The Missing Heir (Amelia Moore Detective Series #3) - Linda Weaver Clarke

5 Stars!

Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. With the help of her partner, Rick Bonito, the business is flourishing. Dell Murphy has passed on and left a fortune to his nephew. He wants his nephew to continue his work at the orphanage in Mexico, but there is one problem. Neal Woods is missing! If Amelia and Rick can’t find him soon, the fortune will be turned over to Dell’s brother and sister who intend to close down “Uncle Dell’s Orphanage.” If that happens, where will the children go?

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

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This was my third Amelia Moore book and by far my favorite! I am not sure exactly why that is. There were a lot of likable things about this book that I could connect to. I also felt like I knew Amelia and Rick very well by this time around, they are starting to feel like old friends. Even though each book is a new mystery and could all be read as stand-alones, they also all connect to each by the characters and their growing romance.

I think one thing I really liked about this one was that it took place in Mexico. I have never been before but it is a country I can relate to more than the others. I have had a lot of Spanish and Mexican friends and like Rick, I love Mexican food! Rick's love of food once again amused me.For him and me - the spicier the better! Bring it on. With all the talk and descriptions of the authentic Mexican food - it had my mouth watering.

A couple of little things I loved - there was a little side job Rick was working on, a "break-in" that was kind of cute and a nice added touch. I also loved the part about the old Chevy truck. A dream of my husband is to get an old truck (except it has to be a Ford!) and slowly, over time fix it up.
I also loved the part she added about the importance of hugging!

Job well done Linda! I hope I enjoy the next one just as much - The Mysterious Doll.

My thoughts on the reader of the audio version - This is the same reader as for the others I have read. And again - I am not in love with her. I don't hate her, just don't love her. I didn't really care for some of the voices the tries to use and I thought her "baby-talk" that Amelia was suppose to do was terrible! 
BUT... there was singing in this one and the reader actually sang the songs and she was a fantastic singer, very nice voice! So I will put that in her favor.

Thank you Linda for send me this audio book for my honest review.

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  1. What an awesome review! Thanks, Wendy, for reviewing this series for me.


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