Blood Orchids

Author: Toby Neal

Publisher: Neal Enterprises INC

ISBN: 098395240X

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 5401


Broken Ferns

Author: Toby Neal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983952497

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 5169

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. (Book 4 of Lei Crime Series) 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. "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

Dark Lava

Author: Toby Neal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989688307

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 4142

Maui is sacred places, ancient artifacts, and the dark lava of the deepest passions. Nothing ever goes easy for detectives Lei Texeira and Michael Stevens. An investigation into heiau desecrations takes a back seat to the emergence of an enemy who targets those closest to them, shrouding the bodies as a calling card. Lei and Stevens face challenges of the body, mind and heart in the the bestselling Lei Crime Series. "Neal is a powerful writer, and her prose is often effortless and elegant." Kirkus Reviews

Bone Hook

Author: Toby Neal

Publisher: Neal Enterprises INC

ISBN: 0996706631

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1337

Maui's ocean is beautiful, wild... and deadly.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. The death of beautiful marine biologist Danielle "Lani" Phillips is anything but an accident, and more suspects than a school of sharks circle a case that takes Lei into territory that hits dangerously close to home.

Lei Crime Series Books 1-4

Author: Toby Neal

Publisher: Neal Enterprises INC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 1144

View: 3948

Love exotic settings, convoluted mysteries, and a flawed but lovable female cop with a dog? If so, you’ll enjoy binge reading the Lei Crime Series box of four award-winning, USA Today bestselling books put together into a one-volume immersive reading experience. You can’t read just one! Blood Orchids: 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 own dark past. Torch Ginger: 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. Black Jasmine: 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. Broken Ferns: 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. “Neal’s writing is persistently riveting...Masterly.” Kirkus Reviews

Blood Orchid

Night Flower

Author: Claire Warner

Publisher: Raven Press (ID)

ISBN: 9780995463103

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 9112

The second book in the Night Flower Series.

Rip Tides

A Lei Crime Novel

Author: Toby Neal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989688376

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 1976

Surfing in Hawaii can be fame, talent and... murder. 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. "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, mystery author

Blood on the Orchids

Murder and Mystery on the Island of Hawaii

Author: Jill Steele

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983688003

Category:

Page: 274

View: 9678

There is a murderer loose on the Big Island. One morning in quiet, rural Hawaii beautiful, renowned orchid grower Ellen Jenson is found dead in a greenhouse at the large nursery she and her estranged husband own. In her hand is an unusually vibrant cattleya orchid spray. No one can believe this happened in their peaceful island paradise. Frustrated with the unresponsive and ineffective detective in charge of the case who refuses to take them seriously, Lauren and Jenny, both Jenson's Nursery employees, unearth motives and unite in their quest to find the killer. Experience the rural Big Island local style and learn about orchids and orchid growing as they talk story with local fishermen, orchid growers and surfers. Most chapters are named for an orchid or a Hawaiian grown fruit or flower. Many places of interest are mentioned and historical background is given.

Unsound

A Lei Crime Companion Novel

Author: Toby Neal

Publisher: Neal Enterprises INC

ISBN: 0989148947

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

View: 4737

2015 Gold Award - Best Mystery/Suspense Novel, eLit Awards Only a volcano can cure some things. 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.

Wired Hard

Author: Toby Neal

Publisher: Neal Enterprises INC

ISBN: 099730894X

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 7095

Paradise has nowhere to hide from a thief with an obsession. Security specialist Sophie Ang has a new case: someone is looting artifacts from a royal Hawaiian archaeological site on Maui. Things get deadly fast, and Sophie’s friend, Lei Texeira, Maui homicide detective, takes the case. The women track a killer whose tangled motives extend high into the world of Hawaiian cultural affairs, and deep into the darkest of human motivations—and all the while, Sophie walks a tightrope between new love and heartbreak. "This is the best book of the Wired series yet!" JH, Advance Reader, Goodreads

Torch Ginger

A Lei Crime Novel

Author: Toby Nea

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983952459

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8250

The island of Kauai is remote jungle, golden beaches and ancient culture--but transients are disappearing in paradise, and only Detective Lei Texeira notices. Fleeing a failed engagement, Detective Lei Texeira transfers to the island of Kauai, 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. In Blood Orchids Lei battled her personal demons and won--but now they've come roaring back with reinforcements, including charming real estate magnate Alika Wolcott and former fiance Michael Stevens. In the midst of the biggest case sleepy Kauai has ever seen, Lei must also discover who she loves. "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 About the Author: Toby Neal was raised on Kauai in Hawaii. She wrote and illustrated her first story at age 5. After initially majoring in journalism, she settled on mental health as a career and loves her work, saying, "I'm endlessly fascinated with people's stories." Toby credits her counseling background in adding depth to her characters--from the villains to Lei Texeira, the courageous multicultural heroine of the Lei Crime Series.

The Rowan Tree: A Novel

Author: Robert W. Fuller

Publisher: Robert Fuller

ISBN: 1301749796

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7587

As Arthurian myth sowed the seeds of democracy, THE ROWAN TREE foretells an international culture of dignity. Anchored by a pair of interlocking love stories, this unflinching novel of ideas brims with passionate quests, revelatory failures, and inextinguishable hope. THE ROWAN TREE is an inspirational tour de force that reaches from the rebellious American '60s into humanity’s global future. Soul-searching treks around the world intersect with campus revolution, basketball, math, ballet, and a destined rise to the White House. Love runs ahead of politics and lights the way for nations to follow.

Wired Dark

A Paradise Crime Novel

Author: Toby Neal

Publisher: Paradise Crime

ISBN: 9780997308983

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 9085

Sophie Ang returns to Maui, working alongside partner Jake Dunn to solve a series of bizarre and escalating threats against a rocker with a beach mansion. But soon, catching a crazed stalker becomes the least of Sophie's problems: a deadly enemy is hell-bent to take her down along with anyone she cares about.

Bitter Feast

Author: Toby Neal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997308907

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8930

The farm-to-table food movement in Hawaii can be luscious, exotic... murder. Lieutenant Michael Stevens investigates a murder in a fine dining restaurant on Maui that's a Feast 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 encountered-but that's nothing compared to imminent parenthood with his wife Lei, who'd rather be packing a gun than a diaper bag. "Neal's writing is persistently riveting." Kirkus Reviews

Twisted Vine

A Lei Crime Novel

Author: Toby Neal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989148931

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 2989

"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."--Back cover.

Fire Beach

Author: Toby Neal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989688321

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 8510

Hawaii is cane fires, lush jungles, and feuds that won't die until everyone's dead. 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. "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

Shattered Palms

A Lei Crime Novel

Author: Toby Neal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989148986

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

View: 5581

"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 weeding?"--Page [4] of cover.

Distinction

A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113587316X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

View: 3117

No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Taste is not pure. Bourdieu demonstrates that our different aesth