Thursday, January 22, 2015

Book Review: The Missing Heir by Linda Weaver Clarke

The Missing Heir, by Linda Weaver Clarke
2014, 211p, Clean Cozy Mystery
My Rating=4 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the author for an honest review

Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of her partner, Rick Bonito, the business is flourishing. Dell Murphy has passed on and left a fortune to his nephew. He wants his nephew to continue his work at the orphanage in Mexico, but there is one problem. Neal Woods is missing! If Amelia and Rick can't find him soon, the fortune will be turned over to Dell's brother and sister who intend to close down "Uncle Dell's Orphanage." If that happens, where will the children go?

This is the third book in the Amelia Moore Detective series. Amelia is hired to find Neal Woods, Uncle Dell's nephew, so he can receive an inheritance which will help keep orphanages in Mexico open. She and Rick head off to Mexico to bring him back. They meet some interesting characters along the way, some wanting to help them and others wanting to stop them. The path to get Neal back for the reading of the will is not easy and may not happen at all. 

Amelia and Rick's relationship is slowly moving forward and she's starting to open up to him more. I love their Bucket Lists and seeing what they will cross off next. I love their banter and the way they interact with each other.

In each story so far, there's been a "bad guy" or two that work to prevent them from succeeding. They always end up talking to them and it's usually pretty funny. Some of them are more dangerous than others but Rick and Amelia try not to be intimidated by them. The guy that was working to keep them from finding Neal came as a surprise to them and there were a few sticky situations that they had to get out of in order to succeed.

This series is fun to read! When I finish one, I look forward to starting the next to see where Amelia and Rick will go next. Stay tuned tomorrow for my review of the fourth book, The Mysterious Doll.

Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching people to write their family history and autobiography. She has traveled to seventeen states and given over 450 workshops. Clarke is the author of six historical sweet romances, four mystery adventure novels, a children's book, and a new cozy mystery series. She is also the author of an award-winning sweet romance, Melinda and the Wild West, for the "Reviewers Choice Award." All her books are family friendly.


Linda Weaver Clarke said...

What a wonderful review! I loved it. Thank you so much.

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