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The former crime reporter has been keeping a low profile since being shot by a cop while investigating police corruption. But when Stryker receives a phone call from a beautiful former high school classmate, he's drawn back into society to look into the death of the woman's grandfather. Soon, Stryker's investigation leads him to a deadly secret buried deep in the heart of Hawaii.
Vivid and exhilarating, you can almost hear the pounding of the surf and catch the scent of plumeria.
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By Kathi on 03-09-13
Great new series!
Would you listen to Aloha, Lady Blue again? Why?
Yes. it's a really good story with a fast-paced action, mixed with just enough humor to balance it all.
Any additional comments?
Someone used to send me computer lnks to Charles Memminger's humorous column from the Honolulu paper, and I loved reading them. I had noticed I had not gotten one for a while, so was thrilled when I saw he had written this book. Wondering if he would be as talented with a full-length book, eagerly downloaded it.
I am happy to say it is excellent. He has created Stryker MacBride, an ex-reporter who lives on his houseboat and gets drawn into the crime that originally led to his having been shot when he had been investigating it several years previously. Danger, tough guys, sex--the usual ingredients of this genre of beach bum sleuths, combined with one of the freshest touches of humor found in recent books. Not my usual reading, but bought just because it was written by Memminger. I found it everything I had hoped for and more. I would just say that at times the narration was a little uneven, but it did not detract.
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By Charleen on 03-11-13
murder, history and modern ideas
If you could sum up Aloha, Lady Blue in three words, what would they be?
Real Hawaiian mystery
What did you like best about this story?
Theethnic mix of characters is a refreshing change from the same old Magnum wannabes
Have you listened to any of Mike Chamberlain’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Not your average LA murder
Any additional comments?
The author likes to use modern invective but once you get over that, this is well worth reading. And, you might learn something about our 50th state that is seldom mentioned. This author puts personalities to the characters from the past, instead of just talking in generalities. The past affects the present and it does so on a personal level. Thanks guy you did a good job . I hpoe to read some more from your chacters.
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