Clam Wake by Mary Daheim
Bed-And-Breakfast Mystery Series #29
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: August 12, 2014
Format: Hardcover / Paperback - 304 pages
Kindle - 609 KB
Nook - 544 KB
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Partners In Crime Virtual Book Tours.
Innkeeper and irrepressible sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn and cousin Renie face off against a cold-blooded killer in a beach community in this delightfully charming Bed-and-Breakfast mystery from USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Mary Daheim.
But what she finds is puzzling. The victim reputedly didn’t have an enemy in the world--except for the killer. Digging for clams and answers, the cousins discover that retirement can be deadly—at least among the eclectic, eccentric residents of Obsession Shores.
My Book Review:
In Clam Wake, the latest installment of the popular Bed-And-Breakfast Mystery Series, author Mary Daheim weaves an entertaining cozy mystery tale that follows the latest adventures of Hillside Manor B&B Inkeeper and amateur sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn and her partner / cousin Renie.
While house sitting for their Aunt Vance and Uncle Vince at the Obsession Shores retirement community on Whoopie Island, the cousins get involved in a whodunit murder mystery when they discover Obsession Shores resident Ernie Glover stabbed to death on the beach. The quiet retirement community residents have recently been divided over a proposed ordinance, but who would want one of their own dead? Judith and Renie take on the murder investigation in a community full of gossip and crazy antics from the eccentric Obsession Shores residents.
Clam Wake is an enjoyable cozy mystery that is full of quirky characters, zany antics, and fun plot twists that easily keeps the reader in suspense and guessing what will happen next. You can't help but get drawn into the lovable cousins' latest whodunit mystery adventure, it has plenty of craziness and laugh-out-loud moments that will keep you turning the pages while trying to figure out who the identity of killer is until you reach the surprising conclusion. Who knew that a bunch of quirky seniors could provide so much fun entertainment?! I can't wait to see what new adventure author Mary Daheim has in store for Judith and Renie. Clam Wake is a great example of a what a fun cozy mystery novel is all about!
RATING: 4 STARS
About The Author
Seattle native Mary Richardson Daheim lives three miles from the house where she was raised. From her dining nook she can see the maple tree in front of her childhood home. Mary isn’t one for change when it comes to geography. Upon getting her journalism degree from the University of Washington (she can see the campus from the dining nook, too), she went to work for a newspaper in Anacortes WA. Then, after her marriage to David Daheim, his first college teaching post was in Port Angeles where she became a reporter for the local daily. Both tours of small-town duty gave her the background for the Alpine/Emma Lord series. Mary spent much of her non-fiction career in public relations (some would say PR is fiction, too). But ever since she learned how to read and write, Mary wanted to tell stories that could be put between book covers (e-readers were far into the future and if she hadn’t seen her daughter’s iPad, she might not know they exist). Thus, she began her publishing career with the first of seven historical romances before switching to mysteries in 1991. If Mary could do the math, she’d know how many books she’s published. Since she can’t, she estimates the total is at least 55. Or something. See below—count ‘em if you can. At the time of her husband and mentor’s death in February 2010, David and Mary had been married for over 43 years. They have three daughters, Barbara, Katherine and Magdalen, and two granddaughters, Maisy and Clara. They all live in Seattle, too. Those apples don’t move far from the tree…literally.
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