Clam Wake

Clam Wake Mary Daheim
  • Title: Clam Wake
  • Author: Mary Daheim
  • ISBN: 9780062317728
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Clam Wake Mary Daheim Clam Wake Innkeeper and irrepressible sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn and cousin Renie face off against a cold blooded killer in a beach community in this delightfully charming Bed and Breakfast mystery from USA
    Innkeeper and irrepressible sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn and cousin Renie face off against a cold blooded killer in a beach community in this delightfully charming Bed and Breakfast mystery from USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Mary Daheim.With the holidays gone and Hillside Manor almost empty, Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn has a bad case of the blues AInnkeeper and irrepressible sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn and cousin Renie face off against a cold blooded killer in a beach community in this delightfully charming Bed and Breakfast mystery from USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Mary Daheim.With the holidays gone and Hillside Manor almost empty, Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn has a bad case of the blues A housesitting stint at her aunt and uncle s retirement home on Whoopee Island with cousin Renie seems like the ideal pick me up Surrounded by retirees in the off season sounds peaceful and pleasant or so the duo thinks But it isn t long before a dead body pops up in their vicinity Not surprising in an area full of older folks until they learn it wasn t a bad ticker that did in the victim, but a very sharp knife With clouds of suspicion hovering over her and Renie, Judith reluctantly begins sleuthing if only to prove they didn t commit the crime.But what she finds is puzzling The victim reputedly didn t have an enemy in the world except for the killer Digging for clams and answers, the cousins discover that retirement can be deadly at least among the eclectic, eccentric residents of Obsession Shores.
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    About Mary Daheim


    1. Seattle native Mary Richardson Daheim has been fascinated by story telling since early childhood She first listened, then read, and finally began to write her own fiction when she was ten A journalism major at the University of Washington, she was the first female editor of The Daily where she attracted national attention with her editorial stance against bigotry After getting her B.A she worked in newspapers and public relations, but in her spare time she tried her hand at novels In 1983, Daheim s first historical romance was published, followed by a half dozen before she switched genres to her original fictional love, mysteries Just Desserts and Fowl Prey, the first books of thirty in the Bed and Breakfast series were released in 1991 A year later, the Emma Lord series made its debut with The Alpine Advocate Daheim has also written several short stories for mystery anthologies and magazines Married to professor emeritus and playwright David Daheim, the couple lives in Seattle and has three grown daughters She has been an Agatha Award nominee, winner of the 2000 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Achievement Award, and her mysteries regularly make the USA Today bestseller list and the New York Times top thirty.


    424 Comments


    1. Ok, I give up on this series of books.

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    2. Clam Wake is a hilarious and enjoyable tale Cozy mysteries are great summer reads, murder written with snarky dialogue and occurring in unusual places, like a retirement home.Clam Wake is just such a novel Mary Daheim, a USA Today and New York Times bestselling novelist, is a prolific writer and has many mysteries just waiting to be read by me and you.I saw the cover and it made me think of Cape Cod, so I had to read it I have spent many summer vacations walking the flats and digging for clams [...]

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    3. This is the 30th book I have read by Mary Daheim I enjoy reading these lighthearted murder mysteries it s like walking back into the house of a very dear old friend.

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    4. I found this book to be very annoying The characters were rude and not for a purpose that enhanced the book, they were just rude This book didn t keep my attention at all.

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    5. OK but not thrilling as a mystery Yeah, it had discovering the required dead body but of the book is witty repartee with cousin Renee than sleuthing Gets a bit old.

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    6. Although this was the first book in this series that I ve read, I had no trouble reading it as a stand alone The series has been on my radar for years but I d never gotten around to it and then this tour came along.Twenty nine books in, characters are pretty well set in their ways It took me a while to warm up to Judith and Renie, the leads, and their exceedingly eccentric relatives About a hundred pages, the book still hadn t grabbed me but slowly as I kept reading I became involved Who killed [...]

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    7. As seen on my blog Hey, Folks There have been a few bumps in the road lately, but life has calmed down a bit now, so I m back The novel I just finished is Clam Wake, by local author Mary Daheim This mainstream cozy mystery is number 29 in the popular Bed and Breakfast series, following 2013 s Gone with the Win I received an early copy of this publication free of charge from the writer herself, with the understanding that I would give everyone who looks at this my honest opinion.At the beginning [...]

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    8. It s kind of mindboggling that this series has lasted so long 29 but even so that it has held up pretty darn well It follows the tried and true formula of amateur sleuth continually coming across bodies and feeling that she simply must solve the crime but, somehow, author Mary Daheim manages to keep things fresh.Innkeeper Judith and her cousin, Renie a truly obnoxious individual but one who sort of fits like an old glove have been left behind by their vacationing men so Judith has left the bed [...]

