Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Mai Tai One On by Jill Marie Landis
Bell Bridge Books
The Tiki Goddess Series starts off with a bang when Em Johnson is summoned to Hawaii to help her uncle run his Tiki Goddess Bar. After going through a messy divorce, Em thought running the bar would take her mind off her own problems. However, things don’t turn out that way when their nasty neighbor turns up dead in the luau pit. Suspicion falls right on Em and her uncle Louie.
The wacky dancers of the Hula Maidens pitch in to help investigate this murder, but they find themselves getting in deeper and deeper. Two of them are accused of the crime and they do everything they can to clear their names, but are they helping or making matters worse? Even Em is at a loss of who to trust.
Jill Marie Landis literally transports her readers to Hawaii and gives us a cast of memorable characters including a talking parrot named David Letterman. This was truly a fun mystery, although I kind of suspected who the real culprit was early on in the book. Still, it was a fast-paced book with characters that will work their way into your hearts. I’m anxiously looking forward to the second book in this series.
For reading challenge:
A to Z Mystery Reading Challenge
FTC Disclosure: NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.