Wednesday, April 27, 2011
MURDER ON TIKI ISLAND (Kindle version)
I've been waiting on this Tiki book for quite some time, having already enjoyed the author's first ride, Murder Behind the Closet Door.
Here's the scoop....
Set in New York City and the Florida Keys in 1956, this noir-style murder mystery follows Detective Bill Riggins (Murder Behind the Closet Door) through a series of strange, unexplained events surrounding a murder and paranormal phenomena on Florida's world-famous Tiki Island Resort. Influenced by the style made famous by pulp fiction's greatest authors from Raymond Chandler to Mickey Spillane, Murder on Tiki Island weaves an intricate web of lies, murder, and the occult shaken with a shot of hot dames and a chaser of cool tropical breezes.
Swing back to 1956, when jazz and rock 'n' roll ruled the airwaves, giant finned cars ruled the roadways and Tiki Bars were the hottest spots on the nightlife scene. Riggins, a New York City detective, takes a 'forced vacation' to Tiki Island in the world-famous Florida Keys and Key West. Once there he gets mixed up with the seductive daughter of the resort's wealthy owner; gets taken for a wild ride by a beautiful blonde bombshell; and gets himself suspected of a brutal murder. Skeletons, mermaids, Mai Tais, Exotica music, fishing and phantoms all come together to make Murder on Tiki Island a fun, old-fashioned pulp noir novel that's sure to please anyone who digs the mid-century scene, or just loves plain old fashioned noir-style detective novels. Tiki Chris Pinto's Key West murder mystery will have you spooked and guessing throughout the entire story, with a few twists that will get you saying, "wow, daddy-o!"