Service Dress Blues
Michael Bowen

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Narrated By: Malcolm Hillgartner

Duration: 7 hours and 2 minutes

What to expect

This contemporary puzzle mystery features Rep and Melissa Pennyworth, a bantering, plucky couple. Rep, a trademark and copyright lawyer, has followed Melissa to Milwaukee in her quest for a university assistant professorship.

Then, on the night before the Army-Navy game, a midshipman is found stark naked and barely alive in a cheap motel near the Naval Academy in Annapolis. The victim’s closest relatives are Ole and Lena Lindstrom, a pair of aging but scrappy Wisconsin political activists who had asked Rep for copyright advice. Ole and Lena have a well-earned reputation for trading punches with each other, and when Ole is murdered, Lena becomes an instant suspect. But Rep and Melissa suspect there is more involved, including a connection between the midshipman’s mugging and Ole’s murder.


Crime and mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction, War, combat and military adventure fiction, Crime and mystery: police procedural

Listen to a sample

“The light tone and easygoing dialogue make for a quick read.”

Publishers Weekly


Kirkus Reviews

“Politics turn deadly in this fifth entry in the Rep and Melissa Pennyworth series.”