Toby Neal

1 Blood Orchids

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths  Police Procedural 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2015-11-10
Description :  <i>*USA TODAY BESTSELLING SERIES, 2017!*</i><br /><br /><i><b>Hawaii is palm trees, black sand, and blue water, but for policewoman Lei Texeira, there’s a dark side to paradise.</b></i><br /><br />Overcoming a past filled with scars, Lei makes a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo. When a routine patrol turns up two murdered teens, Lei’s world is rocked. <i>She knows one of the girls. </i><br /><br />Even as Lei is drawn into the case, the killer’s attention fixes on her. &#xa0;<br /><br />Despite the strain of being toyed with by a murderer, Lei is attracted to the lead detective, Michael Stevens--but she can’t afford distractions. Amidst an enchanting backdrop of Hawaii’s black sand beaches and shrouded fern forests, a killer’s closing in on her.<br /><br /><i>"Will Graham, Jack Reacher, and Alex Cross now have a worthy female counterpart in Lei Texeira. Blood Orchids&#xa0;satisfies on every level. A powerful new talent is on the scene, whole-heartedly recommended."-Drew Cross, former police officer and author of BiteMarks</i>

2 Black Jasmine

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure  Women Sleuths  Police Procedural 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-12-20
Description :  <i><b>The island of Maui is </b></i><b><i>turquoise</i></b><i><b> ocean, stunning vistas, and whalesong—but organized crime has a hidden hold, and Detective Lei Texeira tracks evil that hides behind a beautiful face.</b></i><br /><br />Lei and Stevens find a haven on Maui—until their new life as a couple is interrupted by murder. When a nameless teenage girl dies in an apparent vehicular suicide, Lei can’t rest until she finds out what really happened. She blazes through all the wealth and poverty of island society in her quest for justice, rousing a deadly foe—even as she faces the personal demons of commitment and revenge that threaten the only real love she’s ever known.<br /><br /><i>&#xa0;“Toby Neal's stories have a relentless, charged energy that heats up every page.” Holly Robinson, author of Sleeping Tigers</i>

3 Twisted Vine

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-10-06
Description :  <i><b>*WINNER* </b>2015 Silver Medal Winner<br />Best Mystery / Thriller e-Book<br />Independent Publisher Book Awards | 2015 GOLD for Best Multicultural Novel, eLit Book Awards</i><br /><br /><b>The island of Oahu is skyscrapers and rainforests, beaches and boutiques—but Special Agent Lei Texeira is drawn into a shadow world connected by death and the Internet.</b><br /><br />Mysterious suicides draw Lei and her team, including tech specialist Sophie Ang, to hunt a criminal who plays with the thin gray line between right and wrong. Lei stirs up a hornet’s nest on the investigation as her past reaches out in a twisted vine of old loves, new technologies, and dark vendettas.<br /><br />&#xa0;<i>“Toby Neal scores a royal flush in this fifth of an unmissable crime series for mystery fans!” J.C. Martin, author of Oracle</i>

4 Shattered Palms

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Suspense  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths  Police Procedural 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-12-06
Description :  From a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author whose work Kirkus describes as, "persistently riveting. Masterful!"<br /><br /><i><b>Maui is lush mountains, cloud </b></i><b><i>forest</i></b><i><b>, and exquisite birdsong—but for Detective Lei Texeira, murder shatters the peace of paradise.</b></i><br /><br />Someone is stalking poachers that are capturing Maui’s rarest birds, and Lei pursues the case with her usual leap-first, look-later style—but will she be able to catch a killer, save the birds, and still make it to her own wedding?<br /><br />Shattered Palms is a roller coaster ride from the top of Haleakala to the beach and back again, with extinction at stake.<br /><br /><i>“Toby Neal creates a captivating balance of the beauty of the islands contrasted with the ugliness of murder, complicated by the trials of Lei’s love life. A must-read.” Thomas K. Matthews, author of Rejection.</i>

