Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Alive in the Rose City (Dean Drake Mysteries Book 2)




From the award-winning literary criminologist and bestselling crime novelist R. Barri Flowers, author of the acclaimed Dean Drake hardboiled mystery, Dead in the Rose City, comes the much-anticipated sequel, Alive in the Rose City.
Dean Jeremy Drake, a six-five Jamaican-Italian American private eye, nicknamed D.J., is once again up to his neck in danger, deception, and murder, as he works three different cases in Portland, Oregon, in the mid-1990s.
The former Police Bureau homicide detective reluctantly agrees to be the bodyguard for a gorgeous lady named Bailey Carlyle, who claims to be on the run from her abusive boyfriend. When the boyfriend turns up dead and is identified as running a high-end call girl operation, the authorities point the finger at Bailey as a leading suspect in his murder, labeling as a jealous and vindictive prostitute. As he is seemingly her alibi, Drake works to prove Bailey’s innocence or guilt, possibly to his own detriment.
He also looks into the alleged suicide of former gang member, Liam Henriquez, on behalf of his grief-stricken grandmother, who insists he would never have taken his own life. The police think otherwise, attributing the death to pressures from competing gangs.
Lastly, Drake searches for a missing coed, Olivia McNamara, presumed dead by the police after disappearing without a trace more than a month ago. Only her father believes she is still alive and hires Drake to try and prove it.
Packing a .40 caliber Glock, along with sharp detective skills, raw nerve, and gut instincts, Drake follows the clues wherever they may lead with a never quit attitude, in spite of the obstacles and peril that he faces, the closer he gets to solving the cases.
For fans of Dead in the Rose City, PI Dean Drake will be equally entertaining and in character in Alive in the Rose City.
Bonus material includes a complete mystery thriller short story, “The Wrong End of a Gun,” by R. Barri Flowers, and excerpts from the author’s bestselling mystery and thriller novels, Dead in Kihei, Deadly Defense, Killer in the Woods, and Justice Served.


"An interesting blend of classic film noir and rough, modern black cinema…. Quick action and tight dialogue make it a jolting thriller, but it's also got the psychological tightness of a good mystery puzzle." -- Robert A. Sloan, mystery author on Dead in the Rose City

"Murder on Kaanapali Beach is among the best of his tales. This one deserves to be at the top of your must read list." — John Lutz, Edgar winning, bestselling mystery author

"A fine procedural along with appealing characters and great local color." — Bill Crider, Edgar winner and crime writer on Murder on Kaanapali Beach

"A masterful thriller set in the dark underbelly of Maui, with lots of fine action, down and dirty characters, and the vivid details of police procedure. A terrific read!" — Douglas Preston, bestselling author on Murder in Maui

"R. Barri Flowers writes with the passion and knowledge of someone who truly knows his craft. A steamy, non-stop thrill-ride through the seamy underbelly of Hawaii." — Allison Leotta, former federal prosecutor and author on Murder in Maui

"An exquisitely rich and masterfully constructed mystery... A savvy, smooth, and sumptuous read that's as hot as Waikiki beach sand." — Jon Land, bestselling author on Murder in Honolulu

"Infidelity and murder in paradise lead to a one of a kind case for PI Skye McKenzie Delaney, and an enjoyable ride for the reader. Definitely put this one on your list." — John Lutz, Edgar winner and bestselling author on Murder in Honolulu

"Murder in Honolulu, is a gripping tale of crime and investigation, set in a vivid, gritty island underworld. It is filled with excitement, a sense of place, and memorable characters. Highly recommended!" — Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author

“State’s Evidence is a mixture of murder, mystery, madness and mayhem. The story was well-written and believable, and at times erotic. Flowers inflicted the characters with human flaws, among them the desire for love and revenge.” -- RAWSISTAZ Reviewers

“An A+ suspense/mystery with a touch of heartfelt romance.... Is not just simply compelling, it also activates reader’s consciousness.... Powerful legal suspense is riveting.” -- Fresh Fiction on Justice Served

Justice Served is a model of crime fiction .... Flowers may be a new voice in modern mystery writing, but he is already one of its best voices.” -- Statesman Journal

“A story that keeps you on the edge of your seat .... A page turning story I couldn’t put down.” -- Romance Junkies on Persuasive Evidence


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Dead in the Rose City (Dean Drake Mysteries Book 1)




From award-winning literary criminologist and bestselling crime novelist R. Barri Flowers, author of the legal thrillers Persuasive Evidence and Justice Served, comes the first novel in the private eye crime series, Dead in the Rose City (A Dean Drake Mystery).

