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About the author:
Tiki Chris Pinto is a Crazy Hot Rod Drivin' Sax Playin' Burger Eatin' Retro Kat living in In Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Pinto is the author/editor of Tiki Lounge Talk (, a web-lounge dedicated to remembering the kool stuff from the Atomic Age and beyond, from big bands & film noir to jazz & cocktails at the Tiki Bar. He's been writing for over 25 years, has had several plays produced, and has won awards for his creative efforts. Inspired by the great noir detectives of the past, Tiki Chris truly enjoys writing in his own unique style, one that swings you back to the era of cool jazz, sexy dolls, finned cars and Film Noir, when Elvis and Sinatra shared the spotlight and the tough guy always got the dame. His most recent writings include "Murder Behind The Closet Door: The Wildwood Paranormal Mystery", "A Flash of Noir," a collection of short, 10-sentence noir-style stories, and the soon to be out "Murder Under the Boards: The Atlantic City Paranormal Mystery"

Murder on Tiki Island: A Noir Paranormal Mystery in the Florida Keys

By the author of Murder Behind the Closet Door

Authored by Mr. Tiki Chris Pinto

Murder, Sex, Exotic Cocktails and Exotic Women. And of course, some very eerie phantoms...

Volume II in the Bill Riggins Mystery Series

NOTE: This murder mystery/ghost story deals with adult themes, horror, violence and language, and is not intended for children. If it were a movie it would be rated NC-17. It's a fairly long book for people who love to read, not someone looking for a "quick read". You've been warned.

Immerse yourself in a different time, a different place...

Set in New York City and the Florida Keys in 1956, Murder on Tiki Island is a noir-style murder mystery which follows Detective Bill Riggins (Murder Behind the Closet Door, Murder Under the Boards) through a journey of strange, unexplained events surrounding a murder and paranormal phenomena on Florida's world-famous Tiki Island Resort. Influenced by the style made famous by pulp fiction's greatest authors from Raymond Chandler to Mickey Spillane, Murder on Tiki Island weaves an intricate web of lies, murder, and the occult shaken with a shot of hot dames and a chaser of cool tropical breezes.

Penned by "Tiki" Chris Pinto, author of the noir mystery ghost story Murder Behind the Closet Door, this 1950s style thriller will keep you hanging on edge from the first sentence to the last. Swing back to 1956, when jazz and rock 'n' roll both ruled the airwaves, giant finned cars ruled the roadways and Tiki Bars were the hottest spots on the nightlife scene. Riggins, a New York City detective, takes a 'forced vacation' to Tiki Island in the world-famous Florida Keys and Key West. Once there he gets mixed up with the seductive daughter of the resort's wealthy owner; gets taken for a wild ride by a beautiful blonde bombshell; and gets himself suspected of a brutal murder. Skeletons, mermaids, Mai Tais, Exotica music, fishing and phantoms all come together to make this Key West murder mystery a fun, old-fashioned pulp noir novel with a modern edge that's sure to please anyone who digs the mid-century scene, or just loves plain old fashioned noir-style detective novels. Tiki Chris Pinto's Florida Keys murder mystery will have you spooked and guessing throughout the entire story, with a few twists that will get you saying, "Wow, daddy-o! Dig that crazy scene!"

Excerpts from Review by Everett Peacock, Author & Hawaiian Culture Ambassador:
"I read the previous work by this author, Murder Behind the Closet Door, and was an automatic pre-sold reader of whatever he might do next. I was not disappointed, in fact I like this novel much better....Character development is ensured and rich and that alone would sell me on this book...Lastly, being a Tiki fan of the first order, I enjoyed the weaving of that theme throughout the book. This book frames quite a picture: the tropical heat, the thunderstorms offshore dancing with the sea and a little island beneath it all. It fit very well with the islands of Florida, a favorite place of mine since the late 1950s..."

Publication Date:
1461130948 / 9781461130949
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled

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