• 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

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The Russian bride email scam and equality of the sexes

A large number of emails have been floating around the internet offering up Russian brides. With all that activity, one might think we were going through another California gold rush. The…

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NYT bestseller Laurie R. King discusses Dreaming Spies

Sherlock Holmes is hot today. From TV and movies to novels and short stories, the famous sleuth remains ever-popular with readers and writers. Historical-fiction novelist Laurie R. King…

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Ah, Big Island coffee! Yum...and a tour...

Friday Fotos—a wedding on the Big Island

These photos were taken in mid-January on Hawai’i, the Big Island.  The picturesque Hapuna Beach on the Kona coast provided an idyllic scene for our daughter’s wedding at sunset. Sightseeing in the few days we had after the event took us from the coffee plantations in the southwest, to the Martian-esque landscape of Volcanoes National […]

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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)