The Hawaiian Island Murders - Book 8 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee.

It is the middle of winter, and it has been bitter cold and snowing in San Marcos, the Northern California home of Morgan and Sandy Crew. They decide to take Caroline on a warm, relaxing vacation to sun and sand of the Big Island of Hawai'i. Caroline's nanny, Betsy, a college student, chooses to stay home and study for upcoming exams.

The Crews have just settled into an elegant suite in their family owned beach-side resort, when an old friend asks for help. A young Hawaiian man who was unknowingly working for the Mafia, has been murdered, and a young, beautiful, and sensuous, pure Hawaiian woman, the mother of the dead man's child, needs to know how and why. Experience the true beauty of the Island and its people, along with the suspense and terror that Morgan goes through as he unravels the mysterious details of the man's death.

Meanwhile, Betsy becomes deeply involved in a search for a missing fellow student, a co-ed from a well-to-do family. Fearing that the young student is in trouble, Betsy defies the advice of Police Lt. Sommers, who tells her to leave the Missing Persons Investigation to him. But she has learned a great deal from Morgan. She perseveres, forcing herself to continue in spite of the fear she feels. She finds herself in one chilling and horrifying situation after another, which may finally cost Betsy her own life.

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Reviews:Bernyce on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Suspenseful mystery with great characters in a beautiful setting. I love to read books about Hawaii, and it is obvious that the author knows the islands and the people.

*****

Billie Jean White on Amazon wrote:

Fun, easy book to read

Haven't read first 4 but intend to now. Fun, easy book to read. Love to read about Hawaiin culture & landmarks.

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ELAINE R PAIGE on Amazon wrote:

4.0 out of 5 stars a good mystery book!

read this book if you like mysteries

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The Las Vegas Murders - Book 2 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series.

(Previously published as "A Hot Desert Moon") A series of murders at an exclusive High Rollers casino in Las Vegas has one of Morgan's cousins in jail, accused of one of the deaths. Morgan is sent by his family to help the boy. He discovers massive thefts from the casino which he and his family own.

At the turn of every page Morgan and his wife are drawn deeper into the morass, mystery and danger. The heat of the desert, throughout the day and dark nights, add to the environment of peril in a novel you won't want to put down until the very surprising and shocking ending.

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Reviews:Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Great characters

Love the action and smart dialogue

*****

Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Love each of the Morgan Crew books. Sure wish Arthur Lee would write more.

*****

Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Well Written

I love all the twists and turns - some predictable - some not. Mr. Lee does a great job weaving them together in the end.

*****

Andrea M. Gerich on Amazon wrote:

This is a great series, I hope tht Arthur Lee writes more in the series, always a surprise ending and just when you think you have figured it out... another twist comes your way.

*****

J. Belcher on Amazon wrote:

A Roller Coaster of Twists and Turns

With each new book Morgan Crew welcomes you into his world of unbelievable wealth, exotic travel, true romance and deadly peril. The Morgan Crew mystery series pulls you into the fascinating lives of Morgan and his wife Sandy as they stumble into danger and excitement. The reader feels an instant bond with the likeable main characters. From the first page until the last you'll be an active participant trapped in the fantasy that is Morgan Crew. It's a great ride!


Book Cover: Three Families
Editions:eBook: $ 3.99 USD
ISBN: 978-0-9895073-1-8
Pages: 456
Paperback: $ 13.99 USD
ISBN: 978-0-615-84868-6
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 456

Three Families - Book One of the Art Lee Mystery and Adventure Series.  A Love Story within the Mafia.

"Three Families" is the suspenseful story of a handsome, tough, Italian teen, Tony Moretti, whose goal is to work his way up through the local Mafia in Northern New Jersey.  He begins his climb, and in the midst of the crime and killings, he falls in love with Teresa Falzone, the daughter of a Mafia Boss.  The passionate love affair must be kept secret to protect them both from deadly consequences.

As Teresa faces the brutality of an angry father, Tony forges a deadly path to try to make their love possible.  He encounters the lust for power and money among three levels of the Mafia Family and the will to kill anyone who gets in the way.  Will Tony and Teresa ever be able to be together, or will they both perish in the fight?

The mystery, suspense and surprises of this thrilling novel will keep you turning page after page to see what happens next.  The details of Mafia life and the crime family members in the 1950's and 1960's are surprisingly real in this crime thriller and are based on the author's own observations and experiences while growing up in a rough area of New Jersey.

In the "Mystery and Adventure Series," Lee explores the psyche of men who live in the world of crime.  These men, like Joseph Cross in "Wait Until The Dark Of Night" and Tony Moretti in "Three Families," do not run from danger; they run towards it without hesitation, relishing the fear and the rush that a near death experience provides.  This results in a constant sense of suspense and intrigue for the reader, who has to wonder what will happen on the next page.

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Reviews:Wisdom Seeker on Amazon wrote:

Saga of a Mafia Genius

This novel, which I received as a gift, is an entertaining departure from the author’s Morgan Crew mystery series. Although Three Families isn’t a mystery, it has plot twists that the most avid mystery readers will have a hard time predicting.

Tony, the hero of this saga, is extremely clever even in his teen years. In the face of threatening situations, dysfunctional family members, and personal setbacks, he manages to keep his wits about him and stay one step ahead of a terrible demise throughout his action-packed life.

Some people might think he is unrealistically smart for his age, but there are geniuses in every field of endeavor, and I was not put off by his intelligence and shrewdness just because he comes from a poor neighborhood. In any case, if you don’t insist on taking everything too literally, this is a fun easy read.

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Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

This book was so good I read it twice. It's another great Arthur Lee novel, just not a Morgan Crew Mystery. The characters are so real and colorful. The romance will grab your heart, and the suspense has you yelling, "No, don't do that - you'll get killed!" This is a must read for all the Morgan Crew fans.

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