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An elderly spinster murdered. Thirty dogs in the house. Shelter overwhelmed. Help!

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.

Join Kelly, the owner of Kelly's Koffee Shop, and her husband Sheriff Mike, 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.

This is the 11th book in the popular Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today best-selling author.

©2016 Dianne Harman (P)2017 Dianne Harman

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A Dog lovers delight

This Audio Book will especially entertain Dog lovers which although short has a good plot with a great variety of characters.

The Narrator makes this Book come alive and makes it a much better story.




This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review




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Not exceptional

animals, pets, murder, law-enforcement, cozy-mystery

The publisher's blurb is somewhat informative but rather misleading. There seems to be an abundance of suspects and red herrings, but it moves a bit slowly for my taste.
Erin deWard does a respectable job as narrator.

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Another Lovable Suspense filled Cozy Mystery

Enjoy Dianne Harman and her many Cedar Bay Cozy Mysteries but this just happens to be the 1st one I have finally got to listen to on Audible. And I thoroughly enjoyed the narrator Erin deWard. I listened to this over a few days as I was taking and organizing my sewing room/computer room and there were some areas where I had to relisten to it but this story kept me wanting to listen to it even after myself imposed cut off time. I only relistened to parts to make sure I didn't miss anything as I really enjoy trying to work out the mysteries in my books whether I am reading or listening to them before the end. I truly thought I had it figured out but I was wrong. This will one has a few twists that will keep you on your toes at the end and maybe even make you smile. I did! So pick up the book or give it a listen as I did and you won't be sad! Just enjoy and brighten your day with a good book!!

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Love this series!

This book is part of the Cedar Bay cozy mystery series by Dianne Harman. When the authorities discover a woman who was murdered, they find thirty dogs inside her home. The town is quickly buzzing about the murder and the secret of all of the dogs hidden away. The shelter quickly becomes full and everybody’s stepping up to foster and adopt. There is more than one person who could have been the murderer. The story is set back in Kelly and Mike’s hometown where the regular characters are. Lots of fun characters, mysteries concerning the murder, and a whole bunch of dogs in this story!

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Wonderful read or listen!

Loved this story! I love dogs but even if you don’t the story is great .

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Howling good read

I really enjoyed this. I listened to the audiobook most of the time and read at other times. I loved how this was written. There were quite a few suspects who would’ve had a good reason to want Maggie dead. In the end, it was pretty easy to guess who did it but it was the type of book where it was fun to see how he/she was discovered. I have to say, after being married to a cop who is now a magistrate, I hate how Kelly always goes out on her own to solve the murders without telling her husband the sheriff. This wouldn’t fly. At least not after the first time. My husband would kill me. But it is a murder mystery and as I always say, play along. That’s the fun of it ad the female character is supposed to be the sleuth.

I loved the dogs. I started listening to this a week after we had to have our 13 year old German Shepherd put down. At first I thought it would make it worse but no, it actually helped me through it. Thanks Dianne and also to the narrator.

The narration was good. She did voices well. Some of the deeper male voices seemed harder but all in all it was great.

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Nice enjoyable clean cozy mystery!

I enjoyed this clean cozy mystery as it was a nice escape from the real world problems of today! It included interesting information on different dog breeds woven into the story. I liked the short chapters that moved the story right along. It satisfactorily tied up all of the characters stories by the end of the book. It was an easy listen at just over 4 hours. I highly recommend this Audible book and the author’s many other mysteries!

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An Excellent Cozy Mystery

Animal and dog lovers will especially like this audiobook! An amazing dog exposes the identity of a murderer and saves a life! The storyline of this mystery is really good. It kept me guessing until the end. Any one of the suspects could have been the perpetrator of the crime. The characters reminded me of real people. I liked that the story had so many positive and heartwarming moments. The narrator did a great job with the voices of the various characters. I would highly recommend this audiobook to others.

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Trouble at the Animal Shelter

I recently started listening to Dianne's books and the more I listen, the more I enjoy them. The animals are special, the murders are good and love the recipes at the end. Will definitely be listening to more. The narration is very good.

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book description is for Murder at the Kennel

This book is listed as number 11 with Murder on the East Coast being number 10 in Dianne Harman’s listing of the series.
This is well written and Kelly doesn’t get too crazy in sussing out information. She does need to temper her need to solve the crime with caution. She again places her life in danger even though she doesn’t mean to do it. She appears to be a damsel in distress instead of a very intuitive human being.

I liked the twists and turns and the reveal. The dogs were adorable. Loved how the 30 dogs from Maggie Ryan were able to assist the investigation and be re-homed. Looks like the animal shelter benefitted from the exposure.

I feel that these books should be marked as audience: YA.

Erin deWard did a wonderful job narrating the story.

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  • Janalyn
  • 11-13-20

The biggest mystery yet

Kelly and Mike work extra hard at solving this case, as it was the old teacher who got murdered. Not to mention it is a very strange case, because Miss Maggie had over 30 dogs in her house. Now Kelly and Mike love dogs… But 30 of them. So now they have two mysteries to solve and they do. I could not at all even guess who did it. Diane Harmon is so good and gives us so many great suspects. I love this book and highly recommend it I have never read a Diane Harmon but I didn’t like and with the narrator and her great voice made it that much more enjoyable.

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  • Julie
  • 09-04-20

A doggy adventure

I liked this book. It is an enjoyable little mystery packed full of dogs. The mystery was simple with not many suspects but just enough to keep you listening until the end to see if you were right. I liked the way the dogs helped solve the mystery too. The characters were like able and I liked the small town setting, as this meant the main character kept meeting people who had 're homed some of the dogs. I don't know if this is a series but I will be looking out for mores books containing Kelly and her husband Mike, especially if the books are packed full of dogs.
When the police get called out about a dog barking they are not expecting to find a house on fire and 30 dogs trapped inside. The local shelter takes all the dogs in and Kelly is the first person to step in while her husband, the police chief stays at the scene. It is only after the fire is out that a dead body is found but the woman didn't die from the friend she was shot first and the fire was set to cover up the crime. But who would want to kill the retired teacher? And why did she have 30 dogs when there was a two dog limit? The dead lady taught Kelly when she was at school, so she can't sit back and wait for the killer to be found, especially when she knows most of the suspects. At the same time she wants to help re hime the dogs before the shelter runs out of supplies.
I liked the narrator and thought she did a good job with all the voices needed in the story.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.