The Hilo Hustle – The Noelani Lee Mysteries Book 2
Hawaiian private eye Noelani Lee is more comfortable catching philandering husbands in the act than solving murders, but when the body of her archrival washes up on a beach in her hometown of Hilo, the police immediately treat her as a suspect. To complicate things, a disgraced reality TV star hires her to finish the job Noelani’s nemesis started—figure out who’s trying to put her lucrative home-brew operation out of business.
As if learning more than she ever wanted to know about television divas and beer wasn’t bad enough, things really start brewing when a handsome U.S. Marshal asks for her help. He's hunting a fugitive Ponzi scheme operator—a man he believes is the lady brewer’s husband. But when a second stiff turns bottoms-up in her client’s garage, the action comes to a head as Noelani taps three separate cases in an investigation that could drive her to drink.
About Tom Bradley Jr. (Las Vegas, Nevada Author)
Legend has it that Tom Bradley Jr. began his writing career on his second birthday, when he used cake icing to scribe something illegible on his high chair. He’s been doing it ever since.
After high school, the native Pennsylvanian enlisted in the U.S. Navy with the goal of becoming a journalist. Seven years later, he went to work for community and daily newspapers in San Diego County and, a few years afterward, launched a second career in public relations, first in Las Vegas, then in San Antonio, then back in Las Vegas. Wow. Guy can’t hold down a job.
Along the way he picked up a B.A. in Communications from National University in San Diego, and a M.A. in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. Both are sources of pride for Tom, and of embarrassment for the respective institutions of higher learning.
When he’s not fantasizing about retiring and opening a beachside bar in Costa Rica, Tom lives a real suburban existence—complete with a pool and a fridge full of beer—in Henderson, Nevada, with his wife, Donna; and a basset hound named Molli.