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    I wrote my first novel in college at the University of Wyoming, played lead guitar in Pinky’s bar as a member of “Suzy Q and the Quad City Ramblers,” Got an English degree, then an engineering degree, worked a lot, got married to Traci (probably the best thing to ever happen), retired recently from said engineering and started writing again.

    Now I write cheerfully demented novels about con artists and overweight PIs, play guitar a lot (on a very well used and loved 1954 Martin D-18 (for those of you who have guitar lust–centerfold picture available on request) and generally am having the best retirement ever.

    You can follow me at:

    Website: http://www.duanelindsay.com/

    Facebook:  Duane Lindsay

    Twitter: @dlindsa

    Amazon.com: Duane Lindsay




    Missing Amanda

    If you like Westlake or Hallinan – You’ll love Missing Amanda

    Revenge is a dish best served quickly

    Chicago in 1958 is a very dangerous place. When private eye Lou Fleener and his friend Dion Monkton are tricked into helping a Chicago mob boss in his takeover of Mayor Daley’s office, it makes the other mobs angry enough to kill.

    Through guns and bombs and the unsteady affections of Cassidy Adams, a blonde with a heart for pure gold, the scary attentions of a hit man who prefers a scalpel to a .38 and a baseball fan who’ll kill them if the Cubs lose, Lou and Monk devise an amazing plan of vengeance against the mobs. All of them. At the same time.
    If it works, they’ll be rich. And who knows – maybe even alive.



    The follow up to this years amazing premiere MISSING AMANDA, Lou, Monk and Cassie are hired to find…Nazis. In America in 1960, the idea of Nazis is crazy. But Lou meets one then a whole crowd of them. They have a plan, too; a mysterious plot that Lou and Monk will have to discover to save the life of their client, an old woman who survived the camps in WWII. Both thrilling and hilarious, with clever writing and drop dead action, SERIOUSLY…? is a delight from beginning to the TWO surprise endings.


    (She’s Got the) Devil in Her Heart

    Monk’s in California, in dire straits (no; not the band.) Sal Leon, the gangster, has him captive with an aim to maim. Bonnie may—or maybe not—be an accomplice to that goal, which isn’t a good thing, considering Monk was considering proposing.
    Lou and Cassidy are still in Chicago, spying on crooked Aldermen, threatened by flooded basements and aggressive jocks. Their vacation suddenly cut short by having no money, they travel cross-country in a very hot car to find out why.
    Can they rescue Monk? Does he need to be rescued? Is Bonnie involved in this somehow? And most important (especially to the always-avaricious Cassidy) Where’s the money?
    There’s action, romance and the usual humor in the exciting third chapter of the Lou Fleener series.







    The Grifter’s Daughter

    Dani Silver is the daughter of a legendary old con artist Leroy Amadeus Logan.

    After conning her fiancé out of 1.2 million dollars, she’s hoping he’ll come after her.

    Dani is going to set up the first self-financed long cons. With old members of Leroy’s gang, and new members of her own, Dani’s out to pull of some of the most outrageous crimes ever.

    Dani starts the new business by taking down a crooked televangelist. Unfortunately, he’s not crooked and the plan goes off the rails. Can she keep her crew together long enough to find another mark?


    Ghost Coach

    The GHOST COACH – as real as you think it is

    Imagine an old automobile, a car worth millions, lost and forgotten in NY.

    Legendary con man Leroy Logan doesn’t have to imagine—he created the story himself, decades ago. Now he’s ready to cash in.

    With Dani Silver, the grifter’s daughter, Leroy’s got a plan to skim millions. It’s a sure thing…until the homicidal loan shark horns in…and the crooked attorney who sees a way to take it all away.

    Can Dani and her crew of misfits pull off the con of the century? Doesn’t seem likely, does it?


    The Blonde With The Dangerous ‘Do

    A Long Con Worth Dying For?

    After a vicious attack, Dani Silver is left for dead. Now she has to recover, then find a way to get even with a pair of crooks. Her one advantage–they think they succeeded.

    Being Dead Might Not Be So Bad…

    Dani’s got an idea–maybe her oddest one yet–to convince the bad guys that she’s not just dead–she’s come back to haunt them. With an LRD (little red dress) and a Medusa-curls blonde wig, Dani’s out to make them crazy.

    With a Little Help From Her Friends…

    There’s the usual gang–Cincinnati Bob, the forger, Sammy the computer hacker, Patty Kreel and Merle Crookshanks and the ACE, the world’s most despicable PI. Add a couple newcomers from TAP DOUBT—Felina Collazzi and Nick Kuiper, her long-lost love, and you’ve got the recipe for success…or disaster, hard to tell.






    Robin Hood? Not these two. Meet Leroy Logan, a young man who’s going to be the best con artist ever and Katherine “Fast Kate” Mulrooney, a young woman with even bigger dreams of her own. Together and apart, for sixty years of living large, Kate and Leroy will embezzle anything, con anyone and love each other without reservation.

    In a twelve brilliant, funny, romantic short novellas, follow the (mis)adventures of the most exciting anti-heroes you’ve ever met.

    From selling a US battleship, scamming fake Faberge eggs, funding a retirement for the widow of the only FBI agent who ever caught them, to conning Elvis and the Colonel, running an Atlantic cruise con, inventing computer scams (well, somebody had to) and growing old in style, Leroy and Kate are forever.



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    Connie Cockrell

    Great book covers. Well done!

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