Does caleb dimmick really work at his father’s motorcycle dealership, or does he simply ride the payroll, a legal videographer specializing in insurance fraud, thereby giving his dad a nice tax break? Roy Ballard, is hired to find out.
A Tooth For A Tooth Roy Ballard Mysteries Book 5#ad - Lennox armbruster was struck by a speeding vehicle—but was it an accident or an insurance scam gone wrong? Roy Ballard is hired to find out, and he soon learns there’s a third possibility: attempted murder. When roy and his partner mia Madison attempt to dig deeper, they learn just how far Jankowski will go to shut down their investigation.
. Joe jankowski, is a tough-talking player in the construction industry, the man who hit Armbruster, and a feud with one of his former employees has shown that he has a temper to match his brash personality.
Now You See Him Roy Ballard Book 4#ad - Jeremy sawyer was having a great time on a party barge on Lake Travis, and then he was suddenly nowhere to be found. After all, jeremy sawyer was the nephew of one of his biggest clients, and she can’t shake the suspicion that it wasn't an accident. Had he jumped? fallen off? been pushed? Roy Ballard—an expert in catching insurance cheats—intends to find out.
Now You See Him Roy Ballard Book 4 #ad - It isn’t long before Roy and his partner Mia Madison begin to draw the same conclusion.
If I Had A Nickel Roy Ballard Mysteries Book 3#ad - Alex dunn owned one of the most valuable collections of hobo nickels in the world, and it appears somebody killed him for it. But the more they dig, the more suspects they uncover, his ex-wife, including Dunn’s children, and a buxom masseuse who takes a hands-off approach to the services she offers. Now roy ballard and mia madison are hired by the insurance company to track the collection down, which means they might reveal the identity of the killer in the course of their investigation.
Get Busy Dying Roy Ballard Mysteries Book 2#ad - Outrageous fun. Kirkus reviews “Wickedly funny. Dallas morning news“the odd cast of characters and bizarre plots and subplots make for a rollicking good read. Houston chronicle“Rehder has made the leap from writing skillful comic pleasantries to pulverizing satire. Austin american-statesman“rehder writes with an assured hand and a knowing tip of the wide-brimmed cowboy hat to the ways and wiles of the characters that people his distinctly Texan landscape.
San antonio express-News“An increasingly popular and increasingly enjoyable series. There’s sure to be a long career for this happy, wacky series. Publishers weekly “ben rehder writes about the Texas Hill Country with such insightful appreciation that he’s come to own the territory, much the same way Carl Hiaasen owns South Florida.
Get Busy Dying Roy Ballard Mysteries Book 2 #ad - Austin Chronicle. Of course, when millions of dollars are at stake, assault, con men will take drastic steps to protect their scam—including arson, or even murder. His series will appeal to fans of Southwestern mysteries laced with a bit of humor. Library journal“this series about blanco county, Texas, game warden John Marlin keeps getting odder and funnier…But one thing’s for sure: Rehder has jumped to a new level.
. Just might grab a chunk of the outsize Hiaasen crowd.
Lefty Loosey Blanco County Mysteries Book 12#ad - They give christie a place to stay until her 18th birthday, just a few months away. That’s when good ol’ boys red o’brien and Billy Don Craddock step up and, in a rare moment, do the right thing. Soon, they are on a collision course with one of the baddest men in the county, and it quickly becomes a wild ride that none of them will forget.
Unfortunately, christie, Deke left behind a teenage daughter, who now has nowhere to go. Deke gilbert was a legend on the central Texas demolition derby circuit, until a suspicious late-night crash ended his life. But things get complicated when Christie brings home gossip that draws Red and Billy Don into an investigation of Deke’s death.
Flat Crazy Blanco County Mysteries Book 3#ad - Flat crazy is flat-out funny, and I can’t wait to see what Game Warden John Marlin gets into next. Austin Chronicle. Rehder’s job, performed with similar skill, is to stand back and let it all work itself out. Chicago tribune“Another of Rehder’s relentlessly twisted tales. Then things really get out of hand: tabloid news programs invade Blanco, good old boys Red O'Brien and Billy Don Craddock develop a cockamamie get-rich-quick scheme involving the animal, and everyone is a little surprised at the booming population of voluptuous Chinese dwarves who've turned up in town.
Outrageous fun. Kirkus reviews starred Review“Down-home humor that is both intriguing and entertaining. Dallas morning news“the odd cast of characters and bizarre plots and subplots make for a rollicking good read. Houston chronicle“the third and cleverest installment of Austinite Ben Rehder’s Blanco County Mystery series.
