The Flaming Luau of Death by Jerrilyn Farmer
A Madeline Bean Novel (Madeline Bean Mysteries)

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When Holly Nichols sets her wedding date, trendy L.A. party-planner Madeline Bean decides to throw her top assistant the hippest and most lavish bridal shower on the planet. The guests embark on a "destination" party to a fabulous and exclusive spa/resort in Hawaii. The salt-rubs! The paraffin pedicures! The dead body in the mud bath! Ew.

It doesn't help matters when Holly confesses to Maddie that she can't really go through with the upcoming wedding after all. In her effort to smooth the matrimonial path for her dear friend, Madeline must track down the mystery man Holly may have married ten years earlier and never actually got around to divorcing. How hard can that be?

Well, with the elusive gentleman in question running from a gang of rare vegetable smugglers, the bridal shower guests imbibing in one "Bridesmaid Mojito" too many, the current fiancé developing an allergy to scandal, and a murderer on the loose, it looks like anything but clear sailing down the aisle for one of Mad Bean's best employees.


About Jerrilyn Farmer

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Jerrilyn Farmer, the author of seven acclaimed, award-winning Madeline Bean novels, is a TV writer who has written for game shows such as Jeopardy! and Supermarket Sweep, and sketch comedy specials for Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz, Timothy Stack, Cheri Oteri, Tim Meadows, and others. Farmer also teaches mystery writing at the UCLA Extension's Writers Program. She lives in Southern California.
Published June 19, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 288 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Although she’s known Keniki less than 24 hours, Mad rushes to her apartment in Hawi (that’s where the Kohala Coast turns into the Hamakua Coast, past the old ranch town of Waimea), then to a secret meeting of the Hawaii Bamboo Association, back to the spa and over to the Grand Waikoloa for a swim...

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Only problem is, Holly, who's "a magnet for weird males," confesses before departure that she might still be Holly Dubinsky, the wife of geeky Marvin Dubinsky, whom she married while drunk in Vegas after their high school prom.

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Holly Nichols, the 6ft tall blonde assistant to Maddie Bean and Wes Westcott in their party planning and catering enterprise, is due to marry Donald Lake in two weeks.

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