Ukulele Murder

Aloha Lagoon Mysteries

Book 1
Gemma Halliday Publishing
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From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes the killer start to a brand new multi-author series...

 

Nani Johnson thought she had it made when she moved from Kansas to the resort town of Aloha Lagoon, Kauai. In spite of her certifiably crazy mom, Nani is determined that nothing will stop her from becoming a ukulele virtuoso! Unfortunately her Julliard training doesn't help her break into the local music scene due to some heavy competition from the Terrible Trio—three hostile, local musicians. The only work she finds is a few bar mitzvahs and gigs at the kitschy Blue Hawaii Wedding Chapel.

But when one of Nani's competitors drops dead right after a public feud, Nani becomes the police's main suspect. A missing murder weapon, mysterious threats, and a heck of a frame-up job all have Nani worrying she'll be trading in her flowery muumuus for prison orange. Enter hunky local botanist Nick Woodfield, who just might be able to help her clear her name...that is if he doesn't have secrets of his own. With the bodies stacking up, the danger closing in, and the authorities circling, Nani must track down a killer...before she ends up the latest victim of the Ukulele Murderer!

 

The Aloha Lagoon Mysteries:

Ukulele Murder (book #1)

Murder on the Aloha Express (book #2) coming in Aug!

Deadly Wipeout (book #3) coming in Sept!

Photo Finished (book #4) coming in Oct!

Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (book #5) coming in Nov!

Mele Kalikimaka Murder (book #6) coming in Dec!

Death of the Big Kahuna (book #7) coming in Jan 2017!

 

About Aloha Lagoon:

There's trouble in paradise...

Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, one of Hawaii's hidden treasures. A little bit of tropical paradise nestled along the coast of Kauai, this resort town boasts luxurious accommodation, friendly island atmosphere...and only a slightly higher than normal murder rate. While mysterious circumstances may be the norm on our corner of the island, we're certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget! visit us at alohalagoonmysteries.com

 

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About the author

Leslie Langtry is the USA Today bestselling author of the Greatest Hits Mysteries, the Merry Wrath Mysteries, Sex, Lies, & Family Vacations, and several books she hasn't finished yet, because she's very lazy. Leslie loves puppies and cake (but she will not share her cake with puppies) and lives with her family and assorted animals in the Midwest.
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Publisher
Gemma Halliday Publishing
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Published on
Jul 28, 2016
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781943587537
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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Book 2
From the USA Today bestselling cozy mystery writing team of Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens comes the next to-die-for novel in the Aloha lagoon Mysteries series...

 

Travel agent Gabby LeClair, a divorced big-city transplant trying to find some aloha spirit in her soul, prides herself on working hard to give the Aloha Lagoon Resort guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But that turns out to be more than anyone bargained for when the body of a client is found dead during one of Gabby's island tours. The victim is a lawyer who's escorted a small group to Aloha Lagoon for distribution of a deceased billionaire's estate...but it looks like someone believes the only good lawyer is a dead lawyer. Between the bad press causing her phone to go silent and the police working on "island time," it's up to Gabby to find the killer before her business goes belly-up. With the help of her good friends, and a hot helicopter pilot with a flirtatious streak, Gabby turns sleuth to figure out just which member of the lawyer's party had it in for him. But before long it's clear there's way more at stake than her livelihood, and if Gabby isn't careful, she and her friends may find themselves on an island getaway to death.

 

The Aloha Lagoon Mysteries:

Ukulele Murder (book #1)

Murder on the Aloha Express (book #2)

Deadly Wipeout (book #3)

Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (book #4)

Mele Kalikimaka Murder (book #5)

Death of the Big Kahuna (book #6)

Photo Finished (book #7)

 

About Aloha Lagoon:

There's trouble in paradise...

Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, one of Hawaii's hidden treasures. A little bit of tropical paradise nestled along the coast of Kauai, this resort town boasts luxurious accommodation, friendly island atmosphere...and only a slightly higher than normal murder rate. While mysterious circumstances may be the norm on our corner of the island, we're certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget! visit us at alohalagoonmysteries.com

Book 3
From USA Today bestselling author, Leslie Langtry comes the latest Merry Wrath Mystery that will leave you dying of laughter...


