This new cozy mystery series is a spinoff from the Melanie Kato Adventure Series. You’ll recognize your favorite characters from past books, and meet a few new ones as murders befall peaceful Maui!
Now that she has taken on the responsibility of being mayor of Maui, Dr. Melanie Kato has her hands full with a new baby, a busy hospital schedule, a daughter exploring the magical side of life, and her dreaded mother-in-law filling in as nanny. The glue that holds it all together? Husband Josh and best friend Trinh, the source of Melanie’s daily pangs of jealousy. Don’t miss this fun–and often funny–new cozy series!
All is bliss on Maui, at least until a mangled body washes ashore on one of the island’s most popular beaches. After a quick look by the coroner, the police get involved and label it as a murder. As island mayor, surgeon, and expectant mother, Melanie Kato has other things on her mind than death. But as they say, curiosity kills the cat, and she joins the three-ring circus when the investigation begins. Complicating her life as mayor is the discovery that ancient Hawaiian artifacts have been stolen from the local museum, irreplaceable treasures with haunted histories. Police resources are already stretched thin, and when Melanie sifts through clues and contends with devious characters, she only makes things worse. Mired right in the middle of both investigations, Melanie’s spare time disappears as she struggles to find peace on her beloved island, while resolving two compelling mysteries, welcoming a new baby, and trying to keep her family in one piece.
NOW AVAILABLE!–Anyone up for a round of golf on one of Maui’s premiere courses? Be careful of that giant water hazard on the left, and the bunkers on the right! These traps are deadly!
When a visiting Japanese businessman never shows up to play a round of golf with Maui mayor and surgeon Melanie Kato, she finds a replacement to fill in the foursome. But the sunny day in tropical paradise doesn’t last long when a dead body turns up on the golf course. Digging a little to find the truth and the culprit only makes a mess of things, and whenever the mother of two young kids tries to step back from the investigation, she gets involved even more.
With one last scoop of dirt in search of clues, the truth is finally told, making it personal for Melanie and her family. But it might be too late, when guns are pointed and threats are made. To win a match bigger than a round of golf, she must measure every word and deed very carefully, not just her own, but everyone involved.
A MOONLIT MURDER, A TIMELY MURDER, A FOREST FULL OF MURDER all due out in early 2019!