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)
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.