What could be better for former CIA agent turned Girl Scout leader Merry Wrath than taking twelve little girls to Washington DC for a bit of summer fun? Almost anything. Unfortunately, between her girls terrorizing the Secret Service and "accidentally" destroying the hotel pool, Merry has her hands full with this troop. And when her former handler, Riley, is kidnapped Merry has to turn to an old friend from her spy days and her parents, Senator and Mrs. Czrgy, to help her wrangle the troop and rescue the man she once briefly called her boyfriend.

 

Armed only with a perpetually AWOL parent, stalked by a runaway King Vulture, and plagued by a mysterious death from her past, Merry's mayhem weaves a wacky trail from moonshiners in the Blue Ridge Mountains, to the bowels of the Japanese Embassy, to the ductwork of the International Spy Museum. With things heating up with current boyfriend, Detective Rex Ferguson, can Merry decipher clues from her past to find ex­-boyfriend Riley and finally solve the murder of Yakuza boss, Midori Ito, before the target on her back is filled with lead?

 

 

Merry Wrath Mysteries:

Merit Badge Murder - book #1

Mint Cookie Murder - book #2

Scout Camp Mystery - short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection

Marshmallow S'More Murder – book #3

 

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry's books:

 

"Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…"

~ RT BOOKreviews

 

"Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense."

~ Chicago Tribune

 

"Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details."

~ Publisher's Weekly

Book 5
From National Bestselling author, Leslie Langtry, a Greatest Hits Mysteries novella...

 

Paris Bombay is looking for lasting love--a real woman to share Harvey Wallbangers with—which isn't easy to find when you're a member of history's most prolific family of assassins.  Instead, he ends up with a lethal assignment that isn't his, a reluctant role as the new Bachelor on a reality TV show, and a slew of menacing death threats.  Paris knew life as a Bombay wasn't easy, but if this assassin is going to find the love of his life, he's got to find out who's threatening his life first…

 

 

Greatest Hits Mysteries available:

'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy – book #1
Guns Will Keep Us Together – book #2
Stand By Your Hitman – book #3
I Shot You Babe – book #4
Paradise by the Rifles Sights – book #5
Snuff the Magic Dragon - book #6
My Heroes Have Always Been Hitmen – book #7
Four Killing Birds – a holiday short story
Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas – a holiday short story

 

What critics are saying:

 

"Fans of 'The Bachelor' will laugh their assets off when they read Paradise By The Rifle Sights! A hilarious take on reality TV!" 

~ Gemma Halliday, New York Times Bestselling author of the High Heels Mysteries  


"With an irreverent, tell-it-like-it-is, suburban-mom-assassin narrator, Leslie Langtry's 'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy delivers wild and wicked fun."
~ Julie Kenner, USA Today Bestselling Author

"Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…' one truly original and wacky novel!"
~ RT BOOKreviews

"Those who like dark humor will enjoy a look into the deadliest female assassin and PTA mom's life."
~ Parkersburg News

"Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense in 'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy."
~ Chicago Tribune

"The beleaguered soccer mom assassin concept is a winner, and Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details."
~ Publisher's Weekly

"Irreverent, witty and fun…a wild, adventurous ride!"
~ Katie MacAlister, New York Times Bestselling Author

"The fast-paced romantic suspense chick lit thriller is over the top, but fans will want to follow suit as Leslie Langtry provides a satirical family drama."
~ Midwest Book Review

Book 4

From National Bestselling author, Leslie Langtry...

Coney Bombay isn't your average PhD.  While he may be well versed in philosophy, he's also one of the most lethal members of the Bombay Family of assassins.  Choosing to travel the world operating carnival rides and spending quite evenings knitting with his pet   guinea pig, even in his crazy family, Cy stands out as wild card.  But after a series of run-ins with perennial grad student, Veronica Gale, the cool cat is starting to feel a little hot under the collar.

In her research, Ronnie Gale has seen a lot.  Problem is, she hasn't actually done a lot.  The mysterious Cy Bombay seems about to change all of that when a whirlwind adventure takes them from the small-town country fair to the outer reaches of Mongolia, and into a murder mystery with Cy squarely in the center.  

