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Just published in April 2020, Diver’s Paradise is a mystery novel by Davin Goodwin, a long-time Bonaire visitor, which premiers his newest protagonist,  Roscoe Conklin, a/k/a “R.”  R is a retired police officer from Rockford, Illinois, who turned his dream into reality by buying and operating a small dive resort on Bonaire, appropriately named the YellowRock Resort.

Synopsis of Diver’s Paradise:

After 25 years on the job, Detective Roscoe Conklin trades his badge for a pair of shorts and sandals and moves to Bonaire, a small island nestled in the southern Caribbean. But the warm water, palm trees, and sunsets are derailed when his long-time police-buddy and friend back home, is murdered.

Conklin dusts off a few markers and calls his old department, trolling for information. It’s slow going. No surprise, there. After all, it’s an active investigation, and his compadres back home aren’t saying a damn thing.

He’s 2,000 miles away, living in paradise. Does he really think he can help? They suggest he go to the beach and catch some rays.

For Conklin, it’s not that simple. Outside looking in? Not him. Never has been. Never will be.


Diver's Paradise, a Roscoe Conklin mystery novel.

When a suspicious mishap lands his significant other, Arabella, in the hospital, the island police conduct, at best, a sluggish investigation, stonewalling progress. Conklin questions the evidence and challenges the department’s methods. Something isn’t right.

Arabella wasn’t the intended target.

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Testimonials about Diver’s Paradise.

[Diver’s Paradise is an] impressive debut and series launch. Fans of John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee will look forward to seeing more of Conklin.
Publisher's Weekly

Cops don’t retire to laid-back Bonaire to be targeted for murder, but Rosco Conklin is the exception. With the grisly murder of his former partner back in the States, Conklin finds himself tangled in a web of lies, deceit, killings and mistaken identity. And all he wants to do is play his banjo on the porch.  Tightly written, Goodwin’s debut novel captures the relaxed, easy going life in Bonaire, then shatters it with explosive energy. You won’t put this book down till the last page!
Don Bruns, author of No Second Chances

Where to buy Diver’s Paradise.

Diver’s Paradise is available in hard cover and e-book formats.  Buy it now at the following stores:

And if you like Roscoe Conklin and Diver’s Paradise, get ready for Paradise Cove, coming in 2021!

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