Dead On Arrival

Dead On Arrival

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BN ID: 2940151058186
Publisher: Kym Roberts
Publication date: 08/09/2015
Series: A Malia Fern Mystery , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 373
Sales rank: 441,373
File size: 727 KB

About the Author

Three career paths resonated for Kym during her early childhood: a detective, an investigative reporter, and…a nun. Being a nun, however, dropped by the wayside when she became aware of boys—they were the spice of life she couldn’t deny.
In high school her path was forged when she took her first job at a dry cleaners and met every cop in town, especially the lone female police officer in patrol. From that point on there was no stopping Kym’s pursuit of a career in law enforcement—even if she had to duct tape rolls of coins to her waist to meet the weight requirements to be hired.
Kym followed her dream and became a detective that fulfilled her desire to be an investigative reporter, with one extra perk—a badge. Promoted to sergeant Kym spent the majority of her career in SVU. She retired from the job reluctantly when her husband drug her kicking and screaming to another state, but writing continued to call her name.

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Dead On Arrival 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ArizonaJo More than 1 year ago
Dead On Arrival by Kym Roberts is the first in her Malia Fern mystery series. It was a very enjoyable read with some laugh out loud moments, adventures and scary villains. This book has every thing that I enjoy in a mystery - fully developed characters, plot twists that kept me turning the pages, humor and romance. Kym also included a touch of paranormal and some of the culture and folklore of Hawaii. In fact, I was fascinated with the folklore and cultural references throughout the book. The paranormal was not over the top but blended in perfectly with the folklore that was woven throughout the story. It was a satisfying read for me and I will be looking forward to the next book in this series.
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
Delightful, hilarious, intriguing and well plotted.  I never knew what to expect next.   I loved it, and am looking forward to more.  There were so many extra elements that took this beyond the boundaries of a cozy but after the first chapter, it fell well within my comfort level.  All of the major characters were great and I am dying to read more about them Malai lived a fairly normal life in Kaui’, Hawaii until she found the dead guy, and TOUCHED him!!! (oooh dead man cooties!! and sand flees)  Since then her life has gotten really crazy and that doesn't necessarily count the two, count them TWO, supper hotties who are vying for her. THAT sure never happened before!  She tries to ignore the voice in her head that she hopes is really all in her head, but she is afraid that it is the dead guy is trying to communicate with her.  Hot guy #2 says it’s for real, and he should know, he can literally read her mind!
MistyDietz More than 1 year ago
I don't typically read romantic cozy mysteries with a comedic slant, but I was in the mood for something lighter than my usual dark and twisted type of story. Dead on Arrival totally fit the bill. My favorite aspect? The book's heroine, Malia Fern, is a sexy, modern version of Lucille Ball sans the red hair - LOL! Malia is tough with a touch of naivete that is endearing. She somehow gets into allllll sorts of trouble (more than once involving a lack of clothes - lmao) and, most fun of all, has two to-die-for hotties practically falling all over themselves to rescue her from her hot mess(es). I loved the touch of paranormal to the story, too. I will definitely be along for the ride with this series. My only question is...where's Ethel? :)
rhw2 More than 1 year ago
I always say that I won't read a book if no one has been killed in the first 30 pages and this book handed me a dead guy on the first  page. A great start for the book.  I liked the fact that it was not just a straight  mystery / suspense  book, , but every once in a while there were these strange little twists.  Put me down as a satisfied customer who wants to see more or maybe given her wardrobe ,that should be read more about  Melia  Fern.. 
ahlewis32 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Kym Roberts has written a gem here that you can’t afford to pass up. She’s taken a murder mystery, added paranormal aspects, a three-way romance, and traditional native legends to create something totally different and unlike anything I’ve seen in a mystery/romance novel. There’s also humor as the story starts out with what I found to be a hilarious introduction to our main characters and the mystery they must solve. Kym Roberts’ background as a criminal investigator is a huge asset as DEAD ON ARRIVAL is accurate in its depiction of investigative practices. She gets it right so we don’t have to wonder. A plus for me when I read since I don’t have to worry if what I’m reading is plausible in real life. Local Hawaiian color and language are a refreshing change. While the native language references were sometimes hard to understand since I'm a Midwesterner, they were carefully placed in context to allow the reader to figure out their meanings with contextual clues. When the context wasn’t there, Kym provides the definition for us. Another plus. DEAD ON ARRIVAL was a surprising quick read that I couldn’t put down. It's a great summer book and definitely one to check out!
Tracy_in_Texas More than 1 year ago
As close to a Hawaiian vacation as I've gotten in a while, this was the perfect paranormal read for the beach or anywhere. Loved the unique setting, mystery and lore of this Malia Fern story and hope this is the first of many installments!