Ronnie's going to have to climb out of her ivory tower and get a little down and dirty if she wants to survive Cy Bombay's wild ride.

Greatest Hits Mysteries available:

'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy – book #1
Guns Will Keep Us Together – book #2
Stand By Your Hitman – book #3
I Shot You Babe – book #4
Paradise by the Rifles Sights – book #5
Snuff the Magic Dragon - book #6
My Heroes Have Always Been Hitmen – book #7
Four Killing Birds – a holiday short story
Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas – a holiday short story

What critics are saying:


"A fun, fast-paced, witty mystery with an enjoyable style of writing and cast of characters."
~ Fresh Fiction

"Leslie Langtry's I Shot You Babe is a wacky, wonderful mystery romance with a dark, clever offbeat sense of humor."
~ Book Illuminations, Merriman Book Reviews

"Fabulous…due to irreverent Cy, his "son" Sartre, the locale, and the rest of the family. Fans will enjoy the capers of cousin Cy…a family that kills together stays together."
~ Harriet Klausner, Merry-Go-Round Reviews

"Delightfully wacked-out series about surprisingly hilarious assassins. Cy's distinct viewpoint is both amusing and insightful as he struggles with love and a new assignment. Talented Langtry has a real gift for the absurd."
~ RT BOOKreviews 


Book 2
From USA Today bestselling author, Leslie Langtry comes another Merry Wrath Mystery that will leave you laughing 'til it hurts—scout's honor!


Ex-CIA agent turned suburban scout leader, Merry Wrath, is just trying to live a normal, quiet life.  But all that goes out the window when a convicted traitor (who’s inconveniently not in his prison cell) dies on her doorstep, and an obese cat, who bears a disturbing resemblance to Hitler, decides to move in.

 

To make things worse, it’s time for the annual troop cookie sale, her new boyfriend’s old college flame shows up to win him back, and someone’s shooting at Merry in the frozen foods section of the grocery store. Is the assassin after her or the cat? Is Riley, her hot former CIA handler, hitting on her? Is Rex, her boyfriend, going to dump her? Will she sell enough cookies to take her troop to Winter Sniper Camp? If Merry doesn't find answer to these questions soon, it may be too late!

 

Merry Wrath Mysteries:

Merit Badge Murder - book #1

Mint Cookie Murder - book #2

Scout Camp Mystery - short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection

 

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry's books:

 

"Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…"

~ RT BOOKreviews

 

"Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense."

~ Chicago Tribune

 

"Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details."

~ Publisher's Weekly

 

Book 5
From USA Today bestselling author, Leslie Langtry comes the next laugh-out-loud Merry Wrath Mystery...


Ex-CIA Agent turned small town Girl Scout leader, Merry Wrath, thinks she has her hands full getting her troop ready for the Mud Run out at scout camp. But a trip to the movies, where she sees her whole career played out on the big screen, turns her world from little girls to great big lies. Turns out her former handler, Riley, is hiding something and the Agency is on the warpath, thinking Merry has leaked classified intel.

 

From a bizarre organization called Coats for Cats to redecorating her guest room with bullet holes, her life is turning into a Merry-go-round of misdirection, miscreants and misdemeanors. Can she clear her name, or will the Mud Run turn into a run for her life?

 

Merry Wrath Mysteries:

Merit Badge Murder – book #1

Mint Cookie Murder – book #2

Scout Camp Mystery – short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection

Marshmallow S'More Murder – book #3

Movie Night Murder – book #4

Mud Run Murder – book #5

 

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry's books:

 

"I laughed so hard I cried on multiple occasions while reading MARSHMALLOW S'MORE MURDER! Girl Scouts, the CIA, and the Yakuza... what could possibly go wrong?"

~ Fresh Fiction

 

"Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…"

~ RT BOOKreviews

 

"Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense."

~ Chicago Tribune

 

Book 4
From USA Today bestselling author, Leslie Langtry comes the latest laugh-out-loud Merry Wrath Mystery...


