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$25 Amazon/PP-1-WW-Murder in Calistoga-Dianne Harman-Ends 3/8

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


This one took me a while to figure out who done it--but luckily Liz Lucas was on hand to figure it all out (with Winston-her boxer of course and her lawyer husband who is forever worried about her.)

Even though the 5 friends from college who decided to have their annual reunion at Judy Rasmussen’s brand new Serenity Hotel and Spa knew each other for years---there was something not quite right. Were they really friends? I found it quite disturbing that when Nikki Evans was found dead (murdered actually) in the sauna--only one of them was the least bit upset. There were reasons but I can't tell you what they were.

Liz Lucas, friends with the new owner, decides she is going to help find the culprit--with the blessing of the local police chief and her husband. Of course her husband made sure to make Liz PROMISE to keep Winston (the Boxer) and a gun with her at all times. Was the murderer after Nikki or were they trying to shut down the new hotel/spa before it even got started? Some many suspects!!

The food, of course is delicious --but the new owner does not know how to cook! Well she does know how to make 2 things. Turns out that she hired a very good cook (much to Liz's and her husbands relief)--Liz will be taking some of those recipes back with her to her spa and they are shared at the end of the book.


About the Book: (from Amazon)

Book number seven in this bestselling cozy mystery series by seven time Amazon All-Star.

When Nikki Evans is murdered in the sauna at the Serenity Hotel and Spa on opening day, Judy Rasmussen’s dream of owning a premiere hotel and spa in Calistoga, California, turns into a nightmare.

Her friend, Liz Lucas, an amateur sleuth who’s come to the hotel and spa for the opening weekend, has to find the killer before the new hotel and spa’s chances for success are ruined by the bad publicity the murder will bring. The murder victim was a guest at the spa and part of a group of five women who are there for a college reunion. But who would want the reunion attendee dead? And what is the motive? Was it her college roommate, who’d never forgotten what Nikki had said about her years ago? Was it her husband, who resented that he had to use her inherited money to pay back the company he’d embezzled from? Was it the winemaker who wanted Judy’s property, so he could grow more grapes? Or was it the owner of La Spa, who didn’t want any new competition?

Join Liz and her big boxer guard dog, Winston, as they try to catch the killer, but will they succeed?


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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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91 comments :

Lulu said...

I would love to read The Blue Butterfly: A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery!

Christy Maurer said...

I've read several of hers, but I'd like to read Trouble at the Kennel.

Gladys Parker said...

I would like to read The Blue Butterfly: A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery. These books look suspenseful without having the stuff that would get my anxiety going. If I read it right most of them are free on Kindle. I guess my first try reading on a kindle will be soon.

Michelle Li said...

The Blue Butterfly.

cupcake58 said...

Trouble at the Animal Shelter: A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery
I love books with pets in them and love books with recipes too!

ptclayton said...

I would love to read Trouble at the Animal Shelter or Murder at the Polo club any of the print books of hers that I haven;t read. I just love her books but must get print as severely disabled and hands are deformed along with the body due to nerve disease. Thanks so much for the chance!

Laura Milburn said...

I would like to read Trouble at The Animal Shelter

teena3940 said...

The Blue Butterfly looks like an awesome book...

Kathleen Costa said...

I have been reading so many of Dianne's books, I am hoping to get to "Murder at the Cooking School."

le p said...

would love to read Murder at the Cooking School. thanks

Rita Wray said...

I would like to read Murder at Jade Cove.

patanne said...

I would love to read all of them!! I would start with TROUBLE AT THE KENNEL: A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery

NRNMG said...

I would read Murder at the Animal Shelter

Kay Sarginson said...

If you have never read any of Dianne Harman's books, do yourself a favor and start now! I promise you will get so involved in the story, you will will not want to put the book down. I particularly love the ones in foreign settings (Murder in Argentina, for example). You will find yourself totally immersed in the beautiful descriptions.

Kathleen Kendler said...

I would love to read White Cloud Retreat.

barb makuch said...

I want to read the Murder at the Animal Shelter. Love your books.

Karen Hansen said...

I'd love to read The Death Card

Kim Gardner Holliday said...

Dianne is a new author to me but I'd love to read the Cedar Bay series.

katieoscarlet said...

I would also like to read her book...Trouble at the Animal Shelter: A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery

Linda Rainey said...

I have Kindle Unlimited and have read most of her books in the different cozy mystery series,

Daniel M said...

Murder at the Cooking School looks good too

Sherry Fundin said...

Either the East Coast Cedar Cover or The Blue Butterfly. Really any would be just fine with me.
sherry @ fundinmental

ALL ABOUT OLD CARS said...

Murder at Jade cove

Dianne Casey said...

I would like to read "Trouble at the Animal Shelter".

Dianne Casey said...

I would like to read "Trouble at the Animal Shelter".

Lori R said...

I would like to read Kelly's Koffee Shop and the rest of the Cedar Bay series too!

sharon M said...

I would love to read Trouble at the kennel

Shannon Molloy said...
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Shannon Molloy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to read The Blue Butterfly as well as the rest of the Liz Lucas and Cedar Bay series!

Esther Gerdzen said...

Kelly's coffeeshop . Thank you for the chance .

Julie Hoff Stafford said...

I would love to read The Blue Butterfly or any of her books. She is awesome����

Jane Geiger said...

I have a lot of Dianne's books, but the one I want to read next is Trouble in the Kennel.

Linda H said...

