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With her wedding plans in place and her future mother-in-law settling in at the Gray Whale Inn, it's a rare patch of smooth sailing for innkeeper Natalie Barnes. Even Natalie's guests--a mystery writer and a woman researching her grandfather's decades-old disappearance from Cranberry Island--are interesting and enjoyable, adding a lively element to the dinner conversationsWith her wedding plans in place and her future mother-in-law settling in at the Gray Whale Inn, it's a rare patch of smooth sailing for innkeeper Natalie Barnes. Even Natalie's guests--a mystery writer and a woman researching her grandfather's decades-old disappearance from Cranberry Island--are interesting and enjoyable, adding a lively element to the dinner conversations.But while picking berries for her Lemon Blueberry Pudding Cake, Natalie makes a ghastly discovery -- a dead man in a skiff adrift on the waves. With people she cares about on the hook for murder, Natalie must act quickly to bail out her friends and catch the killer....

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Death Runs Adrift Reviews

  • Betsy
    2019-04-06 11:10

    Death Runs Adrift is the 6th book in the A Gray Whale Inn Mystery by Karen MacInerney. I am glad to report that this book gets back to what I like. Quaint locale. Great characters. The "preaching" was left out of the book so we could enjoy the story. 4 stars

  • Nancy Butts
    2019-03-20 17:56

    Book 6 in the series, and I think I may be about to give up on it. I found myself skimming the last quarter of the book because I felt I’d already read it—it was basically the same as so much of what is there in the first five books.As I wrote in my review of Book 5, Brushed With Death, the readers of cozy mysteries welcome the formula: that familiarity and predictability are precisely what they look for in a favorite series from a favorite author. And cozy fans are also willing to suspend a whole lot of disbelief in order to keep reading about their favorite amateur sleuths in their favorite settings with the favorite twist–in this case, a plump innkeeper on a Maine island who loves to cook and who has snagged herself a strong, craggily handsome, talented, and devoted fiance. [SPOILER ALERT: Natalie and John finally get married at the end of the book.]But the notion that the tiny population of Cranberry Island could harbor so many miscreants and ne-er-do-wells and criminals and murderers—not just now but in the historical mysteries that the author also includes as a subplot—strains credulity to the breaking point. And Natalie is SO nosy that I can’t believe her famously reticent Maine neighbors wouldn’t shun her, no matter how good her brownies are. :D Plus, she is galactically stupid; how does her sheriff’s deputy fiance/husband let her get away with this? The fact that she hasn’t been hauled in on obstruction of justice charges at least five times by now is a miracle. And why hasn’t she been drowned or shot several times by now with her stubborn insistence on plunging in here angels fear to tread?I love the Maine island setting; I’ve been to many of the places the author mentions in this book many times. I think Natalie would be a lovely hostess at an inn, and her food would be divine. And I think in terms of prose style, this is the best so far: the author did a great job with the writing. So I can only conclude that maybe I’m not a cozy fan after all; that I’m expecting something from the book that it never pretended to deliver, and that’s my fault, not the author’s. I think I should stick with my beloved Ngaio Marsh books instead.

  • Nicole
    2019-04-12 17:58

    Another fun mystery within a mystery by author Karen MacInerney! I really enjoy the Gray Whale Inn series, and think I might have to find my own Cranberry Island (sans murders, preferably!). :-)

    2019-04-11 16:10

    Natalie has a craving for some berries and heads out to her favorite spot to pick them. Little did she know that on her way back to the inn she would find a dead body is a dinghy adrift in the water. Several suspects come to mind including someone that she knows is innocent. Could it have been a lover’s quarrel or a disagreement over lobster territory? Natalie thought she would be putting the finished touches on her wedding plans and instead she is trying to catch a killer.Dollycas’s ThoughtsAs I read this sixth installment I felt like I was visiting old friends. Natalie and John are planning a destination wedding. Gwen is away at college. John’s mother is staying in the guest house and helping out at the inn. She also has a boyfriend that really adds to the fun. There are two guests currently at the inn, a mystery writer and a woman investigating a long last relative that may have had ties to Cranberry Island.The deceased seemed to have worked for a lot of different people on the island and may have been stepping another man’s toes with the lady he was dating. The plot started out slow but it wasn’t long and those pages were quickly flying. As more clues emerged the real culprit floated right up to the surface. This turned into a very complex mystery that had police stumped until Natalie with a bit of help pulled everything together.Karen MacInerney has written quite a tale. We see things are not always idyllic living on an island. In addition to the main murder storyline we learn that the island school may close and that would be devastating to those families that live year round on the island. Natalie and John also receive some bad news and then we can see the way their island friends rally together.Each getaway to Gray Whale Inn is entertaining and intriguing. The worst thing is waiting for the next visit to Cranberry Island. Until next year…

