Sunday, April 20, 2014

Review: The Bali Mystery by Linda Weaver Clarke

Cozy Mystery


Red Mountain Shadows Publishing

Release Date:
April 2014

Amelia Moore is the proud owner of her own detective agency and has had some interesting cases. Her latest case truly has her stumped. She is hired to find Mrs. Brody’s younger brother, William. He has been gone for a few months and it’s very unlike him not to let his sister know where he is. Upon investigating, Amelia learns that William quit his job and put his house up for sale. William’s cousin warns Amelia not to pursue the investigation, but that just makes her more determined. After all, Mrs. Brody is the one who hired her, not the cousin.

When Amelia learns that William went to the beautiful island of Bali in Indonesia, she realizes she can’t do this on her own. She seeks help from Rick Bonito who has often assisted her on past cases. Together, they travel to Bali but they aren’t alone. Two mysterious men follow them and even threaten them, but nothing will stop Amelia and Rick from getting to the bottom of this case. It’s not long before they wonder what dangers they landed themselves in.

The Bali Mystery is the first book in “The Amelia Moore Detective Series”. It’s a clean cozy mystery which means no blood, gore, or sex. The case of the missing brother is more like a jigsaw puzzle. Reader’s will travel to Bali with Amelia and Rick and try to make the pieces fit. There’s even a sweet romance thrown in the mix.

Linda Weaver Clarke paints a beautiful portrait of the island of Bali. In fact, she made me wish I were there. I’ve read her books before and she has a wonderful way of drawing the reader right into her stories.

Amelia and Rick were very realistic to me. I thought Rick’s Bucket List gave readers a great insight into his character. Throughout the book you couldn’t help pulling for these two to realize they were more than co-workers.

This is a short book and I was able to finish it in a day. The mystery and romance flowed beautifully through each page. Their next adventure takes them to Ireland and I plan to travel right alongside them :)

For reading challenges:
2014 ARC Reading Challenge
2014 E-Book Reading Challenge
2014 My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge

FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching and encouraging people to write their family history and autobiography. She is the mother of six daughters and has several grandchildren. Clarke is the author of an award-winning sweet romance, Melinda and the Wild West, for the “Reviewers Choice Award.” She has several historical sweet romances, a mystery/adventure series, cozy mystery series, and a children’s book. She has also written two non-fiction e-books: Reflections of the Heart and Writing Your Family Legacy. All her books are family friendly.


  1. Wow! I love your review. You're the greatest.

  2. Ooo, Bali! That's a unique locale for a cozy.


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