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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Looking Out the Window: Linda Weaver Clarke Talks Mystery - Gives Away an e-book of Her Latest, The Shamrock Case.

A Warm Welcome to Linda
Thanks for stopping by to discuss mysteries and The Shamrock Case.
Ireland, what a great place to weave a story.
To enter to win Linda's e-book, leave a comment and an e-mail address below. 

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.

About the Amelia Moore Detective Series
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 partner, the agency is flourishing.

Praise for The Shamrock Case

“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

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?

Yvonne, Socrates Book Review, felt as if she had visited Ireland when 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.”

To read a Sample Chapter, visit

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.

The Shamrock Case (ISBN-13: 978-1499537574, Red Mountain Shadows Publishing, 2014) can be found at local libraries or online bookstores. For more information, visit


Miss Mae said...

Wow, love the review from Socrates! And the premise sounds wonderful. I simply adore a detective series. :)

Sounds like you've got a runaway hit on your hands, Linda. Hearty congratulations!

Charissa said...

Sounds so good. I'll have to check this out since I want to go to Ireland next year. Great review.

J Dawn King said...

Linda, I just got back to the US yesterday and got to hold Shamrock and Bali in my hot little hands. I am so excited to read them. I have a ton of stuff to do before I can take a break and open the covers and READ. Which should I do first?

Laurean Brooks said...

Gail and Linda, I enjoyed the interview.

I love stories set in Ireland. This sounds like a great plot and interesting characters.

Congratulations on your latest release.

Olivia-Savannah said...

I can understand what is meant when she says she feels like she has been to Ireland herself! Once you've researched and written all about a place, it's unavoidable. I hope she gets to go there someday!

Check out my review and giveaway:

Larry Hammersley said...

I've read The Shamrock Case and really liked it. Yes, Linda does her research as the posted review states. The characters are loveable and the investigation has many cliffhangers. Linda was gracious enough to send me an ebook copy from another interview at which I commented.

June Foster said...

You answered a question I've wondered about for a long time. Thanks for your explanation and wishing you many sales.

Sonja said...

Really enjoyed your book!

divyajit vaghela said...

Awesome !

Deanna Stevens said...

sounds interesting, love mysteries

LAWonder said...

That is truly great, Linda!
You are a tremendously talented author who deserves the publicity and promotions.
Wishing you abounding success.
Lu Ann

Danie Walther said...

You are anamazing, gifted, talented and very special author. I absolutely love how you write mysteries. Keep up the wonderful work.

Shirley Strait said...

I already have a copy of this wonderful book. I just wanted to thank you for the interview. Linda is amazing!

Beverly Terry said...

This sounds like a wonderful read. I would love to read and review this book. Thanks for the opportunity.

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Congratulations, Danie. I hope you enjoy my new book.