By D.L. Ashmore

Business As Usual

A Mike Ash Crime Novel

Tampa police homicide detective, Mike Ash, learns of the death of his friend and fellow U.S Army Ranger Dennis Stokely while teaching at a statewide seminar in Orlando. During an opportune meeting with his friend, crime scene investigator Candace Pennington, Mike shares about Dennis’ life and how he came to be in Tampa. Upon returning to Tampa, Mike searches for Band-Aid, the cat that he helped Dennis rescue in Afghanistan…

Crime Fiction Author

D.L. Ashmore

DL Ashmore’s crime fiction novels are set in Tampa, Florida, the city that he loves. Themes in his books include police investigation, women’s and veterans’ issues as well as animal behavior. Local fans will readily recognize familiar places and settings, while readers everywhere will find that the characters and situations in DL’s writing are relatable to their own lives. DL lives in Tampa with his wife and three cats.

Other Books

Unfinished Business

Two best friends forge a daring path to freedom from violence and fear as Tampa homicide detective Mike Ash matches wits
with an unseen silent killer…

Taking Care of Business

Tampa homicide detective Mike Ash faces two of his most baffling cases yet! First, someone is trying to rid Tampa of drugs and criminals, but who? 


If you like mysteries you are going to enjoy Unfinished Business! Totally enjoyable! And if you are familiar with Tampa Florida don’t be surprised if you recognize streets and places mentioned in the book. Definitely a must have for your library!

– Amazon Review


“Couldn’t put it down once I started, I couldn’t stop – just had to see “who dun it.”

– Amazon Review


This is a clever little story about two murders—one that happened before the book starts and one scheduled to occur a few days into the novel…

– Vine Voice Review

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