From the award winning crime writer R. Barri Flowers and bestselling author of the Murder in Hawaii Mysteries, comes the first book in a new Hawaii detective series, Dead in Pukalani (An Eddie Naku Maui Mystery).
Private investigator Eddie Naku is hired by attractive divorcee Kathryn Higuchi on Maui to investigate the murder of her sister, Suzette Higuchi Bordeau, wife of a well-known criminal defense attorney. She was gunned down in a shopping center in the Upcountry region of Pukalani.
What seems like a routine case for the ex-police detective turns into a complex murder mystery as Naku uncovers a web of lies, deceit, arms trafficking, infidelity, seduction, betrayal, and more murders as he tries to solve a deadly crime. In the process, he becomes a target and must identify the killer or killers before he winds up breathing his own last breath and leaving life in paradise behind.
Included is a complete bonus novelette, Killer Connection.
Honolulu fashion designer Kiyoshi Yoshida had just gone through the worst year of her life after her twin brother Sergio Matsuko, one time dedicated and decorated homicide detective for the Honolulu Police Department, was identified as the Aloha Black Scarf Killer, a serial killer who had raped and murdered seven women. He committed suicide before he could be apprehended.
Kiyoshi relocates to Maui, hoping to escape the notoriety, but is pursed by a true crime writer, hoping to get info about Matsuko for a book. Also watching Kiyoshi is a stone cold killer, waiting for the right time to add here to her list of victims.
Bonus material also include excerpts from R. Barri Flowers’ bestselling Hawaii mystery novels, Murder in Maui, Murder in Honolulu, and Seduced to Kill in Kauai.
Dead in Pukalani will keep you entertained and in suspense from beginning to end as a Hawaii mystery and page turner in the spirit of Aloha!
“A masterful thriller set in the dark underbelly of Maui, with lots of fine action, down and dirty characters, and the vivid details of police procedure. A terrific read!” — Douglas Preston, co-creator of the bestselling Pendergast series of novels on Murder in Maui
“An exquisitely rich and masterfully constructed mystery…. A savvy, smooth, and sumptuous read that’s as hot as Waikiki beach sand.” –Jon Land, bestselling author on Murder in Honolulu
“A gripping and tightly woven tale you won’t want to put down. Author Flowers neatly contrasts the natural beauty of a tropical paradise with the ugliness of murder and its aftermath. ” — John Lutz, Edgar winner and bestselling author of Pulse on Murder in Maui
“R. Barri Flowers writes with the passion and knowledge of someone who truly knows his craft. A steamy, non-stop thrill-ride through the seamy underbelly of Hawaii.” — Allison Leotta, former federal prosecutor and author on Murder in Maui
“Intriguing mystery in a tropical paradise with a dynamic PI. A compelling, intriguing read.” — Allen Wyler, thriller writer on Murder in Honolulu
“It gets no better than this! R. Barri Flowers has written another thriller guaranteed to hold onto its readers! –Huntress Reviews on Dark Streets of Whitechapel
“Selected as one of Suspense Magazine’s Best of 2011 books.” — John Raab, CEO/Publisher on The Sex Slave Murders
“Before He Kills Again is a rocket of a read. Not only a heart-thumping thriller, this is that rare novel that is downright scary.” – John Lutz, Edgar winner and bestselling author
“Flowers once again has written a page-turner legal thriller that begins with a bang and rapidly moves along to its final page.” — Midwest Book Review on State’s Evidence
“A model of crime fiction …. Flowers may be a new voice in modern mystery writing, but he is already one of its best voices.”–Statesman Journal on Justice Served
“An excellent look at the jurisprudence system…will appeal to fans of John Grisham and Linda Fairstein.” – Harriet Klausner on Persuasive Evidence
“A gripping account of the murders committed by husband-and-wife serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego.” –Gary C. King, true crime author on The Sex Slave Murders
R. Barri Flowers is an award winning criminologist and bestselling author of more than seventy books, including mystery and thriller fiction, relationship novels, and young adult mysteries.
Fiction titles include Before He Kills Again, Dark Streets of Whitechapel, Forever Sweethearts, Fractured Trust, Graduate Circles, Killer in the Woods, Murder in Maui, Murder in Honolulu, Murdered in the Man Cave, Persuasive Evidence, Seduced to Kill in Kauai, State’s Evidence, and Justice Served.
Young adult fiction includes Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter, Danger in Time, Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay, Out for Blood, and Summer at Paradise Ranch.
The author has also written a number of top selling true crime titles, including Murder of the Banker’s Daughter, The “Gold Special” Train Robbery, The Sex Slave Murders 1, 2, and 3, The Pickaxe Killers, Murder at the Pencil Factory, Killers of the Lonely Hearts, and Dead at the Saddleworth Moor.
As a sought after expert on true crime, R. Barri Flowers has appeared on the Biography Channel, Investigation Discovery, and Oxygen series.
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