The One Dollar Rip-Off – Coming in May 2019

The One Dollar Rip-Off – Coming in May 2019 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 One Dollar Rip-Off – Coming in May 2019

The One Dollar Rip-Off – Coming in May 2019

Hardman & Hump try to collect on a friendly one-dollar bet and it leads them into more trouble than they could ever have imagined in the ninth book in the legendary crime series.

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The Golden Girl and All – Audiobook Edition

The Golden Girl and All – Audiobook Edition

In third book in the acclaimed series, unlicensed PI Jim Hardman is hired to find Peggy Holt, a drug dealer, stripper, and serial seductress who has kidnapped her six-year-old daughter from her ex-husband. 

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The Deadly Cotton Heart

The Deadly Cotton Heart

Hardman goes undercover as a hitman and ends up targeted for death in the eighth book in the series.

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The Charleston Knife is Back in Town – Audiobook Edition

The Charleston Knife is Back in Town – Audiobook Edition

Jim Hardman is an ex-cop who works as an unlicensed PI, troubleshooter, and bodyguard. He is hired to find the people who ripped off an illegal gambling party before a hitman does. The second novel in the unforgettable series by Ralph Dennis. Performed by Shawn Compton.

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Reviews For The One Dollar Rip-Off – Coming in May 2019

The One Dollar Rip-Off – Coming in May 2019 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 – Coming in May 2019 5.0

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

Publishers Weekly

The One Dollar Rip-Off – Coming in May 2019 5.0

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

Mystery Scene Magazine

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