Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Blog Tour Stop: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
By: Ken Dalton

Welcome to this stop on the Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? blog tour! I have a review below, along with a giveaway and a really interesting contest.

Left: Cover- If that doesn't entice you,
I'm not sure what will.

Right: Author Ken Dalton

Thanks Tribute Books for sending a free review copy!

Summary: Bear’s planned afternoon of beer and baseball is interrupted by a phone call from a man he hardly remembers from their years at Elko High. So begins the tale of a cold-blooded murder and the theft of a dime worth two million dollars!

Faced with bi-coastal murder suspects, Pinky hands Bear, and Flo the sweaty task of tracking down one of the suspects along the hot, humid North Carolina shoreline while he chooses to pursue the other on the Kona coast of Hawaii. But Pinky, after imbibing too many Mai Tai’s with a bevy of sky-goddesses, and a moved-up court date, is forced to return to Carson City, sans suspect.

Bear and Flo hit pay dirt and with the identity of the killer in hand they fly across the Pacific Ocean to the smoggy Beijing airport where they meet Joe, the uncle of Pinky’s Chinese secretary. The enigmatic Joe quotes Confucius and Shakespeare as he purposefully guides the dynamic duo to their final destination— oxygen sparse Lhasa, Tibet.

My thoughts: I went into this book right away, because it sounded really interesting. I can honestly say that on the whole, this was a good book. I enjoyed the plotline and I liked the characters. They are well written and the plot is wow. I think I may be taking a trip to Nevada and touring around using this book.
     I liked the mysterious aspect of this novel. I also enjoyed meeting new characters and the two different point of views (Pinky and Bear).
     I must say, though, that I was not impressed with the main character. Bear is an investigator, but he has little to no common sense at all. This may be because I jumped into the fifth Pinky and Bear mystery, but I'm not sure. That was my biggest complaint of this novel. There were a few comments that irked me, but nothing major. I do wish I could hear how the murder was performed in more detail, though.
     On the whole, this was a good novel. I thought the mystery was amazing and I loved suspecting new characters. I now want to read Dalton's other mysteries.

Rating:  4 stars! I had to take off a star due to the cons I mentioned above.

You can purchase a paperback copy or a Kindle edition through Amazon.

Cliff hanger contest:
Brother, can you spare a dime? ends with a prize winning cliff hanger that defies all logic.

Let Ken know how you would answer the question and he will choose the two answers he likes the best. Both winners will receive a complete paperback set of his Pinky and Bear mystery series.

The Bloody Birthright
The Big Show Stopper
Death is a Cabernet
The Tartan Shroud
Brother, can you spare a dime?

Five books, each one personally inscribed!

Email your cliff hanger answer to ken@kendalton.com and in a couple of months Ken will post the winners' names on his Facebook page.


Win $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash!

Contact the author at his website: http://www.kendalton.com/



  1. Ashley, I'm glad that you enjoyed Ken's mystery novel! Thanks for the review :)

    1. Thanks so much for having me as a host!

  2. Ashley:
    Thank you for your fine review. Glad you enjoyed the mystery.
    Don't forget to enter the cliff hanger contest. Email your answer to Pinky's question to ken@kendalton.com.
    Ken dalton

    1. Thank you very much for reading it! And I already have:)

  3. I love mysteries and this series of books looks great. Thank you