Parker DuPont is a family man, with a wife, three children, and sister. As happens to many men Parker’s age, he faces the mid-life thing, and decides he wants to hang his own shingle, rather than spend the next 20-plus years as a St. Petersburg police detective. Private investigator sounds very appealing, and so off he goes into the private world to become his own boss.
Listeners of Parker DuPont, PI, have enjoyed Parker’s humor as well as that of his quirky kids and his school-principal wife, whose pastime involves paints and brushes on canvas. Oh, and there’s his now-and-then partner, Stormy Stine, who looks more like a grandmother than an ex-Secret Service agent, as well as his sister, Randi Leigh, who suddenly finds immense interest in what her big brother is doing. With this great four-book set, you can take the entire ride with Parker and his family and friends.
Driven by Death
Detective Parker DuPont turned in his letter of resignation (he forgot to tell his wife), and is just weeks away from officially hanging his PI shingle, when he catches his first case. Charlie Porter was struck by a golf ball. Accidental death by golf ball, it is ruled, though there were no witnesses. Was it accidental? If not, who was the killer? What is his wife hiding?
Alzheimer’s patient Lester Winters receives an experimental pacemaker for his brain to restore his memory. He first recalls a dead woman. To help find the answers, his wife hires an attorney who hires Parker DuPont. He soon discovers that there is a lot more to Lester’s memory than just a dead woman. He remembers where she is buried, as well as the face of the killer, and is scared into silence, fearing the killer remembers him.
Secrets in Death
Sky Deakins doesn’t believe that her husband committed suicide; however, to get to the truth, she may have to reveal a secret that she’s kept close to her heart for 23 years, a secret she shouldn’t be taking to her grave. At 80, that time may not be far off. And what does the 2016 future senatorial candidate Dallas Maguire have to do with any of it? And what about Gracie’s secret? Will Randi Leigh make Parker an uncle? Can Parker and his dad actually become friends? Who is it that has secrets in death?
Lost in Death
Hieronymus is not only ready to die, he wants to die. In Florida, however, it’s called self-murder. How many law-makers would change their minds about the whole self-murder thing once they themselves come to realize their days are at an end, that there is no longer a life while certain death hoovers about them like a cold fog? Hieronymus thinks about much of this while carefully navigating his oxygen tank from the bed, to the bathroom, to the kitchen, to the sofa. It was about time he did something right; take control of his final choice - his choice as to how and when to die. What could possibly go wrong?