Copper and Goldie (Paperback)
13 Tails of Mystery and Suspense in Hawaii
Magic Island Literary Works, 9780990547259, 196pp.
Publication Date: August 15, 2019
Homicide detective Sam Nahoe takes a bullet in his spine in the line of duty. Disabled, his career with the Honolulu Police Department shattered, what now? Jobless, lonely, and unwillingly divorced, Sam becomes a Checker Cab driver. Seeking a partner, he adopts a rescue golden retriever--with a touch of Doberman, and trains her to perform neat tricks like growling at a fare who doesn't tip. He and Goldie cruise O'ahu for kidnappers, and vengeful wives. Even killers, compelling Sam to get his private investigator license.
His Sunday visitations with his daughter, Peggy, can turn a magical park day into a hair-raising crime scene, but his shrewd little kid becomes a miniature sleuth in her own right.
Sam's Hawai'ian heritage provides him with spunk and street smarts. He hobbles around on two canes, named Cane and Able, as he orders Goldie to chase bad guys. His favorite snitch, card-sharp Sophie, asks him: "You still walkin' with them giant chopsticks?"
Thirteen individual and complete Hawai'ian detective mysteries featuring a disabled ex-cop turned cab driver, who, with his golden retriever sidekick, takes on the criminal side of Honolulu.