Celebrated travel writer Debra Bokur reveals the dark side of paradise while exploring the nuanced culture and captivating beauty of Hawaii in The Bone Field, the second installment in her acclaimed series featuring Maui detective and Hawaiian cultural expert Kali Māhoe. A series of strange cold-case ritual murders leads Maui detective Kali Māhoe on a trail of legendary vengeful spirits and more human monsters in paradise.
Kali Māhoe has been called to a bizarre crime scene. In the recesses of a deep trench on Lana’i Island’s pineapple fields, the skeletal remains of someone buried decades ago has been found inside an old refrigerator. The body is headless, the skull replaced with a chilling adornment: a large, ornately carved wooden pineapple.
Kali’s investigation leads her to an unlikely suspect, an illegal cock-fighting organization, and a strange symbol connected to a long-disbanded religious cult. Kali solves cases using logic and reason, not the unknown or unexplainable, which might help her unravel an increasingly mind-boggling series of deadly events. Because the dormant pineapple fields of Lana’i have yet to give up their darkest and most terrifying secrets.
About the Author
Debra Bokur is a journalist, editor, screenwriter, illustrator, and author of the acclaimed Dark Paradise Mystery Series set in the Hawaiian Islands. Her writing frequently delves into topics of magic, legend, animals, spirituality and the mystical, and her work has appeared in a variety of outlets, including National Geographic Traveler, Islands, Spa Magazine, Experience Life Magazine, Natural Home, Yoga Journal, Global Traveler, and Women’s Adventure. She is the recipient of the 2015 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award and has been a member of the Society of American Travel Writers since 2002. She lives in Colorado and can be found online at DebraBokur.com.