Terry Ambrose

Biography

Terry Ambrose writes Mysteries with Character. He started out skip tracing and collecting money from deadbeats, but quickly learned liars come from all walks of life. His McKenna Mysteries could be called Jessica Fletcher meets Magnum, PI on Social Security. Kirkus Reviews said Terry’s writing has “. . . the kind of snark that will remind readers of Elmore Leonard.” Terry also writes real-life scam tips, author interviews, and book reviews at www.terryambrose.com.

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Books

North Shore Nanny
Pre-release—available August 30, 2016. Price: $1.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Amateur sleuth McKenna’s latest client is ten-year-old surfing sensation Kai Palakiko. Kai is precocious, fearless, and determined to prove her nanny is not a murderer. Against his better judgement, McKenna agrees to help but soon finds the woman he’s trying to save is in the middle of a government coverup involving the US Army. Now, McKenna’s afraid he’s uncovered something far worse than murder.
Honolulu Hottie
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,510. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Apartment manager Wilson McKenna’s day tanks when the cops accuse an old friend of killing a ruthless Honolulu scammer. McKenna turns to his private-investigator tenant for help and soon discovers he's stuck with an investigation he doesn’t want, is mentoring a PI-wannabe, and hiding it all from his girlfriend. Now McKenna's worried his trouble in paradise in just beginning.
Paradise, Passion, Murder: 10 Tales of Mystery from Hawaii
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,390. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2016 by readaloud. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
This collection of ten mysteries brings out the beauty of the islands, the passion of the tropics, and, yes, murder. Stories by Terry Ambrose, JoAnn Bassett, Gail Baugniet, Frankie Bow, Lorna Collins (editor), Kay Hadashi, Laurie Hanan, Jill Marie Landis, AJ Llewellyn, Toby Neal, and CW Schutter. All proceeds benefit Read Aloud America and promote literacy in Hawaii.
Mystery of the Lei Palaoa
Price: Free! Words: 16,740. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
A precious necklace…an arrogant stranger…an unsolvable murder… McKenna and his PI-wannabe tenant, Chance Logan, investigate the death of a Honolulu troublemaker and discover dead men tell no lies, but the living certainly do. Can they crack a case with no clues, no evidence, and no witnesses?
Big Island Blues
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,270. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
An up-and-coming jazz singer disappears when a twenty-year-old plan of revenge threatens her family. Can McKenna solve both mysteries before she becomes the next victim?
Con Game
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,510. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A million-dollar con gone wrong. A failed attempt at murder. A young girl living on the streets. In this con game, only the strongest survive.
License to Lie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,330. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
With $5 million and their lives on the line, can a beautiful con artist and a determined criminologist learn to trust each other—or themselves?
Kauai Temptations
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,380. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Chasing down the person who stole your identity is a bad idea—especially when she’s a killer on the Garden Island of Kauai.
Photo Finish
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,160. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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Wilson McKenna was a great skip tracer, but these days he’s just a Honolulu landlord. With a tenant begging him for help. His best friend warning him the gorgeous blonde is trouble. And a life coach he doesn’t want. Oh yeah, McKenna has trouble. He’s desperate to find out who threw a body from a plane on Oahu’s north side so he can get on with his life. If only trouble didn’t have such great legs.

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