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Murder on Mokulua Drive: A Natalie Seachrist Hawaiian Mystery Book 2

Murder on Mokulua Drive

Murder on Mokulua Drive
Author: Jeanne Burrows-Johnson

ISBN: 978-1-932926-60-6 - Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-932926-62-0 - eBook
ISBN: 978-1-932926-80-4 - Paperback
Publication Date: February 10, 2018
Price: $29.95 (hardback)
Pages: 302

Journalist Natalie Seachrist has experienced visions throughout her life. When she has one about a little Jewish girl escaping by boat from Denmark in a murky predawn morning, she has no idea how scenes resembling a World War II movie will impact her twenty-first century life in Hawai`i. Soon after, she and her boyfriend, homicide-detective-turned-private-investigator Keoni Hewitt, move into the Lanikai cottage she has recently inherited from her Auntie Carrie.

The warm welcome they receive from Miriam Didión (a widowed human rights activist) sets an ideal tone for life in their delightful shoreline neighborhood. By the time Natalie throws Keoni a birthday party, she has become close to Miriam and her personable housemates Joanne and Izzy, and their new housekeeper Samantha. Even Miss Una, Natalie's feline companion, has embraced the women who live next door, as she keeps watch over their property each night.

Unfortunately, the bliss of seaside living evaporates when Natalie experiences a horrifying vision of a scuba diver garroting a woman. The following morning a body is discovered in the neighbor's maid's quarters and Natalie is forced to reveal her murderous vision to Keoni's former partner, Honolulu Police Detective John Dias.

Hoping her unique skills will again prove useful, the Lieutenant asks Natalie and her twin Nathan (a psychologist) to examine the victim's journals. The decades-long commentary proves fascinating although it yields no clues. But when a nefarious suspect's body is found at Diamond Head Beach, the case appears solved.

Believing that her life of semi-retirement is back on track, Natalie plans a tour of historic Kawai Nui Marsh. Too soon the day of playing tourist devolves into a nightmare. When Keoni points out the possibility of an unexpected threat Natalie realizes that she and her new friends are caught in the cross hairs of a dangerous adversary.

Does resolution of the gruesome murder lie in the deceased's transnational past? Or in the visible present among innocuous seeming companions?



Visit the author's website to learn more about Murder on Mokulua Drive and the other books in the Natalie Seachrist Hawaiian Mystery series: JeanneBurrows-Johnson.com

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Reviews

Portland Book Review ~ "Murder on Mokulua Drive is an engaging and enjoyable read for those who love deeply built connections and rich details. A worthwhile read, even for those who may enjoy a slightly faster paced and higher energy murder mystery."

Seattle Book Review ~ "A murder mystery in paradise, Murder on Mokulua Drive is full of heart, sweet romance, and a deep sense of family with layered characters, strong female relationships, and the scenic setting of Hawai'i."

Kirkus Review ~ "The most striking feature of Burrows-Johnson's (Prospect for Murder, 2016) book is a winsomely detailed setting, from seafood and Kona coffee to Hawaii's generally relaxed ambiance (including a hammock on the lanai). As such, the story's mystery is simply another task for Natalie, along with moving to Lanikai and planning Keoni's surprise birthday party. Nevertheless, the protagonist is first-rate…A diverting tale led by a smashing amateur detective whose dexterity far exceeds her paranormal gift."

Manhattan Book Review ~ "Overall, I was impressed by the character development in the book. I felt that I got to know everyone rather well… It's nice to read about characters of all ages, and this book had the young and the old. The story had many layers as well as some twists and turns, which kept me glued to the pages…"

The US Review of Books ~ "This author knows her genre, and she skillfully blends familiar ingredients that faithful cozy mystery readers will appreciate. The story is further enhanced with several compelling flourishes. First, the author draws on the rich history of Denmark's safe evacuation of its Jewish population during World War II and integrates this legacy into her 21st-century characters. Next, while cozy sleuths are often known for their intuition, Natalie's dreams are downright prescient, bringing a mystical quality to the crime-solving activities. Finally, the book's love affair with its Hawaiian setting is contagious, and the location details create an alluring atmosphere. All these added components bring depth and freshness to a familiar format."



Awards

2018 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards Finalist: Fiction (Cozy Mystery)

2018 New Mexico/Arizona Book Award - Best Cover Design

2nd Place - 2018 Arizona Literary Contest




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