Dying to Read Paperback
The Cate Kinkaid Files | Book 1
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Dying to Read
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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?
Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney was published by Baker in September 2012 and is our 37270th best seller. The ISBN for Dying to Read is 9780800721589.
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Myriad suspects, plot twists, good dialogue, romance: mystery fans will find itPW Review
Fans of McCourtney?s Ivy Malone Mystery series will quickly get the clue that the Cate Kinkaid Files will be just as quirky, charming, and fun. Cate Kinkaid sees her job as an assistant private investigator with Belmont Investigations as a stop-gap until she gets a real job. She just needs to find out whether Willow Bishop lives at a certain address, then write a report. But one quick stop turns into one huge mystery when Cate stumbles onto a dead body and a host of suspects, including the elusive Willow. As Cate follows the clues and questions the suspects?the Whodunit book club, a greedy niece, a sleazy boyfriend?she becomes enamored of her PI job, not to mention the helpful Mitch Berenski. Things turns nasty with two attempts on her life in the same day, but Cate, despite her misgivings, triumphs. Myriad suspects, plot twists, good dialogue, romance: mystery fans will find it all in good form. (Aug.)
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"Lorena McCourtney has fashioned a fun and engaging mystery that begs to be solved. And just when I thought I had figured it out, I realized she had added another layer. Mystery lovers, kick off your shoes, curl up somewhere comfortable, and prepare to be entertained! Dying to Read will keep you fully engrossed and guessing."--Kathy Herman, author of The Baxter series, Seaport Suspense series, and Secrets of Roux River Bayou series
"I adore Lorena McCourtney books. She's one of my favorite authors. Dying to Read adds a delightful new tale to her stack of engrossing and entertaining mysteries seasoned with her signature wry humor. The fun and intriguing plot is populated by interesting characters with fascinating quirks, foibles, and challenges. McCourtney keeps the pages turning with fresh developments in a case that lures rookie PI Cate Kinkaid ever deeper into skin-tingling danger. I can hardly wait for the next book in this exciting new series!"--Jill Elizabeth Nelson, award-winning author of Reluctant Burglar
"The beginning of a new mystery series featuring naive but loveable Cate Kinkaid and a hero definitely worthy of the title 'Knight in Shining Armor,' Dying to Read keeps one guessing until the very end."--Ruth Axtell, author of The Moonlight Masquerade and Hometown Cinderella
"Cate Kinkaid is trying to get her life together. Until that happens, she takes on a part-time job as an assistant private investigator for her uncle and instantly finds herself caught up in a messy murder mystery. Crisp, witty writing spins this amateur sleuth tale into a late-night page-turner."--Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series
"Lorena McCourtney's lively cozy mysteries hit all the right notes for me and her newest, Dying to Read, doesn't miss a chord. A quirky, likable heroine, a handsome guy and oh, a murder. Don't miss Cate Kinkaid's first case as a PI. It's a killer."--Lyn Cote, author of La Belle Christiane
"In Dying to Read, Lorena McCourtney has again given us likable characters and aggravating characters, as well as eccentric and devious characters. This smorgasbord of intriguing people is served up with delicious romance and a tantalizing mystery. I'm dying to read it again, savoring all the spices of a seasoned author."--Donita K. Paul, bestselling author of the Dragon Keeper Chronicles and the Chiril Chronicles
"Dying to Read lends an exciting definition to 'cozy mystery.' When Cate Kinkaid sets out to find a missing housekeeper, she plunges headlong into the murder of the hostess of a book club. Or is it murder? Dying to Read will keep you turning the pages to learn whodunit."--Eric Wiggin, author of Skinny Dipping at Megunticook Lake and Blood Moon Rising
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|Author / Artist||Lorena McCourtney|
|Publisher||Baker (September 2012)|
|Number of Pages||320|
|Page last updated||5th November 2014|