The Hawaiian word of the day is
Ka lā i ala hou ai ka Haku.
It is Easter,
"the day of the rising of the Lord".
Leslie Meier offers an alternative to candy eggs with her cozy mystery, EASTER BUNNY MURDER:
Lucy has always loved covering the annual Easter egg hunt for the Pennysaver. Hosted by elderly socialite Vivian Van Vorst at Pine Point, her luxurious oceanfront estate, it's a swanky event where the grown-ups sip cocktails while their children search for eggs that are as likely to contain savings bonds as they are jelly beans. But when Lucy arrives with her three-year-old grandson, VV's normally welcoming gates are locked, and a man dressed as the Easter Bunny emerges only to drop dead moments later. . .
Lucy discovers that the victim is Van Vorst Duff, VV's grandson, and soon learns that not all is as it seems at idyllic Pine Point, where the champagne and caviar seem to be running dry. Always a social butterfly, VV has been skipping lunch dates with friends, and her much-needed donations to local charities have stopped with no explanation. Maybe she's going senile, or maybe her heirs are getting a little too anxious to take over her estate. . .
As Lucy gathers a basketful of suspects, she's convinced that someone's been hunting for a lot more than eggs. And she'll have to chase the truth down a rabbit hole before the killer claims another victim. . .
I am giving away a print copy of EASTER BUNNY MURDER to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about Easter candy - do you have a favorite?
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, March 16, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, March 17.
Kim in Hawaii
To learn more about Leslie Meier and her books, check out her website at lesliemeierbooks.com.