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MacInerney, Karen 1970-

Works: 36 works in 169 publications in 3 languages and 7,910 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Paranormal fiction  Romance fiction  Humorous fiction  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3569.M483, 813.6
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Publications about Karen MacInerney
Publications by Karen MacInerney
Most widely held works by Karen MacInerney
Murder on the rocks : a Gray Whale Inn mystery by Karen MacInerney( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 925 libraries worldwide
Natalie Barnes buys the Gray Whale Inn, a bed and breakfast in Maine, and publicly opposes Bernard Katz's proposed resort development, which threatens a colony of black-chinned terns, and when Katz is found dead, Natalie must find the true killer in order to clear her own name
Berried to the hilt : a Gray Whale Inn mystery by Karen MacInerney( Book )
18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 908 libraries worldwide
Cranberry Island is flooded with visitors when a two hundred-year-old anchor is pulled up by a local lobsterman, and Natalie is busying running the Gray Whale Inn, but when one of her guests is murdered, it is up to Natalie to find the killer before another guest is killed
Murder most Maine : a Gray Whale Inn mystery by Karen MacInerney( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 827 libraries worldwide
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! Could the spirit that once embodied the skeletal remains--perhaps the lighthouse keeper who disappeared a century ago--be responsible for Dirk's death?
Dead and berried : a Gray Whale Inn mystery by Karen MacInerney( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 752 libraries worldwide
In this delicious follow-up to Murder on the Rocks, developers have returned to Cranberry Island. This time, they're planning to wipe out a natural cranberry bog, along with the island's namesake berries, to build a luxury subdivision. Natalie Barnes isn't sweet on the idea of commercial interests souring their cosy 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. When Charlene's lover-the handsome chaplain with a stake in the development- is stabbed to death, Natalie promises to find the murderer for her grief-stricken friend, who's also the number-one suspect
Brush with death by Karen MacInerney( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
For Natalie Barnes, the flurry of trendy artists setting up shop on Cranberry Island promises to be the perfect recipe for relaxing and enjoying the holiday season. But Natalie's good luck is turning out to be a stroke of misfortune for her niece, Gwen. The local gallery's new owner hates Gwen's paintings, and her mentor Fernand is too distracted by a competing artist to help Gwen improve her style. When Natalie finds Fernand dead, seemingly the victim of suicide, she can't believe someone who had so much joy and success in his life would kill himself. Finding clues at Fernand' s home that support her suspicion of murder, Natalie's hunt for answers places her next on the killer's list. Will she be able to solve this murder masterpiece before it's too late?
Death runs adrift by Karen MacInerney( Book )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
"With her own wedding fast approaching and her mother-in-law dating an unexpected beau, the last thing Natalie Barnes needs is to find a young man shot dead in a dinghy. A note she finds with the body suggests the dearly departed had a secret rendezvous planned with somebody on the island. But when suspicion is cast on a fisherman Natalie believes to be innocent, she begins to wonder if the murder was the result of a lover's quarrel ... or a lobsterman's disagreement gone horribly wrong."--Page 4 of cover
Killer jam by Karen MacInerney( Book )
6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 libraries worldwide
"Houston reporter Lucy Resnick cashes in her retirement to buy her grandmother's farm in Buttercup, Texas, looking forward to a simple life as a homesteader. Then an oil exploration truck rolls up with plans to drill. Two days later the woman who ordered the drilling, turns up dead and the sheriff fingers Lucy as the prime suspect"--
Fatal frost by Karen MacInerney( Book )
5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
"When the sheriff arrests one of Lucy Resnick's best friends, the former reporter starts investigating. She finds a patchwork of clues that draws her deep into a web of small-town secrets. When the killer learns Lucy is on the trail, Lucy needs more than her reporting skills to save her friend--she needs a Christmas miracle"-
Beads of doubt by Barbara Burnett Smith( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Retired Senator Kitzi Camden and her mother live at the Old Camden Family Manse, where Kitzi is hosting the upcoming Bead Tea charity event; before the event takes place, Kitzi learns a crafty cousin is threatening to take over the manse
Howling at the moon : tales of an urban werewolf by Karen MacInerney( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Sophie Garou's wonderful life suddenly becomes complicated when a sexy new werewolf arrives in town, causing her more trouble than usual in hiding her true werewolf nature from her human lawyer boyfriend
On the prowl by Karen MacInerney( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
"Sophie Garou is a master at taming her inner beast, which comes in handy since she's a werewolf. With a big promotion at work and a supersexy boyfriend, Heath (whom she recently spotted leaving a jewelry store with a beguiling ring box), she's one happy girl. But when Heath starts spending long nights at the office with his new associate--a dead-ringer for Career Day Barbie--Sophie smells trouble. And when her professional relationship with her big new client--who also happens to be Texas's brilliantly blue-eyes most eligible bachelor--begins to sizzle, she wonders if her animal instincts are leading her in the wrong direction. Just when it seems that things can't get any more complicated, they do. The Houston werewolf pack has sniffed Sophie out, and their message is chillingly clear: you're either with us or against us. And unless she can prove that she's with them, the next full moon may just be her last."--Page 4 of cover
