Audiobooks At Their Best

After listening to this cozy mystery, Janine B. Taysom wrote: “In the past, listening to another audio book by another author, I felt that one narrator failed at delivering intriguing personalities for several characters, but Diane Lehman was ingenious and succeeded in never losing my attention. Amelia’s partner, Rick, is quite the hunk and I keep wondering how long it will take before their relationship takes an enticing turn. The audio is great, but I want to have this book in my library, so I’ve ordered a printed copy.”

Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. 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.

Cozy Mystery Series Now In Audiobook

Bali webWhen listening to an audiobook, the narrator brings everything to life. You hear the anxiety, suspense, comedy, and romance in the person’s voice as you sit and relax in an easy chair or if you’re driving down the road to work. It’s entertainment at its best.

“The narrator, Diane Lehman does an impressive job including different voices for the different characters. This gave the book a lot of interest for the reader as well as helping to identify who was speaking at the time.” –Sonja Nishimoto, Sunnie Reviews

Diane T. Lehman helps you feel part of the adventure as she narrates the character’s feelings and conversations. A professional musician and vocal coach, she shows yet another talent as she captivates the listener with each character she portrays. Her inflections, intonations, and accents are amazing.

Missing persons, bucket lists, romance, and mystery! Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. 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.

“Linda Weaver Clarke paints a beautiful portrait of the island of Bali. In fact, she made me wish I were there. I’ve read her books before and she has a wonderful way of drawing the reader right into her stories. Amelia and Rick were very realistic to me. I thought Rick’s Bucket List gave readers a great insight into his character. Throughout the book you couldn’t help pulling for these two to realize they were more than co-workers. The mystery and romance flowed beautifully through each page.” –Socrates Book Reviews

Does this cozy have enough action to keep your interest? This is what Library of Clean Reads wrote: “This is a cozy mystery, but there is also suspense, danger, and romance. Throw in two mysterious men in black – complete with black suits and sunglasses and you have all the makings of an exciting novel.”

 

 

This audiobook is available at Audible.com, Amazon.com, and iTunes. For more information or to read a sample chapter, visit www.lindaweaverclarke.com.

The Mystery Of A Long Lost Love

IT’S TIME TO GET COZY! Her Lost Love is the newest mystery in the Amelia Moore Detective Series.

Most mysteries are a “who-done-it,” but this cozy mystery series specializes in missing persons. Amelia Moore, founder of the Moore Detective Agency, and Rick Bonito always solve their case. Her Lost Love is the fifth mystery in the Amelia Moore Detective Series. There is a nice blend of mystery, romance, and humor. The little sparks of romance between the two detectives simply add to the mystery of this story.

Lost Love webI’ve read this series from the beginning and come to know and love Amelia and Rick more with each book. These are some of my favorite cozy mysteries and I know exactly what I’m getting with them–a fun, unique mystery that isn’t too intense, mingled with a sweet, clean romance. I think Amelia and Rick compliment each other perfectly, both professionally and personally. Of course, since I’m a romantic at heart, I love the romantic moments in the story.” –Katie Watkins, Katies Clean Book Collection

Julie Anderson feels a need to find the man she fell deeply in love with during her youth. When Julie went off to college to become a lawyer, she lost contact with her high school sweetheart. She now wants to know what became of Joey and why he stopped writing to her? This is an assignment that intrigues Amelia. The thought of finding a long-lost love seems quite romantic.

I love long-lost love stories,” wrote Melanie Valderrama of Mel’s Shelves. “So this one grabbed my interest right from the beginning. What I enjoy about this series is that there’s always more to each case than they originally think. This case was no different. I love how their personal relationship is progressing and am excited to see what happens next. Rick is so irresistible and romantic and he steps up big time in this book. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more!

Each novel in this mystery series has enough twists to keep the reader guessing. “Her Lost Love” not only has a case for Amelia and Rick to solve, but the romance is intriguing. Library of Clean Reads wrote: “This is a fast-paced, creative mystery that has at its heart crime, archaeological digs, romance, ‘good guys and bad’ that combine to make an interesting, quick read.

The books in the Amelia Moore Detective Series are The Bali Mystery, The Shamrock Case, The Missing Heir, and The Mysterious Doll.

Her Lost Love (ISBN-13: 978-1508468608, Red Mountain Shadows Publishing, 2015) can be found at local libraries or online bookstores. For more information or to read sample chapters, visit www.lindaweaverclarke.com.

About the Author
Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching people to write their family history and autobiography. She is the author of several historical sweet romances, a mystery/adventure series, a children’s book, and a cozy mystery series.

