Murder at Dolphin Bay

Murder at Dolphin Bay

by Kathi Daley



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ISBN-13: 9781530579112
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2016
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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Murder at Dolphin Bay 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Murder At Dolphin Bay ( Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery Book-1 ) By: Kathi Daley Murder At Dolphin Bay is the first book in Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery Series. I had thought Kathi Daley’s cozy mysteries could not get any better. Well was I wrong. She has herself another winning new series. I love the story and the characters, both was easy to follow. When I started reading Murder At Dolphin Bay I could not put it down till the end, and then I wanted more. Daley gives us another female sleuth and I really liked Kailani Pope. She wants to follow her grandfather , father, and her five brothers and be on the police force . Will she get in? She loves to take matters into her own hands. She acts before she thinks, can things get her into trouble? Yes there is a body. Will Kailani be allowed to investigate this mystery ? Be sure and get you copy of Murder At Dolphin Bay , so you can read the first book in the Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mystery.
Drewano More than 1 year ago
A fun and interesting mystery that will transport the reader to Hawaii. The book is light reading that follows a lifeguard, sorry Water Safety Officer, who wants to be a cop as the tries to investigate the murder of a man on her beach. Most of the investigating is done at an arms length so there isn’t a lot of action but it’s a fun read. The characters are interesting if a bit static but I really enjoyed the book.
Debb23 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, the Hawaiian setting was a nice change. Ms. Daley has a way of writing characters that make you feel like you are right there hanging out with them. I love the interaction they have and a nice mix of personalities. The mystery was good and kept me guessing. This series reminds me of the Zoe Donovan series only set in Hawaii, which is fine with me since I love that series. I like that Lani is aware of her faults and owns up to her mistakes, and you feel her frustration of not being taken seriously to enter the police department. I will definitely continue on with this series, very enjoyable.
jody714 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in a new series and if there is any indication of what is to be from the first book, this series is going to be one you don't want to miss. Kailani wants to be a cop and becomes a sleuth to try and prove she has what it takes. Obstacles in her way are her height, her over protective brothers, and a knack in getting herself in some sticky situations but in her favor is her desire, eagerness, good heart, imagination and thinking skills, and some really good sleuthing skills. I thoroughly enjoy the day and life of Kailani as she pursues her dream and am looking forward to reading more and getting to know her and the other characters in this series better. It's going to be an interesting ride!
psoccermom More than 1 year ago
Kathi Daley has done it again! This is a great new Cozy. Murder at Dolphin Bay is a new series based in Hawaii. Besides being in a beautiful setting for a Cozy it is a fun read. I loved the premise of a woman trying to make it in a man's world. Kailani Pope, Lani to her friends has been trying to get on the HPD but is being blocked at every turn. Her first strike are her brothers called the J team since they all start with the letter J. They are all police officers including her dad who is retired. They all want to protect her and don't want her being a police officer. Two she is vertically challenged as I am too in my family. She is barely 5 ft tall and three she is known to be impulsive and tends to act first and think later. So in the meantime she is a WSO, a lifeguard at the Dolphin Bay resort on the North shore. She lives in a small condo community with two of her friends and Sandy her dog. While at work she notices a man lying on the beach turning into a lobster and decides to go investigate and tell him he might want to find some shade. When she gets up close she asks him if he is ok and shakes him only to find he isn't responding. She takes his hat off to realize that the man is actually dead! Her mind goes into investigation mode and decides she is going to solve this case before her brother Jason to prove she deserves a chance on the department. I'm sure you have guessed this doesn't go as planned and thus begins an adventure full of ups and downs, and twists and turns and maybe even romance? Or not? Will Lani be able to solve this case before Jason? Or will she find herself in too deep and need rescued??? This is a home run for Kathi Daley! I loved reading this book and can't wait for book two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Murder at Dolphin Bay is the first book in another awesome series written by Kathi Daley. Ms. Daley has once again given readers a wonderfully crafted whodunit that quickly becomes a page-turner thanks to a great setting, a feel-good atmosphere, engaging dialogue, and a great cast of likeable characters. I’m looking forward to reading the next installment in this series and seeing how the characters and their relationships develop. The main character Kailani ‘Lani’ Pope desperately wants to follow her father and brothers’ footsteps and become a police officer but she has a tendency to act before she thinks that may be preventing that from happening. Lani is a water safety officer at the Dolphin Bay Resort on Oahu Island in Hawaii and has a beautiful lab mix named Sandy that she rescued from a strong tide a few years ago. Lani lives in a small condominium with two of her friends and loves her family, her roommates, and her adopted family at the complex where she lives. While working her shift one day, Lani discovers a corpse on the beach and decides to try to solve the case before her brother, Jason, who is the lead detective on the case does and prove she will make a great police officer. The deceased is Branson Cole, a guest at the resort, who was working on a proposed development project on the island. Luke Austin is a transplanted Texan who now lives in Oahu and breeds horses. Lani doesn’t like Luke very much and likes horses even less but when she asks for his help with her investigation, she realizes he is different than she first thought and wants to know him better.
Kuzlin More than 1 year ago
Lani Pope comes from a family of police officers including her grandfather, father and all five brothers. Her dream is to join their ranks but so far this dream eludes her. Is it her height...too short...or are her brothers conspiring to keep her off the force? Or is it because she is too impulsive for her own good! So when she finds the body on the beach, she is determined to solve the murder before her brother, the lead detective, can. This is the first book in a new series and is set in beautiful Oahu Island in Hawaii. The setting and characters are interesting and the steps Lani takes to solve this mystery keep the reader involved. My one criticism is the ending felt too abrupt to me, bringing the ending to an unexpected resolution. I will be interested to follow this series to see how the characters develop. Disclosure: I was gifted a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
TeresaKander More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in another new series from the incredibly prolific Kathi Daley. As usual, it is a very well-written story, with a group of easy to like main characters. The focus is on Kailani (Lani) Pope, who comes from a family tradition of law enforcement officials and wants to join them on the police force. She has been denied entrance to the academy numerous times, and begins to wonder if family members are blocking her. While she waits for admission, she works as a lifeguard at the Dolphin Bay Resort. It is in that capacity she discovers a corpse on the beach--and decides to try to solve the case before her brother, to prove her worth. Along with the great mystery, the book also includes vivid descriptions of the Hawaiian landscape, and takes us inside Hawaiian culture. We also get introduced to Lani's family, her roommates, and her adopted "family" at the apartment complex where she lives. Be sure to check out the delicious recipes at the end of the book! **I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**