Paradise Crime Mysteries

14 books in series
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Blood Orchids Summary

Fast-paced crime mystery with a touch of romance, readers call Blood Orchids "un-putdownable"!

Hawaii is palm trees, black sand, and blue water - but for policewoman Lei Texeira, there's a dark side to paradise. Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo. On a routine patrol she finds two murdered teenagers - one of whom she'd recently busted. With its echoes of her own past, the murdered girl's harsh life and tragic death affect Lei deeply. She becomes obsessed - even as the killer is drawn to Lei's intensity, feeding off her vulnerabilities and toying with her sanity. Despite her obsession with the case and fear that she's being stalked, Lei finds herself falling in love for the first time. Steaming volcanoes, black sand beaches, and shrouded fern forests are the backdrop to Lei's quest for answers - and the stalker is closer than she can imagine, as threads of the past tangle in her future. Lei is determined to find the killer - but he knows where to find her first.

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  • Book 1

    • Blood Orchids

    • (Paradise Crime Mysteries, Book 1)
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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    Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo. On a routine patrol she finds two murdered teenagers - one of whom she'd recently busted. With its echoes of her own past, the murdered girl's harsh life and tragic death affect Lei deeply. She becomes obsessed - even as the killer is drawn to Lei's intensity, feeding off her vulnerabilities and toying with her sanity.

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  • Book 2

    • Torch Ginger

    • (Paradise Crime Mysteries, Book 2)
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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    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. Lei 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.

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  • Book 3

    • Black Jasmine

    • (Paradise Crime Mysteries, Book 3)
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
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    The island of Maui is turquoise ocean, stunning vistas, and whalesong - but organized crime has a hidden hold, and Detective Lei Texeira tracks evil that hides behind a beautiful face. 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 Maui island society in her quest for justice, rousing a deadly foe.

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  • Book 4

    • Broken Ferns

    • (Paradise Crime Mysteries, Book 4)
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
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    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. 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.

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  • Book 5

    • Twisted Vine

    • (Paradise Crime Mysterie, Book 5)
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
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    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. 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.

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  • Book 5.5

    • Unsound

    • Lei Crime Series
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sonja Field
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
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    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 in 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.

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  • Book 6

    • Shattered Palms

    • (Paradise Crime Mysteries, Book 6)
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
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    Maui is lush mountains, cloud forest and exquisite birdsong - but for Detective Lei Texeira, arrows break that peace. 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? Shattered Palms is a roller coaster ride from the top of Haleakala to the beach and back again, with extinction at stake.

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  • Book 7

    • Dark Lava

    • (Paradise Crime Mysteries, Book 7)
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
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    Maui is sacred places, ancient artifacts, and the dark lava of deepest passions.

    Nothing ever goes easy for detectives Lei Texeira and Michael Stevens. An investigation into heiau desecrations must take a backseat 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 best-selling Lei Crime Series.

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  • Book 8

    • Fire Beach

    • (Paradise Crime Mysteries, Book 8)
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
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    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 best-selling Lei Crime Series, Lei and Stevens find out just how far hate and love will go.

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  • Book 9

    • Rip Tides

    • (Paradise Crime Mysteries Book 9)
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
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    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.

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  • Book 10

    • Bone Hook

    • (Paradise Crime Mysteries Book 10)
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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    Five years after the events of Rip Tides, Lei Texeira gets into hot water investigating a crime scene 90 feet down off of the tiny atoll of Molokini, where the death of a beautiful marine biologist is anything but an accident. Lei’s husband, Michael Stevens, is desperate to kill an enemy from within, and it drives him to make a choice his wife will never sanction. Can Lei and Stevens find the answers they need before their different directions tear them apart?

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  • Book 11

    • Red Rain

    • (Paradise Crime Mysteries Book 11)
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
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    A child’s skull, washed up on a beach, calls out for justice. The last thing detective Lei Texeira wants to do while her husband is deployed overseas is deal with a cold case involving child homicide, and rescuing a group of foster kids takes her beyond her personal limits. Meanwhile, Michael Stevens lands in a jungle hell filled with every kind of threat from crocodiles to kidnappers.

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  • Book 12

    • Bitter Feast

    • (Paradise Crime Mysteries, Book 12)
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
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    Michael Stevens investigates the murder of a chef in a fine dining restaurant on Maui that's a buffet of possible motives where jealousy, passion, and revenge top 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.... Nothing ever goes as planned for Lei and Stevens, and that includes the arrival of their first child. Lei is fully occupied with this personal project as her world is torn apart by powerful forces.

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    • Stolen in Paradise

    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
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    One betta fish, two dead biologists, three trysts, four suspects, and 35 pairs of shoes add up to complicated days in paradise for Special Agent Marcella Scott. Marcella gets into sand way over her Manolos investigating the death of a prominent scientist who washed up on a Waikiki beach with a bullet hole between the eyes. BioGreen, a genetically-engineered algae that could solve the world fuel crisis, has been stolen from the development lab - a hotbed of intrigue where everyone on the project has something to hide.

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