Barbara E. Sharp

Biography

The Lahaina Mystery Series
by Barbara E. Sharp

Ten years as Research Director of The Lahaina Restoration Foundation, reading archival microfilms, entering 3,000 pages of history into the computer, writing historical articles for the local newspaper and speaking to community groups, has culminated in the writing of seven mystery novels. The stories follow the adventures of a diverse group of friends who live and work in modern-day Lahaina where they find themselves involved in murder, mayhem and history.

The books are fast reads with lots of humor and action as the amateur sleuths use historical research, sting operations, surveillance and their unique talent for deducing.
The action centers mostly in and around historic Lahaina town, occasionally in upcountry Maui and at Hana during an archaeological dig. Local residents and visitors from all over the world will recognize locations and the historical sites, that are included in the context of the stories.

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Books

On their Own - Book #9
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 41,330. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
the ninth book in the Lahaina Mystery Series. International intrigue, and Lahaina story (the Cats).
The Seawall - Book #8
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,060. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The Hawaiian islands are north of the equator in the middle of the Pacific Ocean thousands of miles from anywhere. On the leeward side is the historical town of Lahaina, home to a group of four amateur sleuths: Ben, Helen, Justin and Nacho. They appear to be ordinary people leading ordinary lives, but appearances can be deceiving.
Out of Sight - Book #7
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,110. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Hawaii is such a romantic, peaceful place. How could one little incident lead the sleuths into a life of crime? Was it the whack to Ben’s head? The monkey? Fortunately, friends come to help – unfortunately, they’re caught up, too. Helen’s sister visits, and is shocked. She and Ben take a sub ride to see the Carthaginian.
Relative Chaos - Book #6
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,700. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Helen, Ben and the cats have been cruising on their new boat for two months. Then one morning a rifle shot shatters the serenity, a beginning to the chaos that lies ahead. Extreme vandalism, fire and explosions turn their lives into a nightmare. Friends, a loopy undercover agent, cops, firemen and a large dog rally to protect them.
The Fifth Book - Book #5
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,540. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ben’s up country vacation is cut short with the news of his brother’s death. Something feels wrong. The sleuths investigate, uncovering 20 years of a very strange life. Then odd events happen – a stolen van, a prowler, a murdered archaeologist and the arrival of terrorists, Feds, and Aunt Vera. On the bright side: a unique party, life changing decisions and a new furry friend.
The Wind Mists - Book #4
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,490. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A Kona storm moves up the island chain heading to Maui. It batters Helen’s house, forces Ben’s flight from Fiji to make an unscheduled landing, and covers the sounds of a murder. Danger escalates when a gang of thugs arrive. Soon the sleuths will have to make the right decisions, for riding on the outcome is the life of a dear friend.
The Right Time - Book #3
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,460. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
After thirty years a box is found. In it are clues to a grizzly murder and to the theft of an artifact. When Helen’s office and home are burglarized the sleuthing begins. Meanwhile, a wedding reception is planned, one not easily forgotten, thanks to Mambo and Windy. On Halloween night a friend suddenly dies, a ransom note is found and an unorthodox plan unfolds.
The Third Spy - Book #2
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,330. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
After reading an amazing spy story that took place in December 1941, the Lahaina sleuths meet the author, James French. This foxy spy (or con man, hard to tell,) leads Helen, Ben, Nacho and Justin on a quest to find the third spy. Using sting operations, cons and deductive reasoning they infiltrate the Byrdes, a family of respectable doves who unfortunately harbor a few vultures.
The Last Smythe - Book #1
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,990. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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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.

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