The Only Clue - Pamela Beason

The Only Clue

By Pamela Beason

  • Release Date: 2016-02-19
  • Genre: Cozy
Score: 4.5
From 183 Ratings


**Winner of the Mystery & Mayhem Grand Prize**

Gorillas that communicate in sign language aren't exactly commonplace, so when Dr. Grace McKenna reluctantly hosts the first open house at her research center, half the town of Evansburg, Washington shows up to gawk. The next morning, Grace discovers that her worst nightmare has come true. All three apes—Gumu, Neema, and baby Kanoni—have vanished, leaving behind only one clue: a huge pool of blood. 
Grace is frantic. She hopes the apes have simply escaped into the nearby forests. If the press learns of her gorillas' disappearance, the county will revoke her permit to keep the apes. 
Detective Matthew Finn is sure that a criminal is at work. He risks his job for Grace by agreeing to keep the disappearance secret while doing his best to solve the crime. Has the maniac who murdered Grace's first gorilla returned? Have Grace's trusted staff members, who belong to the controversial Animal Rights Union, 'liberated' the apes? Or have exotic animal dealers stolen the valuable gorillas to sell on the illegal wildlife market? 


  • Excellent, Captivating

    By McKaren84
    I am enthralled with the author’s style of writing. All the characters are so rich and real, full of dimension and human. It’s one of those books that you forgot you’re even reading, but you actually feel like you’ve been transported into the story. This second book in the series was as good, if not better, than the first. Cannot wait to read the next book in the series and anything else from this author.
  • The Only Clue

    By v Grove
    An unusual mystery with countless twists and turns. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
  • The only clue

    By macdufff
    I certainly got engrossed in this book. After reading it, I learned a great deal about gorillas and the people who save them from abusers. It is amazing to find out they can sign and paint. Not only was this book a good mystery but educational as well.
  • Only Clue by Pamela Beason

    By jeanjaipur
    Good detective mystery about gorillas and other animals with likable characters.
  • The only clue

    By forest danncer
    Brilliantly written the gorillas and characters draw you in and touch your heart I loved this book and an M excited to read ...the rest of the story!
  • The only Clue

    By frosty 12
    Very good reading material. Enjoyed the gorillas. Will recommend
  • Non-human intelligence and communication

    By Marina Ariadne
    Washoe. Koko. Neema, Gumu, and Kanoni. Amazing creatures all. Louis Leakey’s “trimates”, Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas, would all approve of Dr. Grace McKenna’s work with the lowland gorillas, including using painting as a means of non-verbal expression. I’m glad there’s a third already: I hope that a fourth will be dedicated to Koko, who passed this June. Koko had many admirers, and I hope that Neema, Gumu, and Kanoni will have as many.
  • The only clue

    By MountainEd
    What a fun book! Very engaging characters. Timely realistic thriller!
  • Must read!

    By Jolanei
    By far the best book I've read in a while! Not ur usual thriller...Need to get the next book!