Thursday, July 3, 2014

Death Takes a Ride

 
GIVEAWAY

MCCOURTNEY, LORENA
DEATH TAKES A RIDE

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.

My Review:

Madcap mayhem at its best. Who knew murder could be so much fun? This cozy mystery has all the elements of a perfect summer read.

There's a complicated mystery with plenty of twists and turns to solve. Impeccable pacing make this the kind of read you want to race through, but slow down so you can take the time to enjoy all the nuances of McCourtney's clever wit.

Loved the deaf cat and behemoth of a dog. Who can resist a story with secondary characters like that?! Not me, that's for sure. Mind you the besotted hero grabbed my attention as well and provides some lovely toe-curling scenes in the midst of all the chaos.

And though this is the third book in the Cate Kinkaid Files series and the romance is continuous through each book it reads very well as a standalone. I read book one, somehow missed book two and had no problems delving right into Death Takes a Ride. If you like cozy mysteries with a generous dollop of humour, this is definitely the book for you.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Death Takes a Ride please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 5 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

My thanks to the publisher and Net Galley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

16 comments:

  1. I like cozy mysteries and when the mystery is accompanied with a das of humour, I love it even more!
    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Me too, Janka. This one is fabulous. Good luck!

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  2. Sounds like fun. Count me in! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  3. Love. Good, cozy mystery and I love the title. Sign me up, please!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It has a catchy ring to it, doesn't it? Good luck, Melanie.

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  4. This story sounds like so much fun!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. It certainly is, Britney. Good luck!

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  5. Madcap is a good word to describe Lorena's fun, sleuthing stories!
    Please add me, I've been waiting for this one. :)
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. You're added, Merry. Good luck!

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  6. I read the previous two books in this series. They were fun to read. I enjoy humor in mysteries to help lighten them a bit. Lorena does a great job of that.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. She certainly does. Good luck, Pam.

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  7. Love Lorena's books, I think I've read most of her books, glad to see a new one out. So count me in on this one .... rrwalter34 ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're counted, Becky. Good luck!

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  8. I've been reading Juliana Deering's new Drew Farthering series so I'm on a bit of a murder mystery kick right now! Sign me up for this giveaway for sure!

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Oohh -- love that series too. Very campy. Good luck, Liz.

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