This is book is true to the period of time and to the people it is about. Some of the language is a bit harsh but the mystery is solid and kept my interest. It is staying with me so I will probably read others in this series in spite of the language.
The main Rat Pack Character in this book is Dean Martin. I'm interested in seeing who the next book features.
These are good, light reads. Jessica realizes murder follows her everywhere but there is a logical reason for her to become involved and solve the mystery anyway. I was on the right track, but not quite right.
Not as good as the previously written "Molokai" but good, nonetheless. Interesting as he wove facts about people actually living at the time into his fictionalized version. His choice of using a Korean picture bride and her culture and background made the book hard to put down.
This is a great book! It takes place in 1920's Hawaii. It took me a long time to guess the solution. The mystery is woven into what appears to be a romance, heavy on early Hawaiian atmosphere. It has many clues and red herrings. This is the first of six books about Chan who is an interesting person, although stereo-typed. Highly recommended. Written in 1925 and reissued.
A book review group has a member murdered and manages to solve the mystery before the police. Great characters, hard-to-solve mystery with twists, and an interesting beginning to a new series. I'm sold. I have a new author in Ellery Adams to add to my list of want-to-reads.
This series gets better and better. Great historical series mixed with contemporary plot with no mystical influences. Plots are intertwined with skill and I was eager to revisit each plot to see what was happening. A very satisfying read. I've ordered the next in the series and it will be at the top of my many piled waiting books.
I greatly enjoy this series. Homer Kelly and his wife Mary are teaching at Hahvard in the late 1960's with bombs going off during the rehearsals of the Handel's "Messiah" to be presented at Christmas. Very interesting, especially since I spent time in that area of Boston last month.