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There’s a killer loose on the island of Oahu. His targets? Young, native-Hawaiian women. But it also appears that he’s targeting and taunting Honolulu police detective Henry Benjamin who knew each victim and whose wife, Maya, had been the first name on that list. In addition to battling his personal demons, this New York transplant’s aggressive style didn’t sit well with h ...more
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Published August 22nd 2022 by The Wild Rose Press
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Jon Nakapalau
Jun 09, 2022 rated it it was amazing
One of the best crime novels I have read in a long time! Honolulu police detective Henry Benjamin is a very original character that the reader will connect with. The twist here is that he finds himself connected to the victims (young native-Hawaiian women). Even as he tries to work out personal issues he must try to solve not only who is killing the women, but also if someone has a vendetta against him. Raw and at times brutal; Richard I. Levine shows us the other side of 'paradise' and how one ...more
pawsreadrepeat
Sep 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance review copy for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Richard Levine and Partners In Crime Tours. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.

In To Catch the Setting Sun, a killer is on the loose of Oahu and is targeting Young, native-Hawaiian women while also taunting Honolulu police detective Henry Benjamin. This is personal, Henry knew all the women and his wife, Maya was the first name on the list. Battling his personal demons as any New Yorker would, he isn'
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Kathleen
Sep 29, 2022 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In To Catch The Setting Sun, author Richard I. Levine transports the reader to the island of Oahu, for an intriguing dark noir crime thriller that will keep the reader guessing and turning the pages.

Welcome to the island of Oahu, are you ready for the seedy dark side of the Hawaiian island that isn't promoted in the tourist guides? For Henry (Hank) Benjamin, an ex-NY cop and island transplant with thirteen years as a detective with the Honolulu Police Department, he's brash, arrogant, and doesn'
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Karen Siddall
A serial killer in paradise!

To Catch The Setting Sun was a thrilling police procedural set on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Disgraced Honolulu Police Department detective Henry “Hank” Benjamin was hard to appreciate initially; he’s abrupt, acerbic, and drinks too much. But he’s just lost his wife, the first victim of a serial killer, right? So you cut him some slack, yeah? Kaelani Kanakina is a hard charger, too, but plays better with others. By the end of the book, I didn’t want to let either of

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Joan
Sep 04, 2022 rated it liked it
This is a dark murder mystery, police investigation procedure novel set firmly in the Hawaiian culture. It got off to a bit of a rough start for me, eagerly awaiting the back story on the hero which finally came in about a quarter of the way into the book. Hank is a flawed hero. He was hard for me to appreciate but I did end up liking him by the last page.

Levine's writing style was a little difficult for me to follow at times. One example is a paragraph about a character named Peter. The last se
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Danielle Urban
Sep 05, 2022 rated it it was amazing
To Catch the Setting Sun by Richard Levine is one of the best suspenseful mystery novels I have read! I cannot believe the talent in this writer's writing. I was hooked from the start. A detective is not well-liked in Hawaii. Someone is taunting with him, loses his wife to a serial killer, and is working on finding the killer. His colleagues harass him at work. Nothing is what the paradise presents. Peaceful beaches are deceiving. The detective knows just how deadly the area is. Women are being ...more
Lorraine Merkl
Aug 28, 2022 rated it it was amazing
With a sweeping Hawaiian backdrop reminiscent of James Michener, right off the bat this thriller reminds us that bad things can even happen in paradise. HPD Detective and native New Yorker Henry Benjamin finds out the hard way that relocating to our 50th State isn’t like one big episode of Hawaii 5-0, especially when he’s on the case of a serial killer targeting native women. Hardly the archetype of the “hero cop,” (fellow officers call him “Dirty Harry”—and not in a flattering way), we root for ...more
Mark Love
Jun 28, 2022 rated it it was amazing
My only experience with Hawaii has been through screening episodes of Hawaii 5-0 or Magnum P.I. Levine’s tale gives the reader a glimpse of life on the islands, away from the glamour of the tourist vistas. Like many big cities, there is no shortage of crime, manipulation and misbehavior.

Levine’s protagonist is Detective Henry Benjamin. Although not a native to Hawaii, Benjamin has a developed a respect and caring for the people and strives to do the right thing. Hampered by bureaucracy, he’s
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Michelle Godard-Richer
Jul 24, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Both the plotting and the characters are strong in this intriguing and suspenseful story. I loved the Hawaiian setting and the inclusion of the rich culture and pleasing language. I also really enjoyed the strength of the writing. I highly recommend this book.
L.B. Griffin
Jun 16, 2022 rated it it was amazing
To Catch the Setting Sun title unveils the tragedy and truth of a tropical island that
has been viewed by many tourists over the years as a paradise.
I was captivated by the title and found myself embarking on a discovery of treachery, evil and deceit. A suggestion of romance is conveyed but left me wondering throughout with a what if there is more to it than meets the eye?
Psychological warfare reigns within this page turning novel as Detective Henry Benjamin uses his hard hitting, no nonsense p
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Aug 01, 2022 rated it it was amazing
🌺My Thoughts 🌺

This book can be the one of the best sad, thrilling and suspensfull book which will took breath of every readers reading this. Author has done some amazing piece of work in presenting this book with using all of his awesome talents. There can be many book which can offer story like this but not many can even compete with this book. Writing is top class as it was perfectly onto the point with not having any distracting confusions. Author has used very easy language so that everyone
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Stacy
Sep 11, 2022 rated it liked it
This is my first book by this author. The writing style was good by I had a bit of a struggle getting into the story.

On the island of Oahu, someone is killing young Native Hawaiian women. Police officer Henry Benjamin’s wife, Maya, was the first victim and he’s been hunting for the killer ever since. Now it seems the killer is taunting Henry by leaving him eerie clues.
Henry is a New Yorker who clashes with his fellow officers and had made enemies over the years. Will he find this killer before
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Richard I Levine is a native New Yorker raised in the shadows of Yankee Stadium. After dabbling in several occupations and a one-year coast to coast wanderlust trip, this one-time volunteer fireman, bartender, and store manager returned to school to become a chiropractor. A twenty-one year cancer survivor, he’s a strong advocate for the natural healing arts. Levine has four Indy-published novels a ...more

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