Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing
When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, August 26, 2012 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book I review below. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. (You can read details about my book giveaways here.)
Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney
Lorena McCourtney is a long-time resident of
Southern Oregon and enjoys using Oregon settings in her books. She wrote numerous short stories for children before moving on to romances and now to mysteries, often with a bit of humor. She won the American Christian Fiction Writer's 'Mystery Book of the Year" and twice won the Daphne Du Maurier Award of Excellence.
From the book's back cover
All she wanted was a paycheck. What she got was a murder.
Cate Kinkaid's life is ... well, frankly it's floundering. Her social life, her career, her haircut--they're all a mess. Unemployed, the 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?
Move over, Janet Evanovich! All Cate has to do is locate someone. But, of course, after she finds the person she can’t walk away. She goes from one predicament to a more complicated predicament and on and on. Some kooky characters, a murder mystery, and a budding romance move this cozy mystery along. The dialogue is witty and the action is snappy, making this a page-turner. The laugh-out-loud moments are delightful. Cate Kinkaid will be around for a long time. Can’t wait for her next adventure.
Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, August 26, 2012 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. Please, please remember to leave your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you for your mailing address.
Till next time ... keep on smiling.