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Murder on the Rocks
By: Karen MacInerney
The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries #1

Release Date: May 2006
Specs: 9780738709086 | 5 x 8 x 1 IN  |  288 pages
Price: $15.99
In Stock? Yes, ready to ship


Trading in Texas heat for Maine's tangy salt air, Natalie Barnes risked it all to buy the Gray Whale Inn, a quaint bed and breakfast on Cranberry Island. She adores whipping up buttery muffins and other rich breakfast treats for her guests until Bernard Katz checks in. The overbearing land developer plans to build a resort next door where an endangered colony of black-chinned terns is nesting. Worried about the birds, the inevitable transformation of the sleepy fishing community, and her livelihood, Natalie takes a public stand against the project. But the town board sides with Katz. Just when it seems like things can't get any worse, Natalie finds Katz dead. Now the police and much of the town think she's guilty. Can Natalie track down the true killer before she's hauled off to jail...or becomes the next victim?

Murder on the Rocks is an Agatha Award nominee.



"MacInerney's debut is an agreeable entry into the crowded field of culinary cozies, complete with the obligatory complement of artery-clogging recipes."

--Kirkus Reviews

"Sure to please cozy readers."

--Library Journal

"[An] appealing debut--this is a new cozy author worth investigating."

--Publishers Weekly

"...It may be old-fashioned to describe a book as charming, but MacInerney's writing is evocative of the most delightful, comfortable cozies of old, with just a soupcon of modern wit. Murder on the Rocks is a delightful escape for mystery fans. Check in for a stay at the Gray Whale Inn and you'll want to return often."

--Bed and Breakfast America

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