Lurking in Paradise
#3, A Pari Malik Mystery
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
When the dead body of a legendary photographer is discovered on a manor rooftop during a tropical wedding rehearsal dinner, each guest becomes a murder suspect. Confusion abounds, as there was no apparent weapon, opportunity, or clear motive for his killing.
But the first clue is obvious. His camera is missing.
The victim, Antoine Talon, returned to Oahu, Hawaii to make amends with the groom, his best friend in college. Talon betrayed him and others just prior to his meteoric rise to fame as a celebrity photographer.
The bride had a famous guest too. Adventure film actress Isabelle Jade, falling in love with the island and contemplating life outside of Hollywood, rejected Talon's supposed contrition. Hosting the enchanting dinner celebration in the enclosed courtyard of her manor home, she directed her bodyguard to stop the photographer from humiliating her, once again, with unflattering candid pictures.
Other attendees also hide deep secrets, which are concealed and disguised in the dark. Amateur sleuth Pari Malik breaks these secrets free so they rise from the depths, reach the light, and help her solve puzzling mysteries.
"Lurking on the Paradise" is the third book in the Pari Malik mystery series, following "Lurking on the Tightrope: Mystery at Diamond Head" and "Lurking on the Precipice." It can be read as a stand-alone book or as part of the series.