The Case of the Good Deed

The Case of the Good Deed

by Jim Shon, Masa Hagino

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Overview

The Case of the Good Deed follows two investigators reminiscent of Charlie Chan and Mr. Moto, but not the same. An old Hawaiian deed from the mid-19th century is found in the wall of a historic church. The deed is to a valuable parcel in rapidly developing downtown Kakaako. A young museum researcher and a young reporter, Zoe Lee, believe it can complicate if not stop a major development. Then a suspicious and tragic death. Was it an accident? Follow Detective Charlie, Izakaya owner Moto, and reporter Zoe as they unravel the authenticity of the deed and if the death was murder.

A rainbow of Hawaii characters appear in The Case of the Good Deed, including


  • Dr. Dayton Apo, Director, The Cook Museum
  • Charlie C. Chang – a Honolulu Police Detective
  • Kirk Daniels – a young researcher at the Cook Museum
  • Joe and Molly (Mai Tai) Davis – owners and managers of a small walk-up apartment
  • Yoshiro “Moto” Fujimoto – a restaurant owner
  • Zoe Lee - a young reporter
  • Kono – Shilling’s assistant Zoe Lee – a young reporter
  • Robert Shilling – a developer Stan Takahashi – a Honolulu Police Detective

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733833103
Publisher: Hawaii Insight Books
Publication date: 07/28/2019
Series: Good Deed Chronicles , #1
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Jim Shon is a former Hawaii State Legislator who served in the 1980s and 1990s. Jim is a strong supporter of the Arts and remains active in Hawaiian affairs and politics. The Case of the Good Deed is the first in the series: The Good Deed Chronicles he co-authored with Masa Hagino. The second in the series is The Case of the Rainforest Reunion. Jim Shon has also published a 1986 novel also set in Hawaii: Poison in Paradise, and several other books.

Masa Hagino is a former Hawaii State Legislator who served in the 1980s and 1990s. Masa Hagino is a strong supporter of the Arts and remains active in Hawaiian affairs and politics. The Case of the Good Deed is the first in the series: The Good Deed Chronicles he co-authored with Jim Shon. The second in the series is The Case of the Rainforest Reunion.

Table of Contents

Contents

PROLOGUE: PAPER IS PRECIOUS .............................................................. v

Chapter 1: THE HEARING .............................................................................. 1

Chapter 2: THE WALL .................................................................................... 12

Chapter 3: IT’S ALL ABOUT WHO YOU KNOW ............................................ 15

Chapter 4: MAGIC ISLAND ............................................................................ 21

Chapter 5: CHINATOWN ................................................................................ 27

Chapter 6: THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST ....................................................... 31

Chapter 7: THE PROF .................................................................................... 36

Chapter 8: LIFE OF THE HEAVENS ............................................................... 40

Chapter 9: CINEMA PARADISIO IN PARADISE ............................................. 43

Chapter 10: YES, GODFATHER ...................................................................... 50

Chapter 11: FINDERS KEEPERS .................................................................... 52

Chapter 12: THE IZAKAWA ............................................................................. 56

Chapter 13: CHANG’S DELOREAN ................................................................ 65

Chapter 14: A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM ........................................................ 71

Chapter 15: HOT BOWLS OF CHILI ............................................................... 76

Chapter 16: TWO MAI TAIS COMING UP! ...................................................... 80

Chapter 17: BEING THERE ............................................................................. 85

Chapter 18: A SHOCK IN THE DARK .............................................................. 90

Chapter 19: SOMETHING SMELLS ROTTEN IN PAHOA ............................... 93

Chapter 20: HE SENT MAIL! ............................................................................ 98

Chapter 21: SOMEONE IS ALWAYS WATCHING ........................................... 109

Chapter 22: SECRETS OF THE DEAD ........................................................... 112

Chapter 23: GRAVELY SPEAKING .................................................................. 115

Chapter 24: EVERYONE A SUSPECT ............................................................. 120

Chapter 25: THE MISSION HOUSE TREASURE ............................................. 127

Postscript: THE MANOA INVESTIGATOR ........................................................ 138

Epilogue: ALOHA MEANS FAREWELL ............................................................. 140

Authors’ Notes .................................................................................................... 142

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