A marauding monkey, a mysterious murder, middle-aged hula maidens, and mugs full of Mai Tai's. Just another day in Tiki Goddess Paradise . . .
Crime-solving sleuth Em Johnson and her Uncle Louie, owner of the famous Tiki Goddess Bar on Kauai, head for the Cocktail Shake Off Competition in Honolulu. What is supposed to be a fun trip to a mixology contest turns weird when Louie's legendary "Booze Bible" is stolen, and Em's ex-husband winds up dead-with Em the number-one suspect. Sexy Kauai detective and part-time fire dancer Roland Sharpe rushes to Em's side along with the unpredictable Hula Maidens, whose detective skills are even more haphazard than their dance routine at the island tiki bars. Toss in an escaped monkey and a killer who wants to make this the last call for someone's honky-tonk, tiki-tossing night out, and it's going to be another wild escapade for Em and her Hula Maidens.
A seven-time Romance Writers of America finalist for the RITA Award, Jill Marie Landis also now writes The Tiki Goddess Mysteries (set on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, where she lives with her husband, actor Steve Landis.) Her books are not only known for their intense emotion, but for characters you'll remember long after you turn the last page. Visit her world of tiki totems, hula maidens and tropical fun at thetikigoddess.com
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read the first three in the series and LOVED them! I couldn't wait for this one to come out. I have never been more disappointed in a book! I'm not ever sure where to begin. First, it takes place in Honolulu not on Kauai at the Tiki Goddess bar, which is really the heart and soul of the series. Some of the best characters were left back at the bar, like Sophie. The majority of the book was spent with more outrageous behavior by the maidens and it wasn't amusing behavior it was obnoxious behavior. And what started out barely tolerable in the first book, the behavior of Little Estelle, has now become obnoxious and inappropriate. I hope the author regains her direction in the the next book, if there is one, and goes back to the charming and endearing characters of the first three. I felt I didn't even know Em in this one, there is NO character development at all. My wife read the book as well, or should I say started it, but she has stalled about one-third into it and just can't finish. She also loved the first three.
Another great book in the Tiki Goddess series. I am looking forward to the fifth book in this series. I love all of Jill Marie Landis' books. They take me away, and I love the characters.