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$25 Amazon/PP-1-WW Murder in Africa-Dianne Harman Ends 2/10

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

While reading this book I really felt like I was in Africa and seeing all there is to see! I would love to go there--but not in this lifetime. Kat finally got her PI license and her first real job was to go to Africa at the request of the US Embassy to figure out who has murdered an American there. Her husband, daughter and granddaughter were allowed to go as well. Kat was nervous as could well be understood.

They arrived and they were given a personal driver who took them to the posh hotel in one of the better sections of town. There was plenty for her granddaughter to do and the driver told them of other places as well. She also managed to do a bit of sight seeing. But she had a job to do--

She met up with various people and was trying to put the pieces together. A couple more people were murdered in the interim. It was not until the very end when she was finally handed the information that she needed. She was able to tell the police who ultimately arrested the person--with Kat watching. You will not guess who did it or why!!

This novel has more twists and turns that will keep you guessing. It definitely ends on a happy note as they take their last tourist escape before heading home!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

When Kat Denham decided it was to time to become a licensed private investigator, in addition to her successful career as an author, she never expected her first case to take her to South Africa to investigate the murder of a member of a U.S. Trade Commission.

Talk about trial by fire! Not only does she have to navigate language and living condition barriers, she has to walk a very fine line not to upstage the investigation by the local Cape Town police officials.

Ladies of the night, gamblers, old feuds, and jealousy make for a lot of suspects, but finding which one did it is the problem. It’s a good thing people like to talk to Kat. It sure makes solving murders a lot easier. And it might just make for a good book for one of her steamy romance novels that she writes under the pen name of Sexy Cissy!

Join Kat and her family as they look for the murderer and discover the beauty and allure of South Africa. Who knew elephants would let you pet them?

This is the 12th book in the Midwest Cozy Mystery Series by a USA Today Bestselling Author.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

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USA Today Bestselling Author and Amazon All-Star, Dianne Harman, draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught yoga and certified yoga instructors.

She's traveled extensively throughout the world and loves nothing more than cooking with her husband, Tom, and playing with their boxer dog, Kelly.

Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs. She's the author of several cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, High Desert, Midwest, Cottonwood Springs, and Chef Dani Rosetti. Most of these books contains recipes from her travels.

She is also the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series, Midlife Journey Series, Holly Lewis Mystery Series, Miranda Riley Paranormal Cozy Mystery Series, and the Maria Rodriguez Mystery Series.

She hopes you enjoy the reads as much as she enjoyed the writes! Authors Website
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Book Review-Murder at Melrose Court: A 1920s Country House Christmas Murder-Karen Baugh Menuhin

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Why are so many murders being committed--and who is trying to put the blame on Major Lennox. Amd please do not call him by his first name--he really does not like it!! He lives a solitary life with his little dog and a couple of servants in a gigantic house--which he really can not afford.

After finding a dead body on his front step--he decides maybe he will go to his uncles house for Christmas (with his dog of course). His uncle has met and is about to marry someone. She is a TERROR and not only has the uncle change his will--but says NO DOGS allowed in the house? Well she ends up dead as do two other people. The constable is positive it is Major Lennox!

Will he be able to prove his innocense? Who is the real murderer--you really will not guess with all the twists and turns!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Book 1 in The Heathcliff Lennox series

It's 1920 and Christmas is coming. Major Lennox finds a body on his doorstep - why on his doorstep? Was it to do with the Countess? Was it about the ruby necklace? Lennox goes to Melrose Court home to his uncle, Lord Melrose, to uncover the mystery. But then the murders begin and it snows and it all becomes very complicated....

Major Heathcliff Lennox, ex-WW1 war pilot, six feet 3 inches, tousled, dark blond hair, age around 30 - named after the hero of Wuthering Heights by his romantically minded mother - much to his great annoyance. Murder at Melrose Court is the first book in the Lennox series.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Along with my family, my friends, my dog, and my cat.

At age 60 I decided to write. I don't know why but suddenly the stories came pouring out along with the characters.

Eccentric uncles, stalwart butlers, idiosyncratic servants, machinating Countesses, Mr Fogg the dog, little Tubbs the foundling kitten, and the hapless Major Heathcliff Lennox at the center of it all.

Suddenly a whole world built itself upon the page and I just followed along.

I've lived an itinerant life, always on the move having grown up in the military. My two sons are Jonathan and Sam Baugh who is married to Wendy and my grandchildren are Scarlett, Hugo, Charlie, Joshua and Isabella Rose. We are infinitely fortunate in each other.

My dear husband is Krov Menuhin, ex-US Special Forces, and documentary filmmaker. He is the eldest son of the violinist, Yehudi Menuhin.

Member of the Crime Writers Association

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