Monday, 19 March 2018

Murder on the Aloha Express (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #2) by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens

Murder on the Aloha Express (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #2)
From the bestselling cozy mystery writing team of Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens comes the next to-die-for novel in the Aloha lagoon Mysteries series...

Travel agent Gabby LeClair, a divorced big-city transplant trying to find some aloha spirit in her soul, prides herself on working hard to give the Aloha Lagoon Resort guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But that turns out to be more than anyone bargained for when the body of a client is found dead during one of Gabby's island tours. The victim is a lawyer who's escorted a small group to Aloha Lagoon for distribution of a deceased billionaire's estate...but it looks like someone believes the only good lawyer is a dead lawyer. Between the bad press causing her phone to go silent and the police working on "island time," it's up to Gabby to find the killer before her business goes belly-up. With the help of her good friends, and a hot helicopter pilot with a flirtatious streak, Gabby turns sleuth to figure out just which member of the lawyer's party had it in for him. But before long it's clear there's way more at stake than her livelihood, and if Gabby isn't careful, she and her friends may find themselves on an island getaway to death.

About Aloha Lagoon:
There's trouble in paradise...
Welcome to Aloha Lagoon, one of Hawaii's hidden treasures. A little bit of tropical paradise nestled along the coast of Kauai, this resort town boasts luxurious accommodation, friendly island atmosphere...and only a slightly higher than normal murder rate. While mysterious circumstances may be the norm on our corner of the island, we're certain that our staff and Lagoon natives will make your stay in Aloha Lagoon one you will never forget!  (Summary via Goodreads)

I love the Aloha Lagoon Mystery series by Gemma Halliday Publishing.  If you are new to the series I highly recommend booking a room at the Aloha Lagoon Resort and grabbing your spot on the beach because you are going to want to stick around !!!

The Aloha Lagoon Mystery series is a series of books written around the Aloha Lagoon Resort.  Each book is written by a very talented and creative author and centers around one aspect of the could be the Blue Hawaii Wedding Chapel or the Loco Moco Cafe or the Happy Hula Dress Boutique or Gabby's Island Adventures.....  

And Gabby's Island Adventures by Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens is where we are hanging out in Murder on the Aloha Express which is the second book in the series.  Gabby owns and runs Gabby's Island Adventures and she has just booked a huge group for a tour.  The group is on the island honoring the last wishes of Thomas Wesley Senior.  Real estate mogul Wesley Senior wanted his last will and testament to be handled where he and his wife spent their honeymoon.  So his very devoted lawyer, David Sherwin Esq., is there with Thomas Wesley Junior, his wife, family and a few friends to honor those wishes.

Unfortunately before they can get down to business Sherwin is murdered while on the tour that Gabby set up.  Not only does this put a damper on the family's plans but it puts a big black cloud over Gabby's business when news of the murder on her tour gets out and the cancellations start to pour in.  Gabby has no other choice but to talk to the members of the family and try to put the pieces together on Sherwin's death.

With the help of her twin employees, Lana and Koma and business partner Rick, Gabby starts asking the family and friends questions.  But with the help of the internet and one member of the party, Gabby gets herself a little too close to the murderer........

I LOVE these books and especially after reading a few I can really appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into each of them.  Within Murder on the Aloha Express, Smith and Steffens keep with the series and mention people that are in other books in this series.  It doesn't matter what book you start with because they are all individuals of their own.  I do, however, suggest you start with one of them and keep reading them......  You seriously will not want to leave Aloha Lagoon Resort even if murder seems the common denominator......

Review by Missi S.

1 comment:

  1. Sparkling review! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review our work. And, yes, we ALL want to spend some time at Aloha Lagoon Resort. Beachboy Murder, our second in this series releases June 5. Gabby, Rick, and the crew are back, and doggone it, yet another dead body shows up.