Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Book Review: The Bali Mystery by Linda Weaver Clarke

The Bali Mystery, by Linda Weaver Clarke
2014, 224p, 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 Rick Bonito, her sometime partner, her business is flourishing. When Mrs. Brody hires Amelia and Rick to find her missing brother, they find themselves in Bali, Indonesia. They are mystified why her brother quit his job, put his home up for sale, and ran off to this mysterious and exotic island without telling a soul.

Amelia Moore is a detective who runs her own agency and she has been hired to find Mrs. Brody's missing brother, William, who has been missing for two months. She quickly realizes she needs help so she asks Rick Bonito to help her and pretty soon they set off for Bali, an Indonesian island. It doesn't take long before they realize someone else is looking for William, too. She doesn't know why the other men are looking for him but they make her nervous so it turns into a race to find him first.

I loved the pace of the book. The descriptions were just enough that I felt like I was there but not too detailed that I lost interest. I loved the relationship between Amelia and Rick. Amelia is serious while Rick is playful. They're attracted to each other but Amelia is resistant to getting involved with him since they work together. They work hard but also have free time to be tourists together and cross items off Rick's Bucket List. Rick is flirty, sexy and awesome and I hope he wears her down in the future! ;) 

I also got a kick out of their Bucket Lists. Rick already had one and he convinced Amelia to start one. Neither of them will show their list to the other one because they want to keep a few secrets. 

This is the first book I've read by Linda Weaver Clarke and I will definitely read more of her work. For now, I'm excited to continue reading this series! Come back tomorrow to see what I thought of book 2, The Shamrock Case

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.


Katie W said...

Great review!

Unknown said...

Great review...and the cover is awesome

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