A cross between film noir crime dramas and classic hardboiled fiction, Dead in the Rose City is a taut detective novel where nothing is quite what it seems other than cold-blooded murder. Dean Jeremy Drake, nicknamed D.J., is a Jamaican-Italian American private investigator and ex-homicide detective for the Police Bureau in Portland, Oregon. He is six-five, hip, tough, armed with a .40 caliber Glock, and courts danger and romance with equal abandon in Portland, dubbed the Rose City, in the Pacific Northwest.

These qualities are put to the test when Drake takes on two seemingly unrelated cases. In one, a gorgeous blonde named Catherine Ashley Sinclair hires him to see if her husband is being unfaithful. In the other, Drake is asked by Frank Sherman, the Deputy District Attorney for Multnomah County, to track down a drug trafficker nicknamed “The Worm.”

The more he investigates, the more Drake realizes the cases are intricately and dangerously connected. It literally becomes a life and death issue as he is framed for murder, nearly killed, and falls prey to seduction. He has to use all of his detective skills and then some to fit all the pieces together in a deadly, high stakes whodunit and why.

"An interesting blend of classic film noir and rough, modern black cinema…. Quick action and tight dialogue make it a jolting thriller, but it's also got the psychological tightness of a good mystery puzzle." -- Robert A. Sloan, mystery author on Dead in the Rose City

Get your copy today!

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Kauai Killer: A New Psychological Suspense Novel by R. Barri Flowers





Kauai Killer is a psychological suspense novel by award-winning and bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers, author of the Hawaii mystery and thriller novels, Seduced to Kill in Kauai, Dead in Kihei, Dead in Pukalani, Murder in Honolulu, Murder of the Hula Dancers, and Murder on Kaanapali Beach, among others.

When Ian Butler and Suzanna McAllister got married on the breathtaking Hawaiian island of Kauai, it seemed like a match made in heaven. Years later, while living in Providence, Rhode Island, Suzanna found herself haunted by the murder-suicide of her parents when she was a little girl, the result of infidelity. Obsessed with the thought that Ian was also a cheater, Suzanna finally sought counseling to save her marriage and her desire to have a family.

Ian, thirty-five and a successful stockbroker, loved his gorgeous wife who was three years younger, and wanted nothing more than to see her get past unwarranted fears of infidelity on his part. But after doing a colleague an innocent favor, Ian’s life turns upside down in ways he could never have anticipated in his worst nightmares.

Suzanna is shot to death in their home and Ian is arrested and charged with her murder, implicated by the victim herself in a 911 call. Though the evidence points toward guilt, a good defense lawyer wins him an acquittal.

Five years later, Ian has moved to the tranquil island of Kauai, finding the notoriety too much to keep his career going or the life he once cherished with Suzanna. He starts a new career as a writer of financial thrillers and begins a relationship with an attractive artist named Jeri Chen, while keeping his painful past where it belongs.

Unbeknownst to Ian, Jeri has secrets of her own. With a new identity, she is on the run from a hitman working for a notorious Dallas drug kingpin. She wound up on Kauai, where life was laid-back and people minded their own business.

Meeting Ian seemed like a dream come true. He was warm and attentive and didn’t ask too many questions or, for that matter, seem too forthcoming about his own history. She preferred it that way--enjoying each other’s company in moving forward and not looking back.

But the past found a way to catch up to both of them in ways neither could have expected, placing their lives in danger and their future in doubt.

Kauai Killer will take readers from life on the mainland to the beautiful paradise of Hawaii in a suspenseful psychological drama of love, obsession, vengeance, and murder.

Bonus material includes a complete psychological suspense thriller short story, “Convinced,” a suspense thriller novella, Killer Connection, and excerpts from mystery thriller novels, Seduced to Kill in Kauai, Dead in Pukalani, Murder in Maui, and Murder in Honolulu.

Kauai Killer is available in eBook and print -- and soon to be in audio.

Get your copy today in Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, or Kobo! Mahalo!