  • Nancy
    2019-03-24 11:12

    There are a few storylines going on here so if one is not to your liking you have a couple more to choose from. Natalie Barnes runs the Gray Whale Inn on Cranberry Island. When she is not taking care of her guests and friends, she is planning her wedding to local artist and Sheriff John Quinton. Recently, there has been a hiccup in their wedding plans but that pales when Derek Morton’s dead body is found. There is some strange goings on and it all seems to be tied to marijuana that has recently been found around the island.Add to that, Natalie has two guests that are on the island investigating the dead of a minister whose bones have recently been discovered. One of the guests is a distant relation to this priest and it turns out that he himself seems to have been tangled in some interesting activities.Cranberry Island is a unique place where the locals look out for each other, but each seems to have a unique piece of the newest mystery puzzle and it is up to innkeeper Natalie to sort it all out. The stories are simple and from time to time farfetched, but that is what they are designed to be, a little whimsy and a little mindless diversion from your day. The writing is a slightly frustrating with repetition within the same paragraph and a couple continuity issues, but this series is designed for fun and if you do not let the flaws distract you, you will enjoy visiting with Natalie and her friends.

  • Larraine
    2019-04-10 13:19

    Reading the latest Gray Whale Inn mystery is a bit like taking a vacation to a favorite spot. In this case, it's a mythical island off the coast of Maine. This is the 6th book in the series. In the first we meet Natalie who has sunk everything she has in an old house on a small Maine island. The main industry has been lobster fishing for many years. Natalie is an inspired cook - especially when it comes to baking. (Recipes at the end are an added bonus!) This latest book finds Natalie looking forward to her wedding in a Florida resort. The love of her life, John, is an assistant deputy and part time wood carving artist. He had been renting the carriage house when she bought the property. Now his mother who has lost just about all of her money is living with them and helping with the inn. Natalie is berry picking when she stumbles upon a small boat with a dead body. It turns out to be the nephew of a local couple who has been getting into trouble for a while. Natalie's best friend on the island, Charlene, postmistress and store owner, has had her niece, Tania, with her for a while. Tania had a big crush on Derek. Soon, she is suspected of his murder. This was a fun book. If you're looking to take an armchair vacation, this is a lovely place to start.

  • Jackie
    2019-03-28 11:57

    I tried hard to like this book, but after figuring out the whole marijuana "mystery" about a 1/3 of the way made this book drag. I felt like this was an episode of Scooby Doo with how dumb the characters were to put the pieces of the puzzle together to figure what was going on, on the island. And having all the other "mysteries" wrapped up in 2 lame chapters, kind of did this book in for me. The "twist" of Derek having an affair with his aunt was borderline disgusting and lame at best. Oh, and I still haven't figured out how the editor hasn't caught on to the mistakes that are littered throughout this book. Twice we were introduced to "Turtle" and twice it was explained to Natalie how Turtle got her nickname (pg. 79 and one of the last chapters when we learn Turtle is pregnant). I feel bad for Natalie because this book makes her seem kind of dumb, even though miraculously she is the only one able to ever solve the mysteries that just keep happening on this small, populated island. I really just don't know if I can bring myself to continue reading this series, if there is another book.

  • Kathy
    2019-03-27 12:15

    I have really been enjoying the Gray Whale Inn series by Karen MacInerney. In Death Runs Adrift, Natalie's wedding is quickly approaching. Not only is her future mother-in-law still in residence, the island's wealthiest, most influential citizen has become smitten with her...hmmm, that could perhaps be helpful! There are two guests at the inn - a mystery novelist and a woman searching her family's history on the island. All these factors are quickly overshadowed by a murder..which Natalie discovers.It soon becomes apparent that there are more drugs infiltrating the island than ever before. The murder victim was caught up in the so-called easy money that producing and selling drugs can bring. Others are obviously involved as well...some of them right under Natalie's nose. Being a Vancouver resident who is very aware of "grow-ops" one of the aspects of the story popped out to me right away.Karen Macinerney is a great writer who tells a great story! I enjoyed how the story wrapped up. Always a pleasure to return to Gray Whale Inn on Cranberry Island in Maine. I'm already looking forward to the next adventure.

