Find an author who has either the same initials, the same first name, the same last name, or the exact same name as you. Read a book by this author and write a post about it.This isn't the easiest thing to search but I used my initials and came up with Karen MacInerney and chose the first in her cozy Gray Whale Inn Mystery series, Murder on the Rocks. This series takes place on an island off the coast of Maine where Natalie Barnes is starting up her own bed and breakfast. Things turn ugly when a big-shot developer wants to purchase the adjoining land and build a mega resort -- eventually bulldozing the inn to make way for a parking lot. The day after the town council votes to allow the resort building to proceed, the developer is found dead and Natalie is the key suspect.
This was an alright read. The characters were interesting but I just couldn't get entirely on-board with the cliché mystery components or the predictable romance. I'm curious about what happens next for Natalie and her niece Gwen but if the quality of the mystery isn't better, I don't think I will continue with the series (currently three books, I believe). I will, however, try some of the breakfast recipes given in the back of the book like Wicked Blueberry Coffee Cake and Killer Cranberry Scones! Yum!
Looking out for my next literary doppelganger,
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