Stephen Randorf is a mystery writer who lives in the Midwest U.S. The Detective Bass Mystery novels center around Detective Gilbert Bass, a middle-aged, desk-prone police detective who solves the low-profile cases of an urban city.
Lyle is living with Rochelle while he gets his life together, and he’s thrilled to hear about his sister’s new job offer. But within hours, triumph is followed by tragedy. Returning from a celebratory dinner with her boyfriend, she finds Lyle dead with a syringe in his lap, and Eve’s investigation confirms that this wasn’t just another OD. After all his work to get clean, Lyle’s been pumped full of poison—and a neighbor with a peephole reports seeing a scruffy, pink-haired girl fleeing the scene.
Now Eve and Roarke must venture into the gang territory where Lyle used to run, and the ugly underground world of tattoo parlors and strip joints where everyone has taken a wrong turn somewhere. They both believe in giving people a second chance. Maybe even a third or fourth. But as far as they’re concerned, whoever gave the order on Lyle Pickering’s murder has run out of chances...
Detective Bass was haunted by the possibility that a mother may have caused the death of her own child, while her chiropractor husband preferred to be on a yacht with clients, waiting for a divorce. Only later did Detective Bass realize that it was a woman named Eunice who held all the secrets— secrets connected to a different crime.
From harbor drinking haunts to high-rise living, Detective Bass and his partner Macky investigate it all.