RP Dahlke



Meet Rebecca on Amazon

I’m President of Sisters in Crime, Tucson, AZ.

A frequent speaker at writers conferences, I’m creator and publisher of DIRT CHEAP MYSTERY READS

I write a humorous mysteries about an annoyingly tenacious tall, blonde and beautiful, ex-model turned crop-duster.

Beginning with #4 in the series, A Dead Red Alibi, Lalla and her family will reside in South East Arizona where she will divide her time between a fledgling P.I. business with cousin, Pearlie Bains, and volunteering as a team member withCochise County Search and Rescue.

I also write a romantic sailing mystery trilogy based on sailing our Hylas 47 in Mexico for four years: 1st:A Dangerous Harbor and 2nd: Hurricane Hole.

You can also meet RP at her website


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 A Dead Red Alibi

“The characters are bright and lively and somewhat unpredictable. Occasionally, Lalla and her sidekick Cousin Pearlie, seem to stumble into clues rather than ferreting them out. It’s good fun and a clever plot that keeps the reader guessing until the very end. Highly recommended.” Amazon Customer

A successful, but reclusive young artist with a secret life.

A wannabe lawman and his dotty gun-toting granddad.

An abandoned mine pit, a curious dad and the local police chief found with him.

When Lalla and her dad take a trip to Arizona to inspect her new property, Dad disappears. But when Lalla enlists the help of a local tracker she’s relieved to find him unharmed, but in the bottom of a mine pit. Unfortunately, he’s got company–a local police chief, and it looks like he’s been murdered. Then too, a young woman artist living nearby has also been murdered. What’re the chances that these two murders are going to be related? Well, if you’re Lalla Bains, you don’t guess, you start looking for the killer!


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 A Dead Red Oleander

“The opening of the book absolutely hooks you…a gorgeous blonde handcuffed to the bottom of a vehicle on the side of the highway in 100 degree weather. What a wonderful read this was. If you are going to the beach, the pool or even just staying home and avoiding the heat, this is a great read for you.” Amazon Customer
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 all, he comes highly recommended, his physical is spotless, and with a name like Dewey Treat, what could possibly go wrong?
Then her quirky relatives arrive from Texas and things go south in a hurry: Dewey Treat drops dead, his tearful widow claims he was murdered, clobbers Sherriff Caleb Stone with his own gun, and makes a run for it. Lalla, convinced the widow is innocent, sets out to prove it—against the express wishes of fiancé Caleb Stone.
Feds, local law, suspicious ag-pilots, nutso relatives, and her daddy’s new sidekick, Bruce the goat, make life a living hell for Lalla. Will her nosey nature solve the crime and save the day? Or put them all in mortal danger?


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 A Dead Red Heart

What would you do if the love of your life lost their chance at a heart transplant because the donor organ went to a convicted felon? Grieve and let go–or wait until the convict is released and then hunt him down and make him pay?

Lalla Bains certainly doesn’t need any more distractions during the simmering summers in the San Joaquin Valley of California; her tight-wad, widowed father is now a born-again lady’s man, a disreputable crop-dusting competitor threatens her business, and last but not least, she worries whether the sultry redhead in the local police department is taking more than a professional interest in her honey, Sheriff Caleb Stone.

But when a homeless vet is stabbed and dies at her feet, Lalla Bains, being the exasperating, pushy, tenacious gal she is, Lalla believes the dead man deserves a better homicide investigation than what he’s getting.


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A Dead Red Cadillac

“I’ve been married so many times, they should revoke my license,” says NY model, and reluctant pilot Lalla Bains.

Running her dad’s Crop-Dusting business in Modesto, California she’s hoping to dodge the inevitable fortieth birthday party. But when her trophy red ‘58 Cadillac is found tail-fins up in a nearby lake, the police ask why a widowed piano teacher, who couldn’t possibly see beyond the hood ornament, was found strapped in the driver’s seat. Reeling from an interrogation with local homicide, Lalla is determined to extricate herself as a suspect in this strange murder case. Unfortunately, drug running pilots, a cross-dressing convict, a crazy Chihuahua, and the dead woman’s hunky nephew throw enough road blocks to keep Lalla neck deep in an investigation that links her family to a twenty-year old murder only she can solve.


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A Dangerous Harbor

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. But 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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 Hurricane Hole

Marooned in Baja, Mexico, a Chechen arms dealer is waiting for the right diver to retrieve the deadly cargo on the bottom of the Sea of Cortez.

But when the Queen of daytime drama, Leila Hunter Standiford, happens to admires a beautiful vintage Alden and it’s handsome captain, she doesn’t realize that the boat will soon burn to the water line, or that a dead body will be found below and the captain has been targeted as the sacrificial diver.



  1. Jackie Weger says:

    Woot! Woot! Welcome Rebecca Dahlke to eNovel Authors at Work! We are so happy to have you and your fabulous array of books. I read Dead Red Alibi and loved it. That was before I knew you wrote it. So, I’m not sucking up. I am so looking forward to working with you.

    Highest Regards,
    Jackie Weger

  2. Hello, my friend! Nice to have you here with us. 🙂

  3. Julie Frayn says:

    Welcome to the enovel fold, Rebecca!

  4. Welcome, Rebecca! Your books look very intriguing! I’m very glad you’ve joined us!

  5. Bob Rector says:

    Glad you’re a part of the group. Wishing you great success with all your books.

  6. Dale Furse says:

    A great big welcome, Rebecca. Always lots to learn here. 😉

  7. Mimi Barbour says:

    Welcome into our very supportive group, Rebecca. Looking forward to getting to know you better 🙂

  8. What a lovely bunch of books and great covers! I’ve now followed you across all your sites. Welcome Rebecca – look forward to supporting your excellent work; many thanks for your generosity to give away your book on promo 🙂

  9. RP Dahlke says:

    Thanks for all the nice welcomes! I’m excited about being a part of this group!

  10. Welcome Rebecca! Wow you have a bunch of books with great covers! We are all very happy you joined us here and look forward to sharing info. Cheers!

  11. What a versatile selection of books with fascinating covers! A warm welcome to the group, Rebecca.

  12. Hi Rebecca,
    Welcome to this hard-working group of authors. The camaraderie is wonderful.
    I agree with the above comments about your covers. I particularly like A Deep Red Heart.

  13. Dale Furse says:

    I’m a bit late but my welcome is just as big. Welcome, Rebecca! 🙂

  14. Mary Smith says:

    Hi Rebecca, sorry to be so late to welcome you to the group. We’ve already connected on Twitter and I’ve just been over to like your FB page. I see you have a tempting array of titles!

  15. Pete Barber says:

    Welcome aboard, Rebecca. I look forward to working with you.

  16. Hi Rebecca, and welcome! Your book descriptions have me hooked … *sigh* there goes my resolve about not buying any more until my TBR pile shrinks a bit.Looking forward to reading your works!

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