Murder in Maui (Leila Kahana Mysteries, Book 1)

Murder in Maui (Leila Kahana Mysteries, Book 1)

by R. Barri Flowers

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BN ID: 2940012606358
Publisher: R. Barri Flowers
Publication date: 02/27/2013
Series: Leila Kahana Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 176 KB

About the Author

R. Barri Flowers is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than forty books, including mysteries, thrillers, romance, young adult, true crime, and criminology. Recent mystery fiction titles include the Jack the Ripper historical thriller, DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL, the young adult ghost tale, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY, and a hardboiled mystery, DEAD IN THE ROSE CITY.

Other recent fiction works by the author include the legal thrillers, STATE’S EVIDENCE, PERSUASIVE EVIDENCE, and JUSTICE SERVED.

Flowers’ recent nonfiction titles include PROSTITUTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE, STREET KIDS, COLLEGE CRIME, and MALE CRIME AND DEVIANCE. He is also the author of the bestselling true crime classic, THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS.

Flowers is the recipient of the Wall of Fame Award from Michigan State University’s renowned School of Criminal Justice. He has appeared on the Biography Channel and Investigation Discovery.

Connect with R. Barri Flowers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, and CrimeSpace. The author resides in the Pacific Northwest and is busy at work on his next mystery novels, KILLER IN THE WOODS and EXPOSED EVIDENCE.

Visit to learn more about the author’s upcoming titles, book signings, and appearances.

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MURDER IN MAUI (A Leila Kahana Mystery) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has to be the worst book I've ever read. I don't even know where to begin. First of all, it's SHORT, more like a short story than a book. The author makes several basic procedural and legal mistakes, some so ridiculous and glaring to anyone who has worked in either law enforcement or the courts (or both as I have) that it reads like a comedy. I was also going to comment that the juvenile, and borderline clinical, description of the love and/or sex scenes would disgust women, but then I saw he wrote romance novels under a pseudonym! Whether these books sold or not I have no idea, but I can't imagine they depicted "romance" as much as sex. Why this author chooses to have his main character a female is beyond me, he clearly doesn't understand how women think or react. All that aside, the writing style is just plain irritating! For example he repeated use of the expression "she favored her partner" to mean "she glanced at her partner". I assumed the author was from another country where such odd expressions might be used, but no, he's from Detroit. Look up the word favored, no where in the English language does it mean what he uses it to mean. All in all, don't waste your time, it's horrible. There are so many talented writers out there, no reason to waste your time on books like this one. Serves me write for making an online purchase on my tablet in bed.
Runner_Girl-2 More than 1 year ago
Very refreshingly different! Highly recommended if you are looking for a well written mystery with an unexpected ending. A very satisfying mix of mystery, back stories and romance. I can't wait to read Mr. Flowers' other works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed at the end of the book... Will there be a series I hope ???
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BestsellingCriminologist More than 1 year ago
Aloha! As the author of MURDER IN MAUI: A Leila Kahana Mystery, I wanted to let my fans and new readers know that this was a true labor of love from someone who visits Maui often and has a good handle on the island, its inhabitants, flavor, and often mesmerizing scenery. With a background in criminology and mystery fiction and an appreciation for such Hawaii classic TV shows such as Hawaii Five-O and Magnum P.I., I wanted to combine these elements in creating a realistic environment and credible characters for my medical mystery and police procedural. The highest form of flattery an author can have comes from his or her peers. Quotes on MURDER IN MAUI from other bestselling, award winning mystery and thriller writers can be seen on this page under "Overview." Beyond that, I hope you will give the book a read yourself and see what captivated other authors after reading MURDER IN MAUI. I am betting that if you love Hawaii as I do and enjoy reading tropical island mysteries, you will find MURDER IN MAUI a book well worth your time. Mahalo! R. Barri Flowers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago