Private detective Walter James, hot on the trail of the drug lords who killed his partner, finds love and murder in Southern California. Not necessarily in that order.
Detective Ed Noon falls into a get-rich-quick scheme planned by two circus giants, the towering Dolores (client) and her husband (corpse). Hijinks ensue.
Legendary P.I. George Rowell is killed in an accident—but down-and-out detective Payton Sherwood knows it’s no accident, as Rowell was on the trail of something big…
Kill Now, Pay Later by Robert Terrall, 35th in the Hard Case Crime series. A well-balanced hardboiled detective caper, but not anything to write home about.