Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Two to Mango by Jill Marie Landis

Two to Mango is a funny story, cozy mystery. Most of the characters are over the top. If you like your murder mystery on the funny side then read this series. I have read all three of them now and could not put the books down. Had to know what crazy things the Hula Maidens were up to now.

The Hula Maidens are a group of senior citizens who dance hulu. Not very well youngest 62 to 90. They have big personalities, they dance for free at the Tiki Goddess bar.
Em is now managing the Tiki Goddess Bar to help her Uncle Louie save the bar. She has not been on North shore for two long. the Hula Maidens sent her a plain ticket and said her uncle was losing his mind. Em just got through a divorce. She flirts with Roland.
Roland is a murder detective and on the side dances with fire swords. He is suspicious of two deaths in the same hula group. No evidence just a hunch. He asks Em to get the Hulu Maidens register for a completion and go and listen around see if she over hears anything.

Their is one scene right before the Hulu Maidens go on to perform when Em accuses someone of poisoning another person and she starts to run so Em gets in a fight soon the Maidens join in and a group from Japan are all fighting on stage. I was laughing so hard in that scene.

I hope their is plenty more books with Em and the Hula Maidens. This was a clean read.

Description below taken off of Amazon
Publication Date: June 20, 2012
Forget the grass skirts. Some of the Island's top hula dancers are pushing up daisies.Everyone at Em Johnson’s famous North Shore Kauai hang-out, The Tiki Goddess Bar, knows that the bar’s irrepressible Hula Maidens take their hula dancing seriously. So when famed hula instructors from a rival dance troop start dropping like over-ripe passion fruit, Em and the Hula Maidens go undercover at the Kukui Nut Festival Hula Competition to uncover the killer. Em is once again up to her okole in danger and mystery, not to mention the seductive challenge of working with hunky detective Roland Sharpe, who moonlights as one of the island’s sexiest fire dancers. The hula is lively, the luau is smoking, the mai tais are delicious, and a killer is looking to get away with murder in paradise. Praise for Book One of The Tiki Goddess Mysteries "Fun, charming and full of atmosphere, Mai Tai One On is a delightful beginning to what promises to be a terrific mystery series."Susan Mallery, New York Times Bestselling AuthorJILL MARIE LANDIS has written over twenty-five novels, which have earned awards and slots on such national bestseller lists as the USA TODAY Top 50 and the New York Times Best Sellers Plus. She is a seven-time finalist for Romance Writers of America's RITA Award in both Single Title and Contemporary Romance as well as a Golden Heart and RITA Award winner. She's written historical and contemporary romance as well as inspirational historical romance, and she is now penning The Tiki Goddess Mystery Series, which began with MAI TAI ONE ON.

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