Who has taken the antique doll from the museum? Pauline Jones is distraught and rather perplexed because her boyfriend, Sam Whitaker, left town without telling anyone where he was going. His sudden departure coincides with the disappearance of a valuable porcelain doll, so he's suspected of stealing the doll from the museum where he works as a financial clerk. Pauline loves her fiance and believes that he's innocent, so she implores Amelia to find Sam, and to solve the case of the missing doll. Amelia then asks her handsome partner, Rick Bonito, to help her solve The Mysterious Doll Case.
This is the fourth book I've read in the Amelia Moore Detective Series. As always, Amelia is a smart, sassy, and compassionate protagonist, and she and her charming partner, Rick, work well as a team. They complement each other. But that's not all. They enjoy their work as detectives, which is all about helping people, and as mentioned previously, there are sparks between them, and even some romantic kisses. In The Mysterious Doll, Amelia and Rick cross a few more things off of their bucket lists, pertaining to classic cars, calamari, and ziplining. In Book Four of this romantic adventure mystery series, this time the couple travels to scenic Colorado to search for Sam and to solve the mystery. Who stole the doll? Was it Sam, Judy, Mabel, Slick Nick, or someone else? I must admit that it kept me guessing. To my surprise and delight, each book in this series gets better, and while each may be read as a standalone, it's been great fun to read all of these cozy mysteries. I look forward to reading the fifth book in this terrific series, Her Lost Love.
A warm thank you to Linda Weaver Clarke for sending me The Mysterious Doll. For a wonderful review of this book, please stop by Yvonne's blog, Socrates' Book Reviews. Your comments are welcomed.