Dennis “Doom” Lewis is a small-time conman who paid a big-price: a five-year prison sentence for forging a novel by Eleanor Roosevelt that became an international bestseller. He gets an early release to attend his crooked father’s funeral…and discovers that he’s inherited a sailboat and a Florida town that’s sinking into the sea.
But the town is on prime real estate that two warring developers want badly enough to have already killed his father for and will go to outrageous lengths to snatch away from him. Dodging bombs, corrupt cops, and crazed killers, Doom teams up with a Nyquil-chugging history professor, two documentary film-makers named Anne, and a drop-dead-sexy scuba instructor and her Seminole grandmother in an elaborate plot to swindle the swindlers and save himself from fatally living up to his nick-name.
All three of Dallas Murphy's Artie Deemer novels, hailed by Publishers Weekly as an "outstanding series," now in one volume for the first time.
The first mystery in Dallas Murphy’s acclaimed Artie Deemer series is a wild ride filled with blackmailers, killers, and crazy combat pilots. An Edgar Award finalist, Publishers Weekly called it one of best novels of the year. You’ll agree.
Follow Artie Deemer and his dog Jellyroll on a road trip to Maine where “getaway” takes on a new meaning as they’re tracked by a serial killer in this outrageously-inventive third novel in Dallas Murphy’s acclaimed mystery series.
Artie Deemer and his celebrity dog Jellyroll are back in this rollicking sequel to Dallas Murphy's acclaimed Lover Man. This time, Artie’s in love – and in trouble – in a wickedly-funny adventure that will leave you wanting more.
What John Irving or Kurt Vonnegut might produce if they were to write a novel about crime
A flamboyant, comic nightmare. The author's best inventions are his characters -- gaudy as comic-strip villains, unpredictable as ancient gods and given to mighty mock-heroic combat of epic consequence. There is fun here, but also real fury in Mr. Murphy’s raging imagination
Dallas Murphy is right up there with Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen. I loved it
Masterful. Apparent Wind is much more than an excellent crime novel
A loopy, cynical, romantic caper novel. Daring and funny and smart