Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney
The Cate Kinkaid Files, #1
Genre: Christian Mystery
Pages: 320 Trade Paperback
Date Published: August 2012
Publisher: Revell Books
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 cannot recall exactly who or what the series was (without my shelves to help, they’re in storage as we rearrange) but there was a series from Waterbrook Multnomah several years ago and this type of writing reminds me. It’s the kind of mystery that I do not mind reading before I go to bed. Yes it does keep me interested and wondering, but it’s not the type of nightmares. I have really enjoyed Lorena’s writing and I do plan to look for the rest of the Cate Kindcaid Files!
*Thanks to Revell for providing a copy for review.*
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.