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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Book Review - Dying To Read by Lorena McCourtney

About The Book:

All she wanted was a paycheck. What she got was a murder.
Cate Kinkaid's life is . . . well, frankly it's floundering. Her social life, her career, her haircut--they're all a mess. Unemployed, she jumps at the chance to work for her PI uncle, even though she has no experience and no instincts. After all, she is just dabbling in the world of private investigating until she can find a "real" job.

All she has to do for her first assignment is determine that a particular woman lives at a particular address. Simple, right? But when she reaches the dark Victorian house, she runs into an hungry horde of gray-haired mystery readers and a dead body. This routine PI job is turning out to be anything but simple. Is Cate in over her head?

This is my first time to read Lorena McCourtney's work, and I just loved it!

"Dying To Read" is book one of her latest series, the "Cate Kinkaid Files," and it was just a delight to read.  I enjoyed the characters, especially the fiesty and lively Cate, loved the humor that is sprinkled throughout the story, and loved the story itself - a fine mystery who-dun-it that was intriguing and fast-paced.  It was the perfect way to spend an afternoon of reading!

I look forward to more stories about Cate and her new career in private investigating!  I'm sure they will be fun!

About The Author:

Lorena McCourtney is a long-time resident of Southern Oregon and enjoys using Oregon settings in her books. She wrote numerous short stories for children before moving on to romances and now to mysteries, often with a bit of humor. She won the American Christian Fiction Writer's Mystery "Book of the Year" and twice won the Daphne Du Maurier Award of Excellence.   Be sure to check out her website at www.lorenamccourtney.com

My thanks to Baker Books for including me on this blog tour and for supplying the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

This sounds like such a fun read:)

Mystica said...

Sounds a lot of mayhem and fun!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I've never heard of this series but it sounds fun. Thanks for putting it on my radar.