Paperback. Regular Print.

​ISBN 978-0692564400

Big Island Mystery series book #1 - Bones of Paradise

Kindle Version

Jane Lasswell Hoff

Even in paradise, people do die. And it’s the job of Mimi Charles, Forensic Anthropologist, to analyze the bodies that aren’t found right away – skeletons, mostly. Mimi and her colleagues at the Medical Examiner’s office are a tightly-knit team that relishes solving the mysteries presented by each case. But outside of the office, their lives in the sweet little town of Hilo, Hawaii, flow in a gentle island rhythm. None of them is prepared for the disappearance of one of their own, right from the building where they work (or the parking lot outside, anyway). Soon a series of notes begins to arrive, supposedly from the missing person. Even though the FBI shows up to join the local police in the search for clues, Mimi and her friends can’t resist doing a little “digging” of their own. Suddenly, there’s a very pesky TV reporter calling Mimi at home and peeking out at her from behind potted plants. And then John, the Death Investigator who works with Mimi, begins to act strangely. Despite the distractions, Mimi begins to piece together odd, seemingly unrelated bits of information in the race to find her missing friend, and she most sincerely hopes that she’s not too late...

Paperback. Large Print.

​ISBN 978-15194817

Bones of Paradise is one terrific debut. A spunky, intelligent protagonist, a gorgeous setting (Hawaii) well described, a clever plot, and foul play notwithstanding, a sunny, funny, upbeat novel. Looking forward to seeing more of Mimi Charles.   

– Aaron Elkins, Edgar Award-winning author of the Gideon Oliver series