Homicide in Hawaii

An Emily Swift Travel Mystery

Travel writer Emily Swift looks forward to a romantic trip to Hawaii with her boyfriend Jack. It’ll be easy to write about the breathtakingly beautiful Hawaiian Islands – especially with a friend who lives in Waikiki as her guide.  But Emily’s hopes are dashed when Amanda’s dead body is found in an ancient Hawaiian ritual site.

Who would kill a woman whose friends describe her as “saint like”?  Emily uses her reporter’s skills to find out.  Did Amanda discover her husband’s philandering?  Who is the father of Amanda’s Native Hawaiian daughter Kari?  Why was Amanda obsessed by her family’s role in the history of Hawaii?  What secrets lurk in old letters and photos?

As Emily delves into the past to find the killer, she finds herself in danger.  Finally, she realizes that the murderer is closer than she thinks––and a Hawaiian tourist spot may prove to be her grave as well as Amanda’s.

Find out in Homicide in Hawaii.

Homicide in Hawaii: An Emily Swift Travel Mystery is the second novel in the series. 

Readers Rave about Murder on Madeline Island

With a great cast of characters and wonderfully vivid descriptions, Lorrie Holmgren creates a suspenseful and very entertaining mystery in Murder On Madeline Island.

Christopher Valen, Author of the John Santana novels

Murder on Madeline Island engages the reader immediately with interesting and unusual characters in a mystery that takes place in an even more unusual setting. The descriptions are so vivid, the plot so intriguing and occasionally humorous that by the end the reader will both wish to visit the island and learn more about the history and events that took place there.

Linda Donaldson

This is a one-of-a-kind murder mystery, by turns hilariously funny and seriously suspenseful. Holmgren knows her territory well, and the reader is pulled into the small, sometimes elitist society of Madeline Island as well as the natural beauty of the place, thanks to Holmgren’s terrific descriptions of the landscape. The star of the show, however is the narrator and heroine, Emily Swift, whose quick mind, keen eye, and smart mouth never fail to keep the reader whipping through the pages. One hopes that this is merely the first in a long series of adventures featuring this spunky and engagingly irreverent young woman.

Abigail Davis, Author of Hanging Katherine Garret: A Novel Based on the 1737 Trial of a Pequot Woman