Merry Wrath has seen dangers galore in her former job as a CIA field agent. But nothing has prepared her for this—an overnight Mommy and Me lock-in with her Girl Scout troop, complete with movies, dodgeball, four cats, a baby…and a dead body.

 

When the mysterious corpse’s identity is revealed, Merry and her former handler, Riley, realize they might have a domestic terrorist situation on their hands...one that needs diffused quickly before any more dead bodies appear. Merry once again calls on her former professional skills to track down a killer. Between a new, hottie female medical examiner—who seems a bit too interested in Merry’s boyfriend, Rex—the demanding President of the United States, the world’s 2nd largest snail collection, and an incident with pink hair dye, Merry has her work cut out for her. Can she stop an attack before it begins? Or will this be one Movie Night without a happy ending?

 

Merry Wrath Mysteries:

Merit Badge Murder - book #1

Mint Cookie Murder - book #2

Scout Camp Mystery - short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection

Marshmallow S'More Murder – book #3

Movie Night Murder – book #4

 

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry's books:

 

"I laughed so hard I cried on multiple occasions while reading MARSHMALLOW S'MORE MURDER! Girl Scouts, the CIA, and the Yakuza... what could possibly go wrong?"

~ Fresh Fiction

"Leslie Langtry keeps us on the edge of our seats in the fourth Merry Wrath mystery."

~ Kings River Life Magazine

 

"Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…"

~ RT BOOKreviews

Book 3
From USA Today bestselling author, Leslie Langtry comes the latest Merry Wrath Mystery that will leave you dying of laughter...


What could be better for former CIA agent turned Girl Scout leader Merry Wrath than taking twelve little girls to Washington DC for a bit of summer fun? Almost anything. Unfortunately, between her girls terrorizing the Secret Service and "accidentally" destroying the hotel pool, Merry has her hands full with this troop. And when her former handler, Riley, is kidnapped Merry has to turn to an old friend from her spy days and her parents, Senator and Mrs. Czrgy, to help her wrangle the troop and rescue the man she once briefly called her boyfriend.

 

Armed only with a perpetually AWOL parent, stalked by a runaway King Vulture, and plagued by a mysterious death from her past, Merry's mayhem weaves a wacky trail from moonshiners in the Blue Ridge Mountains, to the bowels of the Japanese Embassy, to the ductwork of the International Spy Museum. With things heating up with current boyfriend, Detective Rex Ferguson, can Merry decipher clues from her past to find ex­-boyfriend Riley and finally solve the murder of Yakuza boss, Midori Ito, before the target on her back is filled with lead?

 

 

Merry Wrath Mysteries:

Merit Badge Murder - book #1

Mint Cookie Murder - book #2

Scout Camp Mystery - short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection

Marshmallow S'More Murder – book #3

 

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry's books:

 

"Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…"

~ RT BOOKreviews

 

"Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense."

~ Chicago Tribune

 

"Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details."

~ Publisher's Weekly

Book 2
From USA Today bestselling author, Leslie Langtry comes another Merry Wrath Mystery that will leave you laughing 'til it hurts—scout's honor!


Ex-CIA agent turned suburban scout leader, Merry Wrath, is just trying to live a normal, quiet life.  But all that goes out the window when a convicted traitor (who’s inconveniently not in his prison cell) dies on her doorstep, and an obese cat, who bears a disturbing resemblance to Hitler, decides to move in.

 

To make things worse, it’s time for the annual troop cookie sale, her new boyfriend’s old college flame shows up to win him back, and someone’s shooting at Merry in the frozen foods section of the grocery store. Is the assassin after her or the cat? Is Riley, her hot former CIA handler, hitting on her? Is Rex, her boyfriend, going to dump her? Will she sell enough cookies to take her troop to Winter Sniper Camp? If Merry doesn't find answer to these questions soon, it may be too late!

 

Merry Wrath Mysteries:

Merit Badge Murder - book #1

Mint Cookie Murder - book #2

Scout Camp Mystery - short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection

 

What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry's books:

 

"Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…"

~ RT BOOKreviews

 

"Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense."

~ Chicago Tribune

 

"Langtry gets the fun started from page one with a myriad of clever details."

~ Publisher's Weekly

 

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