5 Rip Tides

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths  Police Procedural 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-10-17
Description :  USA TODAY BESTSELLING BOOK! January 2016<br /><br /><i>*WINNER* 2016 Independent Publishers AWARD (IPPY) Bronze Medal for Best Suspense/Thriller!</i><br /><br /><b><i>Surfing in Hawaii can be fame, talent and… murder.</i></b><br /><br />Poised to win the prestigious Triple Crown of Surfing, Maui surf star Makoa Simmons washes up tragically dead. Detective Lei Texeira plunges into a high-profile case whose dark and tangled motives reach deep into the elite world of professional surfing on the North Shore of Oahu. Lei must follow her instincts into new territory even as husband Michael Stevens struggles with heartbreak of another kind.<br /><br /><i>“Another fantastic mystery featuring Lei Texeira and the wonderful, deftly drawn characters populating the Lei Crime Series. Toby Neal just keeps getting better, and Rip Tides is my new favorite.” Emily Kimelman, author of Sydney Rye Mystery Series</i>

6 Lei Crime Series Boxed Set: Books 1-4

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Short Stories  Police Procedural  Women Sleuths 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2015-10-11
Description :  <b>Do you love a heroine&#xa0;with a dark past, brave dog, and complicated love life?&#xa0;</b><br /><br />The AWARD-WINNING, USA TODAY bestselling (2017) first four books of the Lei Crime Series put together into a one-volume immersive reading experience that will take you to paradise through fast-paced mysteries with a twist of romance solved by multicultural detective Lei Texeira.&#xa0;<i>You can’t read just one!&#xa0;</i><br /><br /><i><b>Blood Orchids:</b></i><br /><br />Black sand beaches and steaming volcanoes are the backdrop for murder as young patrolwoman Lei Texeira discovers the bodies of two drowned girls--and attracts the attention of a killer with ties to her&#xa0;past.<br /><br /><i><b>Torch Ginger:</b></i><br /><br />The stunning cliffs and pristine beaches of Kauai have drawn Lei to a fresh start, but only she can untangle the mystery of missing persons with madness at its heart. .<br /><br /><i><b>Black Jasmine:</b></i><br /><br />Cruise ships and art galleries hide dark secrets as Lei and her partner Stevens move to Maui to build a life together--but trouble follows them in paradise.<br /><br /><i><b>Broken Ferns:</b></i><br /><br />Lei accepts an offer to join the FBI, and her first case on the island of Oahu involves the stolen airplane of a mogul and a young burglar with a cause.<br /><br /><i><b>“Neal’s writing is persistently riveting...Masterly.” Kirkus Reviews</b></i>

7 Dark Lava

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths  Police Procedural 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-10-04
Description :  From award-winning author Toby Neal, whose work Kirkus calls "persistently riveting," a USA TODAY Bestselling (2017) series!<br /><br /><b><i>Maui is sacred places, ancient artifacts, and the dark lava of deepest passions.</i></b><br /><br />Nothing ever goes easy for detectives Lei Texeira and Michael Stevens. An investigation into heiau desecrations must take a back seat to the emergence of an enemy who targets those closest to them, leaving shrouds as a calling card. Lei and Stevens face challenges of the body, mind, and heart in this seventh in the bestselling Lei Crime Series.<br /><br /><i>“Neal is a powerful writer, and her prose is often effortless and elegant.” Kirkus Reviews&#xa0;</i>

8 Torch Ginger

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Romance  Suspense  Women Sleuths  Police Procedural 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-12-27
Description :  ****WINNER: Best Multicultural Novel 2015, eLit Book Awards***<br /><br /><i>From USA Today bestselling author Toby Neal, whose writing Kirkus Reviews calls “persistently riveting,” comes the Lei Crime Series!</i><br /><br /><i><b>The island of Kaua`i is remote jungle, golden beaches and ancient culture—but transients are disappearing in paradise, and only Detective Lei Texeira notices.</b></i><br /><br />Fleeing a failed engagement,&#xa0;Lei&#xa0;transfers to the island of Kaua`i, where she uncovers a pattern of disappearances that may be related to a bizarre cult—or is it just one madman at work? In Lei's world, everyone is guilty until proven innocent.<br /><br />In the midst of the biggest case sleepy Kaua`i has ever seen, Lei must also discover who she loves.<br /><br /><i>“Lei Texeira is both tough detective and a vulnerable woman in a winning Hawaii crime series created by novelist Toby Neal.” David Bishop, Mystery Author</i>

