The Fire Thief

Debra Bokur

fire thiefThe first in an excellent new series, Bokur hits all the right buttons. Her mystery is set on the island of Maui and revolves around Police Chief Walter Alaka’i and his niece, Detective Kali Māhoe. The plot is tight and fast moving – a surfer who dies mysteriously, a small-time pick-pocket, and a mysterious faceless creature stealing solar panels. Intertwined are traditional Hawaiian legends, and wonderful descriptions of the islands and culture. I look forward to reading the second book in the series, The Bone Field, with great anticipation.