Flat Crazy Blanco County Mysteries Book 3 #ad - Rehder’s dark sense of humor serves him well as Flat Crazy has many laugh-out loud moments, punctuated by sharp dialogue and odd but believable characters. Flat crazy‘s ending is the perfect mix of absurd humor and suspenseful action. Flat crazy is pure, guilt-free pleasure for those who like their mysteries with a side order of weird.
Texas monthly“rehder has a stable of characters and critters guaranteed to create havoc. You'd have to be Flat Crazy to miss a Ben Rehder book.
Last Laugh Blanco County Mysteries Book 11#ad - When a blanco county hog hunter goes missing after a fight with his girlfriend, it’s not a laughing matter—even when one of today’s hottest blue-collar comedians is a suspect. Game warden john marlin joins forces with the sheriff’s department once again to root through the clues and discover the truth.
Meanwhile, two of the county’s most notorious poachers—Red O’Brien and Billy Don Craddock—decide to launch an investigation of their own, and the cops are not amused.
Gun Shy: A Blanco County, Texas, Novel Blanco County Mysteries Book 5Minotaur Books #ad - To campbell's dismay, someone from his past is about to make that secret a big, big problem. It's not long before an astonishing series of events threatens to bring down the very carefully marketed Mitch Campbell, and maybe the NWA along with him. He's really norman kleinschmidt, snowboarding, a pill-popping, former rock-and-roller from Vermont.
Meanwhile, when an illegal immigrant is killed in a questionable hunting accident just days before the rally, local game warden John Marlin starts to poke around. Welcome to ben rehder's blanco county, where the right to bear arms is about to go very, Texas, very wrong…in Gun Shy The National Weapons Alliance rally in support of every American's right to bear arms is meant to garner huge publicity.
Gun Shy: A Blanco County, Texas, Novel Blanco County Mysteries Book 5 #ad - What nobody suspects is that the Stetson-wearing, gun-toting, bull-riding Campbell is a fraud. And the host of the event is none other than the NWA's newest spokesman, handsome country superstar Mitch Campbell.
Point Taken Blanco County Mysteries Book 10#ad - Sean hudson thought nothing of hopping a fence to dig illegally for Native American arrowheads, spear points, and other artifacts. Marlin quickly learns that this case—like the soil at a dig site—has many layers. Did his thieving, trespassing ways get him killed? how else to explain the small pickaxe that was found sunk deep into his skull? Blanco County game warden John Marlin has dealt with these kinds of looters before, so it’s no surprise when the sheriff asks him to assist with the investigation.
Guilt Trip Blanco County Mysteries Book 4#ad - At nearly the same time, a nearby house explodes in a shower of drug paraphernalia, and an exotic car turns up stolen from the missing man's barn. He's happy to spend his days and nights protecting the local wildlife from poachers. His work stands out like a DayGlo parka in deer season. Rick riordan, texas, #1 new york times bestselling author of The Lightning ThiefGuilt Trip:Life in rural Blanco County, isn't what most folks would call exciting—and that suits game warden John Marlin just fine.
He uncorks his latest story, using a cast of quirky but believable characters and a crisp, which involves murder and a Texas state senator, wry writing style. Dallas morning news“this series about blanco county, game warden john Marlin keeps getting odder and funnier…But one thing’s for sure: Rehder has jumped to a new level, Texas, and Guilt Trip just might grab a chunk of the outsize Hiaasen crowd.
Booklist“as funny as it is suspenseful…Well-paced, smartly plotted, full of memorable Hill Country denizens and crackling dialogue, this is diverting fun. Publishers weekly“ben rehder has found a way to keep the laughs coming even when bodies start to litter the countryside of Blanco County, Texas…Lots of distinct characters ensure that the novel never lags, and John Marlin is a happy combination of ecologist and eccentric.
Guilt Trip Blanco County Mysteries Book 4 #ad - Dallas morning news“rehder has a special talent for creating idiosyncratic characters and putting them in outlandish situations…Rehder’s still on a roll with Guilt Trip. Marlin and sheriff bobby Garza are soon overwhelmed, trying to figure out how everything connects together. But when the tequila-slamming, skirt-chasing treasurer of the local Rotary Club goes missing and his vehicle is found in the river the day after a flood, Marlin finds himself in charge of the search efforts.