Paddletics

Hawaiian paddlers with outrigger

In The Cursed Canoe, Professor Molly Barda’s best friend Emma Nakamura is the captain of a paddling crew. With seven women on the crew and only six seats in the canoe, things get a little competitive. In fact, there’s a word for this kind of infighting: Paddletics. “We call it paddletics,” Yoshi said. “When paddlers get … Continue reading Paddletics

Knot My Sister’s Keeper: A new quilting mystery from Mary Marks

In tracing her ancestry, quilter Martha Rose discovers a ritzy half-sister, a stash of family secrets, and a decades-old mystery that only she can unravel . . . Martha Rose is shocked to find she has a half-sister, especially one so different from her. Giselle Cole is wealthy, widowed, and lives a glamorous life in … Continue reading Knot My Sister’s Keeper: A new quilting mystery from Mary Marks

Truth is Boring

One question that I get is, “Am I in your book?” I can see why people might ask this. The setting is a public university in Hawaii, similar in some ways to my own workplace. The main character is Molly Barda, who teaches in the Mahina State University College of Commerce. I teach at a … Continue reading Truth is Boring

“Okay, who needs to die?”

What genre do you write?  I write mysteries that don’t have explicit sex or violence, so technically they’re in the “cozy mystery” category, although that might be a little misleading. I think that because of the success of series like “The Cat Who…” and the Hannah Swensen mysteries, sometimes people expect cozies to have cats … Continue reading “Okay, who needs to die?”

S’more Murders (A Five-Ingredient Mystery) by Maya Corrigan

The owner of the yacht, who collects memorabilia related to the disaster, wants Val to serve the last meal the Titanic passengers ate . . . while his guests play a murder-mystery game. But it is the final feast for one passenger who disappears from the ship. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

A New Trouble in Paradise Mystery: The Scent of Waikiki by Terry Ambrose

Honolulu landlord Wilson McKenna can smell a scam from across the room. So when one of his tenants loses everything in a work-at-home scam involving a new perfume, he’s shocked. With his wedding just weeks away, McKenna has to make a tough decision. Does he evict a woman who’s down on her luck? Or take … Continue reading A New Trouble in Paradise Mystery: The Scent of Waikiki by Terry Ambrose

Cozy mystery giveaway

summer cozy mysteries promo

Choose from twenty-five free cozy mysteries. What is a cozy mystery? Cozies generally feature amateur sleuths, small towns, humor, minimal sex or violence, and brains over brawn. My Professor Molly short, Trust Fall, is in there. Trust Fall is for anyone who loves mysteries and loathes team-building retreats. Find your next cozy mystery here

A cozy collection from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors: Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies

Fall into fun with 14 short springtime stories by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award winning authors! Enjoy a little mystery, a hint of romance, and a lot of laughter with these shorts from some of Gemma Halliday Publishing's bestselling series. Includes "Mystic Wedding Bell Blues" (A Mystic Isle Mystery) by Sally … Continue reading A cozy collection from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors: Pushing Up Daisies