By Julie Smith
What’s the best killing box for a murderer?
A position the place he (or possibly she) can examine your secrets and techniques out of your personal mouth after which make neighbors over espresso. A supposedly "safe" position the place anonymity is the norm. The horror who calls himself The Axeman has figured it out and claimed his territory--he's cherry-picking his sufferers within the 12-Step courses of latest Orleans.
And he's had the gall to call himself after a old serial killer. He simply must cross down, and quick, simply because this can be New Aw'lins, dawlin'--half town is both alcoholic or co-dependent!
Who larger to take him out than tall, humorous, social-misfit pass Langdon, now a murder detective at the Axeman staff, a gig that takes her into the 12-Step teams to satisfy the suspects (giving writer Smith an opportunity for mild satire). As pass threads her interested means from one self-help team to a different, she reveals she has extra in universal with the twelve-steppers than simply the murder—her mom, for something, whom she encounters at Overeaters nameless! and she or he understands what they don't: that between their nameless numbers is a murderous, and dangerously beautiful psychopath
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She wondered. And why would he be willing to work at Captain's Cove if he did believe in the old curse? Thinking of David, she glanced curiously in the direction of the garage as they came out of the pandanus grove, but no one was there now. A moment later they heard the hum of hedge trimmers and spied David trimming the hibiscus hedge. Page 40 A middle-aged man in gray work clothes was with him. When the man looked up and saw them, he paused in his work and smiled pleasantly. Malia introduced Henry Hohu to Sara and Sam, and the yardman, still smiling, touched the beak of his work cap in a gentlemanly manner.
Page 43 Auntie Tura had said the idol wasn't gonethat it came back to curse Captain's Cove. Did those warning letters mean that it would appear again as it had when Alex Jensen owned the guesthouse? Were they warning Aunt Kay that harm would come to her, too, if she stayed here? Sara shook herself crossly. Like Auntie Tura and David, she was letting her imagination run away with her. There were no such things as evil curses put on people by the old gods and their idols. The ancient Hawaiian gods were long dead.
Aloha," he said, giving them the usual island greeting. While Malia went to her cottage to change her clothes, Kale Paule led them to a large central work table and offered them fluffy little cakes which he called taro cakes. Sara bit into the pastry and rolled her eyes upward in ecstasy. Kale said laughingly, "He'ono a he'ono. " Sara nodded. " The pleasant chef beamed at her compliment and went on about his work Soon Malia appeared outside the door in jean shorts and a blouse. The twins thanked Kale for the delicious taro cakes and stepped out of the kitchen and into the bright sunlight.