Chip Hughes

1 Murder on Moloka'i

Author : Chip Hughes
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-10-04
Description :  When Boston heiress Adrienne Ridgely strides into his Honolulu office, Surfing Detective Kai Cooke likes what he sees, but doubts what he hears.&#xa0; Adrienne’s sister, environmental activist Sara Ridgely-Parke, plunged to her death from a mule on Moloka‘i – the first fatal incident on the soaring cliffs above Kalaupapa’s fabled leper colony.&#xa0; Murder, cries Adrienne, perpetrated by Sara’s ex-husband, developer J. Gregory Parke.&#xa0; Cooke flies to Moloka‘i, tracking tantalizing leads to an unlikely murder that, despite himself, he starts to believe in.&#xa0;<br /><br />Was the mule prodded or spooked or drugged?&#xa0; Did Parke do it for vengeance, or Adrienne for an inheritance, as Parke alleges?&#xa0; Soon Kai uncovers a motive more noxious than either of these – entangling him in the shady dealings of big-time developers, corrupt politicians, and underworld thugs.&#xa0; As he hops from island to island seeking a pivotal clue, the clock ticks down on more than the P.I.’s case or even his own life.&#xa0; The future of Moloka‘i itself is at stake.&#xa0;

2 Wipeout!

Author : Chip Hughes
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-08-25
Description :  “Delivering babies is not in my standard contract,” says Kai Cooke to his very pregnant client, Summer McDahl.&#xa0; Summer has hired the Surfing Detective with an unusual request:&#xa0; to prove her husband is dead.&#xa0; Corky McDahl wiped out on Christmas Eve in heavy surf at Waimea Bay and vanished.&#xa0; Now it’s February, Summer’s baby is soon due, and the P.I. finds himself on a twisted treasure hunt spanning three Hawaiian islands.&#xa0;<br /><br />Did Corky pull off the most daring skip-trace ever?&#xa0; The answer turns out to be more complicated than the question would suggest, involving the islands’ big-wave riding and drug trafficking scenes, not to mention the competing claims of Corky’s two “widows.”&#xa0; Is Corky McDahl dead or alive?&#xa0; Though the “Surfing Detective” seems the last to know, his client gains a great deal more than her money paid for.&#xa0;

3 Murder at Volcano House

Author : Chip Hughes
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-01-28
Description :  Kai Cooke comes to the Volcano House for his strangest case yet—protecting the CEO of a geothermal venture from the wrath of Pele, legendary goddess of volcanoes. Rex Ransom is here in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to attend the funeral for his second employee to die mysteriously in Pele’s domain. His wife sees a pattern and fears that Rex, having offended Pele by drilling in her sacred rainforest, is next. Kai is not so sure. But his faith in common sense receives a jolt when Ransom turns up in a steam vent, boiled alive. Kai investigates and finds others besides Pele who might want Ransom dead. An ex-wife, a former business partner, an anti-drilling activist, a loony woman who fancies herself Pele’s sister, and more. Did the goddess herself strike down Ransom? Or is the answer closer to home? A quick-paced, vivid, island-hopping ride, Murder at Volcano House gives fans of the Surfing Detective reason to cheer, and fans of Hawai'i—who is not?—a welcome journey to these storied isles.

4 Kula: The Famous Surfing Dog

Author : Chip Hughes
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-01-28
Description :  Summoned to the Honolulu hilltop mansion of radio pitchman Barry Buckingham, presumably to trace his missing wife, the Surfing Detective is in for the letdown of his career. Kai Cook is hired to track another lost family member. A dog.<br /><br />Despite his qualms, Kai would seem a natural for the case, since the golden retriever named Kula is a famous surfing dog. Yet the PI knows nothing about finding missing pets. But he does know where to find help—Maile Barnes, an ex-K9 cop and kindred spirit with the keys to unlock the dark underworld of animal theft in the islands.<br /><br />Then a questionable tip takes Kai to a late-night rendezvous, his tipster winds up dead, and the detective himself becomes a suspect. Can he clear his name and find the murderer before he strikes again? The PI tracks the illusive retriever from O‘ahu to the Big Island to Maui, but the killer is one step ahead—other players linked to the dog’s disappearance keep turning up dead.<br /><br />Is a ghost from Barry Buckingham’s past behind the murders? Or is Kai’s client just a misunderstood man with a lost pet? To solve this third case in the Surfing Detective series, Kai Cooke must do what he never does—take on a partner. Teaming up with the headstrong K9 cop is his only shot to liberate the famous surfing dog, who is somehow always at the center of this mystery.

