Book Review-Murder in the Pearl District (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 5)-Dianne Harman | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Murder in the Pearl District (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 5)-Dianne Harman

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Kelly is definitely a magnet for trouble and that trouble seems to include murders which she absolutely promises her Sheriff husband that she will not get involved in solving. Of course she is also always crossing her fingers behind her back!! Thank heavens she always has her dog and a gun with her--or I don't think her husband would let her go out of the house--EVER.

This time she is off to the Pearl District to help a friend out with a dinner party that is being held in honor of another chef!! Kelly is nervous but decides to go for it. The guest of honor is beloved by all, as is her restaurant------or is she? Donatella is found murdered the day after the dinner in her honor. Now who would do this? Hum--5 suspects AND a restaurant to help her friend run (Donatella left it to her in her will).

Lots of twists and turns in this one and I gotta mention this--thank heavens the dog was with her!! Of course there are some delicious sounding recipes at the end including one for Key Lime Pie that sounds heavenly!!!

I now have to wait for the next in this series which by the ending of the book I know must already be in the works--Patience is a virtue!!

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About the Book: (from Amazon)

Book #5 in the best selling Cedar Bay Cozy mystery series from Amazon All Star Author Dianne Harman.

Kelly, the owner of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, has reluctantly agreed to cater a dinner party for her friend Sophie Marchant in Portland’s popular Pearl District. The guest of honor, Donatella DeLuca, is a famous chef and owner of the highly acclaimed restaurant, Mangia! Mangia!

The day after the dinner party Donatella is found murdered. Who did it? The arrogant newspaper food critic? The sous chef at Mangia! Mangia!? The beautiful ex-wife of the television station owner who was going to produce Donatella’s new TV show, Dining with Donatella? The French chef whose nationality is questionable? Or the deranged “hostess with the mostest?”

Join Kelly and her dog Rebel, along with reluctant advice from her husband, Sheriff Mike, as they try to discover who murdered Donatella and why.

This is the fifth book in the best-selling Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series. As always, mouth-watering recipes are included! Dianne has been recognized by Amazon as being one of their best-selling authors. To find out more about Dianne and her books visit her web site at www.DianneHarman.com


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30 comments :

Kim PhilanthropicHR said...

I love a good mystery. I finished my book recent and I'm ready to read something else. Thanks for the review.

Amanda Love said...

This sounds like a really good read. I'm really intrigued and want to find out who killed her if she's beloved by all. I think I'm going to be picking this one up.

Literary Winner said...

Happiness is knowing that another book in a good series is coming :) Glad you liked this one!

Chubskulit Rose said...

The plot is very interesting but I am more interested in the key lime pie recipe lol. So who murdered Donatella?

Scott said...

I don't know that I'd like to wait. I'd want to read them all in order right away.

Author said...

This sounds really interesting. Sometimes i dread reading about murder and mystery but i would definitely check this one out. Thanks for the review

Lynndee said...

A murder mystery book is always exciting to read and my kind of book to read. I haven't read one in a while though. Might go check this one out.

Christina Bhattacharya said...

This sounds like a very interesting storyline. I like murder mysteries a lot. I will have to check it out.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I am always so impatient when I find a good series like this. I think I'll let a few more stories build up in the series then read them all back to back.

sumo said...

I love a good cozy mystery and this is a new series for me so I will have to check it out. Thank you!

Mama to 5 said...

I enjoy books with lots of twists and turns, definitely keeps it suspenseful! Sounds like a good read.

Liz Mays said...

It makes me laugh that she can't resist solving a murder. It sounds like a fun series.

jaime said...

This looks like a mystery I could get into. I'll definitely be adding this series to my collection.

Amanda Simkin said...

I absolutely love a good book. Sometimes mysteries just hit the spot...will have to remember this series for the future!

Amanda
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Mary Madalene said...

I love a good mystery. I haven't read any in the past few weeks. This sounds really interesting. Is the author on goodreads.com?

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg this sounds like a really great book!!! I need to add afew more goodies to my summer poolside reading list... Might just have to add this one!

Russ R. said...

I haven't read a mystery novel in a long time. I have a wild imagination and most of the time I dream about the stuff that I read, lol. But I will check this out though - there's always something about wanting to find out who murdered who.

Franc said...

I'm sure this would feel like being a detective in the story trying to unravel murder clues. This would be so fun to read.

mail4rosey said...

Key lime pie you say? :) And yes, hurrah for the dog he/she helps keep her out of trouble!

AmberFaith said...

Oooo a mystery, those are one of my favorite book genres. The plot sounds pretty intriguing!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Series books are very addicting isn't it? This series would be great to read this summer time.

Dogvills said...

This looks like a great read. I love mystery books and those that have a series. addictive and fun

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

I always enjoy a good mystery. I always love all your reviews. Thank you for sharing

This is GREAT PR! said...

Oh, I'll be checking this one out for sure. I love a good mystery book. :)

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an awesome series and I must read these ones. I love mysteries and so does my sister. Thanks for sharing.

Cassie said...

Oh, I love a good murder mystery. I will add this to my ever growing to be read list!

Ashley R said...

Murder mysteries are one of my faves!

Sherri Ashburner said...

This sounds like one to pass on to my cozy mystery friends--thanks for the review! I am sure they will love it...especially the friend whose daughter is about to graduate from high school...
back seats and airports--what to read in noisy places

Ashleigh Walls said...

This really sounds like a series my mother would like. She hasn't been able to find a good mystery to stick with yet I will suggest her this!

Mary Ann said...

I love cozy mysteries!. this was a fun review and you have a lovely blog.

 
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