Thursday 12 September 2019

Beachboy Murder (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #11) by Sally J. Smith & Jean Steffens

Beachboy Murder (Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #11)
From USA Today bestselling authors Sally J. Smith Jean Steffens comes deadly trouble on white sandy beaches...

Just as travel agent turned reluctant sleuth Gabby LeClair is starting to gain some of the Aloha spirit, a business consortium from Chicago breezes into the Aloha Lagoon resort and offers to buy her business. The offer is tempting...but so is hot helicopter pilot Rick Dawson, making it a difficult decision. One that becomes even more complicated when a dead body is discovered in Gabby's backyard, and she's suddenly thrust in the middle of a murder investigation!

The dead man is a former beachboy attendant from the island. But as Gabby and her friends quickly learn, his colorful past as a professional escort extends from Hawaii all the way to the women of Chicago—including those in the business consortium. With a trail of broken hearts—not to mention jealous rivals—leading up to the beachboy, Gabby tried to uncover just who had it in for the late lothario. Is the female of the species really more deadly than the male? Or has he scorned one too many women for some other man's liking? Gabby treads a fine line as she seeks the truth behind his shady past and comes face to face with a killer!

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)
Photo Finished (book #14)
Fatal Break (book #15)

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 say this every time I read a book in the Aloha Lagoon Mystery series..... I LOVE returning to the Aloha Lagoon Resort and spending time with everyone there !!  And it rings true again after finishing Beachboy Murder by Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens.

The Aloha Lagoon Mystery series, which is published by Gemma Halliday Publishing, is a unique series because every book in the series is written by different authors and each book focuses on a different part of the resort.  In Beachboy Murder we are hanging around with Gabby LeClair at her business, Gabby's Island Adventures.  Gabby's best friend from Chicago comes to the island with a group of co-workers looking to buy Gabby's business.....not that she is sure she wants to sell but will still listen to their offer.  However, before numbers can be discussed a dead body is found in Gabby's back yard.....literally !!

When the body is identified as a male "escort" from Chicago that grew up on the island and was well known on the island and with half of the group looking to buy Gabby's business, things get crazy pretty quick !!!  And when Gabby's best friend, Janet, is on the suspect list, Gabby decides she needs to help solve the murder before she does anything else  !!!

Male escorts......blackmail.....illegal card games.......powerful island helicopter pilots.... snorkeling.......tantalizing dinners........ all add up to a great getaway....and you don't have to leave the comforts of your own home !!!!

Pick up Beachboy Murder, or any and all of the books in the ALoha Lagoon Mystery series and spend some time with everyone on the will thank me for it !!!!

Review by Missi M.

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