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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

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A Tasty Whodunnit With A Twist

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

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fun and unique

Coincidentally, I read this book after the previous one in the series, grabbing one randomly from this author to go through. Good narration, characters, and mystery. The idea of a cooking school setting was fun and unique. I really enjoyed those scenes.

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Love this series!

This is number 7 in the Cedar Bay series. I love the central characters and the dogs in this series! Kelly and her husband have headed to Tuscany for a late honeymoon. They are going to a cooking school and looking forward to a little vacation. Soon after they get there, the owner of the school is murdered. And then Kelly can’t help but start investigating on her own. And she even picks up a canine helper along the way. There are a lot of suspicious characters, secrets, and yummy food throughout the story!

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Murder at the Cooking School

Kelly and her husband, Mike, are on a long awaited honeymoon. They head to Italy and too a cooking school that they've signed up for. The room looks out on a beautiful view and they are both excited about this stay. Then the owner of the cooking school and the castle they are staying in is murdered. The local policeman and Mike tho help. While he is helping, Kelly is learning Italian cuisine until she gets drawn into the investigation through conversations she overhears. Now both her and her husband are on the trail of the murderer. Mike is going his wife doesn't get caught by the murderer. But will her luck hold out?
Erin deWard brings kelly and her husband to life and her accents for the other characters are excellent. She makes me feel as if I am in Italy.
Fantastic audio and story!

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My favorite one so far

This was my favorite book by this author so far. I loved the setting. The characters were all so interesting. From the start, I thought I knew who the killer was just from how it was all set up. I thought maybe it was like a Colombo episode where we know the killer but find out how and why they did it. No, it wasn’t who I thought. I would go back and forth as to who it was but my ultimate guess was wrong.

If you like audiobooks, this one is great. The narrator does a great job. I think she gets better with each one. The only thing was the male voices seemed a little hard to do. Especially Mike’s, but it was still fabulous.

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Cozy mystery set in Italy

Dianne Harman has written another entertaining cozy mystery, and this one makes you crave yummy Italian food, and I’m glad she includes recipes. This is the perfect length to listen to in an evening, and I enjoyed the narration.

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Belated honeymoon, and with an opportunity of some cooking ideas was a plus for Mike and Kelly. Only to find the owner had been murder. Good plot and enjoyable narration by Erin. Given audio for my voluntary review

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Delightful cozy mystery

I particularly enjoyed this cozy mystery, because it takes place in Italy and includes lots of delicious recipes. Highly recommend

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Enjoyable

Really enjoyed this culinary mystery. Great storyline and kept you guessing for a very long time. Looking forward to more

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A well-written cozy myster from a very good author

Murder at the Cooking School (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery #7), my first read/listen from author Dianne Harman, Well-written & enjoyable. a cute, clean cozy mystery, the seventh book in this series. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. I was impressed and enjoyed the vocal variety & inflections of narrator Erin deWard. I look forward to reading more in this series & from this author, my only question is why did I wait so long to read this author. (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).