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This is the website of author James Kilpatrick or Kimo, as his Hawaiian friends call him.  Writing has been a passion for James since childhood.  Over the years, he has included writing in his life by teaching and writing for various newspapers.  He even had a stint with TV and radio!  In the past few years, he has taken his passion to a new level by writing and publishing books based on his past experiences and interests, often having ta connection to the Asian-pacific-islander life that he grew up with.

His latest novel is Murder at 5000 Feet –  Detective Jerry Kline and Sergeant Benny Kekoa of the Honolulu Police Department were returning to Honolulu after delivering a criminal to the San Francisco Police Department. They would be flying back on a Pan American Airways flying boat the Hawaii Clipper to Pearl Harbor. Sit back as the flying boat lifts off from San Francisco waters, passes over the Golden Gate Bridge and heads out over the Pacific to its first stop at Hawaii Islands on scheduled flight to take them on to Midway Island, Wake Island, Guam and finally to Manila in the Philippines. The eighteen-hour flight to Hawaii should have been a routine flight. However, halfway to Pearl Harbor, Professor William Beckmeyer staggered down the passageway from the sleeping area and collapsed near Kline, dying; with a long-bladed knife in his back. So much for a relaxing flight. In the next nine hours, two detectives would investigate, trying to find the killer and answer the question, ‘why was the professor killed in the first place’. Join the two officers as they seek answers from nine other passengers. As the hours tick away and the clipper races to Pearl Harbor, can the pair get the answers they need? Now boarding… please enjoy your flight!

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