call me, dani ripper, john locke“Call Me,” by Dani Ripper and John Locke

Dani Ripper Novel 1

In this first book of a brand new series by Dani Ripper and New York Times Best Selling author, John Locke, a young, beautiful private detective is determined to find the infamous killer, ManChild. To support herself while searching, our plucky detective works as a decoy, helping jealous wives and fiancés determine if their men are likely to cheat.


Preliminary Reviews:

“I’ve read Call Me three times. Need I say more? How about this: Five Stars!”

“Five Smiling Stars for Call Me! –An electrifying mystery-thriller with all the twists, turns, and good-hearted humor Locke’s fans have come to expect from his Donovan Creed and Emmett Love novels.”

Call Me is full of heart and humor, and destined to become a hit TV series! I can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon than to read this exceptional novel. You’re going to love these wonderful characters. Escapism at its best! Five Big Stars!”


the little girl who got away,  dani ripper, john locke“The Little Girl Who Got Away,” by Dani Ripper


Colin Tyler Hicks didn’t have to work hard to capture 15-year-old Mindy Renee Whittaker and imprison her in the basement of his secluded farm house. But dealing with his manipulative young prisoner proves to be a formidable challenge for the creepy, schizophrenic killer-rapist. One of his personalities requires Mindy’s death, the other requires her love.  The Little Girl Who Got Away is the story of what happens when the smart, plucky, resourceful Mindy refuses to become a sad statistic on a police report, and instead wages a life-or-death struggle against the powerful, psychotic killer-rapist, using only her wits and charm as weapons.


promise you won't tell, dani ripper, john locke“Promise You Won’t Tell?” by John Locke

Dani Ripper Novel 2

“I think something might have happened to me Saturday night. Something bad.”

Private Investigator Dani Ripper’s client list is nuttier than the Looney Tunes conga line, but she diligently solves one crazy case after another, waiting for a game-changer.

Enter Riley Freeman, 17-year-old honor student.

Saturday afternoon Riley quietly placed a little strawberry sticker on her private area and pretended it was a tattoo. She didn’t tell anyone about it. That night she went to a slumber party that featured drinking and boys. Riley fell asleep, woke up the next day with no reason to think anything happened…

…Until Monday, at school, when a classmate called her Strawberry.

Coincidence or crime? Dani agrees to investigate. And the roller coaster ride begins.



teacher, teacher, dan ripper, john locke“Teacher, Teacher” by John Locke

Dani Ripper Novel 3

Beth Conroy: young, beautiful, Tennessee Teacher of the Year—is shocked to learn she’s been accused of sexual misconduct with a student. Facing a scandal of epic proportions, Palmer School retains private investigator Dani Ripper to sort out the truth and protect their interests. The accuser’s mother gives Dani until noon tomorrow to show proof the charges are false, or she’ll call a city-wide press conference to level charges. As Dani begins her investigation she finds herself drawn to Beth, even as the evidence against her is mounting faster than Viagra test rabbits.

Preliminary Comments:

I always finish John Locke’s books the same day I start them. He has a way of sucking you in. This novel was no different.

If you liked “Promise You Won’t Tell,” you’ll love “Teacher, Teacher.”

In another author’s hands, the seriousness of the subject would result in a dramatic, heavy-handed morality piece drenched in political correctness. But John seems to have mastered the art of tackling serious, topical subjects with laugh-out-loud humor, in-your-face energy, and razor-sharp dialogue.




“Don’t Tell Presley!” by John Locke

don't tell presley, dani ripper, dani ripper #4, john locke, callie carpenterDani Ripper Novel 4

Presley French is young, beautiful, and someone wants her dead.

Someone else—her former English teacher—wants to physically assault her.

Someone else—the FBI—wants to interrogate her as a possible terrorist suspect.

Someone else—Dani Ripper—wants to protect her, but can’t decide if Presley is insane, or just crazy.

With nowhere left to turn, Dani contacts someone else—Donovan Creed—who refuses to get involved unless Dani agrees to owe him an Ultimate Favor.

Buy Don’t Tell Presley! by John Locke now at and Smashwords.



  2. Beverly Oswald says:

    I read CALL ME in 1 sitting loved it!!!!

  3. johnny bruce says:

    How long do we have to wait for the next book in the series?

  4. I’ve read everything you’ve published so far. Some I’ve enjoyed enough to read twice. Others , although I finished, i ‘m not sure why. For example, Dr. Box served his purpose in Callies last dance but you should have retired him then.

    Your best stories so far have been the Emmett Love series And I hope you’ll continue to weave Rose into your other series as well.

    As far as The little girl who got away … well, you do have your first amendment rights. But on the basis of your own synopsis I think I’ll take a pass.

    All in all John, your marketing ethics suck but your writing is worthy of high praise.

  5. K. Brakefield says:

    Dear John, (I’ve always wanted to write that!)

    I started reading “Promise You Won’t Tell” because it was a free book on Amazon. I read it in one sitting and was hungry for more Dani Ripper. I bought “Call Me” and again, read it in one sitting! Dani is a fantastic character and the twists and turns that the book takes kept me entertained from beginning to end. I read A LOT and have never been compelled to write on anyone’s site before. I did for you because I wanted to make sure that you knew how fabulous I thought these two books were. I will read the other series that you have as well and will look forward to reading the next book in the Dani series! Thank you for two wonderful reads!

  6. LOVE the Dani Ripper series! Read both books in 2 days! While I need sleep, I need to read the Donovan Creed series more.

  7. I love both of your books and have read both in 2 days too. I really look forward to the girl that got away and hope that you/Danni will be able to publish it. Even though it might be dark it is the truth and sometimes that helps a lot of people that you may not be aware of. I think it’s a story that should be told and put out there. I hope there will be a third book in the Danni adventure. Your a very good writer.

  8. the series is awsomly excitong in each book but has enough sex in it.

  9. I started on the 2nd novel (I didn’t find out about it being a series, it’s not like it mattered it wasn’t confusing). Well anyway, I must bow, that novel was literally perfection. Especially all the plot twists cause I read it in one afternoon (its been a while since I’ve read an amazing novel). Anyway thanks for the great read gonna read the first one and I hope there will be a third.

  10. I read Promise You won’t tell after looking for free books on my kindle. Within a few hours I was done, and needed more!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your books!! Thank You!

  11. OMG I loved the 3rd book! When is the next book coming????????????

  12. Love, Love Love! the Dani Riper series. And I want more..! I’ve read 2 books on amazon. And I’m addicted… soo much that I had to write a book review on my blog
    Comment and share to other John Locke addicts 🙂

  13. Lucy lets just vote 🙂 and hope for “The Little Girl Who Got Away” to get published. I am dying already!

  14. I have read and enjoyed ALL of your novels. Emmett love series are by far your best. I am begging you to write MORE!

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