Author Showcase ~ Whale Of A Crime by Karen MacInerney


The long-awaited seventh book of the bestselling Gray Whale Inn Mysteries is finally here!

When a tour company books the Gray Whale Inn for a full week, innkeeper Natalie Barnes can’t wait to get cooking — and to hitch a ride on the antique schooner Summer Winds, getting up close and personal with the local whales. But when one of the humpback whales turns up dragging a mass of fishing gear from its tail, the tour takes a dark turn. It turns darker still when the schooner’s handsome captain winds up attached to the vessel’s anchor, sixty feet underwater . . . and not by accident.

Before long, the tour naturalist (and Natalie’s best friend’s beau) is behind bars, charged with a murder Charlene swears he didn’t commit. Stir in a surprise visit from Natalie’s quarrelsome sister, midnight kitchen sabotage, a sick orphan kitten, and a mysterious investor with plans for a massive resort on the quaint island, and Natalie’s got a recipe for potential disaster.

When a second body turns up just outside the inn, the heat is on Natalie to solve the double murder . . . or risk ending up with her own goose cooked.

Release: January 2017
Series: Gray Whale Inn #7
Genre: Cozy Mystery

About the author
Karen is the housework-impaired author of multiple mystery series, and her victims number well into the double digits. She lives in Austin, Texas with two sassy children, her husband, and a menagerie of animals, including twenty-three fish, two rabbits, and a rescue dog named Little Bit. When she’s not chauffeuring children or coming up with creative ways to kill people, you can usually find Karen hiding away with a book, dodging laundry, playing in the kitchen, or attending martial arts classes. She occasionally teaches writing classes.

Feel free to visit Karen’s web site at You can also find her on Twitter at @karenmacinerney and on Facebook (where she spends an inordinate amount of time). You are more than welcome to friend her there — and remind her to get back to work on the next book!

Giveaway: Leave a comment below for your chance to win a kindle copy of Whale Of A Crime. The giveaway will end January 17, 2017. Good luck everyone!

All comments are welcomed.

27 responses to “Author Showcase ~ Whale Of A Crime by Karen MacInerney

  1. Pauline Barlow

    There is certainly a lot to untangle in this 7th in the series of the Gray Whale Inn Mysteries.

  2. Great plot. I can’t wait to read.

  3. Have loved all the previous Gray Whale mysteries. Can’t wait to get into this one. Always love books taking place in and around water.

  4. Oooo… a cozy mystery and whales! Count me in!

  5. Peggy Hyndman

    This book/series sounds great. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Whale Of A Crime.

  6. I really need to do some serious binge-reading on this series…..
    Thank you for the giveaway…….

  7. I need to do some serious binge-reading on this series……
    Thank you for the giveaway…….

  8. Would LOVE to win. Karen is one of my most favorite authors!!!

  9. Debra Woloson

    Thank you for the giveaway. I only recently found you finally. Raising kids on my own didn’t leave a lot of time or money for things. If I couldn’t get to the library no computer time. Now again no computer, since mine died. But I have started with other means of reading now & am playing catch up. Your family have kept me entertained and my blood pressure down thank you. Can’t wait to read latest book.

  10. I’ve always enjoyed this series. Glad to see a new book is available!

  11. Kathy Gonzales

    This is a wonderful series, I can’t wait to read the newest installment!

  12. sounds great. thanks for chance.

  13. Thank you for this opportunity!

  14. Barbara Hackel

    I live this series—and the recipes the author shares! I didn’t realize a new book was out. Thanks Dru Ann for keeping me informed as always! Thanks Karen for the chance to win a copy!! 🙂

  15. Looking forward to reading this new book in the series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. Can’t wait to read this book! Top of my TBR. Thanks for the chance.

  17. Barb Bristol Wiesmann

    I’d love to win a copy!

  18. This is a new series to me. Loved the post. I’m going to start reading this series, it sounds amazing.

  19. Sounds like a great mystery to untangle. 🙂

  20. I am loving this series!

  21. Doward Wilson

    I have enjoyed every book in this series & can’t wait to read this one.

  22. I’m so excited this book is coming out. This was one of the few series, that hooked me on cozy mysteries! If Karen is not on your Facebook, your missing out. Her post are histerical!

  23. Okay! Now this is one I really want!

  24. Love this series. Would really love to win.

  25. Looking forward to reading the latest in the series.

  26. This is one of my favorite series!!

  27. ****WINNER***
    of WHALE OF A CRIME by Karen MacInerney is Wendy Lee.