Coming November 19!

In this atmospheric debut mystery, an out-of-work journalist and the homicide detective who broke her heart must cipher out a murder before the clock runs out. Perfect for fans of Naomi Hirahara and Jesse Q. Sutanto.

After the newspaper she works for folds and the freelance assignments no longer pay the bills, Maya Wong reluctantly returns home to Hawai’i to ghostwrite controversial land developer Parker Hamilton’s biography. But when the Hamilton patriarch is found dead under suspicious circumstances, Maya is unwittingly drawn into the investigation.

Maya’s family and friends aren’t happy about her work for Hamilton. And now, with her ex, Detective Koa Yamada on the case, she’s forced to contend with the very person she was determined to avoid.

Exploring timely issues in Hawai’i, including locals getting priced out of paradise, GHOSTS OF WAIKĪKĪ is an engrossing mystery in the vein of Jane Pek’s THE VERIFIERS.


Jennifer K. Morita introduces Maya Wong in her first short story “Cranes in the Cemetery,” published in the Capitol Crimes 2021 Anthology.

15 amazing authors. 15 tales with “cemetery plots.” A cadre of superlative judges selected the best of the best to put between these covers.

With a foreword by best-selling author Catriona McPherson, delve into the creative minds of Capitol Crimes members. The setting: Northern California. The theme: that place we all finally must visit, the cemetery. The plots and characters are as diverse as the authors. And their stories will touch your spirit where adventure and fear intersect.