Monday, June 23, 2014

The Shamrock Case - Amelia Moore Detective Series (Volume 2)

The Shamrock Case – Amelia Moore Detective Series (Volume 2) by Linda Weaver Clarke
Red Mountain Shadows Publishing
ISBN: 978-1499537573
Published: June 23, 2014
e-book, 211 pages

We renew our acquaintance with Amelia Moore and Rick Bonito in volume 2 of The Amelia Moore Detective Series of cozy mysteries. Amelia is the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializing in missing persons. With the help of Rick Bonito, her new partner, her business is flourishing. And the romantic attraction between the two is growing!

Young, adopted Kate wants to learn about her heritage. Who are her grandparents and could they still be alive? Why did her parents leave Ireland suddenly and move to America? When Amelia is hired to search for her client’s grandparents, the case takes them to Ireland in search of answers for Kate.

I didn’t really get a “feel” for Ireland in the book. There is the typical visit to Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone, thereby receiving the “gift of eloquence”, better known as the gift of the gab and the mention of the popular River Dance that we've all seen on PBS, but I wasn't transported to the Emerald Isle. I did, however, appreciate learning about the meaning of the shamrock or clover that represents Irish religious beliefs (the Trinity) as well as the importance of traditional religion to the Irish that is at the heart of the mystery in this novel.

This is a fast-paced story of love, family discord, regret, and ultimate reconciliation, loosely based on events in the author’s family.

Author Linda Weaver Clarke has a charming way of writing and I believe she has another winner in the category of cozy mysteries.

Note: This book is rated C = clean read. 

About the author:
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 400 workshops. She is the mother of six daughters and has several grandchildren. Clarke is also the author of six historical sweet romances, a mystery/adventure series, a new cozy mystery series, and a children's book. All her books are family friendly.

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Reviewed by Sandra

Disclosure: Thanks to Linda Weaver Clarke for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.

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