It’s Halloween night in Lahaina, Maui, and the Mardi Gras of the Pacific is in full swing. But wedding planner Pali Moon isn’t in costume–she’s on a mission. A bridesmaid has vanished and Pali’s canvassing Front Street, ducking into every overcrowded waterfront watering hole hoping to spot a girl with long red hair and a lingerie model’s figure. No luck. Back at her car, Pali opens the door and finds the remnants of a bizarre trick or treat stunt. Turns out, Halloween in Lahaina isn’t just a night for island high-jinx, it’s also a night for vengeance.
JoAnn Bassett grew up in Seattle, but always preferred palm trees to pine trees. She ran a business and raised a son, always hoping that someday a day at the beach would be an everyday event. In 1996, she and her husband bought a home on Maui, and the dream became a reality. Now JoAnn lives in Southern Arizona (life called her back to the mainland) but she still spends at least a few months on Maui every year. The “Islands of Aloha Mystery Series” is her way of being there in spirit if not in body.