Death Takes a Ride by Lorena McCourtney

Genres: Christian Fiction, Contemporary Romance

9780800721602Death Takes a Ride by Lorena McCourtney
Genre: Christian Cozy Mystery
Pages: 336 Trade Paperback
Date Published: July 2014
Publisher: Revell Books

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.

If you’re familiar with my reviews, you know that I am most often swimming in the world of Christian Historical Fiction, it’s my passion. However, I have to admit I’m loving these titles! Mystery was my original genre of choice and while I’m often more likely to be found reading a historical, a good contemporary might find it’s way on my shelves from time to time. Much like I enjoyed Peggy Darty in years past with her Christy Castleman series, I feel a very similar enjoyment to Lorena McCourtney’s Cate Kinkaid Files.

When I was younger I loved mysteries. I love to read them and watch them on various television shows or movies. My mother, my sisters, and I all watched Murder She Wrote together when I was really young and I can still remember the popcorn on the floor… or the different puppy chow chocolate and peanut better mix or cheese and sausage dips we made. Good memories. 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 more after the Cate Kinkaid Files!

In this book things are finally looking up for Cate, even with a big mystery in her path! While things seem to round out, I hope that this will be more than just a trilogy. I could go with more and more tales from Cate’s day to day business.

I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it. I received no other compensation for this review. The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions. Your experience may vary. Please read my full disclosure policy for more details.

Praise for the Cate Kinkaid Files

“Quirky, charming, and fun.”–Publishers Weekly on Dying to Read

“This book has tension that is matched only by humor–you won’t find a place to stop and take a breath.”–The Suspense Zone on Dolled Up to Die

“An entertaining, quick-paced whodunit that’s sure to keep even seasoned mystery lovers guessing.”–RT Book Reviews on Dolled Up to Die

Lorena McCourtney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of dozens of novels, including Invisible (which won a Daphne du Maurier Award from Romance Writers of America), Dying to Read, and Dolled Up to Die. She resides in Oregon. Learn more at

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  • This sounds like a interesting cozy! =) Pinned!