5 Hanging Ten in Paris Trilogy

Author : Chip Hughes
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-10-13
Description :  <i>Everyone’s favorite surfing detective, Kai Cooke, is back . . .&#xa0;in three cases in exotic locales half a world apart: </i><br /><br />In&#xa0;<b>Hanging Ten in Paris </b>Kai investigates the apparent suicide of surfer and study-abroad student Ryan Song, found hanging in his room in Paris. With scant knowledge of French or France, Kai tries to piece together what happened in the city of lights, without ever leaving the islands. He interviews a half dozen students—including the surfer’s unrequited love Marie Ho—and their professor, and finds that while their stories tally none rings of the truth. &#xa0;Did Ryan really hang himself?&#xa0; Or did some dark motive among them cause his death?<br /><br />In <b>Another Problem in Paris</b> when Marie Ho fails to return from her semester abroad Kai is hired by her stepfather, psychiatrist Gordon Grimes, to fly to Paris and hand her a sealed envelope. The PI tracks her through Paris neighborhoods, guided by an old flame French professor, and finds Marie living with her boyfriend and another woman.&#xa0; Meanwhile Kai himself is being tracked. When he delivers the envelope Marie’s apparent <i>ménage</i><i> à trois</i> is violently torn asunder.&#xa0; Kai suspects the Frenchmen who have been following him. And behind them someone much closer to home.<br /><br />In <b>Murder at Makapu‘u</b> Kai investigates the fatal cliff-side plunge of philanthropist Beatrice Ho, whose death looks suspiciously un-accidental. Kai flies to Moloka‘i to check on the alibis of her second husband, the PI’s former client Dr. Grimes. When those alibis raise questions Grimes’ stepdaughter confronts him and&#xa0;they face off on the cliff from which he claims his wife jumped. Did Grimes push her?&#xa0; Kai is not so sure.&#xa0; Then he finds a final piece of evidence that appears to clinch the case.&#xa0; But not the case he expected.

6 Murder at Makapu'u

Author : Chip Hughes
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2017-08-22
Description :  In <b>Murder at Makapu‘u </b>Kai Cooke&#xa0;investigates the fatal sea-cliff plunge of philanthropist Beatrice Ho, whose unattended&#xa0;death looks suspiciously attended. Kai flies to Moloka‘i to check on the alibis of her second husband, the PI’s former client Dr. Gordon Grimes. When those alibis raise questions Grimes’ stepdaughter confronts him and&#xa0;they face off on the cliff from which he claims his wife jumped. Did Grimes push her?&#xa0; Kai is not so sure.&#xa0; Then he finds a final piece of evidence that appears to clinch the case.&#xa0; Not the case he expected.&#xa0;

7 Hanging Ten in Paris: A Surfing Detective Novelette

Author : Chip Hughes
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2017-08-13
Description :  He doesn’t speak French. He’s never been to Paris. Kai Cooke is an unlikely detective to investigate the hanging death there of a study abroad student from Hawai‘i named Ryan Song. Except that Ryan was a surfer. With this thin connection to the case, Kai tries to piece together what happened in Paris, without ever leaving the islands. This means a challenging case. How will the Surfing Detective reconstruct a sequence of events that occurred months earlier and seven thousand miles away?<br /><br />Kai, as always, rises to the occasion. And, as always, things turn out to be not as they seem. As he interviews a half dozen students and their professor who accompanied Ryan to Paris, Kai discovers that while their stories tally, none sounds like the truth. To get the to truth, he must dig deeper. What went down in Paris ends up astonishing even the detective himself.

8 Another Problem in Paris

Author : Chip Hughes
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2017-08-22
Description :  In <b>Another Problem in Paris</b> when study abroad student&#xa0;Marie Ho fails to return from her semester in Paris Kai Cooke is hired by her estranged stepfather, psychiatrist Gordon Grimes, to fly to Paris and hand her a sealed envelope. The PI tracks her through Paris neighborhoods, guided by an old flame French professor, and finds Marie living with her boyfriend and another woman. Meanwhile Kai himself is being tracked. When he delivers the envelope Marie’s apparent <i>ménage</i><i> à trois</i> is violently torn asunder.&#xa0; Kai suspects the Frenchmen who have been following him. And behind them someone closer to home.&#xa0;



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