Death Takes a Ride

July 22nd, 2014. Filed under: Tuesday's Tempting Reads.

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.


I love assistant PI Cate Kinkaid and the way she falls into mysteries and dead bodies. You just never know what’s going to happen when Cate gets involved.

And, of course, you’re never quite sure what’s going to happen between Cate and her boyfriend Mitch. Or what’s going to happen between Clancy, the dog Mitch gets stuck babysitting, and Octavia, the cat that owns Cate. Fur does fly.

Cate’s current caper both starts and ends with murder and mayhem with a lot of interesting stuff in between. It also looks as if the boyfriend is going to dump her. Cate just wonders when and how it’s going to happen.

This is a great stand alone read, but you’ll be doing yourself a big favor if you read Dying to Read and Dolled Up to Die first.

I’m really looking forward to the next book in The Cate Kinkaid Files. I hope you have many more planned, Ms McCourtney. Thank you for this series.

***A special thank you to Lanette Haskins for providing a review copy.***


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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