Mystery of the Lei Palaoa

Mystery of the Lei Palaoa

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by Terry Ambrose
     
 

A precious necklace…an arrogant stranger…an unsolvable murder…

Apartment manager Wilson McKenna just got a gift card to Honolulu's newest, upscale coffeehouse from his rich, PI-wannabe tenant, Chance Logan. Wouldn't you know it? Trouble breaks out during their first visit when the barista confronts an arrogant customer over the lei niho

Overview

A precious necklace…an arrogant stranger…an unsolvable murder…

Apartment manager Wilson McKenna just got a gift card to Honolulu's newest, upscale coffeehouse from his rich, PI-wannabe tenant, Chance Logan. Wouldn't you know it? Trouble breaks out during their first visit when the barista confronts an arrogant customer over the lei niho palaoa he wears around his neck. McKenna knows the lei palaoa is only worn by Hawaiian royalty—and this guy is anything but.

The argument turns violent and a short time later, the troublemaker is found murdered, and the lei palaoa is missing. The cops have one suspect in their sights—the store owner.

McKenna and Chance set out to find the real killer. As the investigation expands, they realize dead men tell no lies, but the living certainly do. Can they crack a case with no clues, no evidence, and no witnesses?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940152532746
Publisher:
Terry Ambrose
Publication date:
12/19/2015
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
5,518
File size:
791 KB

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Meet the Author

Terry Ambrose writes Mysteries with Character. He started out skip tracing and collecting money from deadbeats, but quickly learned liars come from all walks of life. His McKenna Mysteries could be called Jessica Fletcher meets Magnum, PI on Social Security. Kirkus Reviews said Terry’s writing has “. . . the kind of snark that will remind readers of Elmore Leonard.” Terry also writes real-life scam tips, author interviews, and book reviews at www.terryambrose.com.

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Mystery of the Lei Palaoa 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A tightly told story. Engaging and fresh.
Anonymous 15 days ago
I like the history. Was a very good story . Think u all eould lile it
Anonymous 11 months ago
This wasn't my favorite story, but then I don't know much about Hawaiian history. The story seemed too "pat" and everything seemed to fall into place for the main character as he tried to find out who killed Ricky. It was an okay read, but not sure I'll read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun short read.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Terry Ambrose's Mystery of the Lei Palapoa Aloha to all suspense, mystery and story readers. The author takes us to meet McKenna, problem solver extraordinaire who is having coffee with Chance Logan, self appointed private Investigator in-training at their local coffee shop. A man walks into the shop and a brouhaha erupts. This man is wearing a lei niho palapoa that is until McKenna finds the man dead without the lei niho palapoa. Tha author has penned a really excellent mystery. The intrigue started immediately. The story was filled with twists and turns that heightened the story. The cast of characters are skillfully engaging and well developed. You will learn about some of the customs and culture of Hawaii. When I started the story it was so exciting I had to read from the beginning until the end. Great read!!! Thank you to the author for the eBook. My opinion is my own.