Baby Blue Rip-Off, The

Genre: Mystery

Baby Blue Rip-Off, The

Performed by:
Dan John Miller
#1 in A Mallory Mystery

Vietnam vet Mallory has been everywhere and done everything—from hippie life to construction work, from covering a reporter’s beat to walking a cop’s—before finally returning to small-town Iowa to try his hand at writing. In between crafting whodunits, he does his part for the community by ferrying hot meals to little old ladies. But then his worlds unexpectedly collide: home invaders murder one of his clients and leave Mallory black-and-blue when he catches them red-handed. The elderly victim is the first fatality in an organized burglary spree sweeping the town, but Mallory fears she may not be the last. And despite the painful cracks in his ribs, nothing can stop him from looking into the killing—not even the local sheriff, or the little blonde from high school days who got away...or even a beating courtesy of the ruthless goon squad that warns Mallory to steer clear. Armed with his ex-cop’s instincts, soldier’s survival skills, and mystery writer’s savvy, Mallory bucks the local law and the love of his life to stop this brutal burglary ring. But writing a mystery can pay well, whereas solving one can pay dearly....

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 5 hours
Media Options:
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  • Library Editions: CD

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Max Allan Collins

Max Allan Collins received the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award in 2017, considered the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing. He has earned an unprecedented twenty-three Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) Shamus Award Nominations, winning three times, twice for his Nathan Heller novels True Detective and Stolen Away. Collins is also the recipient of a PWA lifetime achievement award. His graphic novel Road to Perdition was the basis for the 2002 Academy Award–winning film. His suspense series include Nolan, Mallory, Jack and Maggie Starr, Eliot Ness, and Quarry, the latter now a Cinemax TV series. A cofounder of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, Collins has written numerous film and TV tie-in novels for series including CSI, Dark Angel, and Criminal Minds. Comics credits include the syndicated Dick Tracy strip, Batman, and his own Ms. Tree and Wild Dog. Collins lives in Muscatine, Iowa, with his wife, writer Barbara Collins. They have collaborated on twelve novels, including the popular Trash ’n’ Treasures Mystery series.
Dan John Miller

Dan John Miller, multiple Audie finalist and Earphones award winner, has been named as a “Best Voice” by AudioFile magazine. He has acted in several films including Walk the Line and Leatherheads, and is the singer and songwriter for gothic country rock band Blanche. Dan has lived his entire life in the Detroit area and is married to the painter Tracee Mae Miller.

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