Publication Date: December 3, 2014
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 her partner, Rick Bonito, the business is flourishing.
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?
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 450 workshops. Clarke is the author of several historical sweet romances, a mystery/adventure series, a children’s book, and a cozy mystery series. All her books are family friendly.
Explanation:Some people have asked me what a cozy mystery is and why it's different from a regular mystery. So here is the explanation:
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.
MyReview: "The Mysterious Doll"by Linda Weaver Clark is the fourth book in the Amelia Moore Detective Series and continues to follows Amelia Moore and her partner Rick Bonito. You don't have to read the other three books to like and enjoy " The Mysterious Doll" but I suggest reading them in order to follow the blooming relationship of Amelia and Rick. Yes these stories are mysteries but they are also a clean romance.
In "The Mysterious Doll" Amelia and Rick are looking for a valuable porcelain doll along with Sam Whitaker, who is accused of stealing the doll.
This book has more danger for Amelia and Rick than the other three but it is still family friendly ( this book has more guns shown but no one is shot).
Why did Sam just leave and not tell his girlfriend he was leaving and what is so important about the doll? Who are are the three men that shows up everywhere Amelia and Rick are?
Rick and Amelia found time to do some of the things that are on their bucket list. I really like these books as there are tense moments and humor. I like the fact that each book shows Rick and Amelia growing closer as a couple.
These stories always has a surprise ending and the culprit is always someone this reader never suspects, this story was no exception to that fact!
Once again the scenes and what the characters are feeling are well described so the readers feels like they are watching the story take place instead of reading!
I feel "The Mysterious Doll" is my favorite of the four books. Maybe because the ending totally caught me off guard.
I feel I have too say that even though these books are family friendly, in this book there is more kissing and one scene that some might find inappropriate and the flirting between Rick and Amelia might be wrong to some readers. I don't mean to imply that anything is wrong with these stories because there isn't! Even with saying that I love reading these books and cannot wait to read the next book and hope the author gives me a chance to review it for her as she did this one. I am giving this book five stars.
I was given a ebook copy for an honest review!
I strongly recommend this series to any reader of clean romances and mysteries that aren't too mysterious!