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Dave & Mom

In James Yaffe’s cozy Dave & Mom mysteries, a widowed New York City detective and his wise, tough, shrewd Jewish mother leave The Big Apple for the small town of Mesa Grande, Colorado. Now Chief Investigator of the Public Defender’s office, Dave is assigned some of the most difficult cases of his law enforcement career—but thanks to Mom, he solves them in record time.

“Yaffe presents a winner here: a skillfully wrought and finely detailed case full of twists, theorizings, and more twists. Wry, down-to-earth, and satisfying.”—Library Journal (on A Nice Murder for Mom)

  • Mom Among the Liars
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    • Mom Among the Liars

    • Dave & Mom (Volume 4)
      Yaffe, James
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Mother and son to the rescue, in the fourth Dave & Mom mystery

      Dave's latest case involves the murder of a local madam, whose body is discovered in her bedroom along with...

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      • eBook
  • Mom Doth Murder Sleep
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    • Mom Doth Murder Sleep

    • Dave & Mom (Volume 3)
      Yaffe, James
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Trouble is afoot, and Mom is on the case!

      Chief Investigator Dave is at the first night of the local amateur theatre's production of Macbeth when the curtain is brought down...

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      • eBook
  • Mom Meets Her Maker
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    • Mom Meets Her Maker

    • Dave & Mom (Volume 2)
      Yaffe, James
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Have no fear when Mom is on the case!

      When the Reverend Chuck Candy is found shot to death three days before Christmas, there's only one person in all of small town Mesa Grande,...

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      • eBook
  • A Nice Murder For Mom
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    • A Nice Murder For Mom

    • Dave & Mom (Volume 1)
      Yaffe, James
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • A mystery not just Moms will love!

      After the death of his wife, New York City detective Dave heads west to the small town Mesa Grande, Colorado, and takes a job as Chief Investigator...

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      • eBook

James Yaffe

James Yaffe is an English professor and writer-in-residence at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, where he lives with his wife and three children. A transplanted New Yorker, Mr. Yaffe first introduced Mom and Dave in the pages of Ellery Queen Quarterly Magazine.

James Yaffe