In the first story, Cathouse Run, four young guys and a girlfriend of one of the guys (a virgin) go to a cathouse near Las Vegas. A fun read. The other stories are of the detective type.
Excerpt from Death in St. Mathew's Tower:
The Gulf War had ended and the parishioners of St. Mathew's Parish were almost back to normal, after their vigils for the men and women in uniform who had served in the war.
There attention quickly became focused on another matter, however—the death of Baron Winfred Cleave.
Alex Brinks and his wife, Sandra, were sitting near the huge windows in their earth-tone and forest-motif kitchenette, enjoying the morning sun, discussing the recent death of one of St. Matthew's most loved parishioners, Baron Winfred Cleave.
"Why do you suppose the Baron was in the church tower?" she asked, nibbling a pecan.
"I heard he was watching the baseball game they played at Sutter's Field that day—the Fourth of July," Brinks said, taking a sip of coffee. "He would have a great view of the game from there."
"Yeah—and they fired that old cannon like they do on every Fourth," she said, sipping her pineapple juice.
Brinks glanced over at her. "Yeah—only this time he was in the tower and somebody apparently packed the cannon with plenty of powder and put a cannonball in it. They say, a cannonball blew that tower right off the church like a guided missile could have—and blew the Baron up with it," Brinks said as he adjusted his long legs under the table.
"I'll say one thing about the Baron," she observed. "His family sure has a lot of power and money to back it up."
The phone rang. Brinks picked up the receiver. "Brinks!"
"Get off the Cleave case—and stay off it—or else!" a man's voice said.
"Or else, what?" Brinks asked. The phone went dead in his ear.
"Who was that?"
"That, my dear, was a threatening phone call."
"I gathered as much from your 'or else, what?'." "What did they say?"
"They said—he said—'get off the Cleave case, and stay off it—or else'."
She looked directly into his eyes. "I don't like the sound of the 'or else'."
"It goes with the job. The whole St. Mathew's parish chipped in and hired me to find out how the Baron was killed—and that's exactly what I'm going to do—threat or no threat," he said, laying his newspaper on the table.