Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Mysterious Doll

What's on your reading "bucket list"?  One of the things on my list is to read more cozy mysteries, so I was quite pleased when author Linda Weaver Clarke offered to send me a copy of The Mysterious Doll, the fourth book in the Amelia Moore Detective series, published in 2014.

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.


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one, too. Don't they keep getting better every time? I'm looking forward to Her Lost Love, too.

    Great review, Suko!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Yvonne! I'm glad we're both fans of LWC and this cozy series. I think it was you who revved up my interest in reading cozies!

  2. I am going to recommend this one to my wife. Stealing antique dolls is actually a neat premise from a book.

    Is the eating calamari on the characters' bucket list? I make it in oh so many ways and could help with that :)

  3. I'm trying to read more cozies too, and think this series sounds really good! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  4. I used to read cozies alot myself, pre-blogging days. The Mysterious Doll Case sounds good and that's a perfect name, Rick Bonito Bonito/a means pretty in Spanish. Nice review! Glad you are enjoying the series. Enjoy your weekend :)

  5. Thanks for an awesome review, Susan. I love it. Your reviews are fun to read and straight from the heart.

  6. I strongly recommend this series to any reader of clean romances and mysteries that aren't too mysterious!

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  7. This looks like a great mystery. The Amelia Moore Detective Series looks like it is right up my ally. Thank-you.


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