Seven-Time Amazon All Star Author with her latest book in the highly popular Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery series
Cooking is nourishing. Murder isn't. Kelly and her husband, Sheriff Mike, take a belated honeymoon and travel to a cooking school at the Castello di Nardo in Tuscany. The day after they arrive, they discover that Signora Nardo, the owner of the cooking school, has been murdered. The Signora had her share of people who would like to see the first lady of the castle dead, including her brother, Salvadore, her lover, Giovanni, her lover's wife, Angelica, the Signora's husband, a rival cooking school owner, and her sister-in-law, who happens to be the resident chef at the cooking school. Identifying suspects isn't the problem - finding out which of the suspects killed the Signora is. Follow Kelly, Mike, and her new four-legged furry friend, Caesar, while they help the local chief of police try to solve the murder. There's plenty of mouth-watering food, recipes, and a very big guard dog.
This is Book 7 in the award-winning and popular Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery series. To find out more about Dianne and her books, please go to www.diannharman.com
©2015 Dianne Harman (P)2015 Dianne Harman
A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks
I am an avid mystery lover, particularly cozy mysteries, and I have fallen in love with this series! This book was set up quite different than most mysteries where you have a murder and then later on work to figure out the whodunnit and why. Here you find out early on who will be murdered, and in an unusual (and very fun) twist you also learn the inner dialogue and motives for many different characters. You find out that many people have interests in killing Signora Nardo, and when the killer strikes you don't know who did it. Which one of the characters got to her first? Who is the true killer?
I loved playing along with this guessing game and I loved the cast of characters! Kelly and her husband are an adorable crime solving duo, and they compliment each other perfectly! Kelly has a knack for picking up insider gossip from locals, sometimes sneaking around a bit which makes it fun and comical.
Erin deWard does an excellent job narrating this book and brought to life each character with discernible tones and accents. It was a treat to listen to this book, and if you like cozy mysteries and want a fun twist then I recommend this highly!
*This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast
I'm in my 18th year teaching Spanish and English Literature and Composition. I love to travel and learn about different cultures! I❤Audible!
This is the 2nd book I have listened to in Dianne Harman's Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series. I wish all of them were on audio!! I love everything about these books...the plot, characters, narration...all fantastic! The first one I listened to was Book 1: Kelly's Koffee Shop. That book is the #1 single reason I fell in love with Cozy Mysteries, in the first place. Dianne Harman instantly became a favorite author of mine, and now I can't get enough! I follow her on all her social media sites and subscribe to her newsletter. She is amazing! There's more than just this one series, though. She has a whole bunch of different series, books, characters, and worlds to explore. I highly recommend her books to those who love cozy mysteries!! They are light, fun, and very engaging, without the gross gorey details of some mystery books. I have no doubt in my mind that you, too, will love them as much as I do!
As for the narrator, she does a great job! She is easy to understand and sounds exactly like I imagine the main character, Kelly, to sound. Her pronunciation of words is right on, and her pace and volume are perfect. I think she is a perfect fit for the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series! Great job!!
Thank you for reading my review! :-)
How the dog played a part in the story
No, She does a great job on the narration
The policeman's gift.
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
Love listening to audio books. The greatest invention
Kelly and her husband sheriff Mike finally get the chance for a belated honeymoon. Unfortunately for them the owner of the cooking school is found murdered. There goes the honeymoon for now. An amazing listen, so enjoyable that I will definitely listen again and again and encourage my friends to buy and listen
didn't read it
I like the way Kelli just agrees with her husband about not helping with the murder investigation and then manages to get in the midst of things any way
The final reveal of the murderer
After listening to this book I immediately went and bought more of this authors work
Another quick, fun, light murder mystery.
Entertaining and enjoyable.
While the book is part of a series all of the books can be read as stand alone.
Everything you need to know is spelled out clearly.
Mike and Kelly are in Italy this time around, on a belated honeymoon. They are quickly sidetracked when Signora Nardo is murdered. Thus begins a new
adventure to discover who committed murder. There are no shortage of suspects and it's a bit harder this time to figure out who did the deed.
Love the recipes at the end of the books.
Erin deWard did a really good job with the narration as usual. Pleasant voice and easy to listen to. Great character voices. With the different accents it was easy to tell which characters were speaking.
This audiobook was provided by author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom
yes, enjoyed the character development and twists and turns
So many suspects you couldn't guess who it was.
No. I liked her cadence, diction, and knowledge of the characters.
The policeman's generous gift.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."
Better dialog, narrator, everything and anything. I will not be reading or listening to any more books by this author.
I really disliked how the Sheriff talked to his wife Kelly. He treated her like a child, not an equal. I listened to an earlier book in the series and was hoping for improvement over time, but I saw none.
I am unsure at this time, I would give the narrator another chance with a different author,
I love cozy mysteries, and I also know a lot of people love this author, I am just not one of them.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Predictable, yummy, ......
I don't know. this was the 2nd one that was ok. this series in particular reminds me of a couple other series with cooks/caterers solving crimes that i do prefer more
I do like some of the voices she does
yes, it was a shorter and sweet book.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."
I am just girl who loves my husband, dogs, shopping online and books!
The description of Tuscany was definitely great. It made me want to visit one-day. I've always wanted take a cooking class and I love mysteries so I thought I'd give this a audio book a try.
this book was just OK. it didn’t grab me like most books do, though I did like the dog. Though the book did have some funny parts and some twists it was sadly predictable. She described the menus and the cooking school, and may times it made d me hungry.:) I was very pleased that there're a few recipes at the end of the book, Nice touch.
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