I read this book in one sitting--it may be my favorite to date by Dianne Harman!! I truly love all of her books but this one --well I used to work at a no kill animal shelter as their bookkeeper for several years-very part time and almost for nothing! I would go in once a week to pick up their payroll cards then come home and do it--then go to get them signed and hand write any bills that had to be paid at the director's home--then many times deliver it back to the marvelous (very low paid staff). I could not take any of the animals home with me-I already had a couple of my own! There were so many volunteers who would come to take the dogs on walks or to just cuddle with the cats.
I have always trusted an animals instincts on whether people are good or bad--they are very rarely wrong!
It took Kelley to figure out a way (without her Sheriff husbands knowledge of course) to figure out the way to find out who murdered Maggie Ryan! There are lots of twists and turns and honestly although I semi suspected it--I really thought it might be someone else.
Being an animal lover I absolutely loved the ending--and even if you are not--so will you! And lets not forget the recipes which can be found at the end of the book--mouth watering!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
From seven time Amazon All-Star comes her latest cozy mystery.
When Maggie Ryan, a retired schoolteacher, is murdered, and over thirty dogs are discovered living in her home, the Cedar Bay Animal Shelter is stretched beyond its meager resources. What to do with the dogs and finding the murderer becomes a challenge.
But who would have wanted the elderly spinster dead, and what was the killer's motive? Was it the local reverend who desperately needed money to pay off his gambling debts? Or the neighbor who was kept awake by Maggie's barking dogs? Was it the disgruntled father of a boy Maggie had wanted to hold back a year in school? Or even the director of the animal shelter?
Join Kelly, the owner of Kelly's Koffee Shop, and her husband Mike, the sheriff of Beaver County, Oregon, along with a bulldog puppy named Max, and Sanyu, an Akita guard dog, as they literally have to sniff out the murderer before they become the next victims.
About the Author: (from Amazon)
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 and playing with her new puppy, Kelly.
Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs. She is the author of three cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, and her newest, High Desert. Each of these books contains recipes from her travels. She is also the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series.
A number of books in her cozy mystery series have been designated by Amazon as All-Stars because of their sales, and Dianne has been named by Amazon seven times as one of their most popular authors.
She invites you to visit her web site at: www.dianneharman.com and sign up for her newletters. You'll receive a free book and have a weekly chance to win an autographed boxed set of the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series. You may also visit her on Twitter: @DianneDHarman or email her at: email@example.com
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