New Year’s Eve, 1934. While Honolulu celebrates with champagne and fireworks, someone is making away with the Bishop Museum’s portrait of King Kalakaua and its curator. A series of brutal murders follows, and an unlikely pair, newspaper reporter Mina Beckwith and visiting playwright Ned Manusia, find themselves investigating a twisted trail of clues in an attempt to recover the painting and uncover the killer. Prewar Honolulu comes to life in Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl’s Murder Casts a Shadow, a thoroughly entertaining mystery that evokes a colorful bygone era.
June 2008 / ISBN 978-0-8248-3217-9 / $14.95 (PAPER)