Wednesday, February 2, 2011
My Much Anticipated Tropical Police Procedural and Medical Mystery eBook, MURDER IN MAUI, is Now in Kindle and Nook
To all my fans, I invite you to check out red hot new tropical police procedural and medical mystery eBook now in Kindle and Nook, MURDER IN MAUI: A Leila Kahana Mystery.
MURDER IN MAUI is sure to captivate you from start to finish as paradise and murder mixes with paradise in Hawaii.
Maui 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, and outspoken.
Leila’s partner is Detective Sergeant Blake Seymour, separated from his wife and pushing to make lieutenant.
Leila 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 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.
Leila, 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.
In the process, Leila's romantic involvement with Seymour, in spite of her conservative upbringing and the fact he still pines for his soon-to-be ex-wife, complicates matters.
What 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--are the colorful, main characters themselves as they painstakingly go through the process of stopping a killer, with everyone a suspect.
The highest form of flattery comes from one's peers.
Some quotes on MURDER IN MAUI from some of the bestselling, award winning mystery and thriller writers in the business:
"A police procedure of the highest order, mixing equal parts Sue Grafton and Jeffrey Deaver with a sprinkling of Patricia Cornwall at her best MURDER IN MAUI is Hawaii 5-0 sharpened to a dark edge beneath the brilliant sunshine." -- Jon Land, Internationally Acclaimed, Bestselling Author of STRONG JUSTICE and STRONG ENOUGH TO DIE
"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 one would expect from an author who is also a top criminologist. A terrific read!" -- Douglas Preston, New York Times Bestselling Author and Co-Creator of the PENDERGAST series of novels.
"A gripping and tightly woven tale you won't want to put down. Flowers neatly contrasts the natural beauty of a tropical paradise with the ugliness of murder and its aftermath. Treat yourself to a vacation in Hawaii. You'll want to return again and again." -- John Lutz, Edgar Winner and Bestselling Author of MISTER X and NIGHT VICTIMS
"Flowers 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 Award Winner and Author of MURDER IN THE AIR and MURDER IN FOUR PARTS
"MURDER IN MAUI is a terrific. Gripping writing, wonderfully rounded characters you really care about, and vivid locations - this novel is a real and rare treat." -- Peter James, Internationally Bestselling Author of DEAD SIMPLE and DEAD LIKE YOU
"MURDER 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, Bestselling Author of CAPITOL BETRAYAL and CAPITOL OFFENSE
MURDER IN MAUI: A Leila Kahana Mystery, now in Kindle and Nook!
DANGER IN TIME is an original young adult eBook time travel mystery, now in Kindle and Nook.
Rachel Crane was just six when her older sister, Brooke, died in a car accident ten years ago at the age of sixteen. Rachel often wishes Brooke were still alive and there for her. That fantasy has to take a back seat to the reality of being sent to stay with her grandmother for the summer, leaving Rachel’s boyfriend, Duncan, behind.
But just before she is to leave, Rachel runs up to the attic where she often goes for some down time. A mysterious antique musical clockwatch literally appears at her feet. She picks it up, feels slightly dizzy, and finds herself transported back in time to the day her sister died.
Before Rachel can prevent the tragedy from happening, she must convince Brooke and herself that she is not losing her mind or caught up in a dream. After saving saves Brooke from her fate, Rachel finds herself back in the future, where it appears as though the whole thing was merely a dream while suffering a mild concussion.
Then Rachel realizes that she truly did travel back in time and that, as a result, changed her sister’s destiny to something even more ominous. Brooke is now killed one week later by an unknown perpetrator. While trying to understand the mysterious clockwatch and its origin, Rachel uses it to go back again to try and save Brooke.
Through the power of the watch, both girls end up in the present with more changes as a consequence. Rachel’s father does not recognize Brooke as having ever existed. However, strangely enough, her Nana does recognize Brooke, but that is dismissed by others due to her age and the early stages of senility.
Rachel has an ally in her boyfriend, Duncan, a science student, who somehow believes her incredible story and wants to help in any way he can. But first they must discover the origins of the clockwatch and the Sisters of Time that it belongs to.
Meanwhile, Rachel, Brooke, and Duncan face danger as the person who tried to kill Brooke ten years ago has targeted her again in the present.
The girls must identify him before he succeeds, while adjusting to life together as unlikely sixteen-year-old sisters.
Fans of Caroline Cooney, Madeleine L'Engle's, Carolyn MacCullough, Gena Showalter, Imogene Rose, Meg Cabot, Ted Bell, Alexandra Monir will love DANGER IN TIME.
Now available in Amazon's Kindle and Barnes and Noble's Nook.