What could possibly go wrong at a beautiful Oregon vineyard overlooking the ocean? Could the White Cloud Retreat Center on the vineyard, run by a world famous Buddhist Zen Master hold a deep, dark secret? Murder, for one thing, but who could possibly have a motive for killing the beloved Zen Master?
Solving the mystery is the job of Sheriff Mike, ably assisted by his soon-to-be-wife, Kelly, an amateur sleuth, and their two dogs, Rebel and Lady. The vineyard is famous for its White Cloud Pinot Noir wines and the coffee shop that Kelly owns, Kelly’s Koffee Shop, is equally popular with customers looking for good food. This is the third book in the popular Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery series.
After a long courtship, Kelly, the owner of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, and Mike, the county sheriff, finally get married. Their honeymoon is cut short when Jesse, the owner of the local wine store called 'The Crush' gets murdered. Why would anyone want to murder Jesse, a likeable and legendary wine expert?
There are a number of suspects including his ex-wife, an alcoholic who hates liquor stores, a Mafia hit man, a wealthy French woman, two winemaking brothers, and even his sister. But who did it? Join Kelly, Mike, and their dogs, Rebel and Lady, as they seek to find the killer. Along the way, you’ll find lots of good food and mouth-watering recipes.
"If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life, it’s whenever I pick up a Dianne Harman book, I know I’ll be in for a treat. Her characters are well developed, her pace is effortless, and her plots are intriguing."
"I love novels that I can't predict the ending early on. I'm thrilled that I found A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery series and I will be grabbing the second book soon to continue my love of the genre."
"It's got a great plot, simmering suspense and enough character depth & charm to make it so truly 'cozy'."
Kelly pulled into the harbor parking lot next to the pier and noticed that Amber’s car wasn’t in its usual place and there was no sign of her. She usually stood at the door of the Koffee Shop, waiting for Kelly to open up. Wonder what that’s all about, she thought.
The residents of Cedar Bay come to Kelly’s Koffee Shop for good food and lots of gossip. Kelly serves it all up as she works to solve the murder of the high school Homecoming Queen. They can’t believe what has happened in their sleepy little Oregon seaside town. She identifies five prime suspects, but who did it?
Follow Kelly, her boxer dog, Rebel, and her boyfriend, Mike, the county sheriff, as they try to determine who the killer is.
Was it the environmental activist enamored with spotted owls, someone from the local Native American tribe, Jeff’s son, Jeff’s wife, or his wife’s lover? Join Kelly, the owner of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, her boxer dog, Rebel, and her fiancé, Mike, the county sheriff, as they try and catch the person who killed Jeff Black.
Well, it’s not as if no one wanted Jeff dead. He had enemies. There were a lot of people who didn’t want to see his property turned into a commercial hotel and spa. Finding suspects won’t be hard to do, but finding out who killed him will be. No one would ever nominate Jeff for the “Most Popular Citizen Award.” This is going to be a nightmare for Mike. I wonder how I can help him, Kelly thought.
"Dianne Harman is a very talented writer. She keeps you guessing and entirely on the edge of your seat. Her Cedar Bay Cove mysteries are top notch. You will not be disappointed when reading her books! Plus you get the added bonus of recipes from Kelly's at the end. I will definitely buy more of her books!"
"I wish you could find it in your heart to write more of the Cedar Bay Cozy Mysteries. If you readers have not read this series, you dont know what your missing. Get all three books. I know you will fully enjoy them"
"I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the Cedar Bay Cozy mysteries. Thank you Dianne for putting together GREAT stories and wonderful recipies! What could be better. You will not be disappointed. Got any more?"
Would you take an anti-aging hormone? What if you could keep your youth? If someone you knew was terrified of aging, and you’d invented the hormone, would you give it to them? Even if it meant discovery would cause you to lose your chance of winning the Nobel Prize?
An Award Winning Best Seller, Blue Coyote Motel was chosen as a quarter finalist in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award contest in the mystery/thriller category as well as a Goodreads Psychological Thriller Book of the Month.
Blue Coyote Motel presents an engaging look at the human frailties in all of us.
What happens when the very beautiful and sexy Maria brooks, now Elena Johnson, a woman hiding out in Provence, France from the California legal authorities, meets Jordan Kramer, a handsome art theft detective from Los Angeles? He’s looking for stolen California paintings reportedly for sale in Provence. She’s trying to stay under the radar.
Will Jordan find Pierre, the French chef who’s suspected of being the art thief? And who are the young Afghan girls hiding out in his parents’ barn?
If you liked Dianne Harman’s award winning first novel, Blue Coyote Motel, you’re going to love Coyote In Provence.
Dianne Harman’s third and final book in the Coyote series, Cornered Coyote, is a throbbing tale of love, courage and passion. The frailties of human nature are deftly brought into the spotlight, as insecurity, jealousy, hatred, contempt and xenophobia rear their ugly head from time to time.
Follow the loveable yet eccentric private investigator, Slade Kelly, (a readers' favorite), as he tries to save Maria's sweet ass from seemingly insurmountable odds.
Riveting action and fascinating characters combine to make this a thoroughly enjoyable read.
"Grisham and Connelly Watch Out
'cause there's a new kid on the block. Dianne Harman makes her mark in a highly competitive suspense-thriller niche."
"Fascinating read filled with mystery and suspense. Harman has a very nice, flowing style to her work that makes you want to keep reading. This is the first book in the series. I've already read #2 and am looking forward to starting the third soon."
"Fast-paced, exciting, steamy, full of surprises - all describe 'Cornered Coyote,' the third book in Dianne Harman's trilogy. It brings our favorite characters back to the United States and takes the action to several U.S. cities. Throughout the book, Slade Kelly, the colorful detective we know and love, plays a major role and comes up with some surprises of his own."