Book Review-Dying to Read (The Cate Kinkaid Files Book #1)-Lorena McCourtney | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Dying to Read (The Cate Kinkaid Files Book #1)-Lorena McCourtney

Thursday, January 8, 2015


This is a light hearted murder mystery which will have you shaking your head in wonder! How can one girl stumble onto some much murder and mayhem when all she is trying to do is help her uncle who is a P.I.? The case he gave her should have been simple--get someone's address--------well she gets a whole lot more then that, including a guy who has to keep running to her rescue and a domineering cat! And then there is the woman who could be her twin and has a slight problem with the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

This is the first in this series (yeah I got the first first this time!!!!) and I will be reading the rest as they come out to see what other trouble this budding P.I can get into.


About the Book: (from Amazon)

"Lorena McCourtney's lively cozy mysteries hit all the right notes for me, and her newest 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


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?


"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

"McCourtney has fashioned a fun and engaging mystery that begs to be solved. 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

"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

"Quirky, charming, and fun. Myriad suspects, plot twists, good dialogue, romance: mystery fans will find it all in good form."--Publishers Weekly

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the Book here


About the Author: (from Amazon)


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.


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21 comments :

Sharon Martin said...

Lol this one sounds like a right hoot to read, just what I need at the moment xx

Masshole Mommy said...

I love a good mystery and this one sounds pretty entertaining. I definitely want to read this one.

Scott said...

You actually got the first one this time! Seems like you always jump into the middle of the series, only wishing you had read them in order.

kristi dominguez said...

Sounds super fun. Love that you got the first this time...LOL!

Kelly Hutchinson said...

This sounds like a really cute mystery book. I am always up for a light read like this.

jaime said...

This sounds like a great read. I have several books on my nightstand right now, just waiting to be read. I may have to add this one to the stack.

Alison Shaffer said...

sounds like a good read for the afternoons. thanks for sharing about it.

Lorena McCourtney said...

Thanks for all the great comments about "Dying to Read." I hope readers have as much fun reading Cate as I did writing her! There are two more books available in the Cate Kinkaid Files Mystery series: Dolled Up to Die and Death Takes a Ride.

Cindy Gordon said...

Always looking to add great reads to my reading list! Thanks for sharing this prospective book to me!

Athena Nagel said...

Sounds like a great book - and one that I could use to introduce my daughter to murder mysteries.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

This sounds like such a sweet mystery. I can't wait to check it out.

Caitlin Fore said...

I love books like this - I will definitely give it a read!

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

Sounds like a good read. I love mystery novels.

Debi Wayland said...

Sounds like a lovely book. Thanks for sharing it!

Chrystal Mahan said...

What a cute cozy mystery. It it centered around a library and that is where the title comes from?

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

This sounds like a really cute book. When I first read the title, I thought, you can never go wrong with a good pun. Also, I am loving the domineering cat dynamic. Super cute!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This sounds like an awesome murder mystery and I will have to get this one. I have always wanted to be a PI Thanks for sharing.

Maria said...

Sounds like a fun mystery book! My teen likes to pick up my kindle so this seems tame enough for the both of us.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I love a nice, juicy thriller to curl up with!

Liz Mays said...

I have to wonder what kind of trouble she keeps getting in and needs rescuing from!

Onica MommyFactor said...

I love books that feature female characters. This one with a budding P.I. seems like a book to learn more about.

 
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