Murder on the Rocks is the first book in the Gray Whale Inn Mystery series by Karen MacInerney. I loved the island setting off the Maine coast and the characters are intriguing. Natalie Barnes takes matters into her own hands when a guest at her Cranberry Island bed and breakfast is found dead and she is the number one suspect. Thrown in with the mystery are delightful recipes and wonderful descriptions of the island. With smells of wild beach roses, the salty air, and coffee cake, this is a cozy you can be immersed in.
From the cover:
Trading Texas heat for Maine's tangy salt air, Natalie Barnes has risked it all to buy the Gray Whale Inn, a quaint bed and breakfast on Cranberry Island. She adores whipping up brownies for her visitors. But when one of her guests turns up dead, the police - and most of the islanders - think Natalie has added murder to the mix.