Lei Crime Series Boxed Set: Books 1-4

Lei Crime Series Boxed Set: Books 1-4

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by Toby Neal

Blood Orchids, Torch Ginger, Black Jasmine, and Broken Ferns, the AWARD-WINNING first four books of the Lei Crime Series, are put together into a one-volume one immersive reading experience that will take you to Hawaii and the world of fast-paced mysteries solved by multicultural detective Lei Texeira. No one can read just


Blood Orchids, Torch Ginger, Black Jasmine, and Broken Ferns, the AWARD-WINNING first four books of the Lei Crime Series, are put together into a one-volume one immersive reading experience that will take you to Hawaii and the world of fast-paced mysteries solved by multicultural detective Lei Texeira. No one can read just one! 

"Toby Neal's storytelling skills are evident in these books about a female law enforcement office in the Hawaiian Islands. The characters are always strong, interesting people with many layers to their personalities. Their actions often surprise, but not without clues laid by the author that help the reader understand. The plots are crafted with care, created so that they flow naturally and never feel forced. The stories pull in the reader and make it impossible to put down the books; I've often lost sleep when reading her latest because I end up reading late into the night. 
Most importantly, these books are a sort of immersion course in Hawaiian culture, food, and geography. There are many layers of details in these novels, information about native Hawaiians and those new to the islands, how the various cultures sometimes clash, how outsiders may have to alter their behaviors to be accepted fully. The food descriptions alone are enough reason to read the books.I loved every book in this series, each one adding to the story of Lei, her life, her family, her complex history, and finally, her growth into an amazing law enforcement officer." F. Pepoon, Reviewer

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Toby Neal was raised on Kaua'i in Hawaii. She wrote and illustrated her first story at age five and credits her counseling background with adding depth–from the villains to Lei Texeira, the courageous multicultural heroine of the Lei Crime Series, and all the rest of her characters. “I’m endlessly fascinated with people’s stories.”

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Lei Crime Series Boxed Set: Books 1-4 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the first sentence i was hooked. Thank you toby neal! Suspenseful but with well developed and so lovably human characters. Cannot say enough about them-give them a try, you wont be sorry! :)
mtshasta77 More than 1 year ago
OMG ... Toby Neal and her Lei Crime series are so awesome. I just finished Red Rain (#11 of her series) and have to find something more to read. I will search through the Lei Crime Novellas and hope they will keep me going until the next of the Lei Crime books is released by Toby Neal. The series is a nice mix of crime and everyday life of police and FBI in the Hawaiian Islands (most on Maui). Thanks Toby!
AmyisBrandi More than 1 year ago
These first four books of Toby Neal's Lei Crime Series are excellent - and are just the start for this (at moment) 11 book series. When you start, you are on the edge of your seat, brought into the slightly darker side of the Hawaiian Islands - with a nice bit of romance added in. Wish I could give it more than 5 stars they are that great. Must reads if you love reading Crime/Mystery/Thriller novels, well written characters, strong female characters, and about Hawaii. Toby is one of the very best authors who brings you in, making you feel like you are friends, or family, with the characters. And great characters they are. So, pick them up, check them out, take a great Hawaiian vacation without leaving home.
GammieJeanne More than 1 year ago
Toby Neal is a favorite author of mine. The dialogue is superb. The plots in these four books are engaging and one may spend time while reading trying to guess who the perpetrator is, but many times it isn't who one thinks it is. I have read all 11 books in the Lei Crime Series and 2 spin-offs of minor characters. All of them are interesting and keeps one enthralled. It is also set in Hawaii and the author takes the reader on a journey around the islands and one feels as if they are actually there on the scene. A must read for those who love a female character who is down to earth and involves herself in all sorts of shenanigans.
P_Laura More than 1 year ago
What a smart way to get hooked to this series.... I strongly recommend the purchase of all books 1-4. The characters are interesting and intriguing, the plot is easy to read yet it keeps you turning page after page to see how it ends. Loved it... and as a result I keep buying the next books in the series (2 at a time, never just 1).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic reads - takes place on four of the HI Islands! Mystery Murder Mayhem and Romance! Very very good series!
erinveggie More than 1 year ago
The Lei Crime series is one of my all-time favorites. Lei is such a smart and strong female character despite her flawed history. These first books hooked me and I have read every one of her books and can't wait for more to come. The fact that the stories take place on the beautiful Hawaiian islands is such a bonus. The stories are so well written that I feel I am on the islands with her feeling the island breeze in my hair. If only...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love reading these books. I was so sad for Lei when Michael got married. Broke my heart too. These characters are so great. I really look forward to your next book.
romancemysteryreader More than 1 year ago
From the moment I started reading this series I was hooked. Toby does a great blend of mystery with a touch of romance and uses imperfect characters we can relate with as they face adversity and grow as people. While it is a series, you can read each book without cliffhangers. That said, I kept reading because I wanted to get to know the characters better and see what adventures they faced and how they overcame new challenges. I love how Toby incorporates the Hawaiian culture into her books. I've never been and it's been interesting learning about the culture. Also having a psychology background I've enjoyed the perspectives she brings to each of the characters making them flawed but striving to be better as they work through prior pains and troubles in dealing with new adversities. At this point I have read the first 8 books in the series as well as many of the companion books and am reading book 9 and getting to read book 10. Toby Neal is one of my new favorite authors and I have been telling friends about her, not something I often do. If you like mysteries but are also a romantic at heart, give it a try. I think you'll be pleased!
GiraldezA More than 1 year ago
Love this entire series. Lei is a detective in Hawaii struggling with issues and life threatening situations while solving murders. She's smart, sassy and badaas.
suilyn More than 1 year ago
These are wonderful stories that keep your interest the whole way!!! Lei is a wonderful character that you would like to have as a friend. She actually seems to be a real person. Toby Neal writes very well, she makes you care for her characters!I have read her regular series and her crime world series by other authors. So I have a few new authors to read now! Great books, check them out!
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ronkberg More than 1 year ago
This series brought back memories of places I visited back in the 60's when I was stationed on Hawaii. Toby's writing keeps one connected to the crime investigations and give you the feeling that Lei's rouge style, although tough for her bosses, shows her unique sense for the best way to proceed. I also love to see how Toby blends Kei's love for dogs, which also fits my long term love for dogs. I look forward for more of Toby's ebooks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the first two in this series and wish i had just bought these four right off. I just bought book #3. They certainly keep you guessing as well as entertained. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would have given 4 stars if the couple had not had the same on again, off again issues so many times. This style of relationship was over in the 80s in novels. The stories themselves were very good, very interesting for sure.