Gray Whale Inn

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 154 ratings

Murder on the Rocks Publisher's Summary

Trading in Texas heat for Maine's tangy salt air, Natalie Barnes risked it all to buy the Gray Whale Inn, a quaint bed and breakfast on Cranberry Island. She adores whipping up buttery muffins and other rich breakfast treats for her guests until Bernard Katz checks in. The overbearing land developer plans to build a resort next door where an endangered colony of black-chinned terns is nesting. Worried about the birds, the inevitable transformation of the sleepy fishing community, and her livelihood, Natalie takes a public stand against the project. But the town board sides with Katz. Just when it seems like things can't get any worse, Natalie finds Katz dead. Now the police and much of the town think she's guilty. Can Natalie track down the true killer before she's hauled off to jail...or becomes the next victim?

©2006 Karen MacInerney (P)2013 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Murder on the Rocks

    • Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Karen MacInerney
    • Narrated by: Talmadge Ragan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Trading in Texas heat for Maine's tangy salt air, Natalie Barnes risked it all to buy the Gray Whale Inn, a quaint bed and breakfast on Cranberry Island. She adores whipping up buttery muffins and other rich breakfast treats for her guests until Bernard Katz checks in. The overbearing land developer plans to build a resort next door where an endangered colony of black-chinned terns is nesting. Worried about the birds, the inevitable transformation of the sleepy fishing community, and her livelihood, Natalie takes a public stand against the project.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great cozy read

    • By Nana on 08-17-15

    Regular price: $25.19

  • Book 2

    • Dead and Berried

    • Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Karen MacInerney
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Natalie Barnes isn't sweet on the idea of commercial interests souring their cozy oasis, but the single innkeeper has other problems on her plate: a withering relationship with her best friend Charlene, the sudden appearance of her ex-fiancé with a tempting proposal, and eerie bumps in the night suggesting the Gray Whale Inn is haunted. Worst of all, there's a killer on the loose, picking off people like ripe fruit.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, bad reading

    • By Grenierwalds on 12-05-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 3

    • Murder Most Maine

    • Gray Whale Inn Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Karen MacInerney
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Mitchell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    It's springtime on Cranberry Island - and love is in the air. It seems like every woman has the hots for buff trainer Dirk De Leon. He and his equally gorgeous business partner, Vanessa Black, are leading a weight-loss retreat at the Gray Whale Inn - forcing innkeeper Natalie Barnes to lighten up her butter-laden breakfast menu. The mood on the island darkens when two grisly discoveries are made. The first is a skeleton walled up at the island's lighthouse. The second is a corpse of the fresh variety - the handsome Dirk!

    Regular price: $26.59

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