$25 Amazon/PP-1-WW-Trouble at the Animal Shelter-A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery-Dianne Harman 2/8 | Miki's Hope

$25 Amazon/PP-1-WW-Trouble at the Animal Shelter-A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery-Dianne Harman 2/8

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


I read this book in one sitting--it may be my favorite to date by Dianne Harman!! I truly love all of her books but this one --well I used to work at a no kill animal shelter as their bookkeeper for several years-very part time and almost for nothing! I would go in once a week to pick up their payroll cards then come home and do it--then go to get them signed and hand write any bills that had to be paid at the director's home--then many times deliver it back to the marvelous (very low paid staff). I could not take any of the animals home with me-I already had a couple of my own! There were so many volunteers who would come to take the dogs on walks or to just cuddle with the cats.

I have always trusted an animals instincts on whether people are good or bad--they are very rarely wrong!

It took Kelley to figure out a way (without her Sheriff husbands knowledge of course) to figure out the way to find out who murdered Maggie Ryan! There are lots of twists and turns and honestly although I semi suspected it--I really thought it might be someone else.

Being an animal lover I absolutely loved the ending--and even if you are not--so will you! And lets not forget the recipes which can be found at the end of the book--mouth watering!


About the Book: (from Amazon)

From seven time Amazon All-Star comes her latest cozy mystery.

When Maggie Ryan, a retired schoolteacher, is murdered, and over thirty dogs are discovered living in her home, the Cedar Bay Animal Shelter is stretched beyond its meager resources. What to do with the dogs and finding the murderer becomes a challenge.

But who would have wanted the elderly spinster dead, and what was the killer's motive? Was it the local reverend who desperately needed money to pay off his gambling debts? Or the neighbor who was kept awake by Maggie's barking dogs? Was it the disgruntled father of a boy Maggie had wanted to hold back a year in school? Or even the director of the animal shelter?

Join Kelly, the owner of Kelly's Koffee Shop, and her husband Mike, the sheriff of Beaver County, Oregon, along with a bulldog puppy named Max, and Sanyu, an Akita guard dog, as they literally have to sniff out the murderer before they become the next victims.

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: dianne@dianneharman.com

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48 comments :

WinglessMaka said...

I do have a pet! It's a nine-year-old dog called Tobi and he actes heroically whenever someone tries to hurt someone of the family: we joke around a lot, playing and faking fights sometimes just to tease him. He takes it really seriously and even if he tries to bark against the "beater", he always wiggles his tail since he definitely knows we are just kidding around. I guess we are also kind of training him to defend us, somehow; he always gets a treat afterwards so I guess he doesn't really complain :)

Christy Maurer said...

I have lots! I have Toby who is an 8 year old hound, terrier, beagle mix and 6 kitties since three of the outside ones are probably just gonna live with us forever!

Anonymous said...

I have a Shih Tzu named Rocky who is loving and devoted dog and my husband brought in a kitten cold and hungry from the outside.
gloriawalshver@yahoo.com

Journeys of The Zoo said...

We call ourselves "The Zoo" because we always have a plethora of animals at our house (we are also part of a rescue group). Once, a drunk person came at me on the street and my dog snapped at him so he ran off.

Besos Sarah
Journeys of The Zoo

Darlene said...

I have 3 black lab dogs. When my granddaughter was about one and just starting to walk she was walking out towards the street and my lab Harley (he was our only dog at the time) got in front of her so she couldn't go towards the street, she had to turn around to continue walking.

Dianne Harman said...

Thanks for the lovely review and good luck to everyone!

Michele Hayes said...

I do not have a pet. My husband is allergic and we travel too much to keep a pet.

clojo9372 said...

Oh I have lots of pets... Chickens, goats, sheep, and dogs! I love them all. They haven't done anything heroic that I know of, but they do bring joy to life! :D

Becky Richardson said...

No I don't have any pets. :(

Deb PelletierC said...

We had 2 cats for 18 years, they took care of each other and give us love. They passed away ,old age.

Natalie said...

I have a 5 year old goldendoodle named Miles. I also had 2 dogs growing up named Bear and Dallas.

Emilie C said...

No pet now, but I had a cat that passed away in 2015. She was very special to me, she was my baby.

Emilie C said...

No pet now, but I had a cat that passed away in 2015. She was very special to me, she was my baby.

Cheryl said...

We have 5 dogs (3 Rottweilers and 2 poodles) and 1 cat. They haven't done anything heroic per se, but they have given me unconditional love, which is heroic in my eyes. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.

Gaelicark said...

We have several pets- always rescues! Right now we have 3 cats:
Batty Koda
Bumble Bastion
Dante Bohemme
and 2 dogs- one just passed :(
Ferguson Dagobert
Dandelion Doxxie
(Angus Atreyu just passed)

They are heroic in that they rescued us- not the other way around! <3

Can't wait to read the book!

Cheers-
Kelly Braun

Gaelicark said...

