The Books

Photo Finish - A McKenna Mystery

Photo Finish

“Toss together a bit of Hawaiian voodoo, a con artist on the trail of a big score, and a wiseass hero. Mix with wit. Add a touch of sarcasm and you have ‘Photo Finish’—a mystery as refreshing as a visit to the islands themselves.” — Deborah Coonts the Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series

Kauai Temptations

Kauai Temptations

“Kauai Temptations is a fast-paced mystery with quirky characters and loads of island charm. Recipe for a great day at the beach: sunscreen, bamboo mat, mango shave ice, and Kauai Temptations in your beach bag!” — JoAnn Bassett, author of The Islands of Aloha Mystery Series

Big Island Blues - A McKenna Mystery

Big Island Blues

“Big Island Blues sizzles from a gripping beginning to a finale both taut and sweet. As they say in the islands – Maika’i loa” (Hawaiian for very good).—Bestselling and award-winning author Carolyn Hart


License to Lie

With $5 million and their lives on the line, can a determined criminologist and a beautiful con artist learn to trust each other…or themselves?


“On all levels License to Lie justifiably earned this five star rating!” — San Francisco Book Review (1776 Productions)


Con Game

“Ambrose touches on high-finance malfeasance, adultery and drug dealing with the kind of snark that will remind readers of Elmore Leonard. . . A solid second round of capers featuring this attractive, cynical couple.” — Kirkus Reviews


What’s Coming Up?

Tentatively titled “Mystery of the Lei Palaoa,” the story puts McKenna and Chance Logan on the hunt for a killer on the streets of downtown Honolulu. Watch for this super-short piece, which will be free, by September. […]

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