The whole series is releasing in 2023!

In need of a lighter, brighter mood post-COVID, I set out to expand the Paradise Crime World in a new direction with a deep dive into a side character from the Paradise Crime Thrillers, Kat Smith, a Secret Service agent who guarded Sophie's dad, Ambassador Frank Smithson. She appears in a minor role in several of the Paradise Crime Thrillers.

So far, readers are loving the new series and an opportunity to watch Lei, Sophie, and Marcella work their parts of a complicated mystery involving multiple bodies and a Chang crime family scam with deep roots.

But mostly, they're loving getting to know six-foot agent turned postmaster Kat, her reluctant feliine companion Tiki, a hot pilot named Mr. K, and a cast of colorful characters that populate the imaginary village of Ohia outside of Hana on Maui


“Coconut Wireless rocks!”


“The coconut wireless is humming in Ohia, Maui, and the latest topic of gossip is me, Kat Smith. I'm Secret Service, not Postal Service, but what I feel like is a criminal when I'm appointed postmaster to a cozy little town on Maui. Turns out I've stolen a well-earned promotion from beloved Auntie Pua Chang, who's been there forever. I haven't been in Ohia a day when Tiki the post office cat, meaner than a wolverine, brings a prize to my doorstep: a piece of the woman who had the job before me.

“Can't stop reading and chuckling! Kat is my new favorite heroine!”~ Reviewer

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“Small Island nails it again!”

Small Island, #2 in the Paradise Crime Cozy Mysteries, launches today and so far, the excitement is high! Here are some fresh reviews from our ARC team: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I loved this book just as much as, if not more than, the first book in the new series by Toby! It made me LOL many times and had me wondering who was the guilty one once again! Toby writes these wonderfully entertaining books that have me addicted from the start! I am waiting impatiently for the next book in the series. If you love a funny and entertaining “who-done-it” book this is the book (and Series) for you!!”`Cheryl, Amazon

“2nd in series of Cozy Mysteries with Secret Service Agent Kat in Old Ohia as Postmaster General and Tiki, an ornery cat who has adopted her along with the Red Hat ladies who have taken her under their wing. Add a delicious pilot, a murder and, well I'll tell ya, I couldn't put it down.” ~Nadine

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And coming soon is HAWAII TIME! Click on the image to LEARN MORE.


COMING 9/23 from me, and 9/28 for all book retailers!

It's been a blast to create this trilogy, and if they do well I'll add them to the World as a regular series with ongoing installments. I sure have enjoyed adding Ohia and its characters to the Paradise Crime World and I hope you think so too! Feel free to add a comment with your thoughts. Mahalo!

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