The Mollie McGhie Cozy Sailing Mysteries, Books 1-3: Hilarious Cozy Mystery Box Set

· A Mollie McGhie Cozy Mystery Box Set Book 1 · Ellen Jacobson
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This collection includes the first three books of the Mollie McGhie sailing mystery series. Check out this fun cozy mystery series with plenty of goofy humor, an adorable cat, and a reluctant sailor turned amateur sleuth. You’ll laugh out loud from start to finish following Mollie McGhie’s sailing adventures.

Spoiler alert: You’ll seriously be craving chocolate by the time you finish reading!

Book 1 – Murder at the Marina

What would you do if your hubby got you the worst anniversary present ever?

When Mollie’s husband, Scooter, presents her with a dilapidated sailboat for her anniversary, she’s less than impressed. When she discovers a dead body on board, things get even worse.

Poking her nose in where it doesn't belong, Mollie finds herself drawn into the tight-knit community living at Palm Tree Marina in Coconut Cove, a small town on the Florida coast. She uncovers a crime ring dealing in stolen marine equipment, eats way too many chocolate bars, adopts a cat, and learns far more about sailing than she ever wanted to.

Book 2 – Bodies in the Boatyard

What would you do if your hubby announced that he wanted to sell your house, do some serious downsizing, and move onto a rundown sailboat?

Scooter’s latest hare-brained scheme to move on-board their boat isn’t exactly Mollie’s dream come true. When someone is murdered in the boatyard, it becomes a total nightmare.

Mollie takes matters into her own hands and investigates the mysterious death along with her adorable feline companion, Mrs. Moto. While she searches for clues, she meets more of the quirky characters who live in Coconut Cove, learns about sea turtles, overcomes her fear of public speaking, and, of course, eats way too many sugary treats.

Book 3 – Poisoned by the Pier

What would you do if your hubby decided that the two of you should go on an extreme diet?

Mollie thought she had enough problems to deal with when her husband threw out all of her chocolate and junk food. But when someone is poisoned during a cake baking competition, she’s thrust into another murder investigation.

While she tries to identify the killer, Coconut Cove’s annual boating festival is in full swing. In between getting ready for her first sailing race and cheating on her diet, Mollie and her cat, Mrs. Moto, uncover clues, interview suspects, and do their best to avoid rutabagas.

2 reviews
Jamie Jack
February 12, 2020
Funny, Delightful Series I love a good cozy mystery, especially when they are both funny and quirky. The nature of a cozy mystery usually makes for the quirky aspect, but they're not always so funny because, of course, most of them have to deal with death. But this one was legitimately funny. I knew I was in for a good time when I saw the brief crew list at the start, and I even found that to be funny. It is written in deep perspective, from the heroine’s viewpoint. And, oh, what a head to be in. She shares her thoughts about every situation as if she was gabbing with her best girlfriend, making it an absolutely delicious read. And speaking of delicious, she does have a thing for chocolate throughout all the books, which of course adds to the fun. In the first book, she gets entangled in a murder when she finds a dead body in the sailboat that her husband gave her for their 10th anniversary. Yes, not the best gift, but perhaps a little better than what she first thought it was about when he started talking about the Marjorie Jane. In each book, she gets involved in other mysteries, of course, and gets to know more and more about their little part of the world in Florida. The first book perhaps started off a little slow, but it certainly set up the main characters and the situation. Usually, I'm champing at the bit for the body to drop in a cozy mystery, but I did enjoy seeing the world from our heroine's perspective. This is the first time I’ve read a book by this author (and my first time reading this series). I am happy that it is a box set, as it allowed me to binge-read this humorous series. If you enjoy cozy mysteries and like them funny as well as quirky, you may very well enjoy this series and should check out this box set to get a binge’s worth. I received a free copy of this book, but that did not affect my review.
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Fleur Wilkinson
February 3, 2020
I will admit the beginning is a a bit slow in book one but once it gets going that and the other two books are good read and having you laughing, trying to work out who the killer is and who to trust. A good box set to binge on when you have some time to spare as you will want to read one after the other. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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About the author

Ellen Jacobson is a chocolate obsessed cat lover who writes cozy mysteries and romantic comedies. After working in Scotland and New Zealand for several years, she returned to the States, lived aboard a sailboat, traveled around in a tiny camper, and is now settled in a small town in northern Oregon with her husband and an imaginary cat named Simon.

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