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"The Fibonacci Murders" in Audio

"The Fibonacci Murders" is coming to audio! Anticipated release is mid-August 2024.

"Penitence" is done!

My post-apocalyptic science fiction novel "Penitence" will be released summer 2024. Tap the red rocket ship to subscribe to my newsletter for updates!

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What they say...

Diabolic Shrimp

Diabolic Shrimp

Found by the Road

Dale Lehman captivates us once more with a collection of strange, exciting, and downright creepy short stories.... If you love short stories with a vast variety, or even if you just love road trips, fire up those engines and take to the highway with "Found By The Road"!

The Booklife Prize

The Booklife Prize

A Day for Bones (HCM #4)

Score: 9.25 / 10
...a refreshingly traditional-style mystery that will captivate the reader. The plot is smart, twisty, and complex.. Lehman has created a rich, complex setting populated with well-defined and varied characters. This is a wholly original and very enjoyable read.

Jennie Reads

Jennie Reads

Ice on the Bay (HCM #3)

Once again the strong, fully developed main characters are here and forming a very solid basis for not one case but three! By now I am hooked, so I can’t really say this could be read as a stand-alone – but why would you want to. Start with "The Fibonacci Murders" and work your way to this one. You will not be sorry.

Christian Bookaholic

Christian Bookaholic

True Death (HCM #2)

I immediately became engrossed in the action and remained glued to the end... Dale Lehman is a new author to me and I cannot get enough of his books – fabulous, clean murder mysteries that have me hanging on his every word. I do hope there is a book three.

Midwest Book Review

Midwest Book Review

The Fibonacci Murders (HCM #1)

It is always a pleasure for the mystery/suspense enthusiast to include a new author in the genre who has a total mastery of the storytelling arts including character development and superbly plotted story lines with all manner of twists, turns, and surprises.... A genuine 'page turner' from beginning to end, "The Fibonacci Murders" is very highly recommended...

Miranda Reads

Miranda Reads

Space Operatic

Whew! This was a COMPLETELY different direction from Lehman’s normal books – and I loved it... The adventure was constantly taking me for surprise – I never knew what was happening next but I was absolutely loving it. All in all, I’m so excited to have been able to read this new book from Lehman and I cannot WAIT to see what he writes next!!

Jam-Packed Bookshelf

Jam-Packed Bookshelf

Weasel Words

This quirky heist story is utterly delightful.... Bernard has the brains, Melody has the heart, and they both have the looks... for better or for worse.
The charming cast of characters all bursting with personality makes "Weasel Words" a cozy pleasure. I can't wait to see what the Earls get up to next!

Jam-Packed Bookshelf

Jam-Packed Bookshelf

The Realm of Tiny Giants

Despite the huge range, the stories follow a natural flow between realism, surrealism, and everything in between while maintaining the author’s signature voice... For anyone who enjoys thoughtful, well-written short stories in a full range of genres, "The Realm of Tiny Giants" is a no-brainer.