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Murder on Moloka'i - Slate Ridge Press Edition (Surfing Detective Mystery Series Book 2) (English Edition) [Formato Kindle]

Chip Hughes

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This new Slate Ridge Press edition of the classic Hawaiian mystery concludes with “The Making of MURDER ON MOLOKA’I”—fifty-five pages of previously unpublished excerpts and explanatory notes by the author. These bonus materials give us a glimpse into the creative process behind the book and expand our conception of the Surfing Detective and his Hawai‘i. A must for fans of the wave-riding gumshoe!

When Boston heiress Adrienne Ridgely strides into his Honolulu office, Surfing Detective Kai Cooke likes what he sees, but doubts what he hears. Adrienne’s sister, environmental activist Sara Ridgely-Parke, plunged to her death from a mule on Moloka‘i – the first fatal incident on the soaring cliffs above Kalaupapa’s fabled leper colony. Murder, cries Adrienne, perpetrated by Sara’s ex-husband, developer J. Gregory Parke. Cooke flies to Moloka‘i, tracking tantalizing leads to an unlikely murder that, despite himself, he starts to believe in.

Was the mule prodded or spooked or drugged? Did Parke do it for vengeance, or Adrienne for an inheritance, as Parke alleges? Soon Kai uncovers a motive more noxious than either of these – entangling him in the shady dealings of big-time developers, corrupt politicians, and underworld thugs. As he hops from island to island seeking a pivotal clue, the clock ticks down on more than the P.I.’s case or even his own life. The future of Moloka‘i itself is at stake.


Chip Hughes earned a Ph.D. in English at Indiana University and taught American literature, film, writing, and popular fiction at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. His non-fiction publications include BEYOND THE RED PONY: A READER'S COMPANION TO STEINBECK'S SHORT STORIES—also translated into Japanese; JOHN STEINBECK: A STUDY OF THE SHORT FICTION; and numerous essays and reviews. An active member of the Private Eye Writers of America, Chip launched the Surfing Detective mystery series in 2004 with MURDER ON MOLOKA'I. The second book, WIPEOUT!, followed in 2007. The third, KULA, in 2011. Other titles, in various stages of development, include MURDER AT VOLCANO HOUSE, BARKING SANDS, and THE MAUI MASSEUSE. The series has been optioned for television. More at http://surfingdetective.com. Chip lives in Windward O‘ahu with his wife and two retrievers. He surfs when time allows.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 598 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 273
  • Numeri di pagina fonte ISBN: 0982944411
  • Editore: Slate Ridge Press; 2 edizione (11 novembre 2011)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B0066U7HBI
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15 di 15 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
3.0 su 5 stelle Hawaii-Five-O Meets Raymond Chandler... 29 marzo 2011
Di The Waterman's Library - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato
Hawaii-Five-O meets Raymond Chandler. Except that Philip Marlowe surfs and speaks passable pidgin. In the first book of his Surfing Detective series, author-surfer Chip Hughes crafts a quick reading, entertaining story about Oahu detective Kai Cooke. An experienced surfer and detective, Cooke meets a beautiful Boston heiress (aren't they always hot and rich?) looking to uncover the truth about her eco-feminist sister's death (who is also hot.....and rich). Cooke digs into the case and begins to uncover a tangled web of corporate greed, corrupt public service officials, and dark island forces. Is this top notch literature? Nope, but that's quite fine with me. Hughes` book is fun to read and a great companion for you on a hot day sunning at Waikiki. If, like me, you enjoy pulpy detective books and the beach, then you'll enjoy Hughes` Surfing Detective series. I reviewed this book at the surf book review site The Waterman's Library (which links to Amazon), and purchased the book via Amazon.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Great Book - Great Character!! 1 giugno 2006
Di Horror writer from TN - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
I read this book while vacationing on the island of O'ahu, and I simply could not put it down. This is one mystery that kept me turning pages until I was finished, and the character of "The Surfing Detective", Kai Cooke, is a great one. While making this character totally unique, Chip Hughes has taken some of the better attributes of some of our most beloved detectives and given them to Kai Cooke. If you can picture Magnum, P.I. with a touch of a Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler, you would have Kai Cooke. I thoroughly urge you to give this author and this story an opportunity to impress you as I was impressed. You will finish the story with a 'Mahalo' to Chip for one fine story! I cannot wait until further volumes about the surfing detective become available.
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4.0 su 5 stelle A new dectective to enjoy! 27 gennaio 2005
Di Linda W. Page - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
Chip Hughes'novel is intelligently and sometimes beautifully written, and he's created a detective, Kai Cooke, that readers will want to read about again and again.

Cooke is adventurous but wise enough to know his limitations, sexy but down to earth. He's the "surfing detective" who can make jokes about Magnum and Hawaii Five O. The case Cooke is working on, solving the death of an environmental activist on the island of Molokia, keeps the reader guessing "who done it" without obscuring the chase unduly or suddenly including the one needed clue.

Hughes also has done the near impossible--presenting the Hawaiian islands clearly and vividly to those who haven't yet had the pleasure of visiting them while pleasing island residents with his deft handling of a wide range of locals and their vernacular. Cooke shifts expertly between "standard" English and local "pidgin" as needed as he interviews heiresses and doctors, mule ranglers and bartenders. The characters are well drawn and appealing, especially that mule rangler.

Hughes clearly likes his detective, and readers will as well (Let's hope Cooke's next adventure is in print soon!) And Hughes obviously also knows and appreciates the islands, including the "mango-tinted water" of Lanai, the aroma of the lei shop below his office, the sheer cliffs of Molokai, and the pounding surf breaks of Wakiki (yes, Cooke really does surf).

What could be better than an armchair tour of the islands and a handsome, tanned detective solving the latest case?! "Murder on Molokai" is a good read.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Midwest Haole loves Surfing Detective story 12 gennaio 2005
Di Walter Nugent - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
Kai, the surfing detective from Honolulu, takes on a mysterious murder on Molokai, the one-time leper island, brought him by a sophisticated and beautiful client. To solve it, author Chip Hughes takes us through the islands in an ever-intensifying series of events to an explosive (and satisfying) conclusion. There's a touch of Raymond Chandler in the book, but Hughes has created his own original, and captivating, hero and style. For a reader like me, shivering in the Chicago winter, it's a warm and exotic read. -- Walter Nugent, Chesterton, IN
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3.0 su 5 stelle Enjoyable little murder mystery 15 settembre 2012
Di pss38 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle|Acquisto verificato
Downloaded this book on my first visit to Hawaii - Maui. I was on an 8th floor balcony looking over Moloka'i and really enjoyed seeing it as I read! It was a fun quick read and the author kept the action going and the pages turning!

Made a nice vacation "get away" even better!

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