Murder at the Marina - Ellen Jacobson

Murder at the Marina

By Ellen Jacobson

  • Release Date: 2018-06-21
  • Genre: Cozy
Score: 4
From 535 Ratings


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

Mollie McGhie is hoping for diamonds for her tenth wedding anniversary. Instead, her clueless hubby presents her with a rundown boat. She's not impressed.

When she discovers someone murdered on board, things get even worse. Mollie hopes it will convince her husband to rethink his hare-brained scheme of sailing off into the sunset. Instead, he's more determined than ever to fix the boat up and set off to sea.

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 much chocolate, adopts a cat, and learns far more about sailing than she ever wanted to.

Will Mollie be able to discover who the murderer is before her nosiness gets her killed?

Murder at the Marina is the first book in the Mollie McGhie Cozy Sailing Mystery series. If you like quirky characters, adorable cats, and loads of chocolate, you'll love this cozy mystery. Spoiler alert: You'll be craving brownies by the time you finish this book!

The Mollie McGhie series is now complete. Each book can be read as a standalone, but you might have more fun if you read them in order.
Robbery at the Roller Derby (prequel novella)Murder at the MarinaBodies in the BoatyardPoisoned by the PierBuried by the Beach (short story)Dead in the DinghyShooting by the SeaOverboard on the OceanMurder aboard the Mistletoe (Christmas novella)


  • Love the Story!

    By SudCjun69
    I loved the internal dialogue of the character and how relatable the main character is. It was a very good read!
  • A fun read

    By ShortHairDiva
    My first book in this series but probably won’t be my last. It’s funny at times and easy to follow. A few of the characters are a little goofy but it’s still a fun read. I like the cat and all the chocolate.
  • A Good Read

    By K-D92
    I really enjoyed reading this book. It was cooky and had some humor.
  • Mysterious whodunnit

    By Ben Branshaw
    Well spoken author keeps reader engaged with well defined characters, humor, and a sailboat fixer upper. No gratuitous sex or perverted twists, but it’s a page turner, easily read. Enjoyable!
  • Murder at the Marina

    By Pins4
    Enjoyed the book. She didn’t give up until she figured it out.
  • Awesome

    By Mongrel2014
    This is a fabulous cozy that was funny as well as intriguing. I was surprised by the ending - I could not figure it out until the big reveal. I love the characters although I think a boat (without a body of course) is way better than a diamond! Either way, this is fun and I cannot wait for book #2. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.