Dead Men Don't Chew Gum

· Martin and Owen Funny, Romantic Mysteries Book 1 · Nina Cordoba
69 reviews

About this ebook

NEVER take the short cut...

Rika Martín wasn’t in Bolo, Texas five minutes before she was run off the road, tripped over a dead body, then arrested for murder. And she’s not so sure about Nick, the lawyer who’s been assigned to her, even when he’s shirtless, wearing a cowboy hat, and holding an extra-long hose. (Okay, maybe then.)

All Nick Owen can think about is getting out of Bolo, a hometown he never should have returned to. Until he goes to pick up his best friend Gabe—the local judge—for a round of golf and is forced to represent a murder suspect. Gabe, of all people, knows Nick has sworn off murder trials after what happened last time. Unfortunately, he also knows Nick is a damn good trial lawyer. Even worse, this “Paprika Anise Martín”—if you can believe that—seems more determined to solve the murder case than to defend herself against it in court.

With claims of devil worshipers in the area and at least one shooter determined to take Rika out, can Nick and Rika resolve this case before the murderer gets rid of her for good?

More about this series:

Is this series humorous? Yes, most readers find it laugh-out-loud funny.

Is this series romantic? Yes, while each funny mystery is solved at the end of each book, the romance between the geek girl heroine and the "cowboy" lawyer grows throughout the series.

Is there action? Yes, it's full of original, often wild and quirky, action scenes.

Will this series have warm, touching, uplifting moments like the Nina Cordoba romantic comedies? Yes, Nina is all about creating unique, unforgettable characters you can feel with.

Does it matter which order I read them in? Due to the many revelations about recurring characters as you get to know them as well as the humor "call backs" to earlier books, this series is best read in order. (Book 2 is Dead Men Don't Eat Quiche.)

Keywords: mysteries, mystery series, first in series free, romantic mystery, funny mystery, cozy mysteries, amateur sleuth, female heroine, women sleuths, geek romance, funny romance, rom com, romantic comedy, Latina heroine, diverse, Hispanic, cowboy romance, mystery romance, romance mystery, Castle, Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Plumb, Stephanie Bond, dog mysteries, mysteries with dogs, Janet Evanovich, Janet Evonavich, Stephanie Plumb, Stephanie Bond, Castle

Ratings and reviews

69 reviews
Jodi Ross
February 24, 2023
A read that kept me going until I'd finished the entire thing in one sitting! It kept me guessing and rooting for Rika. I really enjoyed the different perspective of the lead being Latina and not owning a coffee shop or bed & breakfast! The characters were more down to Earth & much more relatable. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!
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Aprile Bartlett
November 12, 2022
very well written and the characters and plot make it a book you read through the night needing to know what the next chapter brings loved it x
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August 9, 2022
I thought this was a very well written story and I was actually very entertained. I honestly could not put this book down and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author
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