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The Detective Bass Mystery series centers around Detective Gilbert Bass, a middle-aged, desk-prone police detective who solves the low-profile cases of an urban city.

New . . . . Murder Over The Bones – $ 4.99

Release: December 10, 2017

Detective Gilbert Bass is back in the city and finds the body of a vagrant (smelling of whiskey) in an archaeological dig site.

Detective Bass’s case would have been easier to solve had it not been for the involvement of two land developers who just bought the plot from the city, and an activist who wanted the land kept as a park.

We also have the fashion editor Sally Finch, who lived next door with her estranged boyfriend; a brother sister duo, Alice and Alan from a bruised and dysfunctional family; and in the end, the man who always smelled of sausages.

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Now available . . . . Murder Before Retirement – $ 3.99

Released: May 2, 2017
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In Murder Before Retirement, we learn a little bit more about Detective Bass as he leaves the city for vacation and becomes entangled in the gossip and murders of a rural community. 

Between disposing of collectable plates for his aunt and the mysterious Mrs. Nibs, he is recruited to help the local sheriff. After several murders, the sheriff proves to be less than competent.

Available in paperback for $10.99 on Amazon or direct from CreateSpace.com.

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Try . . . . The Marble Heist Murders – $ 3.99

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Released: November 3, 2016

In this first full-length novel, Detective Bass investigates the twisted streets for the murderer of a pharmaceutical rep and a sniper who took down a prime suspect, all of which related to an imported slab of white marble delivered to a stranger’s back door.

From harbor drinking haunts to high-rise living, Detective Bass and his partner Macky investigate it all.

Now available in paperback for $10.99 on Amazon or direct from CreateSpace.com.

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Enjoy Now . . . . . Murder In A Vacant Lot – $2.99

Released: March 9, 2016

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Detective Bass earned his pay with this case when a body was found in a recycling cart. The victim, Edie Love, was a local waitress and an aspiring actress.

Detective Bass believed that her artist boyfriend – ex-boyfriend – was too rich and too spoiled, when he said she was only a model – and yet he feared for his own life.

After Bass struggled through tales of love and heartbreak, the murderer’s own life was threatened. And it was Detective Bass who was called for – in that dark vacant lot.

Available in paperback for $6.99 on Amazon or direct from CreateSpace.com.

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Read Today . . . . .The Book Sale Murder – $2.99 !

Released: January 5, 2016

August is too hot for Detective Bass, especially when he has to investigate the death of a young man, found murdered at a book sale sponsored by a local church. A dozen people were there at the time, buying books or helping out. And no one saw anything? Bass wondered how that was possible. One of them had to be lying. But which one?TheBookSaleMurder_MEDIUM

The suburban housewife with a jealous husband?

An older man who could barely dress himself?

The student who bought a child rearing book?

The cook who said he never left the church kitchen?

Mrs. Puchow who always wore elegant, white gloves?

Or was there someone else at the book sale?

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Available . . . . .Murder At The Pump – $2.99

Released: November 3, 2015

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Detective Bass investigates the death of a man found strangled in the washroom at a local gas station.

That morning was chilly . . . and so was the victim’s petite girlfriend, Marsha Madenridge, who cared little for the dead man until Detective Bass told her that $40,000 had been transferred into her bank account. Then, she felt threatened. Several bikers, who had gassed up their motorcycles at the time, denied any involvement. But she swore that it was one of them.

Will Detective Bass be able to keep her safe? Or will someone need to save Detective Bass?

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The Wounded Murderer . . . . Buy Now – $1.99

Released: October 1, 2015

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Detective Bass is too kindhearted at times. He was about to conclude the murder case of an elderly veteran when he agreed to do a favor for a friend; after which, everything unraveled. They had already found the weapon, a 9mm pistol first issued during the Korean War, and he already had the suspect’s confession. Even the newspaper reported the story about the woman’s revenge on her father’s death.

A military historian at the university, who showed interest in that 9mm pistol, also had documents and photographs he wanted the detective to see. Oddly, this very same man’s neighbor was jailed for disturbing the peace and protesting the poisoning of pigeons.

Before Detective Bass could solve the case, he needed answers. What was the cover-up? Who was telling the lies? What was the truth?

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A Christmas Eve Murder . . A Chilly Read For – $2.99 !

Released: August 15, 2015.

There is never a good time to find a body, especially Christmas Eve when the victim lies dead cold on scaffolding outside a bank. Police Detective Bass could quickly tie in the victim to a recent apartment fire, but not to the bank and the conflicting stories between the bank president and the branch manager concerning stolen money.

A sweeAChristmasEveMurder_MEDIUMt, elderly lady offers the detective cookies, another lady he puts in a cab.

The victim was killed by a .38 revolver. Detective Bass didn’t know it was stolen until it was pointed at him.

This is one in a series of Detective Bass Mystery novellas centering around Detective Gilbert Bass, a middle-aged, desk-prone police detective solving  the low-profile cases of a Midwest city.

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