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

All Kinds of Ugly – Coming in February

All Kinds of Ugly – Coming in February

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The Spy in a Box

The Spy in a Box

An ex-spy framed for betraying his country seeks to clear his name before he ends up in a grave.

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Dust in the Heart – Coming in January

Dust in the Heart – Coming in January

There's a killer stalking children in a small, North Carolina town...and the only one who can stop him is the local Sheriff, a man crippled physically and emotionally by a war that he's still fighting within himself. The haunting, powerful new thriller by Ralph Dennis, author of the legendary Hardman series of crime novels

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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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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