Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney ~ Review

It’s a quirky, cozy mystery with a heroine that has just the funniest sense of dry humor she brings into her brand-new PI profession.

            From the first chapter I knew Cate would be a blast to spend the next three hundred pages with. She brings a personality to the page that kept me reading just for the sake of hearing some quip she would come up with next.

            I wish there had been more dialogue. Much of the novel was through the thought process of Cate, and her humor kept moving it forward, but a bit more dialogue I think would have given the book “pop” that it needed.

            “Quirky” is definitely a word to describe this novel! Quirky cast of characters, quirky plot, even a quirky pet. The novel isn’t one for the fans of Die Hard, who like their murders grisly and dark, but for me, this cozy mystery had enough mystery combined with “cozy” main characters to make the story worth the read.

            I loved the chemistry between Mark and Cate. Oo, wonder what is coming up next for these two. The ending certainly went out with a bang and I was given enough suspects, I actually didn’t figure out who “did it”.

            It’s cute, quirky weekend mystery read, with enough elements to keep you wondering what will come around next.

            This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.

            **Available August 2012 from Revell, a division of Baker Publishers**

More about the novel...

Cate Kinkaid is just dipping her toe into the world of private investigating until one of the many resumes she has floating around lands her a real job. All she has to do is determine that a particular woman lives at a particular address. Simple, right? 

When the big and brooding house happens to contain a dead body, this routine PI job turns out to be anything but simple. Is Cate in over her head? 

Readers will be hooked from the very first chapter of this fast-paced and witty romantic mystery from bestselling and award-winning author Lorena McCourtney.


  1. Oh this is definitely one I want to read! I love mystery and not being able to figure out "who" the murderer is!

    1. You'd probably like it Jessica! It's got a funny brand of humor tied on it. :)

  2. Quirky and chemistry...anytime I read those two together, I know it's a book I want to read!


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