Dick Hardesty

15 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 218 ratings

The Butcher's Son Publisher's Summary

In the beginning… Did the rabidly homophobic chief of police with political ambitions murder one of his identical-twin sons for being gay? And what secrets does the surviving twin hold?

Dick Hardesty, working for the public relations firm charged with helping the chief in his run for governor, is assigned the task of being liaison with the chief's dysfunctional family. Can he pick his way through the skeletons in the chief's closet in time to derail the man's political plans?

©2013 F. Roger Margason (P)2013 F. Roger Margason
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  • Book 1

    • The Butcher's Son

    • A Dick Hardesty Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jeff Frez-Albrecht
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    In the beginning… Did the rabidly homophobic chief of police with political ambitions murder one of his identical-twin sons for being gay? And what secrets does the surviving twin hold? Dick Hardesty, working for the public relations firm charged with helping the chief in his run for governor, is assigned the task of being liaison with the chief's dysfunctional family. Can he pick his way through the skeletons in the chief's closet in time to derail the man's political plans?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dick to the rescue!

    • By Jennifer on 10-18-13

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  • Book 2

    • The 9th Man

    • 2nd Edition (Dick Hardesty Mysteries)
    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jeff Frez-Albrecht
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    A serial killer is stalking the gay community and the police are largely ignoring them because all the victims are gay. Dick Hardesty takes on the job of bringing the real killer to justice as part of his first experience as a gay detective.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good short Mystery

    • By Jennifer on 10-31-13

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  • Book 3

    • The Bar Watcher

    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jeff Frez-Albrecht
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    When the manager of an elite local bath is stabbed to death, attorney Glen O'Banyon hires Dick Hardesty to check into it. The motive for the murder isn't hard to figure - Comstock was a jerk of the first order. In fact, the list of people who might have wanted him dead might be larger than the club's membership roster. Then, two obnoxious bar hoppers die in an apparent accident that turns out to be another murder, and when a third unpleasant individual meets an untimely demise, Dick begins to see a sinister pattern. All of the victims, prior to their deaths, had behaved badly in one of the local bars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Bar Watcher by Dorien Grey

    • By Sharon on 12-26-13

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  • Book 4

    • The Hired Man: A Dick Hardesty Mystery

    • Dick Hardesty Series
    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jeff Frez-Albrecht
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    In the continuing saga of Dick Hardesty, gay P.I., he is hired to protect the interests of a gay/bisexual escort service when a client is murdered. Lovers of murder mysteries will find the complex twists and turns fascinating. This audiobook breaks new ground by being the first mystery novel to make bisexuality an issue in solving a crime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Could Not Figure This One Out!

    • By HaloLove on 01-10-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • The Good Cop

    • A Dick Hardesty Mystery
    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jeff Frez-Albrecht
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    One of the residual spots of conflict in gay rights is the police force, and this audiobook confronts that conflict head-on with the murder of a gay policeman and the investigation by the inimitable Dick Hardesty. We meet many of the familiar characters and get to know Jonathan, a young hustler who becomes more than a casual acquaintance. The entire police force is suspect in this community mystery of intrigue and murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a fantastic story

    • By Laura G. Miller on 06-01-15

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  • Book 6

    The Bottle Ghosts audiobook cover art
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  • Book 7

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  • Book 8

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  • Book 9

    • The Popsicle Tree

    • A Dick Hardesty Mystery, Volume 9
    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jim Hickey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Following the death of the parents of Jonathan's four-year-old nephew Joshua, Dick and his partner find themselves in a new role: parents. As if fatherhood didn't bring enough of a set of challenges, the mother of one of Joshua's new friends is murdered, sending Dick on a trail to find out who killed her and why. With a list of suspects ranging from a lesbian ex-partner to the boy's race-car-driver father, Dick is soon embroiled in a case so complicated that child-rearing begins to look easier than solving the case.

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  • Book 10

    • The Paper Mirror

    • A Dick Hardesty Mystery, Book 10
    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jim Hickey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    At the gala opening of a new library filled with homosexual writings collected by the late Charles Burrows, known for both his taste in writing as well as his eccentricity, Dick Hardesty and his partner Jonathan are enjoying a rare night out since four-year-old Joshua joined their household. The evening takes an abrupt turn when cataloger Taylor Cates is found dead at the bottom of a flight of stairs in the library.

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  • Book 11

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  • Book 13

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  • Book 14

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  • Book 15

    • The Serpent's Tongue

    • Dick Hardesty Mystery, Volume 15
    • By: Dorien Grey
    • Narrated by: Jeff Frez-Albrecht
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    When Dick Hardesty is hired to look into threats against former priest Dan Stabile, possibly from someone whose confession Dan heard while still in the priesthood, it's just another case. Then, on a stormy Sunday, on a rain-slick road, Dan is killed, Dick’s partner Jonathan is severely injured, and suddenly, it’s personal. Was the accident really an accident…or murder? Dick learns Dan’s secret could involve a child murderer, and now it seems the man is stalking Joshua and tormenting Jonathan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm a fan of Dorien's and now of audiobooks as wel

    • By Sharon on 11-21-14

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