Murder on Easter Island

A Daniel "Hawk" Fishinghawk Mystery

Fiction - Mystery - Murder
209 Pages
Reviewed on 06/03/2015
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Author Biography

Gary D. Conrad lives with his wife, Sheridan, and their dogs, Inky and Karma, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Gary is an emergency and integrative physician, and his interests include Tibetan rights, meditation, the music of Joséph Haydn, organic gardening, choral work and wilderness hiking.
Gary’s first book is the award-winning visionary fiction novel, "The Lhasa Trilogy." His second is an autobiographical collection of memoirs in short story form, "Oklahoma Is Where I Live: and Other Things on My Mind." He is currently working on a sequel to Murder on Easter Island.
Gary can be reached through his website at GaryDConrad.com.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

Murder on Easter Island is a mystery thriller written by Gary D. Conrad where Detective Daniel “Hawk” Fishinghawk of New York is assigned to Easter Island to assist Chilean authorities in solving a series of cannibalistic murders. Raised by his Cherokee grandfather, he has developed enhanced sensitivity and excellent skills in crime solving but this is an extraordinary case. As soon as he arrives in the paradise-like island, two more murders are committed and he finds himself grasping for clues. As he struggles to get to the bottom of these killings, he is forced to go back to his past and the colorful but gruesome history of the island with the help of Tiare Rapu, an elderly woman who has lived on the island all her life.

Murder on Easter Island: A Daniel “Hawk” Fishinghawk Mystery is an engrossing story where the past catches up with the present. Gary D. Conrad’s main protagonist is a man with a colorful past. When he is sent to Easter Island where a series of cannibalistic murders has been committed by an elusive criminal, he has to contend with the island’s past to solve the grisly crimes. Informative, fast paced, with well developed characters, Murder on Easter Island is completely engaging. The novel has enough twists and turns to make the reader hold on to its pages and the ending is something that is quite unexpected. I highly recommend this book not only to fans of detective stories, but to those who simply want an excellent read!