The Flaming Luau Of Death

The Flaming Luau Of Death

Book - 2006
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Throwing a fashionable "destination" bridal shower in Hawaii when her beloved assistant becomes engaged, Madeline Bean investigates the discovery of a dead body at the height of the festivities and wonders if her assistant's sudden cold feet may be related to her mystery marriage ten years earlier. By the author of Mumbo Gumbo. Reprint.


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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2006
ISBN: 9780060587314
Characteristics: 274 p. ; 18 cm


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Nov 26, 2013

This is the second Madeline Bean mystery that I have read.It is kind of different than the usual 'cozies' that I so much enjoy,but worth reading.There is no knitting group or little local donut shop owner solving crimes(which I love), but the characters are quirky and likeable.I would recommend this as a change of pace,just a little something different now and then.The important ingredients are present, a dead body,several suspects and unlikely heros.

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