Synopses & Reviews
"Professor Molly Barda, the narrator of the pseudonymous Bow's winning first mystery, is pursuing tenure at Hawaii's Mahina State University. The academic politics of Mahina are tougher than most, but Molly plays the game quietly until guest of honor Jimmy Tanaka, the owner of the Merrie Musubi fast-food chain and a potential major donor to Mahina, fails to show for a big reception at the school cafeteria. Molly unwillingly enters a search for Tanaka, and in the process finds herself falling for the man's competitor, Donnie Gonsalves, the owner of Donnie's Drive-Inns. Amid faculty grudges and unpopular student retention policies, Molly searches for the key to not just the missing Musubi mogul but a nasty killing. Bow, who teaches at a public university, uses wry humor to alleviate the horror of her heroine's situation and is familiar enough with island culture to know the popularity of Musubi rice balls with a heart of Spam." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.