Lei Crime

14 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 604 ratings

Blood Orchids Publisher's Summary

Fast-paced crime mystery with a touch of romance, readers call Blood Orchids "un-putdownable"!

Hawaii is palm trees, black sand, and blue water - but for policewoman Lei Texeira, there's a dark side to paradise. Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo. On a routine patrol she finds two murdered teenagers - one of whom she'd recently busted. With its echoes of her own past, the murdered girl's harsh life and tragic death affect Lei deeply. She becomes obsessed - even as the killer is drawn to Lei's intensity, feeding off her vulnerabilities and toying with her sanity. Despite her obsession with the case and fear that she's being stalked, Lei finds herself falling in love for the first time. Steaming volcanoes, black sand beaches, and shrouded fern forests are the backdrop to Lei's quest for answers - and the stalker is closer than she can imagine, as threads of the past tangle in her future. Lei is determined to find the killer - but he knows where to find her first.

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  • Book 1

    • Blood Orchids

    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Lei has overcome a scarred past to make a life for herself as a cop in the sleepy Big Island town of Hilo. On a routine patrol she finds two murdered teenagers - one of whom she'd recently busted. With its echoes of her own past, the murdered girl's harsh life and tragic death affect Lei deeply. She becomes obsessed - even as the killer is drawn to Lei's intensity, feeding off her vulnerabilities and toying with her sanity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like being there

    • By Tracy Jillard on 12-12-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Torch Ginger

    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The island of Kaua'i is remote jungle, golden beaches, and ancient culture - but transients are disappearing in paradise, and only Detective Lei Texeira notices. Lei transfers to the island of Kaua'i, where she uncovers a pattern of disappearances that may be related to a bizarre cult - or is it just one madman at work? In Lei's world, everyone is guilty until proven innocent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Neal Audiobook

    • By patricia nolfi on 09-20-15

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  • Book 3

    • Black Jasmine

    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The island of Maui is turquoise ocean, stunning vistas, and whalesong - but organized crime has a hidden hold, and Detective Lei Texeira tracks evil that hides behind a beautiful face. When a nameless teenage girl dies in an apparent vehicular suicide, Lei can’t rest until she finds out what really happened. She blazes through all the wealth and poverty of Maui island society in her quest for justice, rousing a deadly foe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Enough

    • By Me & My Girls on 05-24-15

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  • Book 4

    • Broken Ferns

    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    The island of Oahu is warm breezes, skyscrapers, and green mountains - but a daring young thief is out to make a statement, and Special Agent Lei Texeira's new career is already on the line. Lei Texeira has made a difficult transition from detective on Maui to the FBI on Oahu - and her first big case as an agent draws national media attention. With her typical jump-first, look-later style, she pursues her quarry from Oahu to the outer islands, rousing old conflicts and new heartbreak.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Janet on 06-13-15

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  • Book 5

    • Twisted Vine

    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    The island of Oahu is skyscrapers and rainforests, beaches and boutiques - but Special Agent Lei Texeira is drawn into a shadow world connected by death and the Internet. Mysterious suicides draw Lei and her team, including tech specialist Sophie Ang, to hunt a criminal who plays with the thin gray line between right and wrong. Lei stirs up a hornet's nest on the investigation as her past reaches out in a twisted vine of old loves, new technologies, and dark vendettas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging Story and Fantastic Performance

    • By Allen B. Galiza on 02-05-16

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  • Book 5.5

    • Unsound

    • Lei Crime Series
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sonja Field
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Only a volcano can cure some things. Dr. Caprice Wilson, police psychologist, has spent her life unraveling the mysteries of the human mind - only to find herself in a deep crisis. Caprice prescribes herself a walkabout and goes hiking in Maui - but the solitary retreat she has in mind does not go as planned. Caprice faces an enemy she never knew she had and wrestles with questions of hope, identity, loss, and the nature of psychopathy in a cat-and-mouse game with survival at stake.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected events as the story unfolds

    • By JMax on 03-15-18
    • Lei Crime Series
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sonja Field
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 12-05-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

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  • Book 6

    • Shattered Palms

    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Maui is lush mountains, cloud forest and exquisite birdsong - but for Detective Lei Texeira, arrows break that peace. Someone is stalking poachers that are capturing Maui's rarest birds, and Lei pursues the case with her usual leap-first, look-later style - but will she be able to catch a killer, save the birds, and still make it to her own wedding? Shattered Palms is a roller coaster ride from the top of Haleakala to the beach and back again, with extinction at stake.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enough Already

    • By Me & My Girls on 09-12-15

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  • Book 7

    • Dark Lava

    • Lei Crime Series, Book 7
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Maui is sacred places, ancient artifacts, and the dark lava of deepest passions.

    Nothing ever goes easy for detectives Lei Texeira and Michael Stevens. An investigation into heiau desecrations must take a backseat to the emergence of an enemy who targets those closest to them, leaving shrouds as a calling card. Lei and Stevens face challenges of the body, mind, and heart in this seventh in the best-selling Lei Crime Series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping. Emotional. Thrilling

    • By I♥2Read on 01-17-16

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  • Book 8

    • Fire Beach

    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Hawaii is cane fires, lush jungles, and feuds that won't die until everyone's dead. Detective Lei Texeira stalks the shroud killer on her own terms as Michael Stevens finds himself engulfed in the flames of a case with tangled consequences. In this eighth of the best-selling Lei Crime Series, Lei and Stevens find out just how far hate and love will go.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listened to it TWICE!

    • By I♥2Read on 01-20-16

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    • Rip Tides

    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    Poised to win the prestigious Triple Crown of Surfing, Maui surf star Makoa Simmons washes up tragically dead. Detective Lei Texeira plunges into a high-profile case whose dark and tangled motives reach deep into the elite world of professional surfing on the North Shore of Oahu. Lei must follow her instincts into new territory even as husband Michael Stevens struggles with heartbreak of another kind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keeps getting better & better

    • By I♥2Read on 10-02-16

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  • Book 10

    • Bone Hook

    • Lei Crime Series, Book 10
    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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 90 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. 

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  • Book 11

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  • Book 12

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    • Stolen in Paradise

    • By: Toby Neal
    • Narrated by: Sara Malia Hatfield
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    One betta fish, two dead biologists, three trysts, four suspects, and 35 pairs of shoes add up to complicated days in paradise for Special Agent Marcella Scott. Marcella gets into sand way over her Manolos investigating the death of a prominent scientist who washed up on a Waikiki beach with a bullet hole between the eyes. BioGreen, a genetically-engineered algae that could solve the world fuel crisis, has been stolen from the development lab - a hotbed of intrigue where everyone on the project has something to hide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lei's best friend, Marcella gets her own story!

    • By I♥2Read on 11-06-15

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