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 last breath and leaving life in paradise behind. Included with the book 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 her to his list of victims. Bonus material also includes 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!
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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 on Kaanapali Beach, 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. Follow R. Barri Flowers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Flickr, Goodreads, and LibraryThing. Learn more about the author in Wikipedia and www.rbarriflowers.com.Review:
"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
"The juxtaposition of the lush, tropical setting of Kaanapali Beach against the backdrop of evil in the "Tie Line Killer" makes for the page turning story of the year. Realistically drawn characters. Authentic police procedure. Please write me another one, Mr. Flowers." - Jan Grape, award winning mystery writer on Murder on Kaanapali Beach
"R. Barri Flowers always relates an engrossing story in a hard-hitting and fast-paced manner." --Robert Scott, bestselling true crime author
"If you love Hawaii or a good head-scratching mystery, you'll enjoy this book. Very entertaining." -- William Berhardt, bestselling mystery author on Murder in Maui
"R. Barri Flowers writes with the passion and knowledge of someone who truly knows his craft." -- Allison Leotta, former Federal Sex Crimes Prosecutor and mystery novelist
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