This is the second book in the High Desert Cozy Mystery series by Dianne Harman. It can definitely be read as a stand alone, as can all her books, but I would suggest reading them in order--there is a continuity of characters. And besides they are all so good you really are going to want to read them all! (Yes, I have read them all and am always eagerly awaiting the next.) The foods that the resident chef makes in this book sound so good and of course the recipes are included at the end.
I loved Marty Morgan's Black Lab who was smart enough to know that he would not walk in the desert off the compound without his booties--of course the guys in this book were slightly embarrassed to be seen walking him (you have to read to find out why).
There were lots of suspects in this one and they all had good reason to murder the old desert rat Randy--but which one did it-quite a few twists and turns and my favorite Lab becomes a hero!
Dianne Harman has agreed to give away e-books to 3 lucky winners-see below for the Rafflecopter and details. And don't forget that she also gives away books on her website!
About the Book: (from Amazon)
Who killed Randy Jones?
Was it Dr. Rosenbaum, who would do anything to get the Native American artifacts he desperately needed to add to his collection? Was it Richard Sagebrush, a Native American whose one goal in life was to return stolen artifacts to their rightful tribes? Was it Randy’s son, Luke Peterson, who was still angry his father had abandoned him forty years ago? Was it Colin Sanders, who dealt in black market Native American artifacts? Or even Mary BirdSong, the woman who had lived for ten years with Randy in his rundown desert shack until one day, without any explanation, he kicked her out?
Randy Jones was an old desert rat with a secret collection of Native American artifacts that was worth millions, but can you put a price on an illegal collection? That’s the dilemma Marty Morgan finds herself in when Randy asks her to appraise his collection, but the meeting leads to more than an appraisal – it becomes a meeting that ends in murder – Randy’s.
Join Marty, her boyfriend Detective Jeff Combs, her psychic sister, Laura, and her black Labrador, Duke, who refuses to set foot on desert sand without his pink booties, as they search for the killer before he murders Marty. Another dilemma Marty faces is deciding whether she wants her relationship with Jeff to go to the next level.
Murder and the Secret Cave is another mouth-watering High Desert Cozy Mystery with recipes included by seven time Amazon All-Star author.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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