Win-a-Book Wednesday: BONE HOOK


By Toby Neal


What’s your  favorite Hawaii food, drink or activity? Share it in the Comments below for a FREE copy of the 10th Lei Crime mystery, Bone Hook.

About Bone Hook

Maui’s ocean is beautiful, wild… and deadly.

It’s been five years since the events of Rip Tides, and Sergeant Lei Texeira gets into hot water much deeper than she’s used to at a crime scene ninety feet down off of the tiny atoll of Molokini, where the death of beautiful marine biologist Danielle “Lani” Phillips is anything but an accident. More suspects than a school of sharks circle a case that takes Lei into territory that hits dangerously close to home, even as husband Michael Stevens heads into his own uncharted depths.

About the Author:

TobyNealToby Neal was raised on Kaua`i in Hawaii. She wrote and illustrated her first story at age five and credits her counseling background with adding depth to her characters–from the villains to Lei Texeira, the courageous multicultural heroine of the Lei Crime Series. “I’m endlessly fascinated with people’s stories.”

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  1. Amy Hallmark says:

    My favorite Hawaii food – Shoyu Chicken. Favorite Hawaii drink – Blue Hawaii. Favorite Hawaii activity – scuba diving (it’s where I learned to scuba dive – on Oahu).

  2. Hawaiian favorites: (I’ve never been, but plan to someday)
    Food= Spam. We always ate it camping, I heard it’s popular in Hawaii and made in Minnesota! What’s not to love?

    Drink= coconut milk

    Activity= a tie between watching Magnum PI & Hawaii 5 O.

    Aloha from Minneapolis.

  3. LOVE Kalua Pork with cabbage. Poi is nice with it, too! Drink: Hawaiian Sun Passion Orange, preferably sitting on an old barrel in Sam Choi’s Laie Cash and Carry, eating a pake cake with it! Snorkeling anywhere or sailing a Hobie Cat in Turtle Bay.

  4. Nancy Adkins says:

    My favorite Hawaiian activity is sitting in my window seat watching the sun rises with a cup of Ka’u Coffee and Reading anything by my favorite Hawaiian Author… just finished “Bone Hook” tried to make it last longer but finished it this morning. Can not wait for the next adventure…..I need to know what has happened!!!!!!

  5. Favorite foods, does roselani haupia ice cream count?! POG tastes like Hawaii in a glass to me! Walking on a beach just at the edge of the waves, heaven! My favorite author is Toby Neal! Hawaiian or otherwise. 😉 I want to read Bonehook so much!

  6. I love seeing your favorites! My favorite drink is Lilikoi Rum with mint (my own invention) food is kalua pig laulau, and I love beach walking anywhere in the Islands!

  7. Barbara Tobey says:

    Pineapple, no spam or coconut, but macadamia nuts are wonderful. Wearing a lei of plumeria. Shopping.

  8. Solo papaya, chilled, with a little lime juice.
    Hiking Haleakala and learning about native botanical species.
    And a close second place would have to be chow fun and Obon!

  9. Favorite food Ahi poke. Favorite drink Halilimaile redhead rum on ice favorite activity watching the surfers at Hookipa

  10. Wanda Strickland says:

    Favorite foods: no way I could choose between Maui Gold pineapple, coconut shrimp, or Kau’ai Pie ice cream at Lappert’s. All three, please! Favorite activities are sailing anywhere on Hawaii’s magical blue water, and whale watching!

  11. Heidi Fountain says:

    Oh my…chocolate haupia pie! Ono!

  12. Activity – ANYTHING in Hawaii! Can’t make up my mind. Snorkeling, whale watching, Mai Tai cruise, cruising the Hana Highway, UH Baseball games, hiking in the bamboo forest near Hana, Volcano National Park, sightseeing, drinking Kona coffee, etc! Oh, and of course, shopping! I just can’t pick a favorite.

  13. Never been to Hawaii, but I LOVE PINEAPPLES! And they are good for you too!!

  14. We went to Hawaii for our 25th anniversary. I’d say our favorite food was a Kalua Pig at the Luau. Loved snorkeling at Molokini Crater, and of course, enjoying the views while on the Road to Hana. Awesome!

  15. Laurie Grundner says:

    My favorite activity was doing the mule ride to Kalaupapa in Molokai

  16. Favorite Food- Food truck garlic shrimp
    Favorite drink-fresh coconut milk
    Favorite activity- hiking to a waterfall

  17. I’ve not been to Hawaii, but since beachcombing is a favorite activity in other coastal areas it would be a favorite activity there as well. If I ever get there, I see myself daydreaming under a plumeria tree, sipping a tropical drink and munching on macadamia nuts while watching the waves, surfers and others enjoying the beach. Join me! Aloha!

  18. Sherri Rosenthal says:

    I love our time in Waikoloa each year eating fresh island fish, drinking a Mai Tai!

  19. Chris F Myrick says:

    My favorite things? Living on Oahu, having the beach close enough to walk along whenever I like. Going to a nearby restaurant for ono Loco Moco or Garlic Chicken. Stopping by the store to take home a chocolate haupia pie. Sharing fun stuff on Facebook, like Tobyʻs new book “Bone Hook”. Would love to win a copy to read. Aloha!

  20. I love snorkeling and hanging on the beach.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  21. Thanks for chiming in, everyone! Love your favorites!

  22. Karen Chun says:

    My favorite activity is outrigger canoe paddling. This is the Hawai’i state sport and the whole family participates with kids as young as 7 racing “Manini” with an adult steersman to 65+ year olds racing racing in their division.

  23. Susanne Baremore says:

    Banana bread with lillikoi butter, a good bowl of poke, and those coconut dacquiris with a shot of banana syrup that are served at some of the hangouts up in Lahaina.

    Love to do ANYTHING on Maui