Book Review-Marriage & Murder (A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series - Book 4)-Dianne Harman | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Marriage & Murder (A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series - Book 4)-Dianne Harman

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


I definitely think anyone who loves cozy mysteries with a bit of clean romance, dogs and really tasty sounding food should read this series! Actually I can't see anyone not loving this series. And yes, I think it would be good for younger readers as well. But as always-parents read it yourself before handing it over! I may be attempting one or two of those recipes at the end of this book myself!

Kelly is still crossing her fingers behind her back and finding the clues her new husband needs to solve murders (he is the Sheriff which he keeps having to remind her!). Of course it is the dogs who ultimately keep everyone safe--and I laughed out loud at the last sentence in this book!

"Rebel and Lady looked at one another, rolled over, and went back to sleep."

About the Book (from Amazon)

4th Book in the much loved Cedar Bay Cozy mystery series from Amazon All Star Author - Dianne Harman

After a long courtship, Kelly, the owner of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, and Mike, the county sheriff, finally get married. Their honeymoon is cut short when Jesse, the owner of the local wine store called 'The Crush' gets murdered. Why would anyone want to murder Jesse, a likeable and legendary wine expert?

There are a number of suspects including his ex-wife, an alcoholic who hates liquor stores, a Mafia hit man, a wealthy French woman, two winemaking brothers, and even his sister. But who did it? Join Kelly, Mike, and their dogs, Rebel and Lady, as they seek to find the killer. Along the way, you’ll find lots of good food and mouth-watering recipes.

This is the fourth book in the best-selling Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series.
To find out more about Dianne and her books visit her web site at www.DianneHarman.com

Read a couple of chapters here

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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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23 comments :

Sharon Martin said...

This one I could definitely read myself even before 'mystery mad' hubbie got his hands on it. I love the cozy feel and especially having the dogs involved too, sounds like a lovely read.

Patricia said...

Oooh another great thriller! Will have to pick it up next trip to the bookstore.

Patricia said...

Oooh another great thriller! Will have to pick it up next trip to the bookstore.

Athena Nagel said...

Sounds great! And looks like a great series.

Masshole Mommy said...

I love a good murder mystery. That sounds like an awesome book.

Jess Benoit said...

I've never really been a 'murder mystery' type person but your review made me go check it out! Thanks :)

bxcrochet said...

That looks like a great read. I love when mysteries are mixed with romance.

Michelle F.

Lesley said...

I love a good mystery series, this is something I'm definitely going to have to pick up! Murder, mystery and excitement! I'm in!

Chubskulit Rose said...

A bit scare just based on the title but I am sure that this is a good romance novel.

Susan Quackenbush said...

This looks like a must read. Thanks for sharing.

JustAnother BloggerMom said...

Sounds like a great book! I'll have to add it to my long list =)

Ann B said...

Sounds like an interesting book and I am always looking for new books to read. I will take a look at this one, thanks,

Crystal said...

It sounds like a great read. I'm loving that the wife finds out the clues. With the cooler temperatures, I find myself snuggling on the couch with a book a lot more.

debdenny said...

I think I better get on this and read these. Sounds great.

Amy Kelsch said...

I love your book reviews- you pick such great books!

Debbie S. said...

The post told more about the Author then the books. I would have liked to have seen a little more of what the books were about. Not giving away the whole book of course but a little more info would have been great.

Housewife Eclectic said...

I love mysteries! Sounds great!

Maria said...

Sounds like a great thriller! I wonder if they ever resumed their honeymoon. I'll have to read it to find out. :)

Liz Mays said...

This definitely sounds like a fun one! That last line would have made me giggle too.

Chrystal Mahan said...

Dogs and food all in one cozy mystery? I'm sold. I am going to pop over to Amazon and check it out.

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

Thanks for the great review. This one sounds really interesting!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Love it when fur babies play an integral role!

bedlambrides said...

Looks like another fabulous book that I will need to read!

 
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