Frank Dodgy Mystery Series

Travel writer and amateur sleuth Frank Dodge has a gift for finding trouble. Follow his adventures (and misadventures) as he travels to communities along the Mississippi River. You can read these books individually or in order.

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Rock Island Lines (Frank Dodge Mystery #1)

He knows not to bury the lead. But if he follows this story, he could end up six feet under…

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Double-Dealing in Dubuque (Frank Dodge Mystery #2)

He’s got his first plum assignment. But has this travel writer bitten off more than he can chew?

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Letting Go in La Crosse (Frank Dodge Mystery #3)

The headline is explosive. The clock is ticking. Can he uncover the lies before a community self-destructs?

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Mississippi River Guide Books

I also write books for travelers who are interested in taking a classic American road trip along the iconic Mississippi River. Each book is full of local and regional history and includes the usual recommendations about what to see and do along this scenic and diverse cross-section of the United States.

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