IN MAUI: A Leila Kahana Mystery is a police procedural medical mystery novel
set in the lush, deceptively idyllic tropical paradise of Hawaii.
County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana is the
protagonist. A Hawaiian native, Leila follows in the footsteps of her
grandfather who was the County of Maui police chief. She is tough, smart, sexy,
partner is Detective Sergeant Blake Seymour, separated from his wife and
pushing to make lieutenant.
and 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 are married,
but not to each other, and that the doctors belong to a prestigious medical
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.
attempting to step out of the shadow of her grandfather and prove her worth to
a skeptical Polynesian mother, is determined to solve this case, made more
difficult as all the victims have skeletons in their closets.
romantic involvement with Seymour, in spite of her conservative upbringing and
the fact that he still pines for his soon-to-be ex-wife, complicates matters.
sets this series apart--aside from the lush setting of Maui and its distinct
areas that are prominent in the book such as Wailuku, Lahaina, Kihei, and
Napili--is the colorful main characters as they painstakingly go through the
process of stopping a ruthless killer, with everyone a suspect.
FOR MURDER IN MAUI FROM BESTSELLING MYSTERY AND THRILLER WRITERS
delivers the goods. An exotic setting, winning characters, and realistic
procedural details make MURDER IN MAUI a sure hit with crime-fiction readers.”
-- Bill Crider, Edgar winner and author of MURDER IN THE AIR and MURDER IN FOUR
page-turning mystery featuring the debut of a fascinating character, Detective
Leila Kahana. Flowers weaves in the professional and private lives of the
detectives in the CID as they go about their business of catching a killer.” --
Jan Grape, Anthony & McCavity winner and author of WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU
and co-editor of MURDER PAST, MURDER PRESENT
“MURDER IN MAUI is terrific. Gripping writing,
wonderfully rounded characters you really care about, and vivid locations--this
novel is a real and rare treat.” -- Peter James, international bestselling
author of DEAD SIMPLE and DEAD LIKE YOU
IN MAUI by R. Barri Flowers starts with a bang--literally--and drops you right
into the deep end of murder. A by-the-book mystery that keeps the suspense taut
and edgy.” -- Joe Moore, international bestselling co-author of THE 731 LEGACY
IN MAUI launches a series detective in a beautiful setting with a thoroughly
puzzling mystery to solve. If you love Hawaii or a good head-scratching
mystery, you’ll enjoy this book. Very entertaining.” -- William Bernhardt, author
of CAPITOL BETRAYAL and CAPITOL OFFENSE