Leader of the pack : tales of an urban werewolf by Karen MacInerney( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
"On the outside, Sophie Garou is living every woman's dream: She has beauty, brains, and a big-time position in Austin's most respected accounting firm (not to mention a very sexy, very successful new boyfriend). But there's one thing Sophie would rather keep under wraps: She's a werewolf. Sophie's life gets a little more hairy when her long-estranged father, Luc, arrives in the Live Music Capital to attend the werewolves' annual Howl and reconnect with his daughter. But Luc's plans fall apart after he's accused of murder and arrested by his archrival, Wolfgang, leader of the Houston pack (and one notoriously dirty dog). Wolfgang drools at the thought of Luc's impending execution, but Sophie won't let her father die without a fight. Determined to prove his innocence, she and her friends set out to find the real killer. Along the way, Sophie must deal with taboo attractions, Machiavellian intrigues, sinister agendas, and hair-raising betrayals."--Page 4 of cover
The mammoth book of vampire romance 2 by Trisha Telep( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
This bloodthirsty collection of vampire romance includes thrilling new stories from bestselling and award-winning authors such as Jordan Summers, Jaye Wells, Larissa Ione, and others
Mother's day out : a Margie Peterson mystery by Karen MacInerney( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Margie Peterson is a typical stay-at-home mom until she trades dishes for detective work to become Austin's least-likely PI. Soon she's knee-deep in cheating husbands, transvestites, and trouble in a laugh-out-loud new mystery from award-winning author Karen MacInerney. With a husband who works long hours trying to make partner and two rambunctious kids that are running her ragged, Margie Peterson is like any other worn-out suburban mom. When she decides to take a job as a PI for a seedy local detective agency, everything changes. It doesn't take long for Margie to get in over her head: her first day on the job she totals her minivan, mistakenly enters a drag contest, and winds up in the bathroom with a dead transvestite. But when Margie finds her home number in the victim's phone, things really start to get interesting
Whale of a crime by Karen MacInerney( Book )
2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
"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."--Back cover
Murder on the rocks : a Gray Whale Inn mystery by Karen MacInerney( file )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
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?
Mother knows best : a Margie Peterson mystery by Karen MacInerney( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Things aren't going well for private investigator and mom Margie Peterson. Her husband, Blake, is claiming his taste for drag queens is "just a phase." Her first-grade daughter isn't fitting in at her new posh elementary school, Holy Oaks Catholic School. And her hippie mother has swept into town and replaced the family's store of processed foods with seaweed snacks. To top it all off, a late-night phone call from her boss, Peaches Barlowe, has pulled Margie into a very strange murder case, one that involves the Holy Oaks headmaster, George Cavendish. Poor man--he just happened to die in a dominatrix's pink vinyl wading pool while wearing nothing but Aquaman tights and goggles. As it turns out, there are a lot of people who might have wanted Mr. Cavendish dead, from his bereaved, betrayed widow to the shady owners of the local strip joint. Not even Margie's best friend, whose daughter didn't get into Holy Oaks, is above suspicion. Can the overtaxed PI solve the case before things get even weirder?
Deadly brew by Karen MacInerney( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
It's Halloween in Buttercup, Texas, and reporter-turned-farmer Lucy Resnick is up to her ears in more than goats and wayward cows when exotic game ranch owner Bug Wharton turns up dead by a fatal dose of bee venom. When local witch and mead winery owner Seraphine Alexandre becomes the prime suspect, Lucy gets involved ... and soon discovers that all kinds of things are brewing in Buttercup, and some of them are deadly
Mother's little helper by Karen MacInerney( Book )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
"Private investigator/single mom Margie Peterson barely has time for breakfast, let alone to hit the gym. But when Austin Heights PTA president Pansy Parker hires her to find out who's been embezzling PTA funds, that's exactly where Margie ends up ... finding Pansy dangling upside down from a Nautilus machine. But the PTA president's not alone: the dead body of a personal trainer is there, too. And now she's facing murder charges. To find out what really happened, Margie goes undercover as a Brazilian body waxer and an energy drink bottler. What she discovers stinks worse than a pair of sweaty gym socks. But that's not all. Margie's husband is living with his Madonna-impersonating boyfriend; her boss keeps setting her up on disastrous dates, including one with a vengeful sock puppet named Marshmallow; her daughter's fry phone is being held hostage; and her pet piglet, Twinkles, ran off after a sausage-smuggling streaker. Can Margie pull out the big guns to find the real killer, save the fry phone, and recover Twinkles--before it's too late?"--Page 4 of cover
Mother's day out : a Margie Peterson mystery by Karen MacInerney( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Margie Peterson is a typical stay-at-home mom until she trades dishes for detective work to become Austin's least-likely PI
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Karen MacInerney Amerikaans romanschrijfster
McInerney, Karen 1970-
マキナニー, カレン
English (131)
Japanese (6)
French (1)
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