Moonlight Cocktail: A Jack Sullivan Mystery
Even paradise can be deadly…Jack Sullivan is living the dream. He’s finally made the leap to leave his law practice and move to paradise where he plans to start a new life as a coffee farmer. As Jack settles into the rhythms of Hawaiian expatriate life, a flashy Hollywood movie crew arrives on the islands to film the next big blockbuster.
When Jack and his wife are invited to a star-studded, A-list party to celebrate, the last thing they expect is for the movie’s star producer to drop dead of a heart attack. But when he does, and the cause of his death doesn’t seem as natural as it first appears, Jack suspects there’s a killer on the loose. A killer who knows how to turn the natural beauty of the islands into a deadly weapon.
With no shortage of suspects who had the opportunity—and the motive—to commit the crime, the local police have their hands full. It turns out people’s problems can follow them anywhere and that a few locals have a complicated history with the victim that may finally have come home to roost. Pulled into the investigation to help reassure an anxious community of new friends, will Jack’s intuition be enough to unmask a calculating killer hiding in plain sight?
Moonlight Cocktail is a transporting, propulsive mystery that whisks readers away to the beaches of Hawaii. It’s an island getaway you’ll want to take again and again. Reminiscent of the classics of crime master John D. MacDonald, it introduces Jack Sullivan, an unforgettable island hero every bit as memorable as Travis McGee. It’s the vacation you didn’t know you needed.
By William Cassidy. Published by Discus Books, 2019. 240 pages, softcover.