Ukulele Murder: A Nani Johnson Aloha Lagoon Mystery

Ukulele Murder : A Nani Johnson Aloha Lagoon Mystery
  • Author: Leslie Langtry
  • Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
  • Print Length: 237 pages
  • Release Date: July 2, 2016
  • I Rate it:    
  • Genre: Cozy
  • Purchase on Amazon

Book Summary

From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes the killer start to a brand new multi-author series…

Nani Johnson thought she had it made when she moved from Kansas to the resort town of Aloha Lagoon, Kauai. In spite of her certifiably crazy mom, Nani is determined that nothing will stop her from becoming a ukulele virtuoso! Unfortunately her Julliard training doesn’t help her break into the local music scene due to some heavy competition from the Terrible Trio—three hostile, local musicians. The only work she finds is a few bar mitzvahs and gigs at the kitschy Blue Hawaii Wedding Chapel.

But when one of Nani’s competitors drops dead right after a public feud, Nani becomes the police’s main suspect. A missing murder weapon, mysterious threats, and a heck of a frame-up job all have Nani worrying she’ll be trading in her flowery muumuus for prison orange. Enter hunky local botanist Nick Woodfield, who just might be able to help her clear her name…that is if he doesn’t have secrets of his own. With the bodies stacking up, the danger closing in, and the authorities circling, Nani must track down a killer…before she ends up the latest victim of the Ukulele Murderer!

The Aloha Lagoon Mysteries:
Ukulele Murder (book #1)
Murder on the Aloha Express (book #2) coming in Aug!
Deadly Wipeout (book #3) coming in Sept!
Photo Finished (book #4) coming in Oct!
Deadly Bubbles in the Wine (book #5) coming in Nov!
Mele Kalikimaka Murder (book #6) coming in Dec!
Death of the Big Kahuna (book #7) coming in Jan 2017!

<h2><span class="wrap"><span class="inner">About The Author</span></span></h2>

Leslie Langtry is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the Merry Wrath Mysteries, the Greatest Hits Series, the Aloha Lagoon Ukulele Mysteries and Sex, Lies & Family vacations.

She is not, nor ever has been a former CIA agent or an assassin (a question that surprisingly comes up more than you'd think). She has been a Girl Scout Volunteer for 15 years and was a troop leader for 10 years - which gave her a wealth of material that she uses in her books.

Leslie lives in the Midwest with her family and assorted animals and has an unnatural obsession with cake. You can find out more about her and her books at

Leslie Langtry

Book Review by Bree Herron

Ah, the tropics of Hawaii, where the surf and turf is served with murder. This is a great new series by a fabulous author. Leslie Langtry can make you laugh through the night with her books. And Ukulele Murder doesn’t disappoint.  The characters are humorous, each adding a detail to the story that makes the reader want more.

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Nani, grew on me after her fit, but with the cops calling  on her doorstep, I was ready to be Team Nani, and well her mother. (We all have a family member like that right?) I certainly can’t wait to read more in this charming, and funny new series!

Give your summer a sizzle with this new series!

I Rate it

Has Hawaii or another tropical island been calling to you? Tell me about your favorite Cozies that take place somewhere warm!

**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.

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