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Aloha, Lady Blue

A Mystery

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This riveting new mystery series pays loving homage to legendary author John D. MacDonald. Stryker McBride is a former crime reporter who lives on a hugely expensive houseboat, "the Travis McGee." When Stryker receives an unexpected SOS call from a sultry beauty queen, he agrees to look into the suspicious death of the woman's grandfather. As Stryker investigates, he encounters a cast of characters as diverse as Hawaii itself, including Auntie Kealoha, a charming entertainer turned mobster, and her 400 pound right-hand man, a Chinese-Hawaiian named Tiny Maunakea. Soon, Stryker discovers a deadly secret buried deep in the heart of Hawaii that has consequences much larger than one old man's death.

Vivid and exhilarating, Aloha, Lady Blue transports you right to the heart of an island paradise populated with exotic women, glorious scenery, and whispered scandals. Memminger brings Hawaii to life so vividly that you can almost hear the pounding of the surf and catch the scent of plumeria on the breeze. Fans of John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee series will be swept away by this delicious, action-packed tale.

From Publishers Weekly

Nov 19, 2012 – Deft storytelling, intrigue galore, and island splendor distinguish humor columnist Memminger s strong first novel. Former investigative journalist Stryker McBride maintains a somewhat secluded lifestyle aboard his luxurious houseboat, the Travis McGee, docked at the Bayview Yacht Club on Oahu s windward shore. One phone call from his high school crush, Amber Kalanianaole Kam, whom he hasn t seen in 20 years, changes everything. Amber wants Stryker to do a little digging into the suspicious death of her grandfather, Chinese businessman Wai Lo Fat. Stryker doubts the sincerity of Amber s request, but looks into the case anyway, at what turns out to be great personal peril as secrets of the past combined with the local mafia lead Stryker into Hawaii s dangerous criminal underground. Hilarious side characters (like Stryker s lawyer, Sue Darling) and side stories (like the tale of Franky Five Fins) lend ballast. Readers will want to see a lot more of this engaging hero in the John D. MacDonald tradition.

Customer Reviews

Aloha, Lady Blue

Fantastic! John D. would be proud. Hope you are as prolific! Already looking forward to your next one.

Great read Mahalo

Enjoyed this book a lot I’m a Robert Parker fan of the Spenser novels because I grew up in Boston so when he writes I can see the places he’s talking about. Charley Memminger novel felt the same way.
Living here in Hawaii for the last 22 years I could see all the places Charley was talking about.
On top of that a great story had me going all the way to the end. Hope theres more to come.

Aloha, Lady Blue

Well written and entertaining. I felt like I was back in the beautiful state of Hawaii.

Aloha, Lady Blue
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Jan 22, 2013
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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