Leila Kahana Maui Mysteries Bundle contains the first two complete novels in the bestselling Leila Kahana Mystery series, including Murder in Maui and Murder on Kaanapali Beach, as well as a novelette, Kaanapali Beach Paradise.
Murder in Maui (A Leila Kahana Mystery, Book One)
In this first novel of the series, set in the lush, deceptively idyllic tropical paradise of Hawaii, Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and her partner, Detective Sergeant Blake Seymour, investigate the execution-style murder of two prominent doctors in an upscale condominium. Larry Nagasaka and Elizabeth Racine are found lying naked in bed in a pool of their own blood. It is learned that they were married, but not to each other, and that the doctors belonged to a prestigious medical association. Assisting the detectives in the case are fellow members of the homicide squad, Detectives Trent Ferguson and Rachel Lancaster, run by Lieutenant Paul Ortega who is contemplating retirement. As they interview suspects and collect evidence, more doctors belonging to the medical association are murdered, making it clear to all that they have a ruthless and determined serial killer on their hands.
Murder on Kaanapali Beach (A Leila Kahana Mystery, Book Two)
In the second book in series, Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and her new partner, Detective Jonny Chung, take on the case of a college instructor found murdered on the island’s famed Kaanapali Beach. Joyce Yashiro, estranged from her husband, was suffocated when she was forced face down into the soft sand on the beach. In a seemingly unrelated case, Detectives Rachel Lancaster and Trent Ferguson investigate the execution-style murder of businessman Parker Breslin in front of his Kihei home. As the investigations progress with a myriad of suspects, a surprising connection between the investigations emerges. But is there one killer or two? As these cases move full steam ahead, there is also a brutal serial killer on the loose. Dubbed the “Zip Line Killer,” he has been terrorizing women on the island, strangling them with a zip line, for over a year, while staying out of reach of the authorities. Do they finally have a break that can put this frightening killer behind bars before he strikes again?
Kaanapali Beach Paradise (A Novelette)
Set amidst the lush playground of Maui, Hawaii’s famed Kaanapali Beach Resort, the soap opera style tale of adultery, ambition, dark secrets, love, lust, hate, romance, betrayal, revenge, and murder, revolves around the anticipated grand opening of the Kaanapali Palms Hotel, the newest luxury accommodation on this three mile-long ocean front stretch of paradise on the island’s western shore. Kaanapali Beach Paradise is the first in a continuing series of novelettes that promises to keep readers engaged as lives and loves are turned upside down with twists at every turn amidst the splendor of a celebrated Hawaii beach resort.
“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
“There are certain writers who can make the most of ugliness in paradise. R. Barri Flowers is among the best of them, and Murder on Kaanapali Beach is among the best of his tales. This one deserves to be at the top of your must read list.” — John Lutz, Edgar winning, bestselling mystery author on Murder on Kaanapali Beach
“When a woman is killed on Maui’s Kaanapali Beach, homicide investigator and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana is faced with a real conundrum. Is the dead woman yet another victim of the Zip Line Killer, or is a copycat at work? R. Barri Flowers gives readers a fine procedural along with appealing characters and great local color. Grab this book for your next fictionall trip to Hawaii. You’ll be glad you did.” — Bill Crider, Edgar winner and bestselling crime writer Murder on Kaanapali Beach
“Gripping writing, wonderfully rounded characters you really care about, and vivid locations.” — Peter James, bestselling mystery author on Murder in Maui
“A suspenseful puzzle at its core. Murder on Kaanapali Beach (Book 2 in the Leila Kahana Mysteries series) is an engaging read masterfully crafted with all the twists and turns of modern day police procedurals. R. Barri Flowers weaves a riveting crime tale set in Hawaii oozing with authenticity, grit and drama.” — Kim Cresswell, award-winning and bestselling author of the Whitney Steel series on Murder on Kaanapali Beach
“A top flight police procedural and a must read for all fans of suspense. R. Barri Flowers masterfully weaves two murder investigations together while trying to bring down a serial killer known as the Zip Line Killer. The contrast of seamy crime to the beautiful paradise setting adds to the gripping tension. Flowers does for the beach what Benchley did for the ocean.” — Joe Moore, #1 Amazon and international bestselling co-author of The Tomb on Murder on Kaanapali Beach
“A police procedural with a complex plot, told from multiple viewpoints. The editing is very thorough. The reader gets the added benefit of a virtual vacation on Maui.” — Laurie Hanan, Hawaii mystery author on Murder on Kaanapali Beach.
“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
“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
“Infidelity and murder in paradise lead to a one of a kind case for PI Skye McKenzie Delaney, and an enjoyable ride for the reader. Definitely put this one on your list.” — John Lutz, Edgar winner and bestselling author on Murder in Honolulu
“R. Barri Flowers’ novel, Murder in Honolulu, is a gripping tale of crime and investigation, set in a vivid, gritty island underworld. It is filled with excitement, a sense of place, and memorable characters. Highly recommended!” — Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author
“Go ahead. Take a trip to Hawaii. Murder in Honolulu is your ticket. As long you don’t mind a surprise around every corner, Skye Delaney will be your streetwise guide.” — Camille Kimball, author
R. Barri Flowers is an award winning criminologist and the bestselling author of gripping mystery, suspense, and thriller fiction, including Murder in Hawaii Mysteries, Fractured Trust, Before He Kills Again, Dark Streets of Whitechapel, Dead in Pukalani, Justice Served, Killer in the Woods, and State’s Evidence.
Flowers is the bestselling author of true crime books as well, including Murder Chronicles, The Sex Slave Murders, Serial Killer Couples, Mass Murder in the Sky, and Murder at the Pencil Factory.
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