• A missing jazz singer, a 16-year-old anti-social hacker, and a twenty-year-old plan of revenge wreak havoc on McKenna’s trip to the Big Island Jazz Festival. If McKenna doesn’t pull out all the stops, he’ll have more than trouble in paradise…

    Big Island Blues
  • 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)

    License to Lie
  • “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

    Con Game
  • “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

    Kauai Temptations
  • “Toss together a bit of Hawaiian voodoo, a con artist on the trail of a big score, and a wiseass hero who can’t resist getting involved. Mix with wit. Add a touch of sarcasm and you have Terry Ambrose’s ‘Photo Finish’—a mystery as refreshing as a visit to the islands themselves.” — Deborah Coonts, author of “So Damn Lucky” and the Lucky O’Toole Vegas Adventure Series

    Photo Finish – Featured

Featured Scam Tips


The fraudulent fraud phone call scam

A fraudulent phone call about fraud on an account? This week’s scam tip seems almost too bizarre to be true, but in a recent blog post by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Alvaro Puig, Consumer Education…

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Featured Interviews & Reviews

Jessica Lourey and February Fever

Jess Lourey talks about writing and secrets

Jessica (Jess) Lourey is best known for her critically-acclaimed Murder-by-Month mysteries. A tenured professor of creative writing and sociology, Lourey has also written sword-and-sorcery fantasy and YA…

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The Friday Blog

Mauna Loa Lookout

Kay Hadashi returns to Friday Fotos with an Orchids and Ice tour

One of the things I love about featuring photos from others is that I get to see parts of Hawaii I’ve never seen before. This week, Kay Hadashi returns with a trip to parts of Hawaii Volcanos National Park she took while researching “Orchids and Ice.” When you get to the photo of the steam […]

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On Goodreads

Terry Ambrose's books on Goodreads
Kauai Temptations Kauai Temptations
reviews: 18
ratings: 27 (avg rating 4.07)

License to Lie License to Lie
reviews: 15
ratings: 21 (avg rating 4.19)

Photo Finish Photo Finish
reviews: 13
ratings: 20 (avg rating 4.30)

Con Game Con Game (License to Lie, #2)
reviews: 4
ratings: 8 (avg rating 4.50)

Life's Shorts Life's Shorts
reviews: 2
ratings: 4 (avg rating 4.25)