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The Lava Witch (A Dark Paradise Mystery)

The Lava Witch (A Dark Paradise Mystery)

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The Lava Witch (A Dark Paradise Mystery)

Debra Bokur
Publisher: Kensington
May 2022

EAN: 9781496737854
ISBN: 1496737857

Synopsis: As Maui detective Kali Māhoe investigates a bizarre ritual murder near Hawaii's Haleakala Volcano, the hard facts collide with local legends of spirit possession and sorcery in celebrated travel writer Debra Bokur's third Dark Paradise Mystery...

In a remote, mountainous area of a Maui forest near Haleakala volcano, the naked body of a young woman is found hanging from a tree. The devil is in the details: the woman's nostrils, mouth, and lungs are packed with lava sand. Her hands are bound in twine. Her feet are charred and blackened, suggesting a fire-walking ceremony. Detective Kali Māhoe's suspicions are immediately aroused. It has all the signs of a ritual torture and murder.

But Kali's investigation soon leads her down a winding trail of seemingly unconnected clues and diverging paths--from the hanging tree itself, a rare rainbow eucalyptus, to rumors of a witch haunting the high areas of the forest, to the legend of the ancient Hawaiian sorceress Pahulu, goddess of nightmares. Casting a shadow over it all--the possibility of a Sitting God, a spirit said to invade and possess the soul.

Aided by her uncle Police Captain Walter Alaka'i, Officer David Hara, and the victim's brother, Kali embarks down the darkest road of all. One that is leading to the truth of the mountain's deadly core and a dark side of the island for which even Kali is unprepared.
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