Hawaiian Noir

Murder Calls

Hilo, Hawai‘i. March 2017 Mary Fran and I loved Hilo. After Oahu, the Big Island is out favorite. Hilo is such a great city with beautiful parks (Queen Liliuokalani), an interesting downtown, and a regular farmer’s market where you can purchase all manner of great produce and products. We bought lychee and mangoes. Mary Fran …

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Honey West at 60 The first really successful female private eye in a series was a bimbo! Or at least frequently clothing challenged and none to swift. So says Kevin Burton Smith on The Thrilling Detective website about Honey West, created by the husband and wife team, Gloria and Forest, “Skip,” Fickling writing as G.G. …

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Leeward Oahu During our stay at Mokuleia, we took a day trip to the other side of Oahu, the Leeward side. In terms of a crow flight and even by foot, the Leeward Coast of Oahu is only a short distance from Mokuleia. We’re we to walk, we would go to Kaena Point, only a …

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Maka’ikiu Monday. Welcome Hawaiian author Terry Ambrose. I met Terry Ambrose at Left Coast Crime—Honolulu Havoc in March. He served as moderator on the panel, “Writing Hawai’i: Surf’s up or is it a crime wave?” It was a fun panel. Terry kept it lively and informative. I think the panelists and the audience had a …

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Kaena Point Just down the road from our cottage in Mokuleia is Kaena Point. It is the farthest point on Oahu, where the North Shore meets the Leeward Coast. It is a wild place with driving winds and crashing waves, In the old days, a railroad went through linking the North Shore sugar plantations with …

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This Weekend in Mystery Houston Writers House hosts a crime and punishment weekend Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16 at the Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria. The event kicks off with a murder mystery dinner Friday evening. The keynote speaker Friday evening is Texas Ranger Lieutenant, Wende Wakeman. Saturday features talks by forensic artist Lois …

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