Digging for clams and answers, the cousins discover that retirement can be deadly -- at least among the eclectic, eccentric residents of Obsession Shores. Judith is an innkeeper and Renie, her best friend and cousin, works from home doing computer design. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. But what she finds is puzzling. Then why did a big knife take him out? She seeks truth and justice with her amateur sleuthing. Despite its flaws, the story is a good escape from everyday reality, and its island setting is both inviting and the perfect setting for a murder mystery thanks to its remoteness and foggy weather. Since I am very familiar with the Pacific Northwest I can recognize the area but I find it a bit annoying the way the author has altered the names of places into some really ridiculous names.
By all accounts, he was well liked and there were only mild grumbles about him. I jumped in at 29 when I found it at a used book sale. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. This episode is no exception, especially if you like humor mixed in with your who-dunnit. Very silly people, circumstances, and banter. The inter-generational banter between the main characters and their close relatives--peppered with insults, puns, and acerbic wit--was funny, but became rather tedious and annoying over time, as it overshadowed the more caring and redeeming qualities of the characters.
The cousins are no strangers to corpses and investigations, having had many victims cross their paths over their sixteen years of amateur detecting. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Clam Wake Bed-and-Breakfast Mysteries, 29 Details Clam Wake is a hilarious and enjoyable tale. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. The spine may show signs of wear. Surrounded by retirees in the off-season sounds peaceful and pleasant--or so the duo thinks. .
Reading back, it seems as if I didn't enjoy the story but I did. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. I know they are headed for trouble and I am eager to help them find their way out of it. She will take the original name and change it just enough so it sounds stupid. I have spent many summer vacations walking the flats and digging for Clam Wake is a hilarious and enjoyable tale. I liked that she had a page where she tells you what year the mystery takes place.
The retirement community does not have odd people, it has eccentrics. Judith and her cousin Renie did play well off each other and were believable as cousins who were also friends. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. A housesitting stint at her aunt and uncle's retirement home on Whoopee Island with cousin Renie seems like the ideal pick-me-up. The violence is kept to a minimum for those of you who are squeamish. It was a nice easy going, lazy afternoon kind of read.
For that matter the solution to the mystery was last minute and bizarre as if it was just there to confuse the reader. As for the mystery, I felt a bit at a loss since this was the first book My absolute favorite thing about the book was the description of the setting! Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. Her murder solving capabilities are well known, so when there is a murder at the retirement home, you can be sure her and Renie are going to be hot on the trail. They were a very likable and believable group, one that I would fit right in with. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact.
You also do not go out to dinner with someone and eat their dinner while they are away from the table. What really made this book for me was the characters. Yes, the book is a standalone, but I would have preferred reading the first book in the series. True to form, the death is ruled a homicide. The characters may have been too quirky for me but they certainly weren't boring, and I will read more in the series. Was he fooling around, as a few people suggested? Who killed Ernie Glover and why? Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. I will not be reading her again.
Her comments often didn't make sense or were intrusive to the action. Old habits die hard, and the women are quickly drawn into the thick of things. This left little opportunity for speculation on the reader's part as to the motive and killer until the last few chapters, which I found somewhat frustrating. It took me a while to warm up to Judith and Renie, the leads, and their exceedingly eccentric relatives. Renie — snarky with her sharp and cutting comments. But what she finds is puzzling.