Do you need to know the LeiCrimeKW and Lei Crime Series order?
I received this email this morning from a fan:
“Hi Toby! I’m about to dive into re-reading your books in the Lei Crime Series, as well as reading each of the Lei Crime Kindle World books to get ready for Bone Hook. Do you have a flow chart or map of how the different books fit together? I know they can all stand alone, but am curious about their relationship to each other. (Maybe a good idea for a blog post?)”
My readers always have the best ideas!
I answered her back with my books’ order and quick summaries/time frame, in case anyone else wants to submerge in the Lei Crime World! I just did this recently with a favorite author, Charlaine Harris, and re-read all my favorites in order to get “in the mood” for a new book, so if you feel that way about Lei Crime, here you go, a quick list of the KW novellas and where they fall in Lei Crime.
My books’ order in which written (and chronologically)
Stolen in Paradise (Marcella)
Unsound (Dr. Wilson)
Bone Hook (Nov. 2015)
Red Rain (Jan/Feb 2016)
Lei Crime KW novellas, in no particular order, but where they intersect with Lei Crime:
The Shell Keeper: (prequel to Blood Orchids)
Young Lei has a vacation in South Carolina and experiences magic and a wise woman.
The Shell Seeker: same vacation trip, continued, but Lei’s first real mystery. Wonderful Southern characters + Lei
Half Moon Girls: (Torch Ginger period, on Kauai): super well written mystery with Lei solving a sex kidnapping case.
Torn Roots: (set during Rip Tides phase) Great mystery involving conservation in Hana with Pono as main character
Never Again: (Prequel to Blood Orchids)
Young Michael Stevens has the relationship that drives him to become a cop. Suspense from his good friend’s POV.
Money Makes it Deadlier: (Stolen in Paradise time frame)
Action packed! Marcella solves a bank robbery mystery in Honolulu
Revenge Makes it Sweeter : Marcella solves an assassination and revenge plot
Saddle Road:(just after Fire Beach/Rip Tides)
atmospheric mystery involving veterans and Lei and Pono solving a gritty case on the Big Island.
Warrior Dog (Fire Beach)
A retelling of Fire Beach from Keiki’s POV. THere was more going on than the humans even knew! (a favorite. Get tissues ready!)
A Snake in Paradise (Same time as Blood Orchids, Big Island) A recent divorcee encounters a nasty con artist and solves a crime.
Seal of a Monk (Torch Ginger time frame, Kauai) Same divorcee solves another mystery on Kauai, intersecting with cult. Vivid characters!
Fireweed Trail (prequel to Blood Orchids) Teen Lei solves a murder during a wilderness camp for teens. Encounter shapes her character.
Hidden Poppies (Stolen in Paradise cast and time frame) Marcella and Ken solve a drug smuggling mystery intersecting with the miliary on Oahu. Suspenseful, emotional, gritty.
Princess Eyes, Part 1 & 2- Prequel to Blood Orchids, young Stevens solves his first very nasty crime. Great twist by end of second book.
Coffee and Kukui Nuts (Lei on Maui time frame) Fun mystery with Abe Torufu solving a bomb related crime on Oahu. Funny and vivid characters.
Here’s a link to all of them so you can read the snazzy blurbs and reviews.
We will have a whole new batch of KW novellas 10/31, and I can’t wait to read them! Happy reading, all.
I’m deeply honored my books have become a series people want to read more than once, and that fans care about the Kindle World novellas and where they intersect with Lei Crime. This is a dream come true, folks. Thanks for sharing it with me!