  • Linda
    2019-04-14 18:22

    This is one of the best cozy mystery series that is currently out and is fast becoming a favorite. Okay, I admit it, it is already a favorite! When reading this series not only does the reader feel like they are right there on Cranberry Island in Maine, but the recipes that Natalie makes in each book are in the back of the book. I'm dying to try several of them!Natalie Barnes, proprietress of the Gray Whale Inn, is busy with her own wedding plans. The last thing she expects when she goes out to pick wild blueberries is the body of a young man adrift in a skiff. He was shot. Chief suspects are her niece Gwen's beau Adam, and the boyfriend of her best friend Charlotte's niece. When the niece is arrested Natalie goes into high gear to find the murderer. Of course, she puts herself in danger once again.

  • Ann
    2019-04-03 16:20

    This series really irritates me. The author obviously doesn't think that police are very smart. Natalie Barnes, the "heroine" finds a body in a skiff on the shore. She takes a note that was in his hand. Then after the police search his home, she goes into the house and finds two very obvious clues sitting in plain sight. I like mysteries with a challenge and the basic story is a good one but don't "dumb" it down to fit the story. She is one of those nosy people who think they have the right to interrogate suspects any time and to snoop or trespass on private property and no one should disagree with her. No more for me.

  • Mel Sunshine
    2019-03-21 11:58

    I have conflicting feelings for this series. On one hand, I really enjoy the mysteries, setting, and characters. It is one of my favorite cozy mystery series in those aspects. On the other, the author uses her books as a platform for her personal opinions in both political and social categories. I do support her right to do this but it is a turn off for me as a reader, regardless of whether or not I agree with her opinions. When I read, I like things to flow naturally. Not have events occur or the characters to make statements that are so clearly put around the author's voice rather than the character's own development. (3.5/5)

  • Bobbie
    2019-04-08 11:53

    A Gray Whale Mystery #6. Very enjoyable. Much better than typical cozy that has irritating female lead character. Features a likeable mature woman in her late 30s who's running an inn on a small island off the coast of Maine. I liked all the characters too, although almost too many to keep track of. Interesting murder but got a little complicated. I could have done with a little less of the constant cooking, baking, and eating. But overall I loved the book and will definitely read another one from this author. Copyright May 2014.

  • T. E. Welker
    2019-04-19 16:00

    A fine book!This is a complex story line, but all the characters are absolutely wonderful (including the new characters). The last several chapters contain a fine surprise, not completely unexpected. I enjoyed every page of this book!

  • Colleen Shogan
    2019-04-09 13:00

    Quick and entertaining read. Great edition to the series! These books are as cozy as they come but have lots of twists and turns, too.

  • Vivian
    2019-03-24 17:07

    A light, easy read - a good cozy mystery series that I have enjoyed from the start. The small Maine town and characters that care about each other are such a pleasure to read about - and the blueberries were so fresh that I could almost taste them! After the case is solved, there is a wonderful ending to the book that put a smile on my face.

  • Leslie
    2019-04-07 11:11

    Summer ReadI love The Grey Whale Inn series!! They are great beach reads!! Plus the recipes in the back of each book are wonderful

  • Julie
    2019-04-07 14:06


  • Karen
    2019-03-31 11:55

    Great book!This was another wonderful book in the series. These books are very entertaining. I highly recommend reading them in order. I’m looking forward to the next one!

  • Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
    2019-04-04 14:16

    Review originally published at The Bookwyrm's Hoard, along with a guest post by Karen MacInerney.Mysteries abound on Cranberry Island, and there are several of them in Death Runs Adrift, the sixth book in the Gray Whale Inn series. The most pressing question, of course, is who is the dead man in the skiff, and how and why did he get there? Then there's the mystery of the very old bones recently discovered on Murray Selfridge's land. Could they be the long-missing Episcopal priest and grandfather of one of the inn's guests? And what's up with the mysterious lobster boat with the orange and turquoise buoys that Natalie has seen lurking around Smuggler's Cove?Innkeeper Natalie Barnes is as curious and intrepid as ever in this book, but somewhere between the first book and now, she's learned a little caution and a bit more respect for the police. (It doesn't hurt that the bumbling, obnoxious police chief from the first book was replaced by a much savvier and approachable man.) I'm delighted with the way Natalie's relationship with John is going: the couple are engaged and planning a wedding. Natalie is engaging and likable, and John is a great match for her: levelheaded and protective without trying to squelch her. It's also refreshing to see a friendly relationship between a mother- and daughter-in-law (well, in-law-to-be), instead of the stereotypical sniping, tension-filled relationship so common in fiction. John's mother, Catherine, doesn't play a major role in the investigation, but she does have a part to play; Murray Selfridge appears quite taken with her, and she seems to be a good influence on him.The rest of the usual island cast are here as well, with the exception of Natalie's niece Gwen, who is off in California finishing her degree. Gwen's fisherman boyfriend Adam is a potential suspect in the murder case, though, which gives Natalie plenty of reason to investigate and try to clear his name. The other islanders are always an interesting bunch, and the island itself provides a wonderful setting for a cozy mystery -- though given the number of murders and mysteries that have taken place there, I'm not sure I'd want to visit!The mysteries in Death Runs Adrift are complicated enough to be interesting, and definitely kept me guessing, sometimes correctly, but not always. That's a good thing; I hate it when I can solve the entire thing too easily, but I don't want to feel inept, either! However, Natalie and everyone else do seem to have one very blind spot. It was almost immediately obvious to me what the strange lobster boat was up to, but it took everyone in the book a very long time to catch on, which frustrated me no end. Still, that's my only real complaint about an otherwise quite enjoyable cozy mystery. The series, like Natalie herself, has grown, and I look forward to more adventures on Cranberry Island.Incidentally, if you find yourself dreaming of Natalie's baked goods and the other food mentioned in the novel, there are several recipes in the back. Lemon squares, blueberry pudding, Texas Ranger cookies, chocolate express muffins, stuffed french toast, and shrimp alfredo... my mouth is watering already!FTC disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher for the blog tour. All opinions are entirely my own.

  • Sherry Hovencamp
    2019-04-13 14:02

    Love this series. I think mostly I love it because the characters are flawed like real human beings, they don't all speak in the same manner, and the writing is very good. I especially love that each book is layered with more than one mystery or story. There is often a contemporary mystery and a historical one, and I think that just adds more interest to the books. Love it!

  • Jane Reads
    2019-04-08 16:14

    I really like Death Runs Adrift, by Karen MacInerney! In fact, I really like this entire series — the Gray Whale Inn Mysteries. The main character, Natalie Barnes, and (most of) the other Cranberry Islanders are so likable, and their descriptions and characters are so well-written, that I feel like I've gotten to "know" them over the years. I now think of them as old friends that I am glad to visit with, during the course of each new book. I have rated each of the previous books in the series Four Kitties (out of Five) on my blog. You can read my reviews of #3, Murder Most Maine, here and #4, Berried to the Hilt, here. The books in this series just get better and better! I recommend reading them in order, so as to keep all of the "supporting cast" straight, but a reader new to the series could follow the plot of Death Runs Adrift easily enough.I really like this book! (I seem to be repeating myself.) Death Runs Adrift is a very enjoyable "feel-good" kind of book — for a murder mystery, of course! It has romance, just the right amount, for Natalie and John, the handsome leading man. It has a mystery to be solved — several, in fact — and a few murders, but no gory descriptions. There are only two guests staying in the Gray Whale Inn, and even though they were strangers, wonder upon wonders, they are perfectly compatible, and are barely a bother to Natalie at all! (That doesn't seem to happen very often.) My favorite part of Death Runs Adrift is the resolution of a major problem that had arisen. I think I may have been smiling while I read it. I can reveal no more without the risk of giving something away, and as this is a spoiler-free review and blog, all I can say is, Death Runs Adrift has earned Four Kitties!Originally published at Jane Reads, with a Guest Post by Karen MacInerney!