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bestselling Author R. Barri Flowers Featured in Magazine






CVH Ist Class Magazine, an International Humanitarian non profit publication, is very proud to present to our worldwide readers the legendary award winning novelist R Barri Flowers. He is the Author King of Criminology and all his books are mesmerising, gripping and brilliant. He is multi talented and here in this issue his Romantic Novel, Forever Sweethearts, is heart warming and realistic joy and tears a must read it's ideal to be adapted to a television series or a movie. We in CVH 1st Class Media salute and respect this great genius.


This month's issue of CVH 1st Class Magazine features Screenwriter, Novelist, and Bestselling True Crime Writer R Barri Flowers. Mr. Flowers has written more that 100 books and numerous short stories.
Check out the piece written by fabulous editor-in-chief Christina Howard, along with the many other terrific articles in the outstanding CVH 1st Class Magazine.



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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Murdered in the Gourmet Kitchen (Riley Reed Cozy Mysteries, Book 2)





Murdered in the Gourmet Kitchen is the sequel to the popular Riley Reed cozy mystery, Murdered in the Man Cave, by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers.

Interior design consultant Riley Reed’s blog is full of helpful advice on home d├ęcor, custom furnishings, lighting, and renovation in the town of Cozy Pines, Oregon. At forty-four and happily single, Riley once again finds herself immersed in a tantalizing murder mystery.

Riley recently helped her widowed friend Suzanne Crier, the director of Cozy House, a local battered women’s shelter, remodel the aging kitchen of her Victorian residence. After turning it into a fabulous gourmet kitchen, Riley is invited over with a few other friends to celebrate the completion.

Arriving early, Riley brings along her own casserole. After freshening up in the bathroom, she returns to find Suzanne dead on the hardwood floor of the gourmet kitchen. Her head had been bashed in with Riley’s own casserole dish.

And now she’s considered a suspect in the murder. While fighting to clear her name, Riley finds there is more than one person who could be the true killer--including a man who looks a lot like Nathaniel Crier, Suzanne’s abusive financier husband, who allegedly committed suicide three years ago. But did he really? Or did he come back from the grave to haunt her to death literally?

As Riley sleuths around the official police investigation, a desperate and devious killer will stop at nothing to stay in the shadows, even if it means adding Riley to a growing list of victims.

Fans of cozy mysteries will love Murdered in the Gourmet Kitchen as Riley tries to stop a killer in his or her tracks and avoid joining her friend Suzanne in the grave.

Included is a bonus excerpt of book 3 of the Riley Reed Cozy Mysteries, Murdered in the Luxury Suite, in which Riley attends an interior design convention on Maui, Hawaii, where murder mars paradise.

An extra bonus is a sneak peek at the bestselling author’s first book in an upcoming new cozy series, A Dead Inn Street: A Victoria Price Cozy Mystery, in which Victoria, a retired judge, finds that retirement can be murder.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

New From R. Barri Flowers, MURDER OF THE HULA DANCERS (Leila Kahana Maui Mysteries, Book 3)






Murder of the Hula Dancers is the third book in the popular Leila Kahana series of Maui mystery and suspense novels, following Murder in Maui and Murder on Kaanapali Beach, by bestselling crime writer R. Barri Flowers.

Maui County homicide detective and composite sketch artist Leila Kahana and her partner Detective Jonny Chung investigate the murders of beautiful hula dancers by a serial killer dubbed, "The Hula Killer." Each victim was stabbed to death. As they chase leads and suspects, Leila starts to believe that Chung might be a dirty cop. But should she act on her suspicions and report it to her boss and former lover, Lieutenant Blake Seymour?

Meanwhile, Leila is in the midst of a new relationship with handsome restaurateur Maxwell Kishimoto. When he asks her to marry him, she's conflicted due to her conservative upbringing and independence.

Also in the Homicide Unit, Detectives Trent Ferguson and Rachel Lancaster investigate the murder of a woman whose charred corpse was found in a vehicle along a deserted road. Could solving one case help solve the other? Or be an impediment?

As the Hula Killer continues to evade capture with the body count rising, Leila volunteers to go undercover as a hula dancer to try and flush out the murderer. But is the cunning killer one step ahead of them? Is Leila putting her life at risk to become another one of his victims?

Bonus material includes an excerpt from book four in the Leila Kahana Mysteries, Murder in Upcountry; as well as excerpts from other Hawaii series by R. Barri Flowers, Dead in Kihei (An Eddie Naku Maui Mystery) and Murder on the Big Island (A Hawaii FBI Thriller). The soap opera novelette, Kaanapali Beach Paradise-Part 2, and the complete suspense thriller short story, Kill and Say Goodbye, are also included.

