• 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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How to spot the Walmart check scam

I focus on a lot of email scams, but there are still plenty of scams run by mail and phone. The Walmart check scam (or, as it’s sometimes called, the Warrant Scam) is labor intensive for fraudsters, but can be very lucrative. Jeri…

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Craig Faustus Buck and Go Down Hard

Craig Faustus Buck discusses new noir mystery

Craig Faustus Buck is an Anthony-award nominated author and screenwriter. Among his six nonfiction books, two were #1 NYT bestsellers. For this interview, Buck talked about his latest novel, “Go Down Hard,” and the differences…

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One entrance to the National Memorial Cemetery...

Friday Fotos – the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

For Memorial Day weekend, I have photos from a special guest, Kay Hadashi. Kay is a mystery and thriller writer who lives on Oahu and was kind enough to suggest this Memorial Day weekend tribute and sent me her photos of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Some of those interred at the cemetery […]