Hawaiian Noir

Murder Calls

A review of The Rules

I really enjoyed Ava. She is a strong leading lady and she can definitely take care of herself and her principal. She takes charge of every situation and her training kicks in before she actively thinks about it. Loved that! She is a kickass heroine. 


Chrizette Bayman, Just Reading for Fun

March 6, 2014

What a ride! Robert B. Parker’s legacy lives on with Mark Troy’s Ava Rome mystery, The Splintered Paddle.  Splintered Paddle is a one-sitting read that crackles with energy and sparkles with Hawaiian personality. Troy’s characters are beautifully sketched and his dialogue is rich with the language of the island people who, despite today’s modern way …

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Mark Troy’s The Splintered Paddle is a riveting novel of vengeance in the Aloha State. Clean, hard-edged prose, a complex plot, and some carefully planted surprises. Ava Rome is a tough private-eye with a difference. Check it out.

Bill Crider, author of the Sheriff Dan Rhodes series

February 20, 2014

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