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Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Dead Red Oleander by RP Dahlke

   Planning a wedding and trying to run a business is difficult at best, but Lalla Baines is doing just that.  Everything seems to be going smoothly until Lalla hires a pilot to help out with the family Aero Ag business.  Dewey Treat seems okay. He's likable even though he doesn't know much about what he's doing.  Mad Dog, another pilot has a bad feeling about Dewey though.  At the final company BBQ, everyone is having a great time, then Mad Dog shows up with some guy no one knew. He was asking questions about Dewey and just before he and Mad Dog leave the party, Dewey drops dead.  Lalla finds herself wrapped up tight in a mystery that just won't go away.  With the help of her cousin Pearlie and her soon-to-be husband, Sheriff Caleb Stone, Lalla might have it all figured out before her wedding day. Unless something goes wrong.  

    A terrific book with humor, down home fun and characters you just have to meet.  The book is well written and solid. I found it an easy read and fun.  It's not a deep dark murder mystery, it's more of a what could possibly happen next kind of mystery.   You'll enjoy getting to ride along with Lalla while she tries her best to figure things out. 

   I found no issues.

   I gave this one 4 out of 5 books because it's title is misleading I believe. 


  1. Thanks so much for the terrific review of A Dead Red Oleander. I'm thrilled that you liked the book! The goat was a fun addition that I simply couldn't resist!


  2. The book sounds great and thanks for bringing it to my attention. I love the cover but it gives me chills because oleaders kill so many animals although goats seem to be able to eat anything :-)