Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Death Takes a Ride (The Cate Kincaid Files, #3) by Lorena McCourtney
Cate Kinkaid arrives at H&B Classic 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. Owner Matt Halliday wants to hire her, but not for this case. Instead, Cate is charged with finding a man who owns a particular motorcycle Matt would like to buy. As her search progresses, she begins to suspect that the shooting in Matt's office may not have been as cut-and-dried as it appeared.
About The Author:
My husband and I live in southern Oregon. For many years we made our home on rural acreage, with horses, lots of space, and country peace and quiet.
But a few years ago, we (with me dragging my feet all the way) moved to town. Now we have much less space, a lot more traffic and sirens noise, and our livestock consists of one eccentric cat. But – and I never thought I’d say this! – I like living in town just fine now. It suits our lifestyle for this time of life.
One thing that didn’t change when we moved to town is that I’m still writing mysteries.
I traveled a rather unlikely route to becoming a mystery writer. There was no mystery in my earliest, fifth-grade writing. Those stories were always about horses (and quickly rejected by magazine editors, who were not impressed with my youthful “talent.”) The love of horses carried me through a degree in Agriculture from Washington State University, although by then I had a vague idea of combining horses and writing. My first job out of college, however, turned out to be with a big midwestern meat-packing company. I quickly learned that writing about raising hogs and making sausage was not my life’s calling.
Marriage and motherhood intervened, and by the time I got back to writing I knew fiction was what I wanted to write. I started with short stories for children and teenagers, mostly for the Sunday School publications. Then I added women’s short stories and romance novels, all the time promising the Lord I would get back to Christian writing eventually. Finally, after 24 published romance novels, the Lord made plain it was time to make good on that promise. It was time to become a Christian author and write exclusively Christian fiction.
The first seven of these books were Christian romance, but I threw a murder into one of them and realized – Hey, I like this mystery stuff! I then wrote three serious and intense Christian mysteries, but I also discovered I prefer a more lighthearted approach to mystery writing.
Readers seem to like the lighthearted books too. I’ve now done four books in my Ivy Malone Mysteries series, two in the Andi McConnell Mysteries (the lady with a limousine), and there will be three in the new Cate Kinkaid Files series.
One of the nicest perks of being a Christian author is hearing from readers, and I’d be delighted to hear from any of you. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Death Takes A Ride, and our favorite PI is in the midst of a murder, and all she wanted to do was pick up someone for a ride to a church event. Cate was just helping out, but bodies seem to find her, or she is the next victim?
If you love mystery and suspense, with a bit of romance, this is for you, and it won’t disappoint. Poor Cate is finally achieving her goal of becoming a fully licensed PI, just waiting for it to arrive in the mail. Of course, her relationship with Matt maybe fully jeopardized, as he does not like her line of work, and the danger that seems to follow her around.
Now that her Uncle is finally retiring and turning the business over to her, she has more life decisions to make. Some decisions seem to really fall into her lap. She sure has some heart stopping events happen to her, and you never expect where help will come from, at least I didn’t.
I have read the first two books in this series and they are equally as good, and I highly recommend that you read them. This book can stand-alone, we get caught up with a lot of the information that is presented to us.
Love the end of this book, and hope that there will be more in this series, hate to say goodbye.
I received this book through Revell’s Blogger’s Tour, and was not required to give a positive review.