THE LAVA WITCH (Kensington Books), Book 3 in Debra Bokur’s Dark Paradise Mysteries series, will be released on May 31.
Detective Kali Māhoe is on the trail of a killer who left a young woman hanging from a tree in a Maui forest, her feet charred and her nostrils packed with lava dust. Kali’s investigation leads down a winding trail of seemingly unconnected clues and diverging paths—from the hanging tree itself, a rare rainbow eucalyptus, to rumors of a witch haunting the high areas of the forest, to the legend of the
ancient Hawaiian sorceress Pahulu, goddess of nightmares. Casting a shadow over it all—the possibility of a Sitting God, a spirit said to invade and possess the soul.
The launch party will take place on June 11 from 3 to 5 pm at the new Tattered Cover Bookstore in Westminster, and all Sisters and Misters (and guests) are invited. Live entertainment will be provided by the Kalama Polynesian Dancers and acoustic performer Rob Rowe. Signings, drumming, dancing, and giveaways of Hawaiian-themed gifts.
Starred review from Publishers Weekly: “This procedural keeps readers guessing all the way to the gratifying solution. Fans of Tony Hillerman will be enthralled.”