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The heroine, Katy, is a beautiful and appealing San Francisco cop, whose solo sailing vacation down to Ensenada turns into a busman’s holiday, complete with a dead body, ex-boyfriend, sleazy business tycoon, drug Cartels, and a seriously sexy Mexican lawman. --M. Louisa Locke, author of Maids of Misfortune & Uneasy Spirits
“Take a San Francisco police officer who is on leave for shooting a man who threatened her sister, send her on a sailing trip into Mexican waters where she finds the body of a murdered teenage girl, and you’ve got the mix for an intriguing mystery. Add an irresistible Mexican-Italian man who happens to be the lead investigator on the case and the romance begins to sizzle. I loved the vivid descriptions of this coastal Mexican town, and the methodic way in which officer Katy Hunter helps with the investigation. A satisfying ending in which all the threads come together into a neatly plotted book.” – Connie Shelton, author of the best-selling Charlie Parker mysteries and the new Samantha Sweet mysteries
“Dahlke does it again. As in her Dead Red series, Dahlke creates a protagonist the reader yearns to be like—beautiful, capable, and with the soul of adventure. San Francisco police officer Katrina Hunter deludes herself into believing she can sail away from her past. Instead, the waters of Mexico present her with a dead woman and a handsome police inspector eager to use Kate to help him solve the murder. The two circle around the growing sexual tension between them... Then her ex arrives and spoils it all. It’s clear Dahlke knows sailing and loves Baja. She weaves them throughout a story that moves along at a lively clip, yet allows the reader to bask in the sunny clime of Mexico . It might be a beach read, but it’ll work as well on a snowy day in the mountains. The complex plot and the relationship between these two cops will warm you right up.”
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A Deadly Draught, Mainly Murder Press; Dumpster Dying, Oak Tree Press; Angel Sleuth, later in 2011 from UntreedReads; Poisoned Pairings from MMP, May, 2012

A DANGEROUS HARBOR: romance/mystery & a bald parrot now @KINDLE: http://amzn.to/uWzIUl
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Published on April 13, 2012 11:18 • 124 views • Tags: drug-runners, human-trafficking, mexico, mystery, romance, sailing
Popular first in a trilogy. Romance, mystery and sailing in Mexico.
A Dangerous Harbor

Here's the scoop:
Bleary-eyed and sleep deprived after a long overnighter into Mexico, solo sailor and SFPD police detective, Katrina Hunter, thinks the mermaid twenty yards behind her thirty-two foot Westsail is nothing more than a sailor’s hallucination But everything she knows about floaters convinces her to turn her boat around for another look.
Now, alone and isolated in the Mexican port’s police station for six hours she’s convinced that reporting the body of a floater to authorities was a mistake. Even the arrival of a handsome, if somewhat dour, Mexican/Italian investigator does nothing to dispel her growing anxiety that she’s about to be charged with the murder.
Chief Inspector, Raul Vignaroli, is as surprised by the attractive solo-sailor as he is to find that she’s a respected member of the San Francisco police force, and after some well-placed phone calls he’s sure that he’s found the perfect partner to help him solve a murder, if not the cure for his broken heart.
Released, she's free to go. But leaving the police station hits a snag when two policemen march in, dragging a listless prisoner between them. But before Katy can dodge them for the exit, the prisoner raises his head and a startling pair of aquamarine eyes meet hers. He straightens his back, wincing at the angle of his cuffed wrists. “What the… Whisper?”
Suddenly, the sound of the ceiling fan is terribly loud. Blood pounds in her ears, her mouth goes dry, her palms are damp and her feet are nailed to the floor. In a knee jerk reaction, she hisses, “Don’t call me that!”
A DANGEROUS HARBOR: romance/mystery & a bald parrot now @KINDLE: http://amzn.to/uWzIUl
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Published on June 25, 2012 12:47 • 109 views • Tags: drug-runners, human-trafficking, mexico, mystery, romance, sailing
A Dangerous Harbor, 1st in this adventure, sailing mystery trilogy is available 8/26 5to 8/29 for only $0.99.

Here's the set up: When Katrina Hunter is forced to shoot her sister's stalker, she takes the required leave of absence from the SF police department as her one chance for a long over-due sailing vacation. But discovering a floater close to her first port-of-call in Baja, Mexico will change everything she knows about dealing with crooks, liars, cheaters and murder.
Adding to her troubles is handsome Italian-Mexican inspector, Raul Vignaroli, who ferrets out the one secret that could get her fired from her beloved job with the SF Police department. Now that the inspector has the tool he needs to tie her to a murder investigation involving Americans in his port, what will he do with his growing attraction to this pretty young woman?
In spite of the inspector's blackmailing techniques, there's a mutual attraction between this lonely inspector and the pretty American sailor--but can Katy trust her heart, and the inspector's own dangerous secrets?

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Published on August 26, 2013 07:37 • 81 views • Tags: baja, cartels, drugrunners, mexico, mystery, romance, sailing, yachts

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