Murder on the East Coast by Dianne Harman
The mystery of who murdered Julie leads Kelly to Boston, Massachusetts, York, Maine, and Portland, Oregon, as she tries to track down and identify the killer.
Kelly, the owner of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, and her husband, Sheriff Mike, fly to Virginia to see a friend, Stephanie, receive her doctorate degree. What Kelly didn’t plan on was becoming involved in trying to solve the murder of Stephanie’s friend, Julie. The mystery of who murdered Julie leads Kelly to Boston, Massachusetts, York, Maine, and Portland, Oregon, as she tries to track down and identify the killer.
Was the ten million dollars Julie’s mother gave her as a graduation present the reason she was murdered? And just who would profit from her murder? The quirky cast of suspects includes Julie’s soon-to-be ex-husband, her worthless brother, a jealous co-worker, and the daughter she’d given up for adoption just after she graduated from high school, but with whom she’d recently been reunited.
Julie’s mother is the multimillionaire owner of a huge insurance company and convinces Kelly to try and help find her daughter’s killer. She has stage four pancreatic cancer, and her doctors don’t give her much time to live. Can Kelly find the killer before Julie”s mother dies of cancer?
About Dianne Harman:
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 and loves nothing more than cooking and playing with her new puppy, Kelly.
Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn’t resist writing about food and dogs. She is the author of three cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, and High Desert. Each of these books contains recipes from her travels. She is also the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series.
Review by Ellen Oceanside:
A nice quick get away for Kelly and Mike, to see her friend Stephanie get her doctorate degree. While at the graduation, they met Julie a friend of Stephanie. Having no one else there, cheering her for such an accomplishment, and friendship these two women have.
A toast before a gala evening, changes all plans, when Julia is found murdered. Kelly, is asked to go see Julia!s Mother, for she has ideas of who could of done this.
What turns out she thought to be a short visit, to reassure her, turns into Kelly investigating and sampling the delights of great food on the east coast. Another great cozy story, as Kelly travels to Boston, Mass, York, Maine, and Portland, Oregon.
Was it because of money, her brother, or an ex- husband, or a baby given away, now an adult, and just found out who her mother was. Enjoyable for all. As well as some great recipes at the back, that Kelly enjoyed.