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?
“Dying to Read” is a comfortable cozy mystery staring Cate, who is trying to find her way and place in life, and ended up in some difficult and threatening situations in her new PI job working with her uncle. When I read the words, “All she wanted was a paycheck. What she got was a murder,” I figured this would be an interesting book to read, and it was. It’s really not what you would call a suspense, thriller type book, it’s more on the cozy light-hearted side. And it was fun working along Cate trying to figure out who the murderer was, and I didn’t guess it, which was a surprise for!
Though “Dying to Read” started off a little slow for me, after a while I really got into the story and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lorena McCourtney writes a story for the mystery lovers out there with her whodoneit read. If this is the type book you like, then I encourage you to run out and pick up a copy. And if you just like a good clean enjoyable read, then you will enjoy this too.
Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
I received this book from the publisher Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55
“With each new mystery series Lorena McCourtney skillfully creates a unique sleuth–and Cate Kinkaid is no exception in Dying to Read. I loved all the witty prose and the laugh-out-loud moments I’ve come to expect when reading McCourtney’s mysteries. Seasoned with romance and a fascinating collection of peculiar characters, this clever tale will keep you guessing about more than murder. Never a dull moment, Dying to Read is a winner!”–Elizabeth Goddard, author of Carol Award-winning The Camera Never Lies
“Lorena McCourtney has fashioned a fun and engaging mystery that begs to be solved. And just when I thought I had figured it out, I realized she had added another layer. Mystery lovers, kick off your shoes, curl up somewhere comfortable, and prepare to be entertained! Dying to Read will keep you fully engrossed and guessing.”–Kathy Herman, author of The Baxter series, Seaport Suspense series, and Secrets of Roux River Bayou series
“I adore Lorena McCourtney books. She’s one of my favorite authors. Dying to Read adds a delightful new tale to her stack of engrossing and entertaining mysteries seasoned with her signature wry humor. The fun and intriguing plot is populated by interesting characters with fascinating quirks, foibles, and challenges. McCourtney keeps the pages turning with fresh developments in a case that lures rookie PI Cate Kinkaid ever deeper into skin-tingling danger. I can hardly wait for the next book in this exciting new series!”–Jill Elizabeth Nelson, award-winning author of Reluctant Burglar
“The beginning of a new mystery series featuring naive but loveable Cate Kinkaid and a hero definitely worthy of the title ‘Knight in Shining Armor,’ Dying to Read keeps one guessing until the very end.”–Ruth Axtell, author of The Moonlight Masquerade and Hometown Cinderella
“Cate Kinkaid is trying to get her life together. Until that happens, she takes on a part-time job as an assistant private investigator for her uncle and instantly finds herself caught up in a messy murder mystery. Crisp, witty writing spins this amateur sleuth tale into a late-night page-turner.”–Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series
“Lorena McCourtney’s lively cozy mysteries hit all the right notes for me and her newest, Dying to Read, doesn’t miss a chord. A quirky, likable heroine, a handsome guy and oh, a murder. Don’t miss Cate Kinkaid’s first case as a PI. It’s a killer.”–Lyn Cote, author of La Belle Christiane
“In Dying to Read, Lorena McCourtney has again given us likable characters and aggravating characters, as well as eccentric and devious characters. This smorgasbord of intriguing people is served up with delicious romance and a tantalizing mystery. I’m dying to read it again, savoring all the spices of a seasoned author.”–Donita K. Paul, bestselling author of the Dragon Keeper Chronicles and the Chiril Chronicles
“Dying to Read lends an exciting definition to ‘cozy mystery.’ When Cate Kinkaid sets out to find a missing housekeeper, she plunges headlong into the murder of the hostess of a book club. Or is it murder? Dying to Read will keep you turning the pages to learn whodunit.”–Eric Wiggin, author of Skinny Dipping at Megunticook Lake and Blood Moon Rising
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lorena McCourtney is the award-winning author of dozens of novels, including Invisible (which won the Daphne du Maurier Award from Romance Writers of America), In Plain Sight, On the Run, and Stranded. She resides in Oregon.