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Book Review: Dead and Berried

Reviewed By: Dawn Dowdle


[5 stars]

Dead and Berried     Amazon US TPB Amazon Canada TPB
Karen MacInerney
Class/Genre:   Mystery   Romance   Cozy   Woman Main Character   Amateur Sleuth   Romantic Suspense
Series: Gray Whale Inn Mysteries # 2
Midnight Ink, Paperback, 2/07, 325 pages, $12.95

Natalie Barnes is trying to make ends meet in her first year running the Gray Whale Inn bed and breakfast on Cranberry Island in Maine. When things start going bump in the night, she isn’t sure what is going on. Candy is staying at the Inn and driving Natalie crazy following her around to learn all she can about running a bed and breakfast so she can start one on the mainland. Then her former fiancé shows up and makes like very confusing.

Add to that murders and developers that seem to stop at nothing, and you have Natalie’s life on Cranberry Island. Then when her best friend becomes a murder suspect, Natalie knows she has to do something. She has no faith in the local police. Can she solve the murders, keep her best friend out of jail, and save the island without putting herself in harm’s way?

I love this series. I wish I could go stay at the Gray Whale Inn. The descriptions of the island and the Inn are so wonderful. It sounds like a place you could go to get away from everything. Natalie is a great character as well. She’s well-rounded and naturally inquisitive. The recipes and food descriptions will make you hungry!

The author has created plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. I highly recommend this book and Murder On The Rocks, the first in this series.

Dawn Dowdle

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