Murder on the Rocks by Karen MacInerney


Review by Angie Andre

Natalie Barnes, divorced and seeking a new beginning, leaves her home and job in Texas for the salty air of Maine and her newly purchased Bed & Breakfast called the Gray Whale Inn and finds herself in a compromising situation.  If getting her new business off the ground isn’t tough enough, Natalie is on the front lines of an environmental debate over an endangered species of sea birds called terns. Bernard Katz, a balding and bullying land developer, wants to turn the habitat for the endangered terns into a golf course. Shortly after the town board approves this development one of Natalie’s B & B guests is found dead at the bottom of her cliff. Police and islanders suspect Natalie. Amid her baking and running her new B & B, Natalie must clear her name and find the real killer.

Murder on the Rocks appealed to my love of cozy mysteries. I thoroughly enjoyed the cast of quirky characters and Natalie’s determined sleuthing. While sleuthing Natalie, is able to tempt the us with baking that will make you want to turn directly to the back of the book where you will find recipes for delicious treats such as Wicked blueberry coffee cake and Killer cranberry scones.

I look forward to reading the remaining books in the Gray Whale Mystery Series. To date there are a total of 6 Gray Whale mysteries to enjoy.

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About the reviewer:  Angie Andre has been the Children’s Librarian for Tredyffrin Township Libraries since 2013.  She loves her doggies (Mary Grace & Maggie,) knitting, Todd Parr illustrations & the beach.