New Year's Eve, 1934. While Honolulu celebrates with champagne and fireworks, someone is making away with the Bishop Museum's portrait of King Kalākaua and its curator. A series of brutal murders follows, and an unlikely pair, newspaper reporter Mina Beckwith and visiting playwright Ned Manusia, find themselves investigating a twisted trail of clues in an attempt to recover the painting and uncover the killer.
Murder Casts a Shadow: A Hawaiʻi Murder Mystery
University of Hawaiʻi Press
Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl
Softcover, 332 pp.