There are several kinds of mysteries and many times readers aren’t sure which one to read. We have the Caper Mystery that is usually humorous. The Investigator Mystery has a private investigator or amateur who tries to figure out the crime. Suspense Mystery has tension and keeps the reader guessing but it is slow paced. A Thriller is similar to Suspense except it is fast paced with constant action. In the Hardboiled Mystery, the detective is a professional investigator and it has violence and gruesome details. A Soft-boiled Mystery is the same as a hardboiled but is lighter and doesn’t have as much detail.
Then there’s the Cozy Mystery, which is G-rated, is in a small town and the sleuth is an intelligent woman who investigates the mystery. You find out about her life as she solves the problem and she becomes part of your world. This is slower paced but fun and has a bit of humor.
In my mystery series, it’s not a “who done it” mystery. Amelia Moore is the founder of the Moore Detective Agency and specializes in missing persons. With the help of Rick Bonito, her new business is doing well. This series is a romantic cozy mystery series that is for all ages. Why do I call it a cozy? Because the main character is an intelligent woman who lives in a small town and you find out all about her life and dreams as she investigates each mystery. A cozy is more about the character than other mysteries. This series is available as seven individual novels for paperback and ebook. It is also available in three volumes but only as an ebook called Amelia Moore Mysteries Volumes 1, 2, and 3.
“This is a cozy mystery, but there is also suspense, danger and, of course, romance. You have all the makings of an exciting novel.” —Library of Clean Reads
If you have longed to visit an exotic island, The Bali Mystery will take you there. 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.
Ireland is the next place you can visit with Amelia and Rick. When Amelia is hired to search for her client’s grandparents in The Shamrock Case, 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?
The last place Amelia was thinking of visiting was Mexico. In The Missing Heir, 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?
In the next two stories, they stay in America to solve their cases. They travel to the haunted Stanley Hotel at Estes Park in Colorado and Color Country in Southern Utah where they visit Zion National Park.
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?
In Her Lost Love, Julie Anderson feels a need to find the man she fell deeply in love with during her youth. That was twenty-five years ago. 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.
After realizing their love for one another, Rick proposes to Amelia. In the next story, they travel to the beautiful Louisiana Bayous for their honeymoon.
In Mystery on the Bayou, Amelia is approached by a woman who is concerned about the son she gave up for adoption sixteen years ago. Millie fears he has inherited Marfan’s Syndrome from her side of the family. Not only that, but she has been having nightmares that make her fear he is in danger. She petitioned the court to view the sealed records but was refused. Will Amelia and Rick be able to convince the courts to help them? If her son is in danger, will they get there in time?
In The Lighthouse Secret, Rick Bonito’s uncle supposedly drowned five years ago and his body was never found, but something did not seem right about the report. Uncle Antonio was an excellent swimmer. His disappearance seems quite suspicious to Rick’s father. He never felt the complete truth had come out about his brother. It is now up to Amelia and Rick to find out the truth about his uncle.
“Amelia and Rick have the makings of being a lasting couple that readers will adore and root for. Clarke knows both her characters and locations well and it shines through each word she writes.” —Socrates Book Review
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Author Linda Weaver Clarke: https://lindaweaverclarke.wordpress.com/cozy-mysteries.
Cozy Mystery Blog: https://cozymysteryseries.wordpress.com
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