Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Death Takes a Ride by Lorena McCourtney

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 Review:
This is the third installment in the Cate Kinkaid Files, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Cate, an assistant private investigator seems to always find dead bodies.  She's working on her license so that she will become a "real" P.I. and take over the business from her Uncle Joe.

Other characters in the novel are Cate's deaf, fluffy white cat, Olivia, who knows when the phone will ring; and Mitch, who comes to the rescue on his Purple Rocket. In this light-hearted mystery, Clancy, a large, hairy dog is introduced. He enjoys giving sloppy kisses and riding on a motorcycle, complete with goggles.

Readers are treated with just enough romance and just enough mystery and suspense to make this book a compelling read. (The conclusion will take your breath away.)

Thank you to to Lanette Haskins at Baker Publishing Group, Revell Books for my copy.

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