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The Waikiki widow

Author: Juanita Sheridan
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Rue Morgue Press, ©2003.
Series: Rue Morgue vintage mystery.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Honolulu has always had its "Waikiki Widow," a rich and beautiful woman who presides over the city's night life. This time it's the newly arrived Lady Blanche Carleton, whose elderly British diplomat husband died shortly after the communists took over in China. But what is the source of Lady Blanche's money? Rumor has it that her husband left all his money to his sister back in Sussex. Is tea broker Henry Hunter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juanita Sheridan
ISBN: 0915230593 9780915230594
OCLC Number: 53183065
Notes: Originally published: 1953.
"A vintage Hawaiian mystery"--Cover.
"Reprinted with the permission of Ross Hart, the author's son and literary executor"--Title page verso.
Description: 160 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Rue Morgue vintage mystery.
Responsibility: by Juanita Sheridan.

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Honolulu has always had its "Waikiki Widow," a rich and beautiful woman who presides over the city's night life. This time it's the newly arrived Lady Blanche Carleton, whose elderly British diplomat husband died shortly after the communists took over in China. But what is the source of Lady Blanche's money? Rumor has it that her husband left all his money to his sister back in Sussex. Is tea broker Henry Hunter paying her bills in exchange for her favors? Is it only the widow's great beauty that draws so many different men into her web? And what is her connection to "Dragon Well," a highly sought after tea that is being smuggled out of China? If Lily Wu and her Watson, novelist Janice Cameron, can find the answers to those questions, some of which go back to the royal palace of the last emperor, then they can solve the murder of Yao, a refugee Chinese servant, and restore the fortune of Madame Li, a family friend of the Wus, who withstood horrible torture before escaping to Hawaii from China. Aiding Lily and Janice are their Island Irregulars, the seven adopted teenage daughters of a former imperial palace unuch.

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