Murder Most Maine (Gray Whale Inn Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

It's springtime on Cranberry Island — and love is in the air. It seems like every woman has the hots for buff trainer Dirk De Leon. He and his equally-gorgeous business partner, Vanessa Black, are leading a weight-loss retreat at the Gray Whale Inn — forcing innkeeper Natalie Barnes to lighten up her butter-laden breakfast menu.

The mood on the island darkens when two grisly discoveries are made. The first is a skeleton walled up at the island's lighthouse. The second is a ...

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Murder Most Maine (Gray Whale Inn Series #3)

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Overview

It's springtime on Cranberry Island — and love is in the air. It seems like every woman has the hots for buff trainer Dirk De Leon. He and his equally-gorgeous business partner, Vanessa Black, are leading a weight-loss retreat at the Gray Whale Inn — forcing innkeeper Natalie Barnes to lighten up her butter-laden breakfast menu.

The mood on the island darkens when two grisly discoveries are made. The first is a skeleton walled up at the island's lighthouse. The second is a corpse of the fresh variety — the handsome Dirk! Could the spirit that once embodied the skeletal remains — perhaps the lighthouse keeper who disappeared a century ago — be responsible for Dirk's death?

The police pin the blame on Natalie's boyfriend who — to her dismay — had a long-ago fling with Vanessa. To find the true killer and ease her own aching heart, Natalie must untangle the knot of jealous girlfriends and spurned admirers that once surrounded the hunky trainer.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

At the outset of MacInerney's entertaining third cozy (after 2007's Dead and Berried), innkeeper Natalie Barnes is pleased to be hosting the Lose-It-All Weight Loss retreat at her Gray Whale Inn on Maine's Cranberry Island. Natalie hopes to shed some weight herself since the romance with her shipwright neighbor, John Quinton, is heating up. When the buff corpse of trainer Dirk De Leon, whose regimen included suspicious dietary supplements, turns up near Cranberry Point Lighthouse, the police discover Dirk was poisoned and, to Natalie's dismay, investigate her kitchen. Natalie receives further shocks after John becomes a suspect and another guest is murdered. Adding to the intrigue is the skeleton estimated to be 150 years old that surfaces during the lighthouse's renovation. MacInerney adds a dash of the supernatural, throws in some touristy tidbits and finishes with some tasty diet-right recipes. (Nov.)

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Library Journal

A weight-loss retreat at the Gray Whale Inn ends with the murder of the handsome trainer. MacInerney's third series entry (Murder on the Rocks; Dead and Berried) gets derailed when inn owner Natalie Barnes snoops in her guests' rooms and suspects her boyfriend of infidelity based on the flimsiest of observations. For larger collections.


—Jo Ann Vicarel
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738720241
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Series: Gray Whale Inn Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 67,471
  • File size: 879 KB

Meet the 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, two children, and a rabbit named Bunny, and escapes to Maine as often as possible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Diet Savvy and Mystery In One

    In this cozy mystery the main character is a real woman with body image issues in her forties. While running the struggling Gray Whale Inn, she hosts a diet retreat filled with mostly women looking to lose some pounds over the course of a week. While serving up the low-calorie dishes to the group and trying to keep her inn afloat, she also needs to solve the murder of one of the group's instructors before her boyfriend is arrested for the crime. As the book develops, the reader discovers the histories of the characters, some more painful than others. The story, the character development, and the sub-plots keep the reader interested. The solution is seen before the end, but the book is still an enjoyable read. The story has a mix of mystery, romance, history and recipes. Would be a great summer read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

    A great entertaining read in a continuing series.

    This series continues to intertain and grow in maturity. The plot in this one is more complex and keeps you guessing. The characters are wonderful and draw you into the story. Again I find myself anxiously the next book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2008

    Great cozy read!

    This is the third in the series, and I enjoyed every single one so far!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

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    very good series, captivating setting, original plots

    this is the third book in this series - it is every bit as good as the first two. intriguing plot, interesting characters, captivating setting!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2014

    I just love cozy mysteries and this is a great series.

    I just love cozy mysteries and this is a great series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Dont bother

    Halfway through i solved the mmurder she must think her readers are horribly stupid she has truly made her main character dumb

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Light SUMMER read

    YOu will enmoy this series.Makes you feel like you are staying at the inn.

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  • Posted June 15, 2012

    Karen MacInerney is fantastic. She mixes the past and present an

    Karen MacInerney is fantastic. She mixes the past and present and draws the reader in from the beginning. This is the 3rd in this series and was just as good as the first two. Would love to see each book expanded on in the series. ..... so much story to tell. Poor Natalie, the owner of the Bed and Breakfast never has a dull moment throughout each day. She is always up and on the move. She is so full of energy and zest....never a negative from her. On my way now to read book #4. :-) Thank you!

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    Posted May 13, 2012

    Lizzy

    *starts break dancing randomly*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Jake

    Ok tyen

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