Jan 302015


great escape tour banner large kelly's koffee shop640It’s my turn today on the Kelly’s Koffee Shop Great Escapes Book Tour!

Kelly’s Koffee Shop
(A Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Book 1)

First in Series
Setting: Oregon
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 8, 2014)
Paperback: 152 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1503015630
E-Book ASIN: B00PE26G7U


Kelly pulled into the harbor parking lot next to the pier and noticed that Amber’s car wasn’t in its usual place and there was no sign of her. She was usually standing at the door of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, waiting for Kelly to open up. Wonder what that’s all about, she thought. The local residents of Cedar Bay come to Kelly’s Koffee Shop for breakfast, lunch, and lots of gossip. Kelly serves it all up as she works to solve the murder of the high school Homecoming Queen. The townspeople can’t believe what has happened in their sleepy little Oregon seaside town. She identifies five prime suspects, but which one did it? Follow Kelly, her boxer dog, Rebel, and her boyfriend, Mike, the county sheriff, as they try to determine who the killer is in a murder that’s shocked the town.

Dollycas’s Thoughts

Kelly’s Koffee Shop sounds like quite a gathering spot. Cedar Bay seems beautiful and like a place I would love to visit.

I like Kelly, she seems about my age with grown children and she has a wonderful canine companion too. She has a very close relationship with a certain law officer who willingly shares way too much information with her. They make a good team, but that would get him in trouble in a bigger town. They seem to work together with some assistance from Kelly’s pooch to solve the case.

This is a very quick read but I think the conclusion was a bit forced and rushed. I think I am used to reading cozies that are twice as long that include a little more investigating and chasing suspects and clues. There were plenty of suspects and I would have liked a bit more information and detail about them. Part of the fun is the following the clues and eliminating the suspects.

I did enjoy the story and look forward to reading more about Kelly and the folks of Cedar Bay. Murder at Jade Cove is already downloaded to my Kindle and White Cloud Retreat has just been released.

still at the beach but not as tranquil3 STARFISH


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cropped-bg1About This Author

Dianne lives in Huntington Beach, California with her husband Tom, a former California State Senator, and is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  8 Responses to “Kelly’s Koffee Shop Great Escapes Book Tour – Review – Giveaway”

  1. The book sounds great! Thank you for the giveaway.

  2. I looks great, hope to get a chance to read it soon 🙂

  3. Sounds like a fun setting, no need to enter me in the drawing. I noticed Dianne writes for the Huff Po and I just started writing for them, too.. I’ll make sure I read her articles and connect with her. Thanks for featuring her, Dollycas!

  4. Cedar Bay sounds like it is going to be an interesting place, thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Love the cover. It reminds me of a lake we used to camp near in California not far from the Oregon border.

  6. This sounds interesting – thanks for the review

  7. This sounds like another fun cozy, Lori! And I love the cover art. Would be a great picture to hang above my sofa!

  8. new author for me. this sounds like a fresh upbeat series for me. love the bright cover and title. as always, the review is informative. thank you

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