We have several pets- always rescues! Right now we have 3 cats:
Batty Koda
Bumble Bastion
Dante Bohemme
and 2 dogs- one just passed :(
Ferguson Dagobert
Dandelion Doxxie
(Angus Atreyu just passed)

They are heroic in that they rescued us- not the other way around! <3

Can't wait to read the book!

Cheers-
Kelly Braun

DVDgal75 said...

I have a Yorkie Poo puppy & a senior Golden/Dachshund mix. Both are so sweet :)

Rajeeva Jayaratne said...

No i don't have a pet.

Cheryl Chervitz said...

I have 2 Boston Terriers. Both males, Junebug is 11 years old and Cain is 2 years old. We also foster for a rescue group.

Anonymous said...

My Lab, Rusty is awesome! If he thinks I may get hurt in anyway, he will push his body against me and very firmly push me away. He's my superstar!
Jill Broussard; minishoes(at)msn(dot)com

Emily Endrizzi said...

We have 3 dogs; a rat terrier, a jack russel, and a chiweenie. They are all great pups who are each heroes in their own little ways. We also have a red eared slider turtle who is a bit of a chicken. Lol.

Laura said...

Right now we have fours pets. Two dogs and two cats. They haven't done anything heroic before, but are good company and keep us happy and entertained!

tat2gurlzrock said...

I have a few! I have a chinchilla whose name is Mr Nibs then there is my senior kitty Scooter plus I have 6 ferals ~ Princess, Growly, Bob, 2face, Scratchy and Baby Kitty.

Edye Nicole said...

I have a hamster named Strudel and a dog named Piper.

mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

bn100 said...

no pet

Dianne Harman said...

Love reading about all these pets. We've had boxer dogs for the last few years.They're great with kids and make super guard dogs. So saying, our newest one, Kelly, is the sweetest we've had and hides under the bed when anything new happens, but she gets a lot of points for being adorable!

Tarissa G said...

I grew up with the most beautiful little Westie in the world. Her name was Terra, and we had some great adventures together. :)

Judy Thomas said...

I have cats...or should I say, They own me!

Kelly OMalley said...

I have had a few dogs over my life. I only have one now, and he is about 10 months old. Can't say he has done anything heroic, but he sure makes me smile, even when I am having a bad day.

Sara said...

I do not have a pet.

Marilyn said...

I have 3 dogs... Westie, Australian Shepard and Border Collie. No heroics, just fun and loving pups.

skkorman said...

My wonderful kitty-boy of 17 years recently passed away.

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Christy B said...

I had a dog but don't at the moment. He was a hero because he brought love to our family :)

cel mendoza said...

I have a cat name tricia, three colors she has that's why I gave that name for her, the amazing thing happened is when I saw a snake outside our door, she immediately grab it for me, she saved my life.

Heidi Carlson-Reid said...

We have a menagerie! We have a pug, 2 cats, a guinea pig, 2 mini frogs and fish!

Connie Lee said...

I have a yellow lab, her name is Dixie, she's 3 years old, and full of life. She loves to go for a ride in the back seat of the car. She's a hero to us by digging up the moles in the yard.

Donamae Kutska said...

Josie a little dog, she woke me up and made sure I followed her down to the lichen. My son fell and passed out! Smart dog!

Cheryl Chervitz said...

I do have 2 dogs. Junebug and Cain, both Boston Terriers. I have had Boston's for 14 years now and love them like my babies. I also foster for a rescue group, MABTR.

Stephanie Jane said...

We don't have any pets now, but had a golden labrador and a trio of cats when I was growing up.

agnes dela cruz said...

WE don't have a pet. Since most of our time are out of the house and to own a pet and leave it the whole at home alone is not acceptable. We love to get one maybe a couple of years from now.

tarafarah7 said...

I have a dog named Diamond and a kitty named BooBoo. 🐢🐱 My other dog Kane 🐢 passed away 2 months ago. :-( I miss him everyday. I have had Diamond since she was 8 weeks old and she is 15 now. The best and most heroic thing she has done is bring happiness to my life everyday...she has been through it all with me, and never once has she judged me or talked back! πŸ˜€ She is my baby girl and I love her so much! ❤ Thank you for this awesome giveaway...Dianne Harman is my favorite author!!!!

Donamae Kutska said...

Josie is mine a lovable black and white little dog I rescued her 4 years ago. She's my best friend. The recipes would be great. The book sounds perfect. Thank you

Stephanie - Bookfever said...

I have a dog (yorkshire/malthese mix), a dward bunny and 2 canaries :)

Nikolina said...

Yes, I have 2 dogs! :)

Michelle said...

I have a yorkiepoo named pepper. He has done anything herioic in terms of saving anyone or anything like that but he is a great companion to me.

John Smith said...

We have had pets. We have had dogs. We have a cat. A typical cat.

Wendy Hutton said...

I have no pets right now used to have a cat but he ran away

Jeanette J said...

I have 2 miniature Dachshunds. Chopper is 17 and Templeton is 10. Neither one has done anything heroic but about a month ago my 17 year old ran after a huge Great Dane which I'd classify as dumb not heroic.

 
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