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First Things

Disappearing Act:

A Las Vegas Love Story, Sort of..., hit the top of Amazon's Hard-Boiled Mystery list in June 2021.


A Las Vegas Magician Disappears.

Two Million Bucks Are Missing.

Chicago Wants Its Money.

What does any of this have to do with Area 51?

Or Roswell?

Can two wise guys, a hooker and a lesbian softball team save the day?


Need a tough detective who's not afraid to tackle hard cases like Tom the piper's son, or what really happened with Hansel and Gretel?

Look no further. Bearstone Blackie is on the case.

Ray Pace is a member of the Authors Guild and the Alliance of Independent Authors. He is the founding President of the Hawaii Writers Guild and a Waimea Writers Support Group member.

His works of fiction are:

Disappearing Act: A Las Vegas Love Story, Sort of...

Hemingway in Hawaii

Bearstone Blackie, Detective

Captain Mike's Honolulu Fright Night Tour, a ghost story.


His book, Hemingway, Memories of Les, is a memoir dealing with Pace's friendship with Leicester Hemingway, author of My Brother, Ernest Hemingway.


Some of the places Ray Pace has worked as a writer:



The Miami News, Miami, Florida

The Ft. Lauderdale/Broward Tribune, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

West Hawaii Today, Waimea, Hawaii



Miami Magazine, Miami, Florida

Florida Keys Magazine, Key West, Florida

Honolulu Magazine, Honolulu, Hawaii

Beckett Baseball,

Beckett Football,

Beckett Basketball, Dallas, Texas


Broadcast News and Public Affairs:

WAXY, Miami/ Ft. Lauderdale

WSBR, Boca Raton

WCAI, Ft. Myers

WIIS, Key West

KHVH, Honolulu


Pace has also coordinated publicity for a consortium of record and video labels, for the San Francisco Bay Area. The fifty labels featured jazz, country, new age, and blues. He lives in Waikoloa Village on the Big Island of Hawaii.