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Review and Giveaway: Death Takes a Ride July 21, 2014

Filed under: Book Reviews,Monday Musings — Melissa Finnegan @ 12:13 pm
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death takes a ride



It’s official. This case is above her pay grade–and Cate’s in over her head.

Cate Kinkaid arrives at H&B Vintage Auto Restorations to give a friend a ride. But, as usual, trouble finds Cate even there–this time in the form of one dead man, one wounded man, and what appears to be a pretty obvious case of self-defense.

Despite having been merely an unfortunate bystander, Cate finds herself sucked into the case. And the deeper she gets, the more she begins to suspect that the shooting in the H&B office may not have been as cut-and-dried as it appeared.

Bestselling and award-winning author Lorena McCourtney takes you on wild ride in this clever cozy mystery that will keep you guessing.

My thoughts and giveaway:

What a fun cozy mystery. This is the third in a series, I haven’t read any of the others but from my reading of this one I think you can jump in at any point and not feel lost. I didn’t at all.

Cate Kinkaid is a spunky character who I enjoyed reading about and getting to know. Lorena did a great job with all of the characters in this book giving them each their own distinct personality. Especially the cat and dog, loved them!!

This is not a grip-the-pages-because-I-am-so-scared kind of book, which from what I understand of cozy mysteries they’re not supposed to be that way, hence the word “cozy”. But Lorena has definitely written a book you will want to keep reading so you can figure out whodunit.

If you like a light mystery with murder thrown in, an ex-wife who seems too eager for insurance money, a little suspense and a dash of romance, then this is a book you will want to grab and probably an author you should really check out.

Visit Lorena here.

Grab a copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Deeper Shopping or Books-A-Million.

Leave a comment by July 27th at 5:00 p.m. for your chance to win a copy for yourself. (U.S. residents only)

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


11 Responses to “Review and Giveaway: Death Takes a Ride”

  1. Karen Spiegel Says:

    Wow, another mystery!! Love ’em! Would be glad to win it.

  2. Pam K. Says:

    I’ve read the previous two Cate books by Lorena McCourtney. I really liked them. There are always unique characters in Lorena’s books. Though she writes mysteries, there’s an element of humor in them as well. I want to read Death Takes a Ride so it would be great to win the copy you have to give away. Thanks for the chance to win!

  3. I love a good mystery. I would share this with my daughter and aunt.

  4. Death Takes a Ride sounds like a great cozy mystery! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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  5. Lisa Brown Says:

    I have not read any books for this author, they look great, thank you for the chance to win it.

  6. KayM Says:

    Hi Melissa, I haven’t read any of Lorena McCourtney’s books, but I enjoy cozy mysteries. They are kind of a relief after reading more stressful books of suspense or thrillers. Thank you for offering a copy of Death Takes a Ride.

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