Date Published: November, 2016
Publisher: Different Drummer Press
Simon Rand, generally regarded as the least respected restaurant critic in America, dies from a heart attack in San Francisco. Or did he expire from natural causes? The answer kicks off another wild Pinky and Bear mystery that takes the dynamic team to Camden, New Jersey, Copenhagen, Denmark, and Skellefteå, Sweden. During their travels, Pinky becomes personally acquainted with a Mafia Don, his oversized thugs, and a helicopter ride over the Atlantic, while Bear, Flo, and Ettamae visit Sweden where Bear discovers more well-developed blondes than he thought existed in the entire world.
Ken Dalton was born in Los Angeles in 1938. In 1943 he contracted polio and spent the next eleven years of his childhood in and out of hospitals.
Fifty-nine years ago he married his childhood sweetheart and is a father of three, a grandfather of four, and the great-grandfather of nine.
After a thirty-eight year management career with Pacific Telephone Company, Ken retired to write golf and travel articles for Golf Digest, Golf Illustrated, Fairways and Greens, and Golf.com.
During two NBC-TV Celebrity Golf Tournaments at Lake Tahoe, he interviewed Olympic Decathlon Champion, Bruce Jenner when he was Bruce, not Caitlyn, the mischievous Chicago Bears quarterback, Jim McMahon, the iconic Vice-President Dan Quail, and NBC Today show anchor, Matt Lauer.
Ken has published six mystery novels. Polio and Me marks his initial foray into the world of non-fiction.
Presently, Ken is working on his seventh mystery, The Heretics Hymnal, and a comedy of manners novel, Casper Potts and the Ladies Casserole club.