New to both Hawaii and the Aloha Lagoon Resort, Carrie Jorgenson has big dreams of stardom. But while she awaits fame and fortune, she's forced to accept a job waitressing at the resort's The Loco Moco Café. It isn't long before she discovers the dish on her new boss—also known to many as "The Big Kahuna." Hale Akamu is rich, handsome, repulsive...and dead. When Carrie discovers Hale's lifeless body, she's suddenly forced into yet another role—amateur sleuth. With everyone from Carrie to the saucy chef to the café's hot assistant manager under suspicion, Carrie needs to track a killer before she becomes his next main entrée!
The Aloha Lagoon Mysteries:
Ukulele Murder (book #1)
Murder on the Aloha Express (book #2)
Deadly Wipeout (book #3)
Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (book #4)
Mele Kalikimaka Murder (book #5)
Death of the Big Kahuna (book #6)
Ukulele Deadly (book #7)
Bikinis & Bloodshed (book #8)
Death of the Kona Man (book #9)
Lethal Tide (book #10)
Beachboy Murder (book #11)
Handbags & Homicide (book #12)
Tiaras & Terror (book #13)
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 !! Here you have a series where the books center around a resort in Hawaii but each book is written by a different author or authors and each book focuses on a different location around the resort with new people.
In Death of the Big Kahuna by Catherine Bruns we meet Carrie Jorgenson who moved to Hawaii to be with her boyfriend. Carrie needs a job and applies at The Loco Moco Cafe and gets hired !! Unfortunately for her before she can get the feel of the job, she finds her boss....dead !! Obviously with her being new to the island and new to the job, Carrie isn't a suspect.....or is she ?
Carrie cannot seem to catch a break.....new to the island needing a job which she finds but that turns out deadly. Then she finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her so she needs a place to live. She doesn't have any friends until she starts working at The Loco Moco Cafe but with a killer on the loose, can she really trust her co-workers ?
Carrie has a lot on her plate and finding the killer jumps to the top of her priority list. Even though she doesn't know much, she knows she didn't do it and she really wants to like her co-workers, especially Keanu.......
I started reading Death of the Big Kahuna with my morning coffee and finished it just in time for dinner. I could not put it down !!! I love visiting the Aloha Lagoon Resort and meeting new people and seeing different places....even if I'm still sitting on the couch !! And Catherine Bruns has such a way with her writing that she takes you to the far away place in your mind and opens the doors to your imagination....
I highly recommend this series.....no matter what book you start with, you will be a fan for all the others in the series !!
Review by Missi S.