New Release Books by Terry Ambrose

Terry Ambrose is the author of Lies, Spies, and the Baker's Surprise (2022), On the Take in Waikiki (2020), Secrets of the Treasure King (2020), A Treasure to Die For (2017) and other 10 books.

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Lies, Spies, and the Baker's Surprise

release date: May 17, 2022
Lies, Spies, and the Baker's Surprise
The wedding of Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast owner Rick Atwood and Marquetta Weiss is only days away and the B&B is abuzz with excitement. But the mood changes when Rick''s daughter Alex does a little snooping. She overhears Henry Nicholas on his cellphone with his wife, and it''s not Tara, the woman who checked in as Mrs. Nicholas. When Alex outs Henry at breakfast, Tara explodes. She demands Henry leave immediately. He checks into the town''s motel. But the next morning, Henry is found dead in his room. Rick and Police Chief Adam Cunningham investigate the death, focusing on Tara, who was seen outside the room at the time of the murder. Alex is convinced Tara is innocent and starts investigating. The trail leads her to a rocky bluff over the ocean and a deadly showdown with a sociopath. There, the truth, and Alex''s life, hang in the balance.

On the Take in Waikiki

release date: Nov 11, 2020
On the Take in Waikiki
When Honolulu philanthropist Kenji Ito disappears, his daughter asks former skip tracer McKenna and his PI-wannabe sidekick Chance Logan to find her dad.With McKenna''s wedding to Benni Kapono only a week away, he reluctantly agrees to help. The investigation has just begun when Kenji''s body is discovered, the victim of murder.Amidst rumors of ruthless business practices, payoffs to government officials, and gang associations, McKenna realizes he''s got an even bigger problem. If he doesn''t find the killer before the wedding, Benni might become a widow before she''s even a bride. Praise for previous Trouble in Paradise mysteriesThe Scent of Waikiki "Mr. Ambrose has written a mystery that goes from simple to complex in the blink of an eye." - Escape With Dollycas Into A Good BookBig Island Blues "Likable characters, witty dialogue, and ample amounts of humor ensure that readers will be captivated by this Hawaiian Getaway of a mystery." - Kings River Life

Secrets of the Treasure King

release date: Apr 30, 2020
Secrets of the Treasure King
Secrets can be a deadly affair.Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast owner Rick Atwood isn''t surprised his little town is all abuzz. After all, it''s not often that a band of treasure hunters sail into town aboard a boat the size of The Treasure King. They''ve come in search of the San Manuel, a four-hundred-year-old sunken Spanish galleon. It''s a find that could be worth millions of dollars.What makes The Treasure King unusual is not only its size, but the captain''s boasts about knowing the location of the San Manuel-until someone murders him with a speargun. The cops don''t have any easy answers, so they ask Rick to consult in the investigation. Now, Rick is having a strong sense of déjà vu, especially when his eleven-year-old daughter Alex has takes an interest in the case. The last thing he needs is Alex deciding the cops work too slowly and launching her own investigation-again.Rick knows Alex is precocious, fearless, and fueled by a strong sense of girl-power, but he doesn''t expect her to ignore his warnings and sneak aboard The Treasure King. Once Alex is aboard, she finds more trouble than she bargained for. The cops accuse her of breaking-and-entering, and Rick must fight to keep her from becoming the town''s youngest felon.Caught in the middle of the showdown between her dad and his friend Police Chief Adam Cunningham, Alex spills the beans about her trip aboard The Treasure King. Her information provides a clue that could break the case, but may be too late because the killer has decided to escape and disappear forever along with the location of the San Manuel.

A Treasure to Die For

release date: Mar 30, 2017
A Treasure to Die For
Bandit gold and sunken pirate ships. What could be better for the reputation of a quaint coastal town like Seaside Cove? Or a better motive for murder?

Shadows from the Past

release date: May 30, 2019
Shadows from the Past
Con artist Roxy Tanner knows the past is never far behind. And when one of her victims returns looking for revenge, she realizes some wounds never heal.

Big Island Blues

release date: Oct 28, 2014
Big Island Blues
McKenna flies to the Big Island to help find his best friend''s missing niece. No sooner has his search begun than he finds big trouble in paradise. With a killer on the loose and his best friend''s very hot sister pressuring him for results, McKenna''s got more than trouble, he''s got a volcano ready to blow.

