Posts labeled Private Eyes

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Review - The Voxlightner Scandal by Don Travis

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When a neighbor of BJ and Paul’s dies, Paul is sure it was no accident. After a call to his police friends, BJ is inclined to agree. The case seems to involve an old scandal that rocked Albuquerque, a scam that drew in most of the city’s elite, yet the case was never completely solved since two of the main players disappeared. As the two men look into the case, it quickly becomes clear that someone doesn’t like them digging up old dirt.

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Review - The Lovely Pines by Don Travis

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Albuquerque-based private detective BJ Vinson is back with another case. The job starts out with the simple question of who is breaking into a local winery, The Lovely Pines, and not taking anything of value. But things get serious when one of the winery employees is killed. Is it connected to the break-ins, or is it something to do with the man’s past, or his connection to the family that owns the business?

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Review - The Adventures of Dragos & Holmes by Lorena Cassady

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Kindly note: The author generously provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The world’s greatest detective harbors a dark secret: Ever since his school days at Eton the seemingly cold-hearted detective has harbored an irresistible attraction to Dragos, a young Roma man as impulsive and tempestuous as Holmes is calculating and reserved. The dark and dangerous Dragos has a tendency to make Holmes forget all logic, when the two are together.

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Review - The City of Rocks by Don Travis

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Time for another adventure with private detective BJ Vinson. The case this time involves the theft, or “duck-knapping”, of a prize duck from a ranch in the boot-heel of New Mexico near the Mexican border. As BJ digs into the crime, the border, and what comes across it plays a key part in unraveling the case. Like the previous books in the series, “The City of Rocks” has strong element of travelogue about it as it explores yet another part of the state of New Mexico.

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Review - The Bisti Business by Don Travis

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Private investigator BJ Vinson from “The Zozobra Incident” is back with another case. This time, BJ is hired by a rich, and rather homophobic, California wine maker who wants him to find his son, and his boyfriend. The two lost contact while on a vacation in New Mexico. Did something happen to them, or is the son just avoiding his disapproving father? This second outing for BJ Vinson lives up to the first.

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Review - The Zozobra Incident by Don Travis

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BJ Vinson is a private investigator and former police detective based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When BJ’s ex boyfriend Del comes to him for help, he approaches the case with mixed feelings. It seems that the rent boy who broke the two up is blackmailing Del with some racy photos of the two. What seems to be a relatively simple case at first eventually escalates into a deadly game of cat and mouse where everyone, including BJ’s new love interest, is a suspect.