  • DelAnne Frazee
    2019-03-26 13:57

    Title: Death Runs Adrift - Grey Whale In Mystery 6 Author: Karen MacInerney Published: 5-18-14 Publisher: Midnight Ink Pages: 290 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Women Sleuths; Cozy Mystery; Amateur Sleuths ISBN: 9780738740348 ASIN: B00JMJJWZ4 Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 4 1/2 stars . While Gwen is away finishing her degree, Natalie's mother-in-law and has stepped up and taken on her duties. Everything has been quiet and Natalie is enjoying the peace and quiet. Unfortunately it is only the calm before the storm. While out picking blueberries when she comes across a boat adrift on the water with a man, Derek Morton, shot to death inside. No one seems to know much about Morton other than that he was known to be untrustworthy and had shady dealings. When police begin to look a little close for comfort at Adam, Gwen's boyfriend, Natalie decides to look into Morton's past and who may have had a reason to kill him. Much against the wishes of her fiancé, Sheriff John Quinton. There are a surprising number of names on that list. Returning once again to Cranberry Island to visit old friends at the Grey Whale Inn. and to explore the beautiful scenic views enjoy meeting the guest at the Grey Whale. Although this tip there seemed to be an abundance of cannabis to be found as well. The two mysteries were interesting and intriguing. II enjoyed my trip back to the Gray Whale Inn and look forward to returning again soon. I hope other readers find this series as entertaining as I did. My rating is 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.Amazon link: and Noble link: link: Reading Room link:

  • Ann
    2019-04-03 11:16

    I love this series, bu was very disappointed by this book. There were many, many just plain sloppy mistakes. The book starts with Natalie discussing her guests not being expected back from the mainland for dinner, but then several pages later, they are there for dinner and she's not surprised at all. Times were off. Days were mingled together. Mistakes like that make a book tough for me to read. And the story was not anywhere near as well developed as the previous books in this series. This one needs a good edit, and less time spent on food and clothing and more time spent on mystery. Very, very disappointed!

  • Rhonda
    2019-04-02 10:07

    4 STARS Death Runs Adrift is a charming cozy mystery set on a beautiful Cranberry island, Maine. It is a small island that is close to the border of Canada. Natalie Barnes owns Gray Whale Inn. She is a wonderful cook. Her future mother-in-law lives with them too. She is planning a wedding, taking care of her guests. When she is out berry picking she finds a dead body in a boat. She takes the boat back to her place. John is the police on the island. But for this he has to call to the mainland. He is also a artist with driftwood craving. There are two women guests staying at Gray Whale Inn. One is a writer of mysteries and the other is trying to find out if the bones dug up is her missing relative from the 1920's who lived on the island at the time and disappeared. There are a lot of charming characters that live on the island. There are lobsterman is one of main industry. It is a small island and even though she does not know the victim she does know the suspects and she is sure that her friend is innocent. There is also a growing drug problem on the island. There are recipes in the back of the book that Natalie makes. I liked reading Death Runs Adrift so much that I am now reading the first book in the series. I have now read Murder on the Rocks. I was given this ebook to read for the purpose of giving honest review and being part of its blog tour.

  • Lynn
    2019-03-31 16:57

    This is the 6th installment in the Gray Whale Inn cozy series, and I must say I enjoyed it every bit as much as I have all the others. Even if you have not read the others in this series, this book works just as well as a stand alone novel. Natalie Barnes, proprietor of the Gray Whale Inn, discovers a body, in the bottom of an abandoned skiff which she finds on her way home from blueberry picking. The police are called, come to the island to investigate, and end up charging Tania, the niece of Nat's best friend Charlene. Convinced that Tania could not be the murderer, Natalie begins to try to figure out who did this. At the same time, she is also trying to decide what to do about her wedding, because the resort where it was scheduled to be held has gone out of business.As I said, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Many of the old familiar characters return, and some new ones are introduced. There were clues throughout the book to solve the main mystery, (although it is not obvious, so you can try to figure things out yourself). There were a couple of smaller mysteries thrown in for good measure. The plan for the wedding is also revealed, and worked beautifully in the context of the series. And, since Nat is a fabulous cook, there are references to mouth watering recipes, which are shared in the back of the book.If you are a fan of cozy mysteries, I would definitely give this book, oh heck, the whole series, a look. I think you will find it is well worth your time!

