The Last Smythe - Book #1 by Barbara E. Sharp
Approx. 49,990 words.
Published on March 29, 2010.
Using logs, journals, depositions and personal letters from 1844, four diverse friends who live in Maui begin to solve their first Lahaina Mystery. Their methods are often bumbling and unorthodox, but nevertheless quite successful - the amateur sleuths hunt down a multiple murderer. In the process, they discover the amazing story of the Smythe family's ties to Hawaii and their well kept secret.