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R.P. Dahlke

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I write the Dead Red Mystery series,
and a romantic sailing mystery trilogy starting with A Dangerous Harbor and now Hurricane Hole.

I'm moderator for a GoodReads group: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/4...
I also promote mystery authors with DIRT CHEAP MYSTERY READS. est. 2011, This is now multi-platform promotion. Authors get tweets, RT's, Facebook (2 pages and multiple groups) Google+ Pinterest and a widely read newsletter (7000+ fans) 3X a week. Author:http://www.allmysteryenewsletter.com/...

A DEAD RED OLEANDER by RP Dahlke Was $3.99 -FREE on Kindle Nov 6-10, 2014 166 FIVE STAR REVIEWS! #3 in the Dead Red Mystery series When a late in the season emergency forces Lalla Bains to accept a greenhorn ag pilot for her dad’s cropdusting business, she sighs in relief . After […]
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Average rating: 3.74 · 1,681 ratings · 320 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
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date: November 13, 2014 02:30PM
location: Rm# ShoreLine A BoucherCon, Long Beach, 200 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA, The United States
description: Are you going to BoucherCon 2014 in Long Beach? Rebecca Dahlke aka RP Dahlke, author of 6 mysteries, and book promoter with DIRT CHEAP MYSTERY READS (since 2011) and publisher of JUMP START YOUR BOOK PROMOTIONS, (99cents on Amazon: http://viewBook.at/B00HZ2RM70)
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“May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”
R.P. Dahlke, A Dead Red Oleander

“Chapter One: The world is flat. I know it is, because for the last five hours the view has been exactly the same. Only the sun has done any traveling, working its long shadows through straight lines of harvested cotton. A few crows shop the furrowed rows for worms, weevils, and grasshoppers. One hops over to inspect the truck I'm lying under, cocks a beady black eye, probably attracted to the shiny metal police-issued handcuffs, my hand in one of the cuffs, dangling from wrist to arm, and finally down to me, Lalla Bains, aero-ag pilot, sometime busybody, meddling where I shouldn't—again. I'm dirt smeared and sweaty, thinking if I get out of this alive, if the killer doesn't return to finish me off, I'll foreswear all future sleuthing. My dad, Caleb my fiancé, my best friend Roxanne, and half of Stanislaus County will be pleased to bear witness to that promise.”
R.P. Dahlke, A Dead Red Oleander

“Maybe I could get the answers and clear”
R.P. Dahlke, A Dead Red Oleander

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message 10: by Gregory (last edited May 26, 2014 09:40AM)

Gregory Boulware /*
Hi R.P.:

I must say thanks for the connection that friendship brings! I simply love the re-tweets! Thanks Loads...
I do hope that you've enjoyed the short story:
"Bowery of the Crimson Frock and Flesh!"

The continuing adventure of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park continues in "REGATTA" and "SHAMAN" from:
"FAIRMOUNT": Terror In The Park

Peace and Love,


Dillon  Clay  Asher R.P., thanx for accepting my friend request. Looking forward to reading A Dead Red Oleander :)

Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

message 7: by R.P.

R.P. Dahlke Hi L.C. ! glad to see you here on GR. Great place to be!

message 6: by L.C.

L.C. Hayden Thanks for befriending me. I've downloaded some of your ebooks and have enjoyed them. Good going!
As you may remember, I left my traditional publisher and am now an e-book author. I've made more money and have had a lot more exposure now that I'm an e-author. Loving it--but still have a long way to go. I need people to download my books and read them. That's always so hard. Still, it's a nice adventure!

message 5: by R.P.

R.P. Dahlke Hi Zoe, I just finished my third Lalla Bains book. Been selling pretty well, and surprisingly my romantic sailing mystery is also doing well now... I'll do a trilogy on this subject since I have years of notes on Mexico and sailing and all the characters down there.
I'm really happy being an Indie author on Amazon. Those checks every month take the sting out of all the Publishers rejection over the years....LOL.
How about you? What's doin?

message 4: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Rebecca
Lovely to catch up with you here. Thank you so much for Friending me! How's the writing going?

Jeanine Carstairs Thank you for the add! :D

message 2: by Simon

Simon Hiya. Thanks for finding me here.

message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Rp,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as in real-life!

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