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    9. My absolute favorite thing about the book was the description of the setting I am from Washington state, and any time a book takes place in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, it often gets my stamp of approval Add a bit of mystery to that, and the author has a story that is essentially essentially cozy a bit profanity than I generally prefer, but not bedroom scenes , and the author definitely has a recipe for success.As for the mystery, I felt a bit at a loss since this was the first book in this [...]

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    10. This is what you would call a Cozy Mystery just my kind This book is a mystery, but it is a little fun and lighter to read In spots this was a bit slow for me, but still very enjoyable It was a nice easy going, lazy afternoon kind of read.What really made this book for me was the characters What a zany cast of older ladies The conversations between them were hilarious And talk about snark They were a very likable and believable group, one that I would fit right in with.Also I thought the descri [...]

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    11. I usually enjoy this series There s always a lot of back and forth between Judith and her cousin Renie, but there was way too much of it this time and a lot of it didn t make much sense For that matter the solution to the mystery was last minute and bizarre as if it was just there to confuse the reader.

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    12. I usually like Daheim but this book just wasn t as cohesive as some of her other stories It jumped around a lot and the character of Renie, who is supposed to be the comedic foil for Judith just annoyed me Her comments often didn t make sense or were intrusive to the action Meh It took me a long time to read because I kept putting it down.

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    13. I tried so hard to like this book Loved this series when it first came out But with the last couple of books, I hate to see the cousins getting nasty and mean as they grow older I am hoping the next book will find them as witty and endearing as they were in the beginning

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    14. Not a favorite It was not well written and I found the story dull.

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    15. A disappointing book I did not like the cousins nor do I care for most of their relatives, especially Vance I hoped for much and got little.

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    16. Too confusingThere were so many characters it was hard to remember who was who I found the story line very confusing.

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    17. Why do I keep reading this series

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    18. I used to enjoy this series I read a few chapters of this book and gave up not only on this book, but any future books The characters are annoying I have had enough.

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    19. Great quick read I jumped in at 29 when I found it at a used book sale It was fun, and kept moving along I liked that she had a page where she tells you what year the mystery takes place Very helpful I had to remind myself that FDR died in 1945 to get a handle on what age everyone is in the novel I will definitely go back and read of these.My advice keep track of the myriad of suspects Love that she uses the Stan Lee approach to names Vince and Vance, Hank and Tank etc.

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    20. The BB series is starting to get old and too much bickering between Judith and Reenie The series loosing its appeal Not enough character development and Judith is not doing so well in solving the murder cases It was sad to find out about her father.

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    21. I love Renie She s such a crab My only problem with this is she was talking about an AFC playoff game between the Bears and the Panthers Those teams are in the NFC If you re going to write about something you don t know about, do a little research.

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    22. I always enjoy Mary Daheim s books This is another good one Judith and Reine make such a good sleuthing team I really enjoyed the way they solved the mystery Can t wait to read another

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    23. Quite an interesting bookThe characters all fit in with each other It seems that it is 5 o clock all day and all night.

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    24. characters too mean to each other

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    25. What can you say about this series, mostly the same routine, but I still enjoy most of it.

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    26. These are fun mysteries I love the rapport between Judith, owner of a BB and finder of dead bodies and her cousin Renie I ve read and enjoyed all of them through the years.

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    27. The review below originally appeared on my blog, Book Club Librarian, bookclublibrarian Welcome to the community of Obsession Shores on Whoopee Island in the Pacific Northwest, where the majority of residents are seniors in search of their next cocktail It s off season, and the gossip is as thick as the fog Enter cousins Judith and Renie, who are expecting an uneventful mini vacation when they agree to house sit for their aunt and uncle Before long their peace is shattered, when they discover th [...]

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    28. Clam Wake is the latest installment of the popular Bed And Breakfast Mystery Series, author Mary Daheim in which she develops an entertaining cozy mystery This portrays the latest adventures of Hillside Manor BB Innkeeper and amateur sleuth Judith McMonigle Flynn and her cousin Renie The perfect book for cozy mystery fans who want humor, familiar characters, and a story line that isn t violent and keeps you guessing right until the end This popular Bed and Breakfast mystery series has many fans [...]

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    29. I wouldn t recommend jumping in on this series at 29 Mom left this book behind on her latest trip, and I m sick in bed so picked it up Unlike the other series I picked up well into it Joan Hess, 20 , this one is harder to jump into mid stream.

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