Joe and Dottie Loudermilk, ex-cop and ex-teacher, respectively, are a happily married older couple who have taken early retirement to escape from their five annoying, and increasingly expensive, adult children. As they cruise the great American road in their Ford pickup truck and Airstream trailer, trouble doggedly follows, often of a fatal kind, and this suits Dottie just fine. She loves nothing more than a mystery—with the possible exception of her “babies” Delila, Walter, Theodore, Edward and Maureen—and poor Joe is helpless to resist when she needs him to take up his old crime-solving ways.
|GOING NOWHERE FAST|
In this introductory adventure, Joe and Dottie Loudermilk visit the Grand Canyon in Arizona, where they’re immediately confronted by a corpse in their bathroom, the FBI, an All-Pro lineman from the Los Angeles Raiders—and most frightening of all, their reprehensible son Bad Dog.
|BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST|
The second JOE and DOTTIE LOUDERMILK mystery, in which Joe and Dottie visit the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and quickly find themselves assigned the task of clearing their political activist/shameless womanizer son Eddie of a rival’s murder.
|NOWHERE TO GO AND ALL DAY TO GET THERE|
In these two short stories, Joe and Dottie find themselves in the middle of a gas station mini-mart robbery gone wrong, and encounter a woman who may have just been murdered by her abusive trucker husband.