10 Little Menehunes
Mayhem on the Orchid Isle Maui Mayhem Cozy Mystery: Book 3 by Aysia Amery Aysia Amery Mystery & Thrillers , Women's Fiction Pub Date 09 Oct 2016
And Then There Were None is one of my favorite novels, and I am always thrilled to read homages to the original. Mayhem on the Orchid Isle is a lighthearted tribute that honors the original but adds its own little twist.
Ginger is a Michelin starred chef, who along with her flirtatious friend/assistant Jemma has been hired to cater a weekend gathering at a remote horse ranch on the Big Island. Apart from the ranch staff, there are ten guests of various professions and backgrounds. Ginger and Jemma quickly discover that a tragedy links the players. When the first guest disappears, Ginger begins to wonder if someone intends their own Hawaiian take on the classic Christie tale.
Mayhem on the Orchid Isle departs from the original in several ways apart from the setting. It has a hearty dose of humor. Ginger is able to see and communicate with ghosts, including the recents departed. The why and whodunnit is very straightforward once you have the details of the tragedy. But knowing whodunnit doesn't make the novel any less enjoyable. This short, lighthearted cozy makes for a wonderful afternoon escape with its exotic setting and charming central characters.
4 / 5
I received a copy of Mayhem on the Orchid Isle from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Ginger and Jemma are trapped at a horse ranch on the Big Island during a tropical storm where somebody’s playing out Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None.’ But with their own Menehune version. As victims drop one by one like rotting fruit on a mango tree, can our amateur sleuth, with the help of her quirky assistant, find the murderer(s) in time? Or will they be the 9th and 10th Menehune victims? And for crying out loud, why aren’t the ghosts any help?! * Paranormal humorous cozy mystery *