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The Theft of an Antique Doll is Theme for New Romantic Cozy Mystery

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It’s time to get cozy! The Mysterious Doll is the newest mystery in the Amelia Moore Detective Series. Linda Weaver Clarke blends a nice balance of mystery, romance, and humor. The little sparks of romance between the two detectives, Amelia Moore and Rick Bonito, add to the mystery of this story.

   “Amelia is a smart woman–one who definitely follows her hunches,” wrote Katie Watkins, Katies Clean Book Collection. “Rick is there to bring new ideas and ways of thinking into the partnership in order to help solve the cases. Rick and Amelia are attracted to one another and their relationship slowly develops over each passing book. There was a lot more romance between them in this one and it was very sweet to watch them interact with one another.”

Most mysteries are a “who-done-it.” But in this cozy mystery series, Amelia Moore, who is 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 with the help of her partner, Rick Bonito, she always solves the case.

   “These stories always have a surprise ending and the culprit is always someone this reader never suspects! Once again the scenes and what the characters are feeling are well described so the readers feel like they are watching the story take place! I feel “The Mysterious Doll” is my favorite of the four books. Maybe because the ending totally caught me off guard.” Debbie Curto, Dusty Deliberations

In The Mysterious Doll, Pauline Jones is confused why her boyfriend took off without telling a soul where he was going. But that isn’t all. Sam Whitaker is accused of stealing a valuable porcelain doll from the museum. His disappearance makes him look guilty, but Pauline is convinced he is innocent. When Amelia finds Sam, she realizes they need to prove his innocence. Where is the antique doll and who has taken it?

   “This has been my favorite book so far. I love how the story weaves effortlessly between their relationship and their case. Amelia’s getting more comfortable with Rick so his romantic side comes out more. There was more kissing and flirting between them in this book than there has been in other books (all clean) and I loved that, too! She’s also willing to be more adventurous with him and they do some creative things as they continue to work on their Bucket Lists. These books each stand on their own but if you want to watch Rick and Amelia’s relationship progress, it’s best to start with the first book and read them all!”Melanie Valderrama, Mel’s Shelves

To read a Sample Chapter, visit http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/mysteriousdoll.html

   “The mystery element was great! It moved along at a good pace and just when I thought I had it figured out at the end, a few twists were thrown in and I was at a loss once again.” Katie Watkins, Katies Clean Book Collection

About the Author: Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching people to write their family history and autobiography. She is the author of several historical sweet romances, a mystery/adventure series, a children’s book, and a cozy mystery series. The Mysterious Doll (ISBN-13: 978-1502929143, Red Mountain Shadows Publishing, 2014) can be found at local libraries or online bookstores. For more information, visit www.lindaweaverclarke.com.

Read about each book at http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/samplechapters.html. E-book: $2.99 Here are the links for this cozy mystery: Barnes and Noble Amazon Smashwords.  Hard copy: $12.95.

He Is The Gift!

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

This is a season of love and kindness, a time to show others that we care about them more than they realize. Why do we want to do better at Christmas time? I believe it stems from the Birth of the Savior. “He is the Gift” given to us from a loving Heavenly Father.

Russell M. Nelson said, “Christmas is a time of reflection on what we can become because of God’s sacred gift. As we discover the gift, we learn of the immeasurable love of God and our absolute need for a Savior. As we embrace the gift, we strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ and our desire to become more like Him. As we share the gift, we follow in the Master’s footsteps, who invited all to hear His message.”

#DiscoverTheGift #EmbraceTheGift #ShareTheGift! I have made a video to share this gift with you.

The Missing Heir: A Romantic Cozy Mystery

The Missing Heir: Amelia Moore Detective Series

Missing Heir smallMany people have wondered what makes a cozy mystery. This type of mystery is meant to be a series of stories and the main character is usually a woman. A cozy always focuses on the main characters as they solve the case. As she investigates the mystery, you become part of her life and get to know her personally. It can be slow paced but not boring. This genre should always be G-rated.

In this series, Amelia Moore is the founder of the Moore Detective Agency and 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.

How do people feel about having a bit of romance in a mystery? Suko’s Notebook wrote:

“I love the sparks of romance — they spice things up and add much interest to the story.”

In this story, 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?

Library of Clean Reads wrote: “True to form, the author evokes a certain feeling for the country in which the mystery takes place. In this case, Mexico, replete with Mexican food, hot peppers, fiestas, and mariachi bands playing folk music!

Read sample chapters at http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com.

Hard copy: $12.95 (On sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble for $11.66)

E-book: $2.99

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