Private Eye Bestselling Mysteries Bundle: Dead in the Rose City\Murder in Honolulu\Dead in Pukalani

Private Eye Bestselling Mysteries Bundle: Dead in the Rose City\Murder in Honolulu\Dead in Pukalani

by R. Barri Flowers

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BN ID: 2940149817290
Publisher: Paradise House Press
Publication date: 10/13/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,189,662
File size: 917 KB

About the Author

R. Barri Flowers is an award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of more than eighty books, including mystery and thriller fiction, relationship novels, young adult mysteries, and children’s books.

Fiction titles include Before He Kills Again, Dark Streets of Whitechapel, Dead in Pukalani, Dead in Kihei, Forever Sweethearts, Fractured Trust, Graduate Circles, Kauai Killer, Killer in The Woods, Murder in Maui, Murder in Honolulu, Murdered in the Man Cave, Murder on Kaanapali Beach, Persuasive Evidence, Seduced to Kill in Kauai, State’s Evidence, and Justice Served.

Young adult fiction includes Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter, Danger in Time, Ghost Girl in Shadow Bay, Teen Ghost at Dead Lake, Out for Blood, and Summer at Paradise Ranch.

The author has also written a number of top selling true crime titles, including Murder of the Banker’s Daughter, The “Gold Special” Train Robbery, The Sex Slave Murders 1, 2, and 3, The Pickaxe Killers, Murder at the Pencil Factory, Killers of the Lonely Hearts, and Dead at the Saddleworth Moor.

As a sought after expert on true crime, R. Barri Flowers has appeared on the Biography Channel, Investigation Discovery, and Oxygen television series.

Follow R. Barri Flowers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Flickr, Goodreads, and LibraryThing. Learn more about the author in Wikipedia and www.rbarriflowers.com.

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Private Eye Bestselling Mysteries Bundle: Dead in the Rose City\Murder in Honolulu\Dead in Pukalani 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
AsISeeItbyYvonne More than 1 year ago
As a voracious reader, I occasionally, do enjoy a light read and these 2 stories are both very quick reads. I had a lot of trouble identifying with DJ Drake, the PI in "Dead in Rose City" and found him just a little too macho and unbelievable to keep my interest. I did not personally like him and would not purchase another story or book about this particular character. I did, however, very much like the epilog of the story. It rather redeemed the flaws of the story for me. "Murder in Honolulu" was a little more to my liking and I found myself smiling with the sassiness of Skye Delaney, tough girl detective who still had a very feminine side and was not afraid to feel. I think I could like her a whole lot in a better written offering. What I most appreciate from this author is the ability to portray the emotion of a steamy romantic scene without being overly graphic, and the ability to portray the real-life roller-coaster emotions of initial attraction, long-term attraction, and lost love. I wish character development had been more a part of the stories. Overall, however, I felt both stories were stymied by a simplistic plot which, in an attempt to give it interest, was given too many lanes which became unrealistically intertwined (especially in the DJ Drake story). It felt like the author was trying to make a few simple stories into full-length novels, perhaps without the finessing required to make a novel work well - complete storylines perhaps not fully planned out, characters’ thoughts often repeated only a few lines apart…. While there were times these stories smacked me with crisp, fresh sentences, there were others when the sloppy sentence structure was downright distracting, leaving me confused as to who this author really is. I have one other book on my reader by this author and am hoping I will see more of the positive I’ve seen in these two shorter novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good old fashion two fisted P.I. takes on a mystery with a twist... Hawaiian P.I. is a female you should not mess with. She will figure it out and hunt you down...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are two superb private eye mysteries by Flowers in the bundle. Really loved Murder in Honolulu with kick butt  PI Skye Delaney, having been to Hawaii several times.  Have also visited Portland, Oregon, where Dead in the Rose City is based and thought that PI Dean Drake was just what you picture in a private investigator as charming, witty, romantic, and more than capable of holding his own with the bad guys, in which there were many. Any fan of private eye novels will welcome these two for reading list. Also recommend the author's mysteries, Before He Kills Again, Fractured Trust, and Murder in Maui.