Disco’s Dead and so is Mo-Mo (Triple Threat Mysteries)
by Tyler Colins
About Disco’s Dead and so is Mo-Mo
Disco’s Dead and so is Mo-Mo (Triple Threat Mysteries)
6th in Series
Setting – Hawaii
Independently Published (Sept. 19 2023)
Paperback : 384 pages
ISBN-13 : 979-8861850575
Digital ASIN : B0CJBXWPS6
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of mobster Mo-Mo Martine in Canada during the days of disco and polyester is finally solved when his body is found in a drum off the sapphire waters of Oahu.
An associate (local limb-breaker Harry the Hoarse) asks the pretty private investigators from the Triple Threat Investigation Agency – JJ, Rey, and Linda – to prove it wasn’t his brother-in-law, Johnny B. He’d been accused back then but never arrested, and it certainly appears that he’s the perp now. The trio finds itself embroiled in the most challenging, if not deadly, case yet!
Countless people – family, friends, foes – hated Mo-Mo. Anyone could have murdered him. Or was it a professional hit by the notorious, never-miss Death Angel? Is it possible!? The faceless, nameless assassin-for-hire is still plying his trade after all these years?
As bodies drop, the P.I.s begin to believe answers won’t come from anyone they interview; they’ll be found in mysterious photos dating back to Mo-Mo’s disco days. They merely have to decipher what the people and backdrops in those photos are telling them—a tricky task indeed. Will they figure it out before more murders occur… perhaps theirs?
With me today are JJ Fonne, Rey Fonne-Werde, and Linda Royale from Oahu’s up-and-coming Triple Threat Investigation Agency. Let’s go around the table and get your perspectives …
What are the 4 qualities of a good character?
JJ: strength and weakness (or flaws), charm, likeability.
Rey: attractiveness, passion, intensity, purpose.
Linda: strength for sure, resilience, humility, maturity or wisdom.
How do you feel about your life right now?
JJ: I’m feeling good. My cousin Rey’s suggestion—more of a determined push, really—to become private eyes was a surprising one back when, but I’m happy with it. Being a P.I. has its perils, but it feels great helping people and solving a case. I’m right where I want to be.
Rey: No complaints! I love being a private eye. It’s exciting! Putting together the pieces to a puzzle can get frustrating sometimes, especially when you keep hitting roadblocks and dead ends but, man, is it awesome when the puzzle’s completed and you’ve got the whole picture.
Linda: I’m feeling like I’m not quite where I want to be yet. I enjoy being a private investigator, but I don’t see myself doing it for years and years. What do I want to do? That’s the million-dollar question, isn’t it? I’m still soul-searching and, with time, I’ll figure it out.
What, if anything, would you like to change?
JJ: An interesting question. Nothing, really. I’m fine with things the way they are. I suppose the one thing I might want to change is … well … having the strength to walk away from Cash, my “sometimes boyfriend” (as Rey calls him).
Rey: I’d like to have pursued a singing career along with my acting one. I know I have an amazing voice—but I don’t know why I never did anything with it. They say everything that happens, does so for a reason, so I have to believe singing wasn’t meant to be; if it had happened, I’d not be a P.I. right now.
Linda: The bond with my sister and brother. Our family history leans toward the dark. After years of not communicating with one another, we’ve slowly started keeping in touch. But there’s a wall there that we can’t quite topple. Not yet anyway.
What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?
JJ: Moving to Hawaii, bar none. I left my mom and nephew back in North Carolina, and I miss them terribly, even though we talk and text weekly. But moving here—and starting a new career and life—is the most important, and challenging, event of my life so far.
Rey: Having left my family to become an actress. We didn’t have a great relationship—and I’d like to better that at some point—but it was good for me to walk away. I developed backbone, had a sense of purpose … depended on no one but myself.
Linda: I’m not sure the word is “important” as much as it’s momentous. I married a musician quite young (and learned about the seamier sides of life). I moved to Cali, got a job in the film industry, and became best friends with Rey. We solved a crazy multiple-murder case at Rey and JJ’s wacky aunt’s place, a haunted mansion in Connecticut. That “event” changed all our lives.
About Tyler Colins
Tyler Colins has several years of experience as a fiction writer and blogger. She also serves as an editor and proofreader for fiction and nonfiction alike (manuals, guides, film/television scripts), something she’s been doing for almost as long as she’s been writing.
The Triple Investigation Agency series—featuring pretty P.I.s JJ, Rey, and Linda—has been published by Next Chapter while her first “book”, Odd Woman Out, can be found on Wattpad. Currently, she is working on a standalone about a band and the members’ professional and personal struggles in 1980s London, England.
Blog – A Writer’s Grab-Bag: https://thewritersgrabbag.com/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.ca/Books-Tyler-Colins/s?rh=n%3A916520%2Cp_27%3ATyler+Colins
Next Chapter: https://www.nextchapter.pub/authors/tyler-colins
November 8 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – SPOTLIGHT
November 8 – Lady Hawkeye – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
November 9 – Literary Gold – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
November 9 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT
November 9 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT
November 10 – Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense – SPOTLIGHT
November 10 – Baroness Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT
November 10 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
November 11 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 11 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT
November 11 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR GUEST POST
November 12 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
November 12 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 13 – Elizabeth McKenna – Author – SPOTLIGHT
November 13 – My Reading Journeys – SPOTLIGHT