Nov 12

Say Hello to Dianne Harman

Today’s post is a bit different in that I’m featuring Dianne Harman, an author friend who is having remarkable success with her various cozy mystery series. Dianne is rapidly approaching her 30th book and has received numerous awards for her work, including being named by Amazon as one of their most popular authors for the last six months. She’s also a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post.

I first met Dianne through her Coyote Series which includes: Blue Coyote Motel; a quarter finalist in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award contest, a Goodreads Psychological Thriller and e-thriller Book of the Month; Coyote in Provence; and Cornered Coyote. Other awards include being finalists in the prestigious CLUE awards contest. Her love of cooking, food, and mystery led to the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Series and the Liz Lucas Cozy Mystery Series. In both series there’s lots of food, recipes, and dogs!

Dianne has a fascinating background she incorporates into her stories and characters. She was the owner of a national antique and art appraisal business for many years. She left that industry and opened two yoga centers, where she taught yoga and certified yoga instructors. She continues to travel extensively throughout the world, and lives in Huntington Beach, California, with her husband, Tom, a former California Senator and their six-month-old puppy, Kelly.

In short, she is definitely an author I recommend you check if you haven’t already done so. Featured today is her latest book which is currently sitting in the Top 1000 of books on Amazon. Considering that there are millions of titles out there, this is no small accomplishment.

So it is with great pleasure that I present Murder at the Polo Club


Award Winning Author


Antiques, polo, and relationships. What do they have in common? Murder!

Why was the Palm Springs polo club owner’s fiancée, Pia, murdered? Things like old relationships, Mafia vendettas, and fighting over inheritances play a part in this cozy mystery. Jack Rutledge, the owner of a world-class polo club in Palm Springs hires Marty Combs, an antique appraiser, to evaluate Jack’s collection of art pottery and Pia’s recently inherited collection of art glass. When Marty and her husband Jeff, a Palm Springs Police Detective, attend a cocktail party at the Rutledge Polo Club, they find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery.

Who killed Pia? Was it Kevin, the has-been polo player jealous of Jack’s success? Roberto, the reputed second-in-command of the West Coast Mafia who loved Pia? Gerta, Pia’s sister, who feels the art glass collection that was willed to Pia should be hers? Pia’s ex-husband, a felon newly released from prison? Jensen, Jack’s son, who’d been promised he would inherit Jack’s very valuable art pottery collection, or even Lupe, the polo club owner’s maid?

Join the group of friends who live in a high desert compound outside Palm Springs with Duke, Marty’s pink bootie wearing Labrador retriever, as they try to figure out who the murderer is before Marty becomes the next victim.

Another fast-paced mystery exploring money and relationships. As always, there’s plenty of food and recipes from Dianne Harman, a seven-time Amazon All-Star author.

Dianne Harman, Author
Amazon: http://ow.ly/s6pN5
Web Site http://www.DianneHarman.com
Blog: http://dianneharman.com/blog/
Twitter: @DianneDHarman

On a final note, I want to thank all of you for making yesterday’s launch of my new book,The Case of the Abandoned Aussie, such a success. It’s off to a strong start and I truly appreciate all your ongoing support.



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