Death Takes a Ride by Lorena McCourtney – A Book Review
The first book I read on my Kindle was Invisible by Lerena McCourtney. I enjoyed it so much, I purchased the other three books in the series about the insuppressible little old lady, Ivy Malone, and read them in quick succession. So, when I had the opportunity to read and review Death Takes a Ride by Ms McCourtney, I jumped at the chance.
The leading lady and sleuth in this story, Cate Kinkaid, who is moving in on middle age, does not find herself in quite the same types of dangerous yet hilarious predicaments as her predecessor, little old lady Ivy Malone. Yet this mystery provided enough twists and turns to keep me interested in the story line. I have always been a big mystery fan, and I enjoyed this cozy mystery that kept me awake nights wanting to know what was coming up next, not checking the doors and jumping at bumps in the night.
Death Takes a Ride is the third in the Cate Kinkaid series. However it worked fine as a stand alone read. Through implications within the text, I was able to infer that throughout the series Cate typically finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, or as an assistant PI, was that the right place at the right time? While her uncle’s private investigation agency did not typically handle murder cases, it seems Cate often has a way of finding herself alongside a dead body. The reader of this book does not have to get far into the story before just such a situation manifests itself. The story also includes enough romance between Cate and her “Computer Dude” boyfriend, Mitch, to keep romance novel lovers interested, while there doesn’t seem to be any love lost between Cate’s cat and the dog Mitch is fostering for the victim of an attempted robbery. Or was it attempted murder? No spoilers here, you will have to read the story to find out, and also to enjoy the wonderful ending with the sweet, and ketchupy, surprise.
If you are looking for a cozy mystery that is enjoyable without overtaxing your own inner sleuth, this book is for you. I would give it four out of five smoking guns for reading pleasure. I thank Revell Publishers and Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for providing Death Takes a Ride for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are strictly my own.