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The first three fun, fast-paced Roy Ballard mysteries, now in a single box set.

Gone the Next: Meet Roy Ballard, freelance videographer with a knack for catching insurance cheats. He's working a routine case, complete with hours of tedious surveillance, when he sees something that shakes him to the core. There, with the subject, is a little blond girl wearing a pink top and denim shorts - the same outfit worn by Tracy Turner, a six-year-old abducted the day before. When the police are skeptical of Ballard's report - and with his history, who can blame them? - it's the beginning of the most important case of his life.

Get Busy Dying: Everyone thinks Boz Gentry died in a fiery traffic accident, but Roy Ballard and Mia Madison aren’t convinced. As legal videographers, it’s their job to provide evidence of insurance fraud - and the more they dig into the Gentry case, the more they realize this might be the most elaborate scheme they’ve ever encountered. Of course, when millions of dollars are at stake, con men will take drastic steps to protect their scam - including arson, assault, or even murder. Can Roy and Mia unravel the conspiracy before the criminals get desperate enough to kill?

If I Had a Nickel: Alex Dunn owned one of the most valuable collections of hobo nickels in the world, and it appears somebody killed him for it. Now, Roy Ballard and Mia Madison are hired by the insurance company to track the collection down, which means they might reveal the identity of the killer in the course of their investigation. But the more they dig, the more suspects they uncover, including Dunn’s children, his ex-wife, and a buxom masseuse who takes a hands-off approach to the services she offers. 

©2012, 2014, 2015 Ben Rehder (P)2021 Ben Rehder

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Three great stories

A trio of well crafted, at times funny, stories. Roy Ballard is one of the great wisecrackers, which injects a lot of humor into the stories. The stories themselves are engaging and complex mysteries, which at times shows up one of the few problems with audiobooks, - it's not easy to refer back quickly to remind oneself who a character is, or what relationships are. But that said, these are well worth a listen, and the narration was excellent. Definitely recommended.

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  • 24-01-22

Mystery, comedy and a great read!

This box set is so entertaining. Mr. Rehder has a great sense of humour. Roy Ballard is witty and sarcastic. The books are very well written with great flow and kept me captivated from beginning to the end. I give much credit to narrator Johnny Peppers with his talents of voicing these characters well. Each book has a different investigation and mystery to solve. Mr. Rehder is a new to me author. This boxset deserves more than 5 stars! I highly recommend these books!