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Mele Kalikimaka Murder

(Aloha Lagoon Mysteries #5)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  116 ratings  ·  22 reviews
From bestselling cozy mystery author Aimee Gilchrist comes a holiday Aloha Lagoon Mystery of ho, ho, homicide!

The only thing that Aloha Lagoon Resort manager Charlotte Conner hates more than her employees working on "island time" is Christmas. It isn't just the over commercialized tripe, but it's also the fact that once-upon-a-time her Christmas would-be wedding went up in
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Published November 29th 2016 by Gemma Halliday Publishing
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Jun 06, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, 2018, hawaii
Although this presents itself as a mystery, it’s really a romance with a mystery thrown in as an afterthought. I wish it was the other way around – more of a mystery with a little romance, then I could have given this a higher rating, but as is I feel it is falsely billed.

I really didn’t care for this one as neither the romance nor the mystery jibed with me. It took me forever to finish reading it because once I got to about the half way point I realized it wasn’t going to turn into the cute co
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very disappointing book. This was a romance disguised as a cozy mystery. At least 75% was comprised of the main character Charlotte fighting off her feelings for her co-worker. Don't get me wrong. I enjoy cozy mysteries with a touch of romance. In fact, sometimes I look forward to it or almost expect it. However, when the romance overshadows the mystery and the book is labelled as a mystery, then I have an issue with it.

Charlotte is a manager that has been transferred by the corporate hospitali
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
Book was enjoyable....except...the hero kept "flaring his nostrils" when he was excited. Please....I thought that went out for men in the Victorian romances....and it wasn't good then. ...more
Mar 24, 2018 rated it liked it
This story is the second mystery that I have given three stars to because it is falsely put out as a mystery. It is a romance story with a mystery woven into it.

The story has defined characters, and a decent plot that makes for an enjoyable read. But the main focus of the story is NOT the mystery. It is the romantic aspirations of the lead character and person she is all hot and bothered about. There are also major editing issues in this story. For the entire book they are twins, with Charlotte
Barbara Hackel
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another Aloha Lagoon murder mystery book-what fun! I like the concept of the different authors writing about the same place with overlapping characters, yet highly individualized murders and main characters. It makes for a series full of delightful and unexpected happenings!

This time the book is about the temporary manager supplied when long time manager Phillip Kealoha died suddenly from a heart attack. The Freemont Hospitality Inc. that owned the resort brought in Charlotte Conner and her assi
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Charlotte Conner is a temporary manager for a resort company, this slot however has been the longest one yet, 6 months and counting! She is desperate to get out but first she has to run the Christmas events and Christmas is right down her list of favourite holidays.  As well as this she is trying to avoid her deputy manager (no one should look THAT good!) and then her assistant goes missing, only to be found later on and that is one person that will not be celebrating ever again.  So with Charlo ...more
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked the characters but the main character's thoughts got in way of the story. Plus the story ended kinda of hanging. I know that this is a series but I think it could have ended better. The mystery was kinda like an afterthought. This is my least favorite in the series so far. ...more
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review to come.
Missi Martin (Stockwell)
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Hallmark Channel Christmas movie meets a Law and Order episode....that is how it feels when you read Mele Kalikimaka Murder by Aimee Gilchrist.

Mele Kalikimaka Murder is the fifth book in the Aloha Lagoon Mystery series and one thing about this series that is great is that even though they are part of a series, you don't have to read them in order. The only thing they have in common is that they all center around the Aloha Lagoon Resort in Hawaii. They also have some overlapping characters, lik
Bonnie J.
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. The first 2 in the series were awesome; the 3rd not so much and the 4th was ok. I was really hoping that the 5th would bring back much of what the first 2 had and it definitely did not disappoint. Alex and Charlie (Charlotte) are now running the Aloha Lagoon Resort (AL for short) and they wind up with quite a mystery on their hands when Charlie's assistant is found dead and stuffed into the waterfall at the beginning of the Christmas Holiday festivities week. The clues that they ...more
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: hawaii-related
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Frances L. Ehrig
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hawaiian Mysteries

Entertaining and interesting tale!!! Charlotte , a twin, is an uptight perfectionist, who attempts to save every situation. Her sister is much the opposite, but they both care deeply about each other. They work to solve the mysteries and find love along the way. I will try to read the books in the series
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Do you ever really know anyone?

Awesome! Christmas should be a time of joy. But finding a dead body (or two) can put a downer on anyone. Add drugs and your twin (who slept with your ex groom a couple of days before the wedding that never was) then you have an absolute horror of the festive season. Great twists in this. Really enjoyed it.
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another enjoyable AL mystery

I always enjoy reading an Aloha Lagoon mystery. I love the characters and the descriptions of everything are so good I can picture what it would look like in my head. Another ending I didn’t quite expect.
Vi MacDonald
Aug 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
Way too much information about Hawaii very little storyline. I gave up reading the book midway through; I just couldn't continue it was too boring. Obviously this author & her storyline is not for me. ...more
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is more of a multiple love story with a little intrigue and murder thrown in. I enjoyed the story and recommend the book.
Michelle Bennington
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Super cute cozy mystery! Really enjoyed the story.
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another enjoyable mystery. It was a great read while in Hawaii at Christmas time.
Shannon Binegar-Foster
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved every word

I have loved this series from book one. I really like the dynamic between Charlotte and Alex. I hope we hear more from them in the future.
Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
3.5 stars. A light, fun read! It definitely makes me want to spend Christmas in Hawaii in the future (minus the murder part). Oh, and I've said this hundred times, but Gilchrist knows how to write dialogue, which makes her books that much more fun to read! ...more
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this book! I chose it for it's Christmas theme but I will definitely read more in the series. ...more
carol thomas
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This is the first. book of this series which I have purchased and thoroughly enjoyed would highly recommended and will definitely consider reading others in the series
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