9 Red Rain

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-12-26
Description :  USA TODAY BESTSELLER! 2016<br /><br /><i><b>"Persistently riveting...Neal's writing is tenacious, highlighted by masterly crosscutting of two exhilarating storylines."~ KIRKUS REVIEWS</b></i>&#xa0;<br /><br /><b><i>In Hawaii, a red rain means the death, change, or birth of a chief.</i></b><br /><br />The last thing detective Lei Texeira wants to do while her husband is gone is deal with a child homicide cold case—but she gets one anyway, and it takes her beyond her personal limits. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Michael Stevens finds himself in a dark place filled with every kind of threat from crocodiles to kidnappers, and just getting home alive would be a miracle.&#xa0;<br /><br /><i>“Toby Neal is known for well-crafted and emotionally charged mysteries, and Red Rain may be her best yet. Neal gives us two suspenseful and unpredictable storylines, equally taut with intrigue and masterfully told, woven together in an intricately carved puzzle filled with the kind of inner character exploration we expect from a Lei Crime story. Neal pulls out all the stops on this one!” &#xa0;~M. L. Doyle, author of the Master Sergeant Harper Mysteries</i>

10 Bone Hook

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-11-10
Description :  USA TODAY BESTSELLER! 2016<br /><br /><b><i>Maui’s ocean is beautiful, wild… and deadly.</i></b><br /><br />It’s been five years since the events of Rip Tides, and Sergeant Lei Texeira gets into hot water much deeper than she’s used to at a crime scene ninety feet down off of the tiny atoll of Molokini, where the death of beautiful marine biologist Danielle “Lani” Phillips is anything but an accident. More suspects than a school of sharks circle a case that takes Lei into territory that hits dangerously close to home as husband Michael Stevens heads into his own uncharted depths.<br /><br /><i>“Toby Neal has delivered another preeminent novel in the irresistible and popular Lei Crime&#xa0;Series. In this tenth addition, Neal is better than ever, not waiting a moment to dive into a scintillating murder mystery set on the island of Maui among its resplendent coastline treasures.</i>&#xa0;<br /><i>Don’t miss the very best of Toby Neal and the hottest Lei Crime addition yet. Bone Hook is a masterful, gripping story, destined to become a favorite journey into the darkness of selfishly deceitful human machinations set in paradise.”</i>&#xa0;<br /><i>~R.S. Guthrie, author of award-winning Blood Land, first in the James Pruett Mystery series.</i>&#xa0;

11 Fire Beach

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-10-04
Description :  FINALIST: Best Mystery Thriller, International Book Awards 2016<br /><br /><i><b>Hawaii is cane fires, lush jungles, and feuds that won’t die until everyone’s dead. </b></i><br /><br />Detective Lei Texeira stalks the shroud killer on her own terms as Michael Stevens finds himself engulfed in the flames of a case with tangled consequences. In this eighth of the bestselling Lei Crime Series, Lei and Stevens find out just how far hate and love will go.<br /><br /><i>"Toby Neal's Lei Crime Series is a wonderful achievement in consistency and style, introducing us to a rich landscape filled with memorable characters. Eight books in, I'm already anxiously waiting for number nine!" Detective (Ret) David Swinson, author of A Detailed Man</i>

12 Broken Ferns

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-10-15
Description :  Escape to paradise's dark side!<br /><br /><b><i>The island of Oahu is warm breezes, skyscrapers and green mountains—but a daring young thief is out to make a statement, and Special Agent Lei Texeira’s new career is already on the line. </i></b><br /><br />Lei Texeira has made a difficult transition from detective on Maui to the FBI on Oahu—and her first big case as an agent draws national media attention. With her typical jump-first, look-later style, she pursues her quarry from Oahu to the outer islands, rousing old conflicts and new heartbreak.<br /><br /><i>“</i><i>Crisp, well-written and full of local color - Broken Ferns is another page-turner from Toby Neal.” Greta Van der Rol, author of Morgan’s Choice</i>

13 Bitter Feast

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths  Police Procedural 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2016-05-12
Description :  <b><i>The farm-to-table food movement in Hawaii can be luscious, exotic… murder.</i></b><br /><br />Lieutenant Michael Stevens investigates a murder in a fine dining restaurant on Maui that’s a <i>Feast</i> of possible motives, with jealousy, passion and revenge topping the menu. A host of familiar characters, from Jared Stevens to Dr. Wilson, chime in from their perspectives, each contributing essential information to one of the most complex cases Stevens has ever encountered—but that’s nothing compared to imminent parenthood with his wife Lei, who’d rather be packing a gun than a diaper bag.<br /><br /><i><b>"Neal's writing is persistently riveting...Masterly." ~Kirkus Reviews</b></i>

