Author: Kikkawa, Scott | Paperback
On the heels of his critically acclaimed début noir novel, Kona Winds, Scott Kikkawa followed up with Red Dirt, and now the wait is over for the third installment of this popular noir detective series with Char Siu.
Kikkawa's depiction of 1950s Honolulu Police Department Detective Sergeant Francis “Sheik” Yoshikawa, a Japanese American Nisei veteran of World War II, propels each mystery he's assigned to solve. Handsome, street smart, literate, and haunted by memories of his military service in the famed 442ndRegimental Combat Team, Sheik must solve yet another murder case. He has plenty to examine––not just vice and murder but plenty of different cultures thrown into the mix of early twentieth-century Hawai‘i.
About the author: A product of Hawai‘i Kai in East Honolulu, Scott Kikkawa writes noir detective stories set in postwar Honolulu, featuring 442ndveteran Nisei Detective Sergeant Francis “Sheik”Yoshikawa. His critically acclaimed début murder mystery, Kona Winds, was released at the end of 2019 and spent six months on the Small Press Distribution Fiction Bestsellers List. He serves as a columnist and an Associate Editor for The Hawai‘i Review of Books. Red Dirt is his second full-length novel and a third is scheduled for release in 2023. Winner of an Elliot Cades Award for Literature, the New York University alumnus is currently a federal law enforcement officer and lives with his family in Honolulu.