8

    • Chump Change

    • A Leo Waterman Mystery, Book 8
    • By: G. M. Ford
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    Hearing a dying stranger call you by name would leave anyone full of questions. When it happens to private eye Leo Waterman, the more he learns about the late lottery winner's rags-to-riches-to-ruination life, the more he wants not just answers but justice. That means a road trip to Idaho to find out how a good-hearted young man with millions got skinned - in more ways than one. It's all downhill from there as Leo gets roped into an ugly battle between elderly ranchers and a ruthless developer who knows how to make a killing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A very wild ride!

    • By Wayne on 01-22-17

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 9

    • Salvation Lake

    • A Leo Waterman Mystery
    • By: G. M. Ford
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    At the end of an especially raucous day at his neighborhood bar, private eye Leo Waterman is surprised to see his old flame, Rebecca Duval, walk in the door. But King County's medical examiner is here on business, not pleasure. Two dead bodies, covered by an old coat that once belonged to Leo's father, have turned up in the trunk of a car. The only thing that seems to connect the men is a controversial local church and its charismatic pastor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun mystery thriller!

    • By Wayne on 01-08-17

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 10

    • Family Values

    • A Leo Waterman Mystery
    • By: G. M. Ford
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Returning to Seattle after a business trip, retired PI Leo Waterman is shocked to find his girlfriend, Rebecca Duvall, unconscious on the bathroom floor, her house filled with gas. Officials believe it was a suicide attempt in the wake of a humiliating scandal. Under investigation for dereliction of duty, she'd been suspended from her job as medical examiner for King County. Leo knows Rebecca too well - and is determined to prove her innocence and clear her name. Most important, he wants to find out who tried to kill her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Refreshingly light and fun suspense mystery

    • By Wayne on 09-02-17

    Regular price: $18.19

  • Book 11

    • Soul Survivor

    • A Leo Waterman Mystery, Book 11
    • By: G. M. Ford
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Why would a teenager with no prior record suddenly assassinate a city councilman? Retired PI Leo Waterman wouldn’t have bothered finding out if an old pal hadn’t asked. But Leo’s girlfriend, Rebecca, thinks the investigation is too dangerous. Especially after Leo is beaten badly. Fortuitously, however, the attack leaves him with a lasting clue about the case that the attackers carved into his chest. Now, this new lead brings Leo into the woods just north of Seattle to infiltrate the dark heart of an impressionable young boy’s sudden, violent turn - a white-power retreat that’s amassing an army....

    Regular price: $18.19