14 Lei Crime Series Box Set: Books 9-12

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths  Short Stories  Fiction & Literature  Police Procedural 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-10-03
Description :  <b>Lei Crime Box Set Books 9-12</b><br /><br />Do you love exotic settings, convoluted mysteries, and flawed but lovable heroines with complicated love lives? If so, you’ll enjoy binge reading this Lei Crime Series box of four award-winning, USA Today bestselling books put together into a one-volume immersive reading experience.&#xa0;<i>You can’t read just one!</i><br /><br /><i><b>Rip Tides:</b></i><br /><br />The powerful waves of the North Shore of Oahu and the dramatic murder of a pro surfer create ripples that draw Lei and her team deep into a vortex of lovers’ drama.<br /><br /><i><b>Bone Hook:</b></i><br /><br />Body retrieval in ninety feet of water isn’t for sissies! Lei pursues the murderer of a marine biologist around the reefs and through the ocean surrounding Maui as her husband struggles with personal demons.<br /><br /><i><b>Red Rain:</b></i><br /><br />Lei chases a cold case child killer through the jungles of Hana on Maui as her husband Stevens is deployed to alligator-infested wilderness in Honduras. Will they be able to survive the forces pulling them apart?<br /><br /><i><b>Bitter Feast:</b></i><br /><br />The luscious layers of the farm-to-table movement on Maui are the backdrop to a murder in a fancy chef run restaurant. Stevens and his team tackle a convoluted case while Lei works on a personal project.<br /><br /><i>“I liked the first book I read so much that I went ahead and bought all the rest. I'm glad I did. Excellent, substantive characterizations, interesting plot lines and a sense of the real Hawaii for people who live there.” ~Silver Girl, Goodreads</i>

15 Lei Crime Series Box Set: Books 5-8

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural  Short Stories  Fiction & Literature  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-10-03
Description :  <b>Lei Crime Box Set Books 5-8</b><br /><br />Do you love exotic settings, convoluted mysteries, and flawed but lovable heroines with complicated love lives? If so, you’ll enjoy binge reading this Lei Crime Series box of four award-winning, USA Today bestselling books put together into a one-volume immersive reading experience.&#xa0;<i>You can’t read just one!</i><br /><br /><i><b>Twisted Vine:</b></i><br /><br />Mai tais and stunning beaches and hide a evil as FBI Agent Lei Texeira works closely with MMA-fighting tech agent Sophie Ang to uncover the hidden face behind an online suicide group.<br /><br /><i><b>Shattered Palms:</b></i><br /><br />Maui’s pristine rainforest is the setting for a bizarre murder involving the poaching of rare native Hawaiian birds. Lei is so caught up in catching a killer that she may not make it to her own wedding.<br /><br /><i><b>Dark Lava:</b></i><br /><br />The searing heat of the deepest passions are let loose when the grisly murder of someone close to newlyweds Lei and Stevens triggers an investigation way too close to home.<br /><br /><i><b>Fire Beach:</b></i><br /><br />The steamy jungles of the Big Island are the backdrop for revenge as Lei hunts down a killer who has been plaguing her family and leaving muslin shrouds as a calling card.<br /><br /><b><i>“Neal’s writing is...persistently riveting. Masterly!” ~Kirkus Reviews</i></b>

16 Unsound

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-10-22
Description :  <i>*&#xa0;<b>WINNER</b> 2015 GOLD 2015 eLit Book Awards-Best Mystery/Thriller*</i><br /><br /><b>"A strong, savvy dissection of how two people’s lives are intertwined by violence, psychology, and grief." KIRKUS REVIEWS</b>&#xa0;<br /><br /><b><i>Only a volcano can cure some things. </i></b><br /><br />Dr. Caprice Wilson, police psychologist, has spent her life unraveling the mysteries of the human mind—only to find herself in a deep crisis. Caprice prescribes herself a walkabout and goes hiking on Maui—but the solitary retreat she has in mind does not go as planned. Caprice faces an enemy she never knew she had and wrestles with questions of hope, identity, loss, and the nature of psychopathy in a cat-and-mouse game with survival at stake.<br /><br /><i>“Toby Neal weaves a spell-binding suspense that pulls you in with breathtaking scenery, flawed characters, and brilliantly twisted psychology.” Gae-Lynn Woods, author of the Cass Elliott Crime Series</i>

