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Publication Order of Gray Whale Inn Mystery Books

Murder on the Rocks (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead and Berried (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Most Maine (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Berried to the Hilt (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brush with Death (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Runs Adrift (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whale of a Crime (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claws for Alarm (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scone Cold Dead (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anchored Inn (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Gray Whale Inn Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Gray Whale Inn Short Story Collections

Four Seasons at the Gray Whale Inn (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Kitzi Camden Mystery Books

Bead on Trouble (By: Barbara Burnett Smith) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bead on Trouble (By: Barbara Burnett Smith) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beads of Doubt (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Snug Harbor Mysteries Books

A Killer Ending (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inked Out (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lies that Bind (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fatal Fiction (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tales of an Urban Werewolf Books

Howling at the Moon (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
On the Prowl (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leader of the Pack (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Margie Peterson Mysteries Books

Mother's Day Out (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother Knows Best (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother's Little Helper (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dewberry Farm Mystery Books

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Gray Whale Inn Kitchen (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucy's Farmhouse Kitchen (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2: Love Bites(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Karen MacInerney is a well known American author who is famous for writing paranormal romance and the cozy mystery novels. She is particularly known as the Agatha Award nominated author of the popular novel series, Gray Whale Inn mystery series. Other than that she has also written a few other well known novel series such as the Tale of an Urban Werewolf and the Maggie Peterson mystery series. The latest mystery series that she is working on is the Dewberry Farm mysteries, which is going to be released soon. Author Karen likes to write her novels based on a number of genres, such as the science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and the thriller genres. Apart from writing novels, she is also very fond of reading mystery novels with suspenseful plots. In one of her interviews, Karen has said that her reading as eclectic as her writing skills. As a child, Karen was born and brought up in the northeastern part of the United States. But as of today, she lives along with her husband and a couple of ids in her house situated in Austin, Texas, United States. She has adopted a house-rabbit who lives in her house along with her family and has been named as Bunny. Whenever Karen is not busy with writing the suspenseful plots of her mystery novels or developing the interesting characters of her novels, she is often seen indulged in teaching the art of writing to her students in writing classes.

Author Karen began her career as a professional writer in the year 2006 when she published the first novel of the Gray Whale Inn mysteries. She was lucky enough to achieve success from the very beginning of her writing career and was straightaway nominated for the Agatha Award for her first novel. The first novel series written by her is a cozy mystery series revolving around the island community situated off the coast of Maine and deals with the owner of a bed and breakfast restaurant. The second series is a paranormal romance series and revolves around the life of an accountant who tries to ignore the fact that she belongs to the community of the werewolves. The series also depicts a good streak of humor. The third novel series written by author Karen MacInerney shows a suburban mother who turns into a private investigator. Before writing these successful novel series and establishing herself as a noteworthy author, Karen graduated from the Plano Senior High School and later from the Rice University. Being one of the prominent authors of America, she is an active member of the Texas Writers’ League and the Sisters in Crime writing associations. Karen is also the founder of her own writers’ association named Austin Mystery Writers.

One of the successful novel series written by author Karen MacInerney is the ‘Tales of an Urban Werewolf’ series, which consists of a total of 3 novels published between the years 2008 and 2009. The first novel of the series was titled ‘Howling at the Moon’ and was published by the Ballantine Books publishing house in the year 2008. The plot of the novel is set in Austin, Texas, United States and revolves around the life of the main character Sophie Garou. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Sophie Garou is introduced as a self sufficient woman, who seems to have everything in her life. She works at a famous accounting firm and owns a closet, rivaling a Nordstrom showroom. Sophie also has a terrific and loving boyfriend who does not seem to be afraid of anything or anybody. However, there is only one problem in her life, she is a werewolf. She comes to know about it after learning that she has inherited the werewolf genes from her father. This causes her to have a whole new meaning to her time of the month. Being a werewolf she finds it very difficult to live among the fleshy humans. In order to suppress her werewolf nature, she takes frequent dose of the Wolfsbane tea. Even her mother, who operates a magic shop, helps her to keep her paranormal nature under wraps. But, when a golden-eyed and a sexy werewolf enters into the town, Sophie finds it difficult to keep down her animal impulses. She also struggles to keep the things on track with her lawyer boyfriend, whom she finds to be super hot. To add to her problems, she keeps getting threatened by someone for exposing her real self. Also, her mother gets framed for selling a poisonous potion. Now, Sophie is required to sniff out the real culprit before the matters become even worse for her.

The second novel of the series was published under the title ‘On the Prowl’. It was published by the Ballantine Books publishing house in the year 2008. The plot of this novel is set in the United States and continues to revolve around the life of the main character named Sophie Garou. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Sophie is depicted as being the master at taming the beast present inside her in the form of a werewolf. This comes in handy for her as she is able to live a comfortable life among the humans. Sophie has a very hot boyfriend in the form of Heath, who is a lawyer by profession. Everything seems to be working smoothly for her as she receives a big promotion at her work. Also, she spots Heath coming leaving a jewelry shop with the box of a ring. She becomes even more happy thinking that Heath is going to propose her for marriage. But, she discovers that Heath has started spending longer nights with his new associate at his office. This makes her feel uncomfortable as she senses trouble. Soon, her relationship with one of her clients begins to blossom. The client happens to be the most eligible bachelor of Texas with blue eyes. Sophie begins to wonder whether she is being taken in the wrong direction by her animal instincts. Soon, everything becomes very much complicated as Sophie gets sniffed by the Houston werewolf pack. There warn her to be either with them or against them. Now, she is required to prove to them that she is with them before the next full moon or else it is going to be her last.

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One Response to “Karen MacInerney”

  1. Deborah Rittle: 3 years ago

    i love your series. I can’t get enough when is snug habor #3 coming out? I advise everyone to read all of them


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