Hawaiian Noir

Murder Calls

Well in this time of global pandemic and self-isolation, I am going to learn a new Hawaiian song each week. Why not? The world needs more aloha and what’s better than Hawaiian music? This song is “Henehene Kou ‘Aka.” The words and chords can be found in He Mele Aloha, A Hawaiian Songbook by Carol …

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Violet McDade and Nevada Alvarado I’m always looking for stories with tough women. Last week I gave you one such woman, Julie Killeen in The Bride Wore Black by Cornell Woolrich (Julie Kohler, in Francois Truffaut’s film adaptation.) Julie was a bad girl. Although we sympathize with her, she took on the role of vigilant …

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Laura Hartman calls The Splintered Paddle, “heart-pounding Hawaiian mystery.” She says: Troy does a great job blending the stories and solid believable characters with Hawaiian culture. Adding Ava’s past enriches the mix and pulls the readers closer to her, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a sequel. You can read the complete review here: https://writeknit.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/book-review-the-splintered-paddle-heart-pounding-hawaiian-mystery/