Blood Orchids: a FREE female sleuth police procedural mystery set in Hawaii

· Paradise Crime Mysteries Book 1 · Neal Enterprises INC
250 reviews

About this ebook

This paradise world has a dark side: a multi-racial female cop can’t stop thinking about a drowned girl’s face... because it reminds her of her own.

Overcoming a past filled with scars, Lei makes a life for herself and her dog, Keiki, as a Hawaii cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo. When a routine patrol turns up two murdered teens, Lei’s world is rocked. She knows one of the girls, and she can’t rest until she finds answers—not only about the victims, but about her own shadowed past as well.

She’ll look so beautiful...once she’s dead.

He knows he’s twisted. He knows he’s wrong. He just doesn’t care. But now there’s a female cop on his trail that won’t give up, and she’s gonna be next.

"Blood Orchids satisfies on every level. A powerful talent is on the scene, whole-heartedly recommended." -Drew Cross, former police officer, author of BiteMarks

Grab this fast-paced mystery with a twist of romance, and take a trip to Hawaii with the series that’s sold more than a million copies and earned a USA Today ranking multiple times. This FREE police procedural mystery with a multicultural female sleuth will take you away to a paradise world you won't want to leave, a full length novel in a long-running mysteries series that can be read as a standalone, but will leave you wanting more!

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250 reviews
sakrishnan S A Krishnan
August 12, 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoyed the lush and vivid description of Hilo, Hawai in the book. The author set his scenes up as he explains Lei, the MC of the story. Her past suddenly catches up with her and she is trying to get out of the mess which leads to a stalking, a murder and a kidnap as well. With several twists and turns, the story was neat and thoroughly enjoyable with multiple layers. Enjoyed it.
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A Google user
October 18, 2017
It's been ages since I've really enjoyed a great crime mystery/police procedural. Blood Orchids felt authentic -- both in procedure and in its cultural setting. I'm ready to find out what happens in Lei's world next.
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Manimohan Manickam
February 11, 2018
Piles the tension on one after the other. A pseudo resolution turns out to be short lived and yet another twist adds to the drama before the satisfying conclusion. Great read.
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About the author

Kirkus Reviews calls Neal's writing, "persistently riveting. Masterly." 

Award-winning, USA Today bestselling social worker turned author Toby Neal grew up on the island of Kaua`i in Hawaii. Neal is a mental health therapist, a career that has informed the depth and complexity of the characters in her stories. Neal's police procedurals, starring multicultural detective Lei Texeira, explore the crimes and issues of Hawaii, and are so popular that they've spawned a licensed fan fiction world.

Neal focuses on mystery, but also writes romance, young adult, and a line of apocalyptic romance thrillers, the Scorch Series, with Emily Kimelman.  

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