The Kahuna Killer Author:Juanita Sheridan Janice Cameron's return to Hawaii is "the signal to set off a chain of events which [bring] discord and catastrophe," as well as murder, in Juanita Sheridan's The Kahuna Killer. Originally published five decades ago (though it doesn't feel like it), this detective story featuring charming Chinese sleuth Lily Wu has the friends and foster sisters... more » investigating mysterious events blood on an ancient altar, pagan rights and the appearance of a kahuna (a witch doctor) and the death of a sultry hula girl in 1950s Oahu.« less
I found the second of the "Lily Wu" mysteries more fun than the first, mainly because it takes place in Hawaii and details a lot of information about Hawaiians. It also makes you want to live there. The book is written from the perspective of Janice, who is staying at the home of an old friend of her late father's. Lily is not really the central character, although an important one. The writing is fluid and the mystery is satisfying. Recommended for light mystery lovers.