Iced in Paradise—Naomi Hirahara’s New Hawai‘i Mystery

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Saturday September 7

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2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Iced in Paradise is the newest book from Edgar Award-winning author Naomi Hirahara. In this mystery, follow Leilani Santiago and her family on the island of Kaua‘i as they manage a shave ice shack. When Leilani goes to work one morning, she stumbles across a dead body, a young pro surfer who was being coached by her estranged father. As her father soon becomes the No. 1 murder suspect, Leilani must find the real killer and somehow safeguard her ill mother, little sisters, and grandmother while also preserving a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend in Seattle.

Join Naomi Hirahara for a discussion about her love of shaved ice and why she made the Garden Isle the location of her new novel. A former editor of The Rafu Shimpo, Hirahara has published several nonfiction books on the Japanese American experience in addition to her mystery novels and books for younger readers.

Iced in Paradise is available at the JANM Store.

This program is free for Museum members and included with general admission for non-members. Please note that admission rates increased as of August 16, 2019.

Please purchase admission at the front desk at the main building prior to the event. RSVPs are strongly encouraged using this online form as reserved guests will be given priority entry.