Tuesday, July 22, 2008
A 1930s mystery from U Hawai'i Press.
I generally cheer when I see university presses publishing mystery fiction (such as University of New Mexico Press reprinting Walter Satterthwait). Now the University of Hawai'i Press has published Murder Casts a Shadow, the first mystery novel of playwright Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl. In it, a newspaper reporter and a playwright, both of Polynesian descent, attempt to recover a missing painting of King Kalakaua and solve a series of murders in 1930s Honolulu.