The Killer Christmas Sweater Club

release date: Nov 12, 2018
The Killer Christmas Sweater Club
With Christmas just a week away, murder strikes in Seaside Cove. The cops don''t think sending out ugly Christmas sweaters is a motive for murder, but ten-year-old Alexandra Atwood isn''t so sure. The question is, how does she convince them she''s right, and they''re wrong?

The Scent of Waikiki

release date: Jul 19, 2018
The Scent of Waikiki
The theft of a hot new fragrance leads to murder and a tangled web of deceit.

Clues in the Sand

release date: Mar 15, 2017
Clues in the Sand
Rick Atwood has a B&B to run, a killer to find, and a precocious daughter who loves sticking her nose where it doesn''t belong-especially when there''s murder involved.

License to Lie

release date: Jul 26, 2018
License to Lie
With $5 million and their lives on the line, can a determined criminologist and a beautiful con artist learn to trust each other? Or themselves? Roxy Tanner lies for a living. Skip Cosgrove uncovers the lies others tell. Together, they have twelve hours to meet a ransom demand or her father will die. When Roxy reveals that she has the money, Skip is sure of one thing: his way-too-attractive client is lying to him. As events unfold, these two loners discover that for those living on the edge, trust is a luxury they can''t afford. There''s only one thing left for them to do. Never trust a soul...even your own.

Kauai Temptations

release date: Oct 01, 2013
Kauai Temptations
Wilson McKenna has never written a bad check in his life. So how did he end up with $4,000 in returned checks from an island he''s never been to? He knows one thing, make that two, the bank wants their money, and he''s going to Kauai to track down the crook who''s ruining his life. Before you can say "welcome to the island," he''s almost arrested for impersonating himself, the woman who trashed his credit turns up dead, and McKenna feels like he''s up to his umi''umi'' in hot lava. McKenna quickly learns he''d better watch out because some temptations can get you killed.

Maui Magic

release date: May 27, 2017
Maui Magic
The eighth Trouble in Paradise island mystery featuring senior sleuth McKenna and his PI-wannabe sidekick Chance Logan. Whatever happened to easy? McKenna had the perfect cover for his plan to propose marriage. He and his girlfriend Benni would help his elderly tenant, Mrs. Nakamura, fly to Maui for a visit with her pregnant granddaughter. Then, he''d take Benni for a walk on the beach. He had a ring, but did he have the courage to pop the question? The minute they land, McKenna''s perfect plan hits a snag. Mrs. Nakamura''s grandson-in-law is being accused of murder-and she wants her amateur sleuth landlord to investigate. Reluctantly, McKenna agrees to take the case with his friend Chance. They dive into an investigation that starts in a seedy hospitality club and goes straight downhill. Before they know it, the battle for Maui''s water is raging around the amateur sleuths and they have too many questions to answer. Why was the murder victim living under a fake identity? Why is their client claiming he committed the crime? And, who is the mystery man stalking them? On a dusty cane road, McKenna must answer the toughest decision of his life-live rich or die poor? There''s no way it''s the question he wanted to face, but if McKenna doesn''t think fast, he may never ask another.

Photo Finish

release date: Sep 01, 2012
Photo Finish
Wilson McKenna''s newest tenant is hot, gives great hugs, and just saw a dead body being thrown from a plane. McKenna''s not one to get involved in other people''s problems, especially those of a woman half his age, but before he knows it he''s volunteered to find the plane and its owner-and found more trouble than he''s ever seen in his life. He''s uncovered an island drug ring, pissed off a sociopath, and set himself up as the victim in a beautiful woman''s con that could cost him his life. If only trouble didn''t have such great legs.

Con Game

release date: Apr 28, 2014
Con Game
A million-dollar con gone wrong. A failed attempt at murder. A young girl living on the streets. In this con game, only the strongest survive. Con artist Roxy Tanner just walked away with $2.6 million on her latest job, but left behind a dead body. Skip Cosgrove wants to help Roxy find out who killed her mark, but he has his own problems-a man the former criminologist once helped put behind bars is back for revenge. With the cops closing in on Roxy, a killer on the hunt for Skip, and neither sure they can trust the other, there''s only one thing to do-whatever it takes.
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