A Man Can Die but Once is the newest release in my Double Barrel Mysteries series. After three years, local P.I.s Blake and Shelby Gunner have settled into small town life like cream cheese on a toasted bagel. Shelby is ready to give birth to their first child any second now and the biggest homicide case Port Scuttlebutt has ever known has been unceremoniously dropped into their lap. This murder hits way too close to home.
Tiny Port Scuttlebutt has had more than its fair share of murders and mysteries. Set on the banks of Lake Superior, this quiet little port is brimming with quirky characters, secrets, and the potential for many, many more stories.
If you haven’t read any of them yet, I suggest you start with the first, Roadkill. Blake and Shelby Gunner are a young married couple from Minneapolis who move back to Blake’s hometown in the Upper Peninsula after a serious shooting injury puts him on indefinite desk duty.
But once a detective, always a detective. Blake can’t just let a local hit-and-run go unexplained. He needs to find answers for himself and the town. Shelby is all in. She’s a dinner theatre actress who speaks Shakespeare as a second language and loves the challenge of playing Blake’s partner and acting like an investigator. But even with closure in their first case, the Gunners decide to stay in Port Scuttlebutt and open their own P.I. office. Hence the name, Double Barrel Investigations.
Each book is a separate case and mystery, but along the way you learn more about Blake and Shelby, their friends, the townsfolk, and the secrets that have been the bedrock of Port Scuttlebutt for far too long.
If you like a good mystery but don’t particularly care for rough language or graphically depicted sex, violence, or murder scenes, the Double Barrel Mysteries are the books for you. There is always an intriguing and suspenseful mystery/murder, tasteful/sweet romance, and a touch of humor.
So, hop on the mystery bandwagon and pick up a copy today! Here is my author page at Draft2Digital where you can find links to all online stores.
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Barbara is the author of The Fredrickson Winery Novels, the Double Barrel Mysteries, the Second Chances series, and more. She lives in Minnesota because she can’t afford Hawaii.