Saturday, August 25, 2012

Dying To Read by Lorena McCourtney

Down on her luck and unemployed, Cate Kinkaiddying-to-read agrees to help her uncle out doing some minor P.I. work. Little does she know what major changes a little leg work can cause in her life.

Attempting to locate Willow Bishop’s current address for an out-of-state relative seems simply enough. But what Cate finds instead is an upset group of gray-haired mystery readers, a missing Willow, and Willow’s employer, Amelia Robinson, dead at the bottom of her back stairs.

The death appears to be an accident and Cate continues her search for Willow, but can’t let go of the feeling something is wrong. Returning to the scene of the accident later, Cate discovers Amelia’s niece who is threatening to send Amelia’s beloved cat, Octavia, to the animal shelter. Unable to help herself, Cate takes the cat home with her hoping to find her a good home later.

As her search for Willow continues, Cate encounters Mitch Berenski who isn’t all he seems to be. Finally finding Willow, Cate quickly discovers she’s gotten herself into a much deeper problem that could be fatal for her as well.

Author Lorena McCourtney weaves a fun tale of mystery, murder and mayhem. She has created a perky protagonist in Cate with flaws and doubts readers can relate to. The supporting characters are zany and unique in their own ways adds to this delightful story.

While the story deals with murder and mystery, McCourtney adds generous sprinkles of humor throughout especially when Octavia is involved. In addition, the author adds moments of inspiration.

DYING TO READ is a witty and fun Christian, cozy mystery with twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end. The story flows at a good pace and will hold your attention from the first paragraph until the last sentence. Cate is an intriguing new protagonist that will soon be a favorite with readers.

Author Lorena McCourtney’s website is

Dying To Read by Lorena McCourtney, The Cate Kinkaid Files, Revell, @2012, ISBN: 978-0800721589, Paperback, 320 Pages 

*Available August 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher as part of a book tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a fun and safe Saturday.


  1. Mason - Thanks for introducing us to Dying to Read. The title got my attention right away actually. I'm glad you enjoyed the novel too.

  2. I love mysteries and this sounds delightful! I will check it out. I have read "Invisibile" by Lorena McCourtney and it was great (Ivy Malone series).

  3. I'm getting in the cozy mood again. This one looks good!

  4. I haven't read a Christian cozy mystery before, but a group of readers and a cat make a good circle for a mystery plot!

  5. I loved this new Cozy Mystery series!


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