From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes the next deadly delicious Carrie Jorgenson adventure in paradise...
Carrie Jorgenson is living the dream in Hawaii. She has a steady job as a waitress at the Loco Moco Café, a hot new love interest in her manager, and the curtain’s about to rise on her role in a local theater production. But when she's asked to deliver food to a guest at the Aloha Lagoon resort—who then drops dead!—her dreams quickly become the stuff of nightmares.
World renowned food critic Randolph Cremshaw has no shortage of enemies. He's rude, patronizing, and famous for his one-star reviews. After the coffee Carrie delivers is discovered to have been poisoned, she and the café quickly rise to the top of the suspects list. A jealous co-worker, thefts at the restaurant, and a performance that threatens to blow up in Carrie's face only make things worse. With an already full plate, Carrie is also forced into making a decision that may change everything for her. But this all pales in comparison when she comes face to face with Randolph's killer and what might be the final curtain call…of her life.
The Aloha Lagoon Mysteries:
Ukulele Murder (book #1)
Murder on the Aloha Express (book #2)
Deadly Wipeout (book #3)
Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (book #4)
Mele Kalikimaka Murder (book #5)
Death of the Big Kahuna (book #6)
Ukulele Deadly (book #7)
Bikinis & Bloodshed (book #8)
Death of the Kona Man (book #9)
Lethal Tide (book #10)
Beachboy Murder (book #11)
Handbags & Homicide (book #12)
About Aloha Lagoon:
There's trouble in paradise...
Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, one of Hawaii's hidden treasures. A little bit of tropical paradise nestled along the coast of Kauai, this resort town boasts luxurious accommodation, friendly island atmosphere...and only a slightly higher than normal murder rate. While mysterious circumstances may be the norm on our corner of the island, we're certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget! vis
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Catherine lives in Upstate New York with a male dominated household that consists of her very patient husband, three sons, and assorted cats and dogs. She has wanted to be a writer since the age of eight when she wrote her own version of Cinderella (fortunately Disney never sued). Catherine holds a B.A. in English and is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am not the type of person that dissects a book and tells a reader what the book is about. What I will tell you is that if you enjoy books that are easy to lose yourself in, the book is sure to please.
Death of the Kona Man by Catherine Bruns is the 9th book in the Aloha Lagoon Mystery series. Each book in this series is written by a different author. You can pick up any of these books and get to know all about the island and the people who live, work, play .....and maybe die there !! In Death of the Kona Man you hang around with Carrie Jorgenson. Carrie is someone that you will instantly like. She followed her boyfriend to Hawaii from Vermont but ended up single when she caught him cheating. That's okay.....she's in HAWAII !!! She works at the Loco Moco Cafe, which is an ocean front cafe in the Aloha Lagoon resort, she also has a role in the local theater production of Little Women and she has a new boyfriend. The Loco Moco is visited by a famous food critic, Randolph Cremshaw, who sits in Carrie's section. Unfortunately someone put hot sauce in the ketchup containers and the food critic ends up with his mouth on fired and storms out. The critic trashes the cafe on his blog so the owners agree to provide free food for him in order to save the cafe's reputation. Unfortunately (again) when Carrie delivers his breakfast the coffee is cold so he sends her back to get fresh hot coffee. When she returns with the hot coffee, the critic is on the floor foaming at the mouth....and not in a good way !!! Even though there are a lot of people who disliked Randolph and probably wanted him dead, the Loco Moco and Carrie are on the top of the suspect list. The owners don't care much for Carrie already because she is dating their son, Keanu, and this new development does not help matters any. While continuing to work at the cafe, go to rehearsals and performance at the theater Carrie does some investigating of her own. She knows that she did not kill Randolph and no one in the cafe would either but who on the island would ? As she investigates she finds out Randolph and his brother Richard went to college with Jeff who owns and is the director at the theater as well as Howie who is a Hollywood producer who is on the island. Randolph also has a daughter on the island that he wanted nothing with as well has his wife who was having an affair with his brother. There are so many people that could have killed Randolph but when Carrie uncovers some things from his college days ...... Oh I can't tell you any more.... I mean I could but I really think you should read for yourself. Gemma Halliday Publishing has done an AMAZING job putting together this series and the authors writing it. There is also a website that you can visit to better aquaint yourself with the people and places as you read the series. Death of the Kona Man was the first book in the series that I have read but I guarantee that I will be going back and reading the rest of them. I didn't want to leave Aloha Lagoon. In her writing Catherine Bruns takes you away.... not only does she take you to paradise where there is a murder but she takes you down lovers' lane also........
Murder in paradise is a great thing! For us readers of the Aloha Lagoon Mysteries that is. ;-) Author Catherine Bruns has delivered another wonderful tale of mystery. One of my favorite authors, I’m always excited when I hear she has a new release available. She did not disappoint. DEATH OF THE KONA MAN, like Bruns’ other books, was a fast paced, quick witted story that held me captivated from the first page to the last. With great characters, a lovely setting, and a plot that kept me guessing, I loved this tropical murder mystery treat. So, kick off your shoes, fix a fruity drink along with one of the delicious recipes included, and settle in for a terrific read! DEATH OF A KONA MAN is one you’re not going to want to miss!
Death of a Kona Man is a great addition to this series. It is a mystery that can stand on its own but it was fun to have some familiar faces show up in this one. I always like that as I have become vested in a series. Carrie is having a great time in Hawaii but a delivery to the local resort and a dead guest with the poisoned coffee she delivered spells trouble. Enjoy.
This is a great book; this is the ninth book in the Aloha Lagoon Mystery Series written by Catherine Burns. Carrie Jorgenson is living the dream in Hawaii. She has a steady job as a waitress at the Loco Moco Café, a hot new love interest in her manager, and the curtain’s about to rise on her role in a local theater production. But when she's asked to deliver food to a guest at the Aloha Lagoon resort who then drops dead! Her dreams quickly become the stuff of nightmares. This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. This book will keep you reading long into the night. If you are looking for a great book, then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book by this great author. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this book. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
I loved this fun read! Set in Hawaii, the murder of renowned food critic Randolph Cremshaw is shocking. Carrie is a suspect. This story flows well and is very enjoyable. A must read.