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Book Review-Murder at Jade Cove (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Book #2)-Dianne Harman

Friday, January 30, 2015


What a wonderful series this is! This is the second book in the series and I loved it every bit as much as I did the first. You can see my review of Kelly's Koffee Shop here Dianne Harman knows how to write a clean cozy mystery which will not only keep you guessing but will have you smiling as well.

Kelly has a tendency to keep her fingers crossed when promising not to help her finance (Mike the Sheriff) with his cases. At least she always has her dog-a big well trained Boxer with her! She is still cooking up a storm at her restaurant and now brings stuff home for Mike to eat. She also uses some of those delicious baked goods as an excuse to visit where she is not really supposed to be--at least not for the reason she is really going there.

This can be read as a stand alone but there is a continuation from the first book and you really don't want to miss any of the fun!! The recipes are again featured at the end of the book!!!!!! Now waiting for Book #3-I just have to find out how the newest addition (a gift) gets along with the Boxer!! And besides there is still a wedding to attend!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Was it the environmental activist enamored with spotted owls, someone from the local Native American tribe, Jeff’s son, Jeff’s wife, or his wife’s lover? Join Kelly, the owner of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, her boxer dog, Rebel, and her fiancĂ©, Mike, the county sheriff, as they try and catch the person who killed Jeff Black.

Well, it’s not as if no one wanted Jeff dead. He had enemies. There were a lot of people who didn’t want to see his property turned into a commercial hotel and spa. Finding suspects won’t be hard to do, but finding out who killed him will be. No one would ever nominate Jeff for the “Most Popular Citizen Award.” This is going to be a nightmare for Mike. I wonder how I can help him, Kelly thought.

Murder at Jade Cove is another mouth-watering Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery with recipes and a surprise at the very end!


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About the Author: (from Amazon)(Picture from Twitter)


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, most recently dividing her time between Huntington Beach, California and Sacramento, California, where her husband was a Senator. An avid reader, Dianne brings the richness of her life experiences to her novels, Blue Coyote Motel, Coyote in Provence, and Cornered Coyote - all of which are available now in the Coyote Series. She is also the author of Tea Party Teddy and Tea Party Teddy's Legacy, California political novels.

Being a dog lover and having attended cooking schools all over the world, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs - and her first cozy mystery, Kelly's Koffee Shop was written. It is #1 on the culinary cozy mystery list and #3 on animals. Her second book in the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery series, Murder at Jade Cove, will be published soon..

An Award Winning Bestseller, Blue Coyote Motel was selected as a quarter finalist in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award contest, Goodreads Psychological Thriller of the Month Book, and e-thriller Book of the Month. Blue Coyote Motel and Coyote in Provence were finalists in Chanticleer's CLUE awards contest.

Blue Coyote Motel is a suspenseful love story which begins in the barrios of Southern California and spans the globe in such diverse locations as Provence, South America, and the Himalayas. The beautiful Latina, Maria, and her husband, Jeffrey, a scientist fired from a prestigious laboratory, struggle to build a new life in a remote Southern California desert area as owners of the motel.

Along with the anti-aging hormone, Jeffrey invents a "feel-good" wonder drug to help Maria with her depression. As Jeffrey becomes insane, he begins to experiment with the wonder drug. Six wayward travelers, including an alcoholic priest, a couple who own gold mines in Brazil, a depressed widow, a struggling salesman, and a Native American pediatrician, find themselves spending the night at the small motel. The next morning they wake up feeling better than ever. Has Jeffrey's miracle drug delivered? Or is the nightmare of addiction only beginning?

Coyote in Provence and Cornered Coyote complete the trilogy which spans the globe and introduces a character, Slade Kelly, a loveable irascible private eye, who many say has become their favorite literary character. The Mafia, food, wine, art, Provence, courtroom drama - all find a place in these books.

The Teddy saga is a multicultural romance set against the political background of California. It's the story of Nina, whose husband succumbs to the power of his office. Bigoted and biased, the ultimate irony occurs when she becomes romantically involved with the founder of the Republicans for Latinos, and in the process, discovers herself. The story continues in Tea Party Teddy's Legacy, a conclusion to Tea Party Teddy in the form of a novella.


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31 comments :

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

When I start reading a series that I really like, ... I have a hard time waiting for the next book to come out.

Literary Winner said...

Some of my favorite recipes have come from cozies! Sounds like another great series.

Michelle Feliciano said...

The cover alone makes me want to read it. Looks like another great read.

Kristen Campbell said...

Ah, a mystery :) Seems familiar to me...but I don't think I've read this one before.

Scott said...

I remember you mentioning the first in the series. Great that you found one that you're really into.

Angela McKinney said...

I love a good mystery. I should look into this series it sounds good.

Kelly Hutchinson said...

love a good murder mystery and this one sounds like such a great read!

Anonymous said...

This looks like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing.

Ella

Patricia said...

Looks like another great mystery! This one seems like a realistic story. Looking forward to reading it.

Katherine Bartlett said...

My husband and I love a good mystery. I really like this one!

Lesley said...

These are the kinds of books I love. I used to watch television shows on TV with my grandma with similar mysteries. I'll be checking this out further, thanks.

Caroline Barnes said...

I love a great book and a great murder suspense is my favourite.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Another interesting story. Wish I could read as much as you do.

Debi Wayland said...

You always get to read the most interesting books. Thanks for sharing.

Sherri Stotler said...

Sounds like a great series! I'm always on the lookout for something that will keep me mesmerized. Thanks for the review!

Caitlin Fore said...

So glad you like this series!! It sounds like its super amazing!

Meagan Wied said...

Murder mystery books are my favorite.

debdenny said...

This sounds really good.Love a great series.

Pam said...

Any mystery that keeps me guessing but still has me smiling is a good mystery in my mind. This sounds like something I would like.

Mistee Dawn said...

I try to read a book a week. And this sounds like a good one. Will have to put it on my list.

Jen Schneider said...

Another great beach read! Thanks for sharing.

Rebekah Thompson said...

Sounds like a fun read! Love mysteries :)

Melissa Vera said...

I do love a good mystery and this looks like a good one. I am adding this to my must read list.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love a good murder mystery. The plot and characters in this book sound intriguing.

mail4rosey said...

Well, people have to eat right? hahaha Sounds like a great cover to get her in. I like her already. :)

Marika said...

I actually have this book on my TBR shelf to read, and will review it on my blog as well. Great review, btw.

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

This sounds like an interesting book. I love a good mystery.

Lynndee said...

Sounds like a great read. I love a good mystery book. I love the thrill in this kind of books.

Chrystal Mahan said...

Now I must read it because she has a boxer! I have a boxer and just love them to pieces.

Liz Mays said...

I haven't read a cozy mystery in over a year. This sounds delightful!

Coralie said...

This sounds like a great book! I love mystery books. Going to have to check it out! Thanks

 
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