"I couldn't wait to get home to read more of Blinke It Away. Forget the chores; you'll want to sit down until you finish the story. Five stars!" - Nancy J. Cohen, author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries
From Miriam Auerbach - author of the Dirty Harriet Mystery Series - "Victoria Landis pens a tale of suspense filled with well-crafted plotting, vivid characterizations, and lush descriptions of the Hawaiian landscape. You can practically feel the Pacific breezes, hear the crash of the North Shore surf, and smell the tropical blooms and the burning pineapple fields that 'make it seem as though the entire populace decided to bake a pineapple upside down cake at the same time.' "
From Randy Rawls - author of the Ace Edwards PI Series and Thorns on Roses - ". . . a series of events that allow the author, Victoria Landis, to paint a picture of Oahu that no tourist could know."
From Vincent H. O'Neil - winner of the St. Martins Press/Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition, and author of the Frank Cole Mystery Series - ". . . an excellent debut novel from an exciting new voice who really knows suspense, action, and Hawaii. Check it out. This one's a winner."
It's an idyllic day on Oahu until Bess Blinke interrupts a bizarre robbery that ends in homicide. In the following days, she discovers terrible secrets tied to the crime, and her world unravels. When the killer realizes the depth of what she knows and comes after her, she escapes, hides, and plots to reveal the truth and expose the brutal force behind several murders - hoping to do so before they can kill her, too.
Lauded for its authentic grasp of the 'local' Hawaiian culture, Blinke It Away takes the reader into the everyday bustle of ordinary life in Hawaii and shows the reality far from the staging presented to tourists.