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Friday, May 16, 2014

Death Runs Adrift by Karen MacInerney--Review and Giveaway

Death Runs Adrift (The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries)
Series: The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries (Book 6)
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK (May 8, 2014)
ISBN-10: 0738734608
ISBN-13: 978-0738734606
With her own wedding fast approaching and her mother-in-law dating an unexpected beau, the last thing Natalie Barnes needs is to find a young man shot dead in a dinghy. A note she finds with the body suggests the dearly departed had a secret rendezvous planned with somebody on the island. But when suspicion is cast on a fisherman Natalie believes to be innocent, she begins to wonder if the murder was the result of a lover’s quarrel . . . or a lobsterman’s disagreement gone horribly wrong.
My Review:
I really enjoyed visiting the Gray Whale Inn!  I think I would really like to vacation here, but hopefully if I did, Natalie wouldn't be investigating a murder and wouldn't have quite so much excitement going on.  Not only is she trying to figure out who killed young Derek, she is also helping two of her guests figure out what happened to the minster whose remains were found on Cranberry Island.  Natalie gets herself into some dangerous scraps trying to figure all of this out, and she is trying to plan her wedding, and she also encounters some snags there as well. 
This was a cozy filled with great characters with that small community feel that I so enjoy reading about.  It is also filled with great cooking, as Natalie always likes to bake when she is stressed out.  This was my first visit to the Gray Whale Inn, but I am sure it won't be my last.  Great job Karen.  I recommend you run out and get a copy of this delightful, edge of your seat cozy!
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
About This Author
Critically acclaimed author Karen MacInerney also teaches writers’ workshops and drives a mean carpool. Her book Murder on the Rocks was selected as an Agatha nominee for Best First Novel. When she’s not writing or chauffeuring children, she loves to read, drink coffee, attempt unusual recipes, and hit the local hike-and-bike trail. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two children, and escapes to Maine as often as possible.’
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The author is giving away One (1) print copy of this book, US only.  To enter leave a comment telling me why you would like to visit Cranberry Island and the Gray Whale Inn, and don't forget your email, no email no entry.  I will randomly chose a winner on May 23.


  1. I want to visit the Inn for all the wonderful baked goods, and I have wanted to live in the state of Maine for years !

  2. A lovely island and Inn= A perfect place for a vacation. We are so overdue for one. This would be perfect!

  3. Never been to Maine. Time to go even if it is vicariously.

  4. Have never been to Maine, but this sounds like a perfect place to get away from everything. The scenery, the marvelous food that Natalie cooks and the many characters on the island would be fabulous.

  5. I would like to visit because I've always wanted to go to Maine and this sounds like small town Maine at it's best---plus I might get to help solve a mystery.

  6. This locale sounds ideal and so inviting and scenic. What a wonderful setting and book. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. What a perfect place to escape to. Maine is special and unique. Spending time there would cure me of all ills. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. Gray Whale Inn sounds like the perfect place for me to relax and recharge! I would love to have a few days just to myself there.

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