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The Mystery of Paradise Island

By Samuel Stoddard

A group of strangers journey by helicopter to a remote tropical island, home to a mysterious hermit with a taste for luxury. The island certainly seems serene and peaceful -- but when one of the strangers turns up dead, the promise of a quiet vacation becomes a desperate struggle to stay alive. Who among them has a hidden motive for murder? The answers seem to lie in the deadly secrets they keep. Can the answers be unravelled before it's too late? Available now in hardcover and paperback!

A Novel of Mystery and Intrigue

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  • About the Book - A short spoiler-free description of what the book is like.
  • Front and Back Covers - View images of the front and back covers of the book.
  • Working Back Cover Blurb - Before the back cover text was finalized, the back cover was designed with an amusing placeholder blurb. Here, you can view this earlier version of the back cover.
  • The Origin of the Story - The Mystery of Paradise Island has unusual history. Here is a brief account of the story's origin and evolution into a full-fledged novel.
  • Acknowledgements - No book is an island unto its author.

Spoiler Section

  • Deleted Scene - This short scene was cut from the final revision of the book. Contains medium-sized spoilers.
  • RinkChat Play - This is a condensed version of the story that was performed in RinkChat with pictures of the characters and locations. MAJOR SPOILERS ABOUND.
  • What's Different About the RinkChat Play - For those who have read the book but not the RinkChat play, you may want to know what's different in the play before you decide to read it.
  • What's Different About the Novel - For those who have read the RinkChat play but not the book, you may want to know what's different in the book before you decide to read it.
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