I would also like to read The Blue Butterfly. It looks great.

Mary Preston said...

THE BLUE BUTTERFLY caught my attention too.

Kaye Killgore said...

Trouble at the Animal Shelter

Bonny McDevitt said...

I would love to read the, "The Death Card: A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery"!!!!!

Richard Brandt said...

I'd like to read The Death Card.

Deb PelletierC said...

May be Cooking School, yes.

Carla Kersey said...

I would love to read 'Trouble at the Animal Shelter'!

Jackie Wisherd said...

I would like to read Kelly's Koffee Shop.

Peggy Hyndman said...

I would like to read Murder in Calistoga.

Jeanineit'sme said...

I'd like to read Murder at Jade Cove!

Lisa Hudson said...

I'd love love Murder at the Cooking School! Thanks for the opportunity!!

Cynthia P said...

Murder in Calico Gold looks good to me!

Margaret Appel said...

I'd love to read Dianne Harmon's Murder in Calico Gold. Thanks for the chance!

lynxxmarie said...

I have read all of your books and loved each and every one!

Laura said...

I would also love to read TROUBLE AT THE KENNEL: A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery! :)

Tina Wilcox said...

I would love to read Trouble at the Animal Shelter.

Anonymous said...

I would love to read Murder in Cuba. Thank you for the review and Contest. Please enter me. Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

Emily Endrizzi said...

I would also love to read Murder at the Cooking School. That sounds intriguing.

bn100 said...

The Blue Butterfly

Gaelicark said...

Howdy! Thanks for the review & giveaway :)

I'd really like to read "Murder At The Bed & Breakfast: A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery"

Cheers~
Kelly Braun
Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

Becky Richardson said...

I would like to read the Cedar Bay Uber Series.

Valerie Rogers said...

I have several of Diane's books. But I would love to read Murder at Jade Cove! Thanks for the chance!

Linda Moffitt said...

Any any of her books truthfully they all look good but especially any in the Liz Lucas series like The Death Card

Dianne Harman said...

Good luck and thanks for entering!

Mike Bratek said...

I would like to read this series:Cedar Bay Cozy Mysteries Uber Series.

bison61 said...

I'd also like to read The Death Card: A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery

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Michele Cupp said...

I would like to read Kelly's Koffee Shop.

Sharon Guagliardo said...
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Sharon Guagliardo said...

Dianne, I love your books. They are a real joy to read. Miki, this is a really nice blog. Thank you both. I would like to read Murder at Jade Cove next.

Edye Nicole said...

I'd like murder at jade cove!

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Donamae Kutska said...

Trouble at the animal shelter, they all sound so good! A hard choice for sure.donamaekutska7@gmail.com

Deborah Charte said...

I would like to read Kelly's Koffee Shop - they all sound good.

mandala said...

I would like to read the The Blue Butterfly: A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery

Sara said...

I would like to read Kelly's Koffee Shop (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)

Robyn Bellefleur said...

I would like to read The Death Card: A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery.

Debra Holloway said...

I would love to read Kelly's Koffee Shop.

Natalie said...

I would love to read Murder at the Clinic: A Midwest Cozy Mystery.

Ally Swanson said...

I would also like to read, "Murder at the Cooking School." So many books that sound like great reads! Can't wait to check them all out!

Heidi Carlson-Reid said...

I have actually read all of her books, including her most recent ones!

Susan M. said...

I'd like to read "Kelly's Koffee Shop".

Judy Thomas said...

I would love to read any of them especially Kelly's Koffee Shop.

tarafarah7 said...

I have read several of Dianne Harman's books and have all of them on Audible (there are only 4 of them right now, I believe...we need more, please!!). She is my #1 FAVORITE author. I just purchased Murder in Calistoga on Kindle, so I would like to read that one next! Even though it takes some time, I plan to read all of her books in each series! Next, I plan to purchase Murder in Cuba...sounds so good!! Thank you for the opportunity! Love your blog! 😀💕

Shannon Fowler said...

I would really love to read them all. If I have to pick just one to start with it would be Kelly's Koffee Shop.

Regina Elliott said...

Trouble at the animal shelter cause I love animals and books and when they come together it's amazing

Glen Hough said...

I would like to read kelly's coffee shop

Lacey Waters said...

thanks for the giveaway opportunity ^_^ I want to read kelly's koffee shop (and probably the entire series)

Lori Byrd said...

The blue butterfly. Thank you for the great giveaway.

Donna N. said...

I would love to read Kelly's Koffee Shop

Carolyn Valdez said...

I would love to read all of Dianne's books. Thank you for the giveaway.

Veronica Lee said...

Murder at the Cooking School sounds intriguing! Food and mystery - my fave combo!!!!!!

Susan Biddle said...

The blue Butterfly sounds really good.

Debbie Snell said...

The Death Card: A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery. I love a good murder mystery. Thank you for the giveaway :)

Jana Leah B said...

Kelly's Koffee Shop look good.

Cheryl Chervitz said...

I love murder mysteries. The Death Card: A Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery sounds good.

curlyblu918 said...

I would love to read so many of them. But I will pick one.. lol. I would like to read Marriage and Murder.

Misty said...

I would like to read the entire Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series.

Juana said...

I would love to read Murder in Cuba.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I am also intersted in reading the book "Kelly's Koffee Shop-Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series Book 1". I think it will be a great book.

rajee pandi said...

Love to read Murder at the Animal Shelter

 
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