Another winner from Dianne Harman! Marty, an antique appraiser, is asked to appraise the glass art collection of Pia. After a whirl win romance of only a very short time--Jack asked her to marry him. Jack was a very successful man in his own right. Pia, on the other hand had nothing that she knew of-she worked as a salesperson. Other then that Jack knew nothing of her background.
It turned out that the glass art collection was worth a small fortune--and as we all know--fortunes can cause lots of trouble! But who wanted Pia dead and for what reason?
On a lighter note Martys dog who insisted on wearing his pink booties before setting paws in the desert was cured of this particular habit? Now who in the world could convince that dog to walk without those booties? You will just have to read this book to find out!! AND get ready for some marvelous recipes at the end of the book.
About the Book: (from Amazon)
From seven time Amazon All-Star Author comes another page-turning murder mystery.
Antiques, polo, and relationships. What do they have in common? Murder!
Why was the Palm Springs polo club owner's fiancee, Pia, murdered? Old relationships, Mafia vendettas, and inheritances all play a part in this cozy mystery. Jack Rutledge, the owner of a world class polo club in Palm Springs hires Marty Combs, an antique appraiser, to evaluate Jack's collection of art pottery and Pia's collection of art glass. When Marty and her husband, Jeff, a Palm Springs police detective, attend a cocktail party at the Rutledge Polo Club, they find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery.
Who killed Pia? Was it Kevin, the has-been polo player jealous of Jack's success? Roberto, the reputed second-in-command of the West Coast Mafia who loved Pia? Gerta, Pia's sister, who feels the art glass collection willed to Pia should be hers? Pia's ex-husband, a felon newly released from prison? Jensen, Jack's son, who'd been promised he would inherit Jack's very valuable art pottery collection, or even Lupe, the polo club owner's maid?
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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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