Friday, June 20, 2014

Enjoy A Romantic Cozy Mystery: The Shamrock Case

There are many types of mysteries to choose from such as a cozy mystery, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, or the thriller. What is the difference? A cozy is an enjoyable story with a bit of humor. It can be slow paced but not boring by any means. The sleuth is always an intelligent and likeable woman. This genre is G-rated and focuses on the characters.

A thriller has non-stop action and doesn’t let up until the climax of the story. The hard-boiled mystery has violence, plenty of action, and is R-rated. The soft-boiled mystery falls in the middle of the cozy and hard-boiled and has light humor.

The Amelia Moore Detective Series is closer to a cozy than the others but is not a “who-done-it” mystery. Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of Rick Bonito, her business is flourishing.

When Amelia is hired to search for her client’s grandparents, the case takes them to Ireland. Kate must learn about her heritage. Who are her grandparents and could they still be alive after all these years? Why did her parents leave Ireland suddenly and move to America? Is there more to this case than meets the eye?

Amelia and Rick have the makings of being a lasting couple that readers will adore and root for. The Shamrock Case moves along quickly. It goes by way too fast and I’m already missing the characters.” –Socrates Book Review

Yvonne, Socrates Book Review, felt as if she had visited Ireland as she wrote: “The author paints a vivid picture of the beauty of Ireland. I feel as if I just returned from a trip to Ireland myself. I could easily see the greenery and magnificence of the country. With each book, Clarke introduces us to another exotic location.  She definitely does her homework before she writes about these places.  Clarke knows both her characters and locations well and it shines through each word she writes.”

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About the Author
Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching people to write their family history and autobiography. She is the author of several historical sweet romances, a mystery/adventure series, a children’s book, and a new cozy mystery series. For more information, visit

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Becky said...

This part that you wrote about what a cozy mystery is: "A cozy is an enjoyable story with a bit of humor. It can be slow paced but not boring by any means. The sleuth is always an intelligent and likeable woman." caught my attention and made me think about the cozy mysteries that I read. It is true that the sleuth is an intelligent and like able woman. I like how you explain the difference between the different types of mysteries. This sounds like a very good mystery that I would enjoy very much.

Library Lady said...

My cousin James is in Ireland as we speak. He is visiting England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
He told me before he left he was going to visit the "Blarney Stone" but was not going to kiss it. He was afraid that he would throw his back out.
Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
Janet E.

LoRee Peery said...

Cozies are a nice getaway... like "Murder, She Wrote." This sounds pretty good.

Lisa Brown said...

Traveling to Ireland caught my eye for this mystery; I can't wait to go too, when I delve in and read it :)

Kim said...

Thank you for the giveaway. More importantly, thank you for FINALLY talking about the different type of mysteries. I've read a couple of cozy mysteries and maybe a thriller or two. But I never knew what the difference really was.

Gail Pallotta said...

How interesting to have a story set in Ireland, a place where storytellers and tall tales flourish. The thing that made me most want to read this book is the part about them leaving and moving to America. I'm curious as to what happened and why. Congratulations!

Heidiwriter said...

I enjoy cozy mysteries as well as thrillers. This series sounds intriguing, with the missing persons angle. Good luck with your new book, Linda!

squiresj said...

The cover gripped my attention right off. It looks interesting and I love reading books set in other countries. I also review what I win. And then share them with someone.
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Gina said...

Linda, this sounds like a wonderful book and a fun series. I love your premise and your setting is absolutely enchanting. Your blog is lovely. Best of luck with your sales!

JoAnn Arnold said...

I think a cozy mystery would be a very cozy book to read. I would enjoy the read.

Anne said...

The part where it says the series is between cozy and thriller. I don't like the really hard boiled thrillers but enjoy cozies and thrillers on the soft side.

Anonymous said...

I was fortunate to visit Ireland last year and loved the country, so I know I would enjoy reading a book with Irish background. Thank you for joining the hop!
Bonnie Hilligoss
bonnie at bonnieanddave dot com

Helena Ferrell said...

The main thing that caught my attention is the fact that the character was learning about her heritage and I found that really interesting because it's something that I've always hoped to get around to doing. =)

Michelle Willms said...

Thank you for providing another interesting book for your giveaway. You do so much for your readers. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com

Jasmine Henderson said...

Traveling to Ireland caught my attention. I love that historical aspects are being explored with discovering heritage also.

J Dawn King said...

Linda, I appreciated that Rick waited patiently while Charlie finished getting comfort from his parents. Nice touch!

Please do not enter me in the giveaway as I went on an Amazon shopping spree from your author page. Thanks to your blog post, my bank account will sigh and moan today.

BookLady said...

A cozy mystery set in Ireland sounds intriguing. Thanks for the great giveaway!

GABY said...

Ireland caught my attention. Also, I love cozy mystery!

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Shirley Strait said...

Loved your definitions of the types of stories. I know this story will be great if it is anything like Bali Mystery! I thoroughly enjoyed Bali.

Ashley Jellison said...

The genre alone interests me, as does the G-rating and the setting of Ireland!

bn100 said...

Interesting setting

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Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Thank you very much for commenting about this cozy mystery. I have emailed all the winners of this book. I had several winners, so congratulations to all of you.