Bones of Paradise – A Big Island Mystery
Even in paradise, people do die. And it's the job of Mimi Charles, Forensic Anthropologist, to analyze the bodies that aren't found right away--skeletons, mostly. Mimi and her colleagues at the Medical Examiner's office are a tightly-knit team that relishes solving the puzzles presented by each case. But outside of the office, their lives in the sweet little town of Hilo, Hawaii, flow in a gentle island rhythm. None of them is prepared for the disappearance of one of their own, right from the building where they work (or the parking lot outside, anyway). Soon a series of notes begins to arrive, supposedly from the missing person. Even though the FBI shows up to join the local police in the search for clues, Mimi and her friends can't resist doing a little "digging" of their own. Suddenly, there's a very pesky TV reporter calling Mimi at home and peeking out at her from behind potted plants. And then John, the Death Investigator who works with Mimi, begins to act strangely. Despite the distractions, Mimi begins to piece together odd, seemingly unrelated bits of information in the race to find her missing friend, and she most sincerely hopes that she's not too late....
About Jane Lasswell Hoff (Hawaii Author)
Jane Lasswell Hoff is a professional forensic anthropologist and the author of two books, Bones of Paradise, a forensic mystery set in Hilo, Hawaii, and The Trees of Banyan Drive, a walking guide to a historic district in Hilo where her next mystery will be set.
As a forensic anthropologist, she has worked throughout the United States for tribal groups, police departments, medical examiners’ offices and for the Army, identifying recovered military remains.
She was born in Hollywood, California, and is the daughter of Thomas and Marcia Lasswell, authors and university professors. She attended the University of Hawaii for her undergraduate studies and there she fell in love with the Hawaiian Islands. She attended the University of Oregon for her graduate studies. She lives and works in Hilo, Hawaii.