Series Prequel

A forbidden kiss. A death in plain sight. And the faculty meeting’s just begun. Forced to attend the Student Retention Office’s summer retreat, Professor Molly Barda brings her game of buzzword bingo to fend off boredom. But when the lecherous Kent Lovely, Mahina State’s one-man hostile work environment, collapses face-first into his haupia cheesecake, the…

Book One

  Our guest of honor, Jimmy Tanaka, may have been “The Most Hated Man in Hawaii,” but he was also the biggest donor in the history of the College of Commerce. We were in no position to be picky about the moral character of our benefactors. Not after the latest round of budget cuts. Listen…

Book Two

Seven on the crew. Six seats in the canoe. Everyone wants to paddle in the big Labor Day race. What could go wrong?  Molly investigates a mysterious paddling accident, and realizes it isn’t just business majors who cheat to get what they want. Whether it’s moving up in the college rankings, getting a seat in the Labor Day canoe race, or…

Book Three

It should have been a lovely summer afternoon. When a violent death disrupts the Monthly meeting of the Pua Kala Garden society, Professor Molly Barda has no intention of playing amateur detective. But Molly’s not just a witness–the victim is Molly’s house guest and grad-school frenemy. And Molly quickly finds to her dismay that her…

Book Four

It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature. On the way to interviewing a local farmer, Professor Molly stumbles onto a dismembered body in a field of genetically modified papayas. Molly is sure the murder has nothing to do with her new research project…until a second gruesome death rocks Mahina’s farming community, and Molly’s administration drops…

Book Five

You might wonder what my least-favorite student was doing in my living room. In a twist of fate that might seem hilarious if it happened to someone else, Davison was now my stepson. Professor Molly is looking forward to a quiet summer in Mahina, Hawai`i working on her research and adjusting to her new marriage.…

Book Six

  With her round-the-clock morning sickness (along with “helpful” pregnancy advice coming in from every direction), Molly can’t wait for the registration rush to be over so she can settle into teaching her classes.  But then Mahina State’s powerful fundraising office tasks her with a special assignment: she is to serve as the personal tutierge (that’s…

Book Seven

Professor Emma Nakamura doesn’t believe in ghosts. She’s sure there’s a logical explanation for the strange occurrences in her isolated research station.
But Emma’s best friend Molly calls with a bigger problem. Now they have to use their strong reasoning skills and a weak internet connection to figure out how a body ended up in Molly’s backyard.

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