Fans of the first two books in the Leila Kahana series of mysteries will find Murder of the Hula Dancers the perfect follow up and prelude to entertaining future books in series.



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https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/murder-hula-dancers-leila/id1086735648?mt=11


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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Dead in Kihei (Eddie Naku Maui Mysteries Book 2)







From award winning crime writer R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of the Murder in Hawaii Mysteries, comes the second book in the Hawaii detective series, Dead in Kihei: An Eddie Naku Maui Mystery.

Private investigator Eddie Naku's latest case involves the apparent suicide of a friend and fellow private eye, Frank Iwamoto, who fell from the lanai of his 8th story condo to his death.

Naku refuses to believe Iwamoto was suicidal, in spite of evidence to the contrary. Proving he was murdered won't be easy, but Naku is not about to give up. In the process, he comes up with a number of suspects, twists, and turns, as well as Frank Iwamoto's risk-taking lifestyle that likely put him in harm's way.

As Naku begins to get to the bottom of Iwamoto's death, while juggling multiple cases and complicated romances, he finds his own life in peril.

Bonus material includes excerpts from the next book in the Eddie Naku Maui Mysteries, Dead in Wailuku; along with excerpts from the author's popular Leila Kahana series novel, Murder on Kaanapali Beach, and his upcoming new Hawaii FBI series, Murder on the Big Island. Also included is the short story suspense thriller, Target of a Killer.


Dead in Kihei is the perfect follow up to Dead in Pukalani and will surely captivate readers in the spirit of Aloha.

It is available in Kindle, Nook, iTunes, Kobo, and Smashwords; and soon will be in audio and print.

http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Kihei-Eddie-Naku-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B01D575NCE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1463245168&sr=1-1&keywords=dead+in+kihei

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Praise for Books by R. Barri Flowers

"R. Barri Flowers is among the best of them, and Murder on Kaanapali Beach is among the best of his tales. This one deserves to be at the top of your must read list." -- John Lutz, Edgar winning, bestselling mystery author

"A fine procedural along with appealing characters and great local color." -- Bill Crider, Edgar winner and crime writer on Murder on Kaanapali Beach

"A police procedural with a complex plot, told from multiple viewpoints. The reader gets the added benefit of a virtual vacation on Maui." -- Laurie Hanan, Hawaii mystery author on Murder on Kaanapali Beach

"A masterful thriller set in the dark underbelly of Maui, with lots of fine action, down and dirty characters, and the vivid details of police procedure. A terrific read!" -- Douglas Preston, co-creator of the bestselling Pendergast series of novels on Murder in Maui

"A gripping and tightly woven tale you won't want to put down. Author Flowers neatly contrasts the natural beauty of a tropical paradise with the ugliness of murder and its aftermath." -- John Lutz, Edgar winner and bestselling author on Murder in Maui

"R. Barri Flowers writes with the passion and knowledge of someone who truly knows his craft. A steamy, non-stop thrill-ride through the seamy underbelly of Hawaii." -- Allison Leotta, former federal prosecutor and author on Murder in Maui

"An exquisitely rich and masterfully constructed mystery.... A savvy, smooth, and sumptuous read that's as hot as Waikiki beach sand." -- Jon Land, bestselling author on Murder in Honolulu

"Intriguing mystery in a tropical paradise with a dynamic PI. A compelling, intriguing read." -- Allen Wyler, thriller writer on Murder in Honolulu

"It gets no better than this! R. Barri Flowers has written another thriller guaranteed to hold onto its readers!" --Huntress Reviews on Dark Streets of Whitechapel

"Before He Kills Again is a rocket of a read. Not only a heart-thumping thriller, this is that rare novel that is downright scary." -- John Lutz, Edgar winner and bestselling author

"Flowers once again has written a page-turner legal thriller that begins with a bang and rapidly moves along to its final page." -- Midwest Book Review on State's Evidence

"A model of crime fiction.... Flowers may be a new voice in modern mystery writing, but he is already one of its best voices." -- Statesman Journal on Justice Served


"An excellent look at the jurisprudence system...will appeal to fans of John Grisham and Linda Fairstein." -- Harriet Klausner on Persuasive Evidence