Murder She Wrote Aloha Betrayed by Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain - 424 pages
Jessica is on the Hawaiian island of Maui, giving a lecture at Maui
College on community involvement in police investigations—a subject she
knows well. Her co-lecturer is legendary retired detective Mike Kane, a
behemoth of a man who shares his love of Hawaiian lore, legends and
culture with Jessica.
Sadly, all the talking stops when the body of a colleague is found at the rocky foot of a cliff.
Kapule was a botanist and popular professor at the school, known for
her activism and efforts on behalf of the volcanic crater Haleakala. The
high altitude crater is already the site of an observatory, but plans
to place the world’s largest solar telescope there split the locals,
with Mala fiercely arguing to preserve the delicate ecology of the area.
Was someone trying to muffle the protestors? Or was Mala’s killer
making a more personal statement?
Now, it’s up to Jessica, along
with Mike, to uncover who was driven to silence the scientist…and betray
the true meaning of Aloha.