Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Book Review: The Shamrock Case by Linda Weaver Clarke

The Shamrock Case, by Linda Weaver Clarke
2014, 212p, Clean Cozy Mystery
My Rating=4.5 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 new partner, her business is flourishing. When Amelia is hired to search for her client's grandparents, the case takes them to Ireland. Kate must learn about her heritage. Who are her grandparents and could they still be alive after all these years? Why did her parents leave Ireland suddenly and move to America? Is there more to this case than meets the eye? 

Yesterday, I reviewed the first book in this series. I enjoyed this second book a little bit more! Amelia and Rick are working together again and this adventure takes them to Ireland. Kate has recently learned she was adopted and that her birth parents both died shortly after she was born. She wants to search for her biological grandparents so Amelia and Rick head to Ireland. 

I'm enjoying getting to know more about Amelia and I love Amelia and Rick's relationship. They're so different which makes their interactions fun to read. Their Bucket Lists come into the story again and they are still determined to learn what the other one is hiding. Rick and Amelia get closer in this book. I love the business arrangement they came up with and I'm excited to see where they go from here in future installments! 

Again, I love how the author gives descriptions without being too wordy. I felt like I was in Ireland and enjoyed going sightseeing with Rick and Amelia. I enjoyed the mystery and how it unfolded. There's a creepy guy who adds an element of danger. I especially enjoyed the unexpected twist at the end. I loved how a heartbreaking situation turned into one with lots of hope! At the end, the Author's Notes states that she wrote a book about finding our heritage because it's a subject that's dear to her heart and I feel like that came through in her writing. This is a series I will definitely continue reading and reviewing!

There is currently one more book out in this series, The Missing Heir, and the fourth book, The Mysterious Doll, will be released at the end of January 2015.

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...

Thanks for a wonderful review, Melanie. You have a great review style.

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