The Bali Mystery (Amelia Moore Detective Series) by Linda Weaver Clarke
Published: April 2014, 224 pages
Source: I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review
Description: 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 sometime partner, her business is flourishing. 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.
My Review: I love a good mystery and I definitely think I'm going to love this series! The characters were very likable and the setting was perfect. Best of all, it was pure, clean fun! I enjoy traveling, but it's not always easy to do with kids. This story took Amelia and her partner, Rick, to Bali. I would love to go to Bali! The descriptions given were great (not too wordy) and allowed me to dream and picture things. I loved the Bucket Lists!
Amelia is a very stubborn and dedicated woman. She is determined to solve this mystery no matter what. I really enjoyed her--she is brave and sassy, yet she's not conceited or overbearing. She's a really well-rounded personality.
Rick, on the other hand, comes off across as being very bold and cocky, but it's all for show. He's the type of person who knows what he wants and goes after it, but doesn't just run the course--he enjoys the journey and makes the most out of life. I loved the way he balanced Amelia.
The author sent me some information that I thought was very interesting. "What is a “cozy” mystery? It should be a G-rated story with no swearing or sex. It has many twists and turns and must have very likeable characters so that it can be turned into a series. A cozy mystery focuses on the plot and characters, and the main character is usually an intelligent woman." This is definitely a cozy mystery and I look forward to reading more in the series.
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About the Author:
Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching and encouraging 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 the author of six historical sweet romances, a mystery/adventure series, a new cozy mystery series, and a children’s book. She has also written two non-fiction e-books: Reflections of the Heart and Writing Your Family Legacy. All her books are family friendly.
Read a Sample Chapter at http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/bali.html