Cozy Mystery Review: "Clam Wake" By Mary Daheim

Cozy Mystery Review: “Clam Wake” By Mary Daheim

The 29th addition to USA Today bestselling author bed and breakfast mystery series by Mary Daheim, Clam Wake, just came out last week and was great to read yet another awesome cozy featuring the familiar characters we have become used to in Daheim’s novels.

A Brief Summary:

With the holidays gone and Hillside Manor almost empty, Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn has a bad case of the blues. A housesitting stint at her aunt and uncle’s retirement home on Whoopee Island with cousin Renie seems like the ideal pick-me-up. Surrounded by retirees in the off-season sounds peaceful and pleasant–or so the duo thinks. But it isn’t long before a dead body pops up in their vicinity.

Not surprising in an area full of older folks—until they learn it wasn’t a bad ticker that did in the victim, but a very sharp knife. With clouds of suspicion hovering over her and Renie, Judith reluctantly begins sleuthing—if only to prove they didn’t commit the crime.

But what she finds is puzzling. The victim reputedly didn’t have an enemy in the world–except for the killer. Digging for clams and answers, the cousins discover that retirement can be deadly—at least among the eclectic, eccentric residents of Obsession Shores.

Our Take:

Another fun entry in the Bed and Breakfast Mystery series.

This time, the cousins take a trip to Whoopee Island and soon stumble upon a corpse on the beach. There is lots of intrigue and the mystery will keep you guessing until the end. We have read several books in this series: In general, our favorites are the ones like this new novel

The plots which get the cousins out of their B&B to visit areas around the Northwest. For those who know the area it is always fun to guess which real locations correspond to those in the book! If you like cozy mysteries, this is definitely recommended.

Our Rating: 3.7

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