  • Georgette
    2019-04-10 14:11

    Get me to the Church on Time..if only...., December 5, 2014 By GLThaler "The Book Explorer" (Canton, GA) Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Death Runs Adrift (The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries) (Paperback) When I lived in the Northeast, I always yearned to be in places like Charleston , S.C, or and its environs. Now that i have moved even farther than that, the taste of Maine and outer Islands have me yearning to return to the land of Blueberries and Seafood and the life of other good folks there. I looked forward for the longest time to being able to read Karen MacInerney's Grey Whale installment of Death runs Adrift... with their marriage imminent with twists and turns,Natalie and John have much to look forward to as do I , the devoted reader of this series. Removing some of the staple characters such as Natalie's neice, opened up opportunities to bring in a few more dimensions of characters to add to the palate that makes these books and their protagonist almost like friends and family. Oh it took so long to get in front of the minister..but hanging on for the whodunit and the rest of the ride was sooooooooo worth it. Looking forward as with any good series to the next one. All I can say is, keep them coming Karen MacInerney. You have provided much entertainment with this series and I look forward to the Dewberry series as well.

  • Denise Vasak
    2019-03-21 16:08

    Sigh.... I don't know what happened with this series. The first few were light, charming little stories. Unfortunately, the last two have been a hot mess of poor editing, tired storylines, and generally un-interesting stories. I don't say this to be mean, I just was really hoping for more from the author. This story picks up a little after the last book ended but the same tired "triggers" appear in this one. Smuggler's Cove AGAIN plays heavily into the plot, Natalie AGAIN brazenly sticks her nose into police matters with little to NO regard to her fiance or the due process of the law. It might be cute one time, but enough is enough. EVERY book can't be an issue regarding the EXACT same things. From the beginning you knew what this story would lead to and where it was going. I like to be entertained and surprised by my books - and trust me,I really don't try to figure out "whodunit" before the end. I like to see all the evidence before me and have the narrator tell me what happened. Half way through the book I knew what the deal was. I think Mrs. MacInerney is a talented, funny woman. Perhaps multiple series is taking its toll or perhaps the Gray Whale Inn series has reached its logical conclusion, either way, I'll give one more book a chance and then I'm out if there's not improvement.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-25 16:19

    The Gray Whale Inn Mysteries are one of my favorite cozy series. Set on Cranberry Island in Maine, the setting is one you could easily picture yourself settling in on for a long, relaxing vacation where you stay at Natalie's Gray Whale Inn. This time around, Natalie and her husband to be, John, have their wedding plans settled, looking forward to a destination wedding in Florida, of all places. In addition, John's mother has moved into the inn's carriage house and is helping out while Gwen is away at school. While out gathering berries for a dessert, Natalie comes across another dead body. Natalie's friend Charlene's niece is accused of the murder so Natalie starts to investigate. The author does a great job setting the scene and describing Cranberry Island. For such a remote place, there is a ton to do and the locals have much that keeps them busy. I love visiting Cranberry Island each year and I adore all of the characters. The only thing that bothered me in this one was that there seemed to be a few editing mistakes. I might be too picky because they weren't truly mistakes but a few things could've been tightened up a little more. All in all though, a great series and a wonderful book to kick off the summer vacation season!

  • Melina
    2019-04-07 16:06

    I really enjoyed visiting the Gray Whale Inn! I think I would really like to vacation here, but hopefully if I did, Natalie wouldn't be investigating a murder and wouldn't have quite so much excitement going on. Not only is she trying to figure out who killed young Derek, she is also helping two of her guests figure out what happened to the minster whose remains were found on Cranberry Island. Natalie gets herself into some dangerous scraps trying to figure all of this out, and she is trying to plan her wedding, and she also encounters some snags there as well. This was a cozy filled with great characters with that small community feel that I so enjoy reading about. It is also filled with great cooking, as Natalie always likes to bake when she is stressed out. This was my first visit to the Gray Whale Inn, but I am sure it won't be my last. Great job Karen. I recommend you run out and get a copy of this delightful, edge of your seat cozy!I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

  • Karen
    2019-04-09 10:54

    Death Runs Adrift is the sixth in Karen MacInerney's Gray Whale Inn series. Like any series set in a inn, there are different guests that make appearances from time to time but the main characters of this series, Natalie, the owner of the inn as well as John, her fiance and Charlene, her best friend are involved in the all the action. MacInerney's descriptions of life on Cranberry Island are wonderful and I can almost imagine staying at the Gray Whale Inn. Death Runs Adrift starts with the murder of a young, not very well liked man, whose body is found set adrift in a small boat. Natalie is not impressed with the police's investigative skills and is determined to find the killer and set things right on her little island. She finds evidence of drugs and theft but the final unmasking of the killer and the motive will surprise the reader. I had only read the first book in the series before I read Death Runs Adrift but I had no trouble picking up the story and the characters. I do plan to go back and read the books in the series that I missed!