I find that what I liked about this book is that, while it is serious, there is a bit of madcappery involved without being ridiculous.
The development of the characters - and their various relationships - is another element I liked.
The luscious setting, along with the banshee goddess in the park area, really bring the story together.
Mingo McCloud has a lot going on. Dealing with his private life just got more complicated now that he and his lover, Francois, have a fulltime teenager in the house. And soon Mingo has a new foe on his hands: the banshee goddess of the Seven Bridges. Yep, only an island guy like Mingo could wind up tangling with an ancient deity in what should be a routine murder investigation.
But that’s not all. Hawaii has just passed the same-sex civil union bill. Will Francois give up his resistance to getting hitched and pop the question? And what about their son, Ferric? What does his new obsession with a teenage surfing queen have to do with a shark, bikini workouts, pole dancing and…wedding cake?
Note to readers: This title is Number 5 in the Mingo McCloud series, but can easily be read as a stand-alone book.