California Corwin P. I. Mysteries

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 231 ratings

Loose Ends Publisher's Summary

When a young girl is kidnapped, street-smart but damaged ex-cop California "Cal" Corwin is engaged to find and rescue her before murder raises the stakes. As a straightforward case takes unexpected twists, Cal must quell a growing fear that an anguished mother may never see her child again. With a shadowy crime lord lurking behind every unexpected clue, Cal struggles to tie up loose ends before evil claims its next victim.

Loose Ends is the first book in the new P. I. mystery series from D. D. VanDyke, a pen name of veteran bestselling technothriller author David VanDyke. Set against the rich backdrop of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Cal Corwin novels brim with intrigue and fully fleshed characters from cops and criminals to hit men, family and unexpected allies.

©2014 D. D. VanDyke (P)2014 D. D. VanDyke
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  • Book 1

    • Loose Ends

    • California Corwin P. I. Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: D. D. VanDyke
    • Narrated by: Francesca Townes
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 132

    When a young girl is kidnapped, street-smart but damaged ex-cop California "Cal" Corwin is engaged to find and rescue her before murder raises the stakes. As a straightforward case takes unexpected twists, Cal must quell a growing fear that an anguished mother may never see her child again. With a shadowy crime lord lurking behind every unexpected clue, Cal struggles to tie up loose ends before evil claims its next victim.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great audiobook, pretty good story

    • By Invisible on 03-03-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • In a Bind

    • A California Corwin P. I. Mystery, Book 2
    • By: D. D. VanDyke
    • Narrated by: Francesca Townes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    When a blackmailed drag queen walks into Cal Corwin's P. I. agency, she quickly throws herself into the investigation, but with each new clue she finds the case gets murkier, its web of lies more tangled. When murder rears its ugly head, it becomes clear more is at stake than money, and Cal must watch her own back even as she tries to find the culprit.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mickey Spillane would have liked this.

    • By Christopher Smith on 07-12-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2.5

    • Off the Leash: A California Corwin P.I. Mystery Short Story

    • California Corwin P. I. Mystery Series
    • By: D.D. VanDyke
    • Narrated by: Francesca Townes
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    A murder in San Francisco's Tenderloin District is nothing new, but when ex-cop and P.I. Cal Corwin stumbles across the body of a witness she needs to find a runaway teenager, she finds the two cases inextricably entwined - and time is running out. Set against the rich backdrop of the San Francisco Bay Area, Cal Corwin stories brim with intrigue and fully fleshed characters from cops and criminals to hit men, oddball family, and unexpected allies.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love this character

    • By Invisible on 02-13-16

    Regular price: $3.95

  • Book 3

    • Slipknot

    • California Corwin P. I. Mystery Series, Book 3
    • By: D. D. VanDyke
    • Narrated by: Francesca Townes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    After a woman is found dead in Cal Corwin's car, and police detectives come knocking at her door, the case turns far more personal than it first seemed. As the ghosts of past cases rear their ugly heads, not only must she find out who murdered the victim, but why. Teasing the answers out soon reveals the disturbing question: Who is the hunter, and who hunted?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The New is Fading

    • By Me & My Girls on 01-28-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • The Girl in the Morgue

    • California Corwin P. I. Mystery Series, Book 4
    • By: D. D. VanDyke, P.D. Workman
    • Narrated by: Francesca Townes
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Thirty-something ex-cop-turned-P.I. Cal Corwin faces her most puzzling murder case yet. When a friend of a friend dies in suspicious circumstances, the police believe it's open-and-shut. As Cal digs deeper to get to the bottom of the mystery, she finds herself a target for those who want the truth to stay dead and buried.

    Regular price: $24.95