E-Book GA (3)-The Death Card (A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery Series - Book 3)-Dianne Harman-Ends 8/10 | Miki's Hope

E-Book GA (3)-The Death Card (A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery Series - Book 3)-Dianne Harman-Ends 8/10

Monday, July 20, 2015


Dianne Harman has done it again-she has written a cozy that I had to read in one sitting. Her writing just keeps me so interested and the number of viable suspects so many that I just have to find out for sure who done it!! If you have read any of the other books in this series you may remember the police chief of Red Cedar--who really isn't good for much more then giving out speeding tickets--well the chief found his Deputy shot dead in his office chair and calls on Liz to help him because although it sure looks like it---the chief of police may be suspected of murder!!

It takes quite a bit of sleuthing to ferret out the truth--but Liz and Winston (the ever ready guardian of Liz) are up to the task even though her boyfriend, a criminal defense attorney doesn't want her to. But them he is in San Francisco--she is in Red Cedar and she does keep him apprised of MOST of what she is doing!! But that may change------- and Winston just may have to be retrained just a tiny bit.

The recipes all sound delicious and I'm sure all you great cooks out there will want to try some if not all of them.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Seth Williams, the bumbling and incompetent police chief of Red Cedar, calls Liz Lucas and asks her to help him solve the murder of his deputy, Leroy. He’s worried he might be a suspect because Leroy was going to run against him in the upcoming police chief election. His alibi is that he was getting a tarot card reading from Madame Dika when the murder occurred, but she vehemently denies that the reading ever occurred.

Liz and her protective dog, Winston, follow numerous and sometimes conflicting clues as they try to discover who killed Leroy. Was it the tarot card reader, Madame Dika, who had served time in prison for a psychic scam involving jewelry? Her brother, Anton, who has ties to a Southern European stolen credit card ring? Tom Rice, an ex-felon who had been in prison for wife-beating? Donna, Leroy’s ex-wife, who wants to get the back alimony Leroy owed her by making a claim against his life insurance. Or Ratface, Leroy’s bookie? And yes, it might even be the police chief himself.

And what about the relationship between Liz and Roger, the San Francisco lawyer she’s in love with. He gives her advice and helps her solve the case, but will their long-distance relationship turn into something more?

This is the third book in the best-selling Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery Series. As usual, mouth-watering recipes are included. To find out more about Dianne and her books, go to www.DianneHarman.com.


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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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49 comments :

Maria said...

I love that it's a mystery with romantic elements included plus some mouth watering recipes?!? I'm ready to jump into the book myself! I hope they find the killer!

Dogvills said...

I'm sure I will enjoy this book. I like a good romance with some mysteries. Plus, there are recipes!

Christy Maurer said...

I have one of them on my reader, but I haven't read it yet. I will get to it soon!

Scott said...

I have a friend who is super into tarot cards and loves fiction. She would probably be all over this!

Peggy said...

Thank you for this opportunity. Dianne is a great writer!
peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

Joanne Vincenti said...

I absolutely love Diane's books and would love to win one. She is an awesome person and writer.

Parent Palace said...

This sounds like a great summer read! I love a great mystery - I stay up late until I finish usually!

Pattie said...

Mystery, romance, recipes. My favorite trifecta.

Kathleen Costa said...

I am newish to all things 'cozy.' I love the whole genre, and this series is great!i also have been reading many blogs..thanks to you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you all so much. I love writing in this genre and I'm thrilled with the response it's gotten. Again, thank, and I so appreciate this blog as I'm sure all of your readers do!

Anonymous said...

And Anonymous was me, Dianne Harman, because it won't let me use my regular wordpress! Anyway, thanks again!

Kristen Campbell said...

This sounds like a good little read! I do love an interesting bit of light reading...and I sure wish I could paint my house purple like that LOL

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love reading books that you enjoy reading in one sitting. Having a page turner like that is so intriguing.

Anonymous said...

I have read a few of her books she's what I call a fantastic mystery writer.
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Naomi said...

That books sounds SO intriguing! I sure would love to find out if that long distance relationship works for her!

Michelle said...

This sounds like my kind of book. I love mysteries and whenever someone tells me they had to read it in one sitting, I'm very intrigued!

Chanelle Kim said...

That books sounds very interesting. I'm sure I'd be hooked if I started reading it, I love romantic mysteries.

Robyn said...

I love Dianne Harman's books. She is a wonderful author! Thank you for this chance.

Kristen said...

I love her novels. I would love to win this book. Such a great giveaway! Thank-You!

Sacha said...

I'm such a big baby. I can't read horror books they scare me

Michelle Martinka said...

She's a great author! Thanks for the giveaway!

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg this book sounds like a totally goodie! Definitely going to have to check it out! I need a new book super bad!

Jennifer Williams said...

I am actually reading the 1st one in this series and so far really like it. I can not wait to read the others.

Franc said...

I'm just glued on all the possibilities for the resolution of the murder mystery. Everybody seem to be a suspect and I just can't wait to find out how this turns up.

jcupphoo said...

Sounds like a book my wife would be interested in. I'll definitely let her know about it.

Shaney Vijendranath said...

I haven't heard of this book before. My cousin is a book addict, she loves stories like these. Definitely recommending it to her.

Ron Leyba said...

You finished this book in one sitting? Ok I will definitely try to grab a copy of this. Sounds really interesting.

Stephanie said...

You always read the most interesting books. I find myself looking for the latest great read on this blog all the time. Thanks for sharing!

rosemary palmer said...

I don't read a lot, but this does look like one to add to my e-book list. Anytime food and recipes are involved, it's usually good.

Carly said...

I am a huge mystery book fan. I will have to check The Death Card out soon!

Amanda McMahon said...

I haven't read her books but I love $.99 kindle books!

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

I enjoy reading a good mystery when I'm not busy. This one sounds quite intriguing!

Eliz Frank said...

You had me with that intriguing title! I love it. :-) I enjoy reading the occasional mystery novel, and this fits the bill.

Debbie Carney said...

Yes I have read other books by Dianne Harman and LOVED them all. This book is on my TRL and would love to win it


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Wanda Downs said...

Love mysteries

Rebecca Swenor said...

This is awesome indeed with a mystery and recipes. I love this kind of book and it would make a great gift too. Thanks for sharing.

patanne1 said...

I haven't read any of them yet but I do have some on my kindle and will be taking the time out and picking them up to read while I relax over the summer holidays :)

Lisa Brown said...

I have not read any of her book; I have not seen them at my local library.

Christina Riggs said...

I have never read any of Dianne's books,as of yet.

sherry fundin said...

I haven't, yet...but I do have a couple or three on my reading list. :-)

Stephanie Pass said...

Mysteries are some of my favorite books to read. This one sounds really interesting!!

Angie K said...

I have never read any of her books but this looks so intriguing! I just entered the contest thanks for the review it was great!!

Joanne T Ferguson said...

I have never read any books by this author, but will be checking out books she wrote soon! They say one could not judge a book by its cover, but this one really appealed to me!

LifeAsAConvert said...

How cool that there are recipes included! That makes me want to read this even more.

Katherine Bartlett said...

I am really against tarot stuff so this one is not on my list. But thanks for the review

bn100 said...

No, I haven't

Diane Elizabeth said...

I love cozy's and Dianne Harman's books are some of my favorites.

Linda Kwolek said...

I have not read Ms. Harman's books, she is new to me. I have downloaded a sample and it sounds like it will be a good bed time story.

Melissa Craig said...

no I have not read one of her books yet, as I have just found this site but it sounds very interesting!

 
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