The One Dollar Rip-Off

The One Dollar Rip-Off by Ralph Dennis

The ninth adventure in the legendary detective series that inspired some of the best crime and thriller authors of our time

Unlicensed P.I. Jim Hardman’s buddy Hump Evans, a former NFL player, drops a one dollar bet in the friendly, neighborhood football pool for a possible $100 pot…and, against all odds, he wins. But when Hump goes to collect, he discovers he’s been cheated out of his small jackpot. Chasing that hundred bucks leads the two friends into a maze of arson, embezzlement, and murder that will force them into staging a daring con game to snare a master swindler and a desperate killer.

This new edition includes the long-lost Ralph Dennis short story Wind Spirit.


Books by Ralph Dennis

The Spy in a Box – Coming in December

The Spy in a Box – Coming in December

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The Broken Fixer

The Broken Fixer

Vince Gorman is a ruthless lawyer with flexible morality who makes problems go away for a big Atlanta developer... but his life is crumbling all around him.

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A Talent for Killing – Coming in September

A Talent for Killing – Coming in September

A killer-for-hire retribution for a man murdered for uncovering small-town corruption...and justice for another man on death row, falsely convicted of raping and murdering a child.

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The Buy Back Blues

The Buy Back Blues

Hardman and his buddy Hump, the ex-NFL star, get sucked into a scheme involving a hundred grand in stolen jewelry and two corpses...and counting. The 12th and final book in the series.

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Reviews For The One Dollar Rip-Off

The One Dollar Rip-Off 5.0

A brilliantly original, surprising plot in one of the best crime novel series ever written. This is straight-up, hardboiled crime fiction, written in a tight, evocative voice with a wicked, dark sense of humor. It's wonderful!

Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author

The One Dollar Rip-Off 5.0

A lightning-paced crime story packed with irreverence and loads of action.

Publishers Weekly

The One Dollar Rip-Off 5.0

Everything one expects from a private eye novel: exceptional characterization, strong and vigorous prose.

Mystery Scene Magazine

The One Dollar Rip-Off 5.0