17 Wired Fear

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  African American  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers  Police Procedural  Action & Adventure  Women Sleuths 
Release Date :  2018-08-30
Description :  <i><b>Paradise is haunted by betrayal.</b></i><br /><br /><i>What if you discovered that those closest to you were not who they seemed?</i><br /><br />Tech sleuth Sophie Ang, her lovable dog Ginger, and her partner, Jake Dunn, tackle a new case involving a famous hula festival on the Big Island--but that's only one of the hot situations demanding Sophie's attention. Repercussions from the past and the return of a deadly relative threaten to tear apart the fragile life Sophie's trying to build. Everyone around her seems to want more from Sophie than she can give, and one of them plans to take her life.<br /><br /><i>In the midst of a volcano of conflicting agendas, Sophie must find a way to truth, victory </i><i>and</i><i> freedom.</i>

18 Somewhere on Maui

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Romance  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Theater  Fiction & Literature  Contemporary 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2015-11-06
Description :  <b><i>Even in Hawaii,</i><i>&#xa0;only an accidental matchmaker can make lighting strike the people who need it most.</i></b><br /><br />Zoe moves to Maui to live her dream of being an independent journalist walking the beaches of paradise every day—but she never expected to be doing it with just her dog Sylvester. Divorced and heartbroken, and she ends up in therapy.<br /><br />Adam’s born and bred on Maui, a true “local” who surfs to stay in shape and deal with his many sources of stress: care of his mother, a busy contracting business, and a custody fight for his beloved stepkids. A workplace confrontation sends him to anger management counseling.<br /><br />They happen to share a therapist who gives them the same advice: <i>try Internet dating</i>. And though their Crazy Blind Date match-up ignites sparks neither have felt since high school, finding love is complicated. Can Adam and Zoe find a way to live a deeper dream on Maui?<br /><br /><i>"Heartfelt, rich, inspiring—Neal’s fans will instantly fall in love with the charming cast of&#xa0;Somewhere on Maui." ~Christine Nolfi, author of award-winning&#xa0;Treasure Me</i>

19 Paradise, Passion, Murder: 10 Tales of Mystery from Hawaii

Author : Terry Ambrose, JoAnn Bassett, Gail Baugniet, Frankie Bow, Kay Hadashi, Laurie Hanan, Jill Marie Landis, A.J. Llewellyn, Toby Neal, CW Schutter & Lorna Collins
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Short Stories 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2016-01-26
Description :  From the Big Island to Kauai, the far side of Maui to the bustling streets of Honolulu, experience paradise in all its glory...and darkness. This collection of ten stories brings out the beauty of the islands, the passion of the tropics, and, yes, murder. Join ten writers who love the islands and want you to savor the tropics while benefiting literacy in Hawaii. Join Terry Ambrose, JoAnn Bassett, Gail Baugniet, Frankie Bow, Lorna Collins (editor), Kay Hadashi, Laurie Hanan, Jill Marie Landis, AJ Llewellyn, Toby Neal, and CW Schutter for Paradise, Passion, Murder. All proceeds from the sales of this book benefit Read Aloud America and support literacy in Hawaii.

20 Orquídeas de sangre

Author : Toby Neal
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-04-06
Description :  <b>Hawái es sinónimo de palmeras, arena negra y aguas azules, pero para la policía Lei Texeira hay un lado oscuro en el paraíso.</b><br /> Lei ha superado un pasado lleno de cicatrices para ejercer como policía en la tranquila ciudad de Big Island, en Hilo.<br /> En una de sus patrullas diarias encuentra a dos adolescentes asesinadas —una de ellas, recientemente fichada. Los ecos de su pasado, la difícil vida de las chicas y sus trágicas muertes le afectan hasta hacerla caer en una espiral obsesiva en torno a todo lo relacionado con el caso. La intensidad de su investigación será un reclamo para el asesino que, en su juego macabro, la acechará, alimentándose de sus debilidades y jugando con su cordura.<br /> A pesar de su obsesión con el caso y el miedo a su acosador, en el transcurso de la investigación Lei se sorprende enamorándose por primera vez. Volcanes humeantes, playas de arena negra y bosques de helechos son el escenario de la búsqueda de respuestas, sin embargo su acosador está más cerca de lo que imagina, mientras los hilos del pasado se enredan en su futuro.<br /> Lei está decidida a encontrar el asesino, pero él ya sabe dónde encontrarla.



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