Private Dicks: Undercovers Book Cover Private Dicks: Undercovers
K-lee Klein, et al
Mystery
Less Than Three Press
October 21, 2012
426

Temper by Siobhan Crosslin—Reese hates deception, but that's all his life has been since he was sent to investigate a wolf pack on clashing sets of orders. Keeping his lies separated is all that's keeping him alive, and it's a job that grows harder by the day—especially with the unexpected complications of the alpha he's investigating.

The PI and the Rockstar by K-lee Klein—Mason is a detective. He's not flashy or hip and he doesn't have an office conducive to entertaining wealthy clients. But when made-of-money Durango and his gum-snapping daughter hire him to do surveillance on a popular rockstar named Jade Jonathan Lee, Mason's business world collides with his personal life, and the result is a mystery that must be solved. Glamour by Holly Rinna-White—When his little brother is kidnapped, Jason hires Eric, PI and long-time crush, to find him, terrified of what will happen if people learn his brother is unregistered psychic. But when Jason is kidnapped as well, he learns he and his brother are not the only ones keeping secrets.

The Virginia Gentleman by Alison Bailey—When the Virginia Gentleman rides into town, it's a sure bet that trouble ain't far behind. He's quick on the draw, feared by all, and one sad little group of train robbers is about to find out why it's never wise to bet on trouble.

The Royal Inquisitor by Megan Derr—Esmour is one the best Inquisitors in the kingdom, but the penance bracelets on his wrists serve as constant reminder that once he was not a master of deception, but a victim. To solve his latest case, he must work alongside the liar who changed his life, and the love he learned too late was never real.

Regarding the Detective's Companion by E.E. Ottoman—Jamie is desperate: he has no money, rent is coming due, and if he doesn't do something soon he'll be forced back into a life of charity and pity. So when he is brought a case, Jamie takes it—even if it will mean lying to his client, manipulating the suspect and propelling himself into the middle of a plot involving murder and political intrigue.

The Demon Bride by Isabella Carter—One dead body left at the door is more than enough, but after three are left on the stoop of his father's agency and no one else is willing to investigate, Quinton decides he'll just have to solve the mystery himself.

Too Dangerous by Sasha L. Miller—Shi is good at what he does, no matter what his stupid ex thought. Danger comes with the territory, especially when that territory includes a special license to do select work for the government. But when the government needs him to fix something that defeated even their most elite, Shi learns that some situations are too much even for him.

Reviewed by:    Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

This novel is a compilation of short stories by various authors.  Some of them involve the paranormal and there are M/M relationships. There is a little bit of everything and enough to satisfy anyone’s taste.

Temper: Siobhan Crosslin – 4.5**** Stars

Reese Greymist is a private investigator and a wolf.  He is asked to go undercover to find out who is kidnapping and murdering wolves.  He is to infiltrate the Deepine Pack who is suspected of being guilty of the murders. It doesn’t take long for Reese to get into the pack and into the good graces of the Alpha, Donovan.  This is a pack totally different than his; it is a pack where there is laughter and trust.  The Alpha of Reese’s pack, Ryan, is cruel. Will he betray his new pack and Donovan? He is happy for the first time in years but will it continue?  This is a wonderful story of love and trust.

The PI and the Rockstar: K-Lee Klein – 5*****Stars

Forty-year-old Mason Cason is the owner of Mason Cason Investigations.  His newest assignment is finding the baby daddy of sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Durango.  His job is to find the man who impregnated Elizabeth. Her father wants him arrested, but Elizabeth insists she wants to keep him.  The supposed baby daddy is none other than the lead singer of a popular band known as Iron Wolf.  He is called Iron Balls, but his real name is Jade Jonathan Lee. This case has an impact on Mason’s personal life.  Why?  I won’t tell.  I loved this story it either had me laughing aloud or grinning from ear to ear.

Glamour: Holly Rinna-White – 5*****Stars

Jason Kelley is the legal guardian of his fourteen-year-old brother, Liam. When Liam disappears, Jason knows his brother is in trouble.  Jason has a mild talent for precognition, but Liam has stronger ability. Jason has never revealed their abilities for fear of what could happen to them if the authorities knew.  Is that why Liam was taken?  With no other recourse, Jason hires Eric Donahue, a private investigator, and a man Jason has had a crush on for a long time.  What Jason does not know is that Eric has secrets of his own.  Can Jason and Eric find Liam?  Will Jason’s feelings for Eric be reciprocated?  This was a wonderful story.

The Virginia Gentleman: Alison Bailey – 5*****Stars

The Virginia Gentleman arrives in Lovell, Wyoming looking for trouble. In the Old West, it is not hard to find. While standing at a bar, he sees what he is looking for, three men plotting to rob a train filled with gold.  Before long, he convinces the men that they would be better off robbing a passenger train that will be carrying a Royal from Europe with jewels and money and way less guards.  One of the three men is a young man named Elliot who is very sick with a violent cough and pneumonia.  At lot happens on the trail. There are some real surprises that made this story a wonderful read. Oh, and there is definitely a private investigator in there somewhere.

The Royal Inquisitor: Megan Derr – 4.5****Stars

It has been three years since Esmour Locke has worn his penance bracelets, and three years since the man he loved betrayed him.  Now an Inquisitor for the King, he is called upon to accompany Prince Teigh in investigating slave trade. He is to pose as the prince’s husband and the prince will pose as a spice merchant named, Amabel.  There is quite a bit of tension between the two, but I am not going to discuss it in this review.  There are some things that you just have to read for yourself.  There is betrayal, romance and surprises.

Regarding the Detective’s Companion: E.E. Ottoman – 2**Stars

Jamie Griffith was injured at the age of twelve and left without the use of his legs.  He depends on crutches and a wheelchair. In spite of that, he has become a private investigator.  His newest case is to find the killer of the Dean of the College of Natural & Computative Science. Professor Robert Daniel Hallingsworth is the suspect.  I found this story to be long and drawn out and quite boring at times.  There was a lot of discussion about Karl Marx and various science experiments.  This was definitely my least liked story.

The Demon Bride: Isabella Carter – 4****Stars

Twenty-year-old Quinton cannot understand why dead bodies keep showing up in front of his father’s detective agency.  One of the dead men is someone he knew. Quinn is determined to find the killer, since his father won’t.  Quinn’s pursuit of answers leads him to find out things about himself he never expected.  Who is he?  Will he find more trouble than he is capable of handling?  Who is killing these men and why are they leaving them so Quinn can find them?  Lots of surprises in this story making it a very good read.

Too Dangerous: Sasha L. Miller – 4.5****Stars

Private investigator Shi has a special license with the military. He has been called to locate a missing member of an elite Special Ops group. The abducted member is being held by a major drug lord on one of his space ships. The missing man is none other than his ex-lover, Elis.  Against his better judgment Shi, accepts the job. In spite of the fact that he and Elis are no longer together, and the fact that Shi has no training in this kind of military mission, he still loves Elis and wants to do everything in his power to save him.  Can a simple private investigator pull off such a complicated job? Some very interesting surprises make this story exciting.