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Death Runs Adrift
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Death Runs Adrift
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With her own wedding fast approaching and her mother-in-law dating an unexpected beau, the last thing Natalie Barnes needs is to find a young man shot dead in a dinghy. A note she finds with the body suggests the dearly departed had a secret rendezvous planned with somebody on the island. But when suspicion is cast on a fisherman Natalie believes to be innocent, she begins to wonder if the murder was the result of a lover’s quarrel . . . or a lobsterman’s disagreement gone horribly wrong.

Includes recipes!

“MacInerney’s charming sixth offers beautiful scenery, an assortment of appended recipes, and one of her strongest mysteries to date.”—Kirkus Reviews

"This book is an absolute gem."—Suspense Magazine

With her own wedding fast approaching and her mother-in-law dating an unexpected beau, the last thing Natalie Barnes needs is to find a young man shot dead in a dinghy. A note she finds with the body suggests the dearly departed had a secret rendezvous planned with somebody on the island. But when suspicion is cast on a fisherman Natalie believes to be innocent, she begins to wonder if the murder was the result of a lover’s quarrel . . . or a lobsterman’s disagreement gone horribly wrong.

Includes recipes!

“MacInerney’s charming sixth offers beautiful scenery, an assortment of appended recipes, and one of her strongest mysteries to date.”—Kirkus Reviews

"This book is an absolute gem."—Suspense Magazine

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  • In addition to writing, USA Today bestselling author Karen MacInerney 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 working on her next book or chauffeuring children, she loves to read, drink coffee, attempt unusual recipes, and hit the local hike-and-bike trail. Karen lives in Austin, Texas, with her two children and a rabbit named Bunny, and she escapes to Maine as often as possible.

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  • Kirkus

    March 1, 2014
    Murder returns to a beautiful island off the coast of Maine. For better or worse, innkeeper Natalie Barnes, who's currently busy with guests at the Gray Whale Inn and plans for her wedding to artist and local deputy John Quinton, is no stranger to violent death on Cranberry Island (Brush with Death, 2013, etc.). On a blueberry-picking expedition, she spots a skiff floating loose. Inside is the dead body of Derek Morton, who'd been working as a stern man for Adam Thrackton, Natalie's niece's boyfriend, until he was fired for using Adam's boat without permission. Derek had been dating Tania, the niece of Natalie's best friend, Charlene, who runs the local store and knows all the island gossip. Tania, who's distraught at the news, ends up in jail when an anonymous tip leads the police to a marijuana stash in her room. When Natalie visits Smuggler's Cove with two of her guests, who are investigating their own mystery from the past, they are run down by a skiff that Natalie suspects belongs to a lobster boat using a false name that's often been sighted in the area. Lucky to get herself and the guests to a nearby beach, Natalie remains undeterred from sleuthing. Warned off by John and the police, she refuses to quit despite her near-death experience. Her problem is too many suspects. MacInerney's charming sixth offers beautiful scenery, an assortment of appended recipes and one of her strongest mysteries to date.

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    May 1, 2014
    Natalie Barnes is picking berries for a dessert to treat her guests at the Gray Whale Inn in Maine when she finds the body of a young man floating in a dinghy. The boat belongs to her niece's boyfriend, Adam, but victim Derek was also close to Natalie's best friend's niece, Tania. On the case, Natalie discovers that many people had reason to dislike Derek, and when herboat is rammed and she and her guests almost drown, she knows she is getting close to finding answers. The main mystery plot and several character-driven subplots mesh nicely, though Natalie's habit of pondering clues while baking can seem contrived.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2014, American Library Association.)

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