The Bali Mystery (Amelia Moore Detective Series Book 1) - Linda Weaver Clarke (Audio version)

4 Stars

Amelia Moore, 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 them. With the help of Rick Bonito, her sometime partner, her business is flourishing.
When Mrs. Brody hires Amelia and Rick to find her missing brother, they find themselves in Bali, Indonesia. They are mystified about why her brother quit his job, put his home up for sale, and ran off to this mysterious and exotic island without telling a soul.

Linda Weaver Clarke travels throughout the United States, teaching and encouraging people to write their family history and autobiography. She is the author of several historical sweet romances, a mystery/adventure series, a cozy mystery series, and two non-fiction books.

Check out Linda's website - HERE
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Visit her Cozy Mystery website - HERE

I listened to this from Audible so my review will be both about the book and about the reader.

This book puts the cozy in "cozy mystery". This was a nice sweet mystery/romance that is light on the mystery but heavy on the cuteness. A very clean, fun, quick read (or listen in my case).

Great character development. I really liked Amelia (love that name!) she was sweet, smart, firm but didn't have a "bad-ass" personality. She seemed nice, like someone I would befriend. I enjoyed getting to know her and look forward to more!
I loved Rick, right away. Now he is a man who knows what he wants (Amelia, LOL) and goes after it, but is not forceful. He is nice, understanding, supportive, and a little romantic. The kind of guy I like.

This book/audio had a lot of references to the movie "South Pacific", which I loved. I have seen the movie. It's not one of my favorites but I do like it and could remember all the references. It was fun.
I also loved their "bucket list". Some of the things on Rick's were Parasailing, Safari, and Trekking through the rain forest. I have never made a bucket list. There are some things that I have been wanting to try - zip lining, for one! I hope to do it this summer. PA has several places you can do it.
Do you have a bucket list? What's on yours?

I have read a couple of Linda's books before (the historical fiction series) so when Linda asked me if I would like to try an audio, I jumped at the chance. I have been wanting to do more audios anyway.

OK so now for the reader - I liked her, but didn't love her. This is pretty typical for me! I very rarely find a reader that meets my expectations. They don't usually sound like I pictured the character to sound like, and this was the case here. But I thought the reader did on OK job, definitely not the worst I've heard.

I have told Linda that I would love to listen to the next in the series so come back for the next audio review of - The Shamrock Case.

Thank you Linda for sending me this audio version of your book for my honest review.

Get you copy from Amazon - HERE


  1. Hey! I think this is the first audio book review that I've seen you write. I like it! I liked how you gave your thoughts on the book AND the reader. They are in fact two different things :)


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