Friday, July 19, 2013

Dolled Up To Die by Lorena McCourtney (The Cate Kinkaid Files Series)

I really enjoyed Dying To Read. Dolled Up To Die  is the second book in this series. Cate Kinkaid is now an assistant PI, working for her Uncle. Cate's cat, Octavia, she inherited from the first book is trying to help her, but cats aren't helpful with all things, or always in ways we need them to be.

She can't carry a gun yet, but she can file reports, work on subpoenas, and wind up smack in the middle of a murder investigation! All she did was try to go rescue a lady who said there was a triple murder, but that the police wouldn't come help. Arriving at the scene, the victims are elaborate life like dolls. Jo-Jo, their creator has put so much work into them, having them shot and be-headed in her own home is extremely hard on her. Jo-Jo is suspecting her ex-husband or his new wife or Mother-In-Law of this crime. Just as the police finally do show up, and Cate's boyfriend arrives to be her back up, Jo-Jo and Cate find her ex-husband's body in the back bedroom! Well it is on from there!

Cate has a whole list of suspects that are growing, and motives are anywhere from clear, to very murky, a complication that she and Mitch are falling in love, a wedding she was asked to be a Bride's Maid in because someone else couldn't, and a killer on the loose. She is going to have to pray and work her way though this very carefully, and with a good bit of help if she is going to solve this case and find out who is destroying Jo-Jo's dolls and killing people.

Another really good read. I'm really enjoying this series!
Carol :)

About The Book:

Cate's not sure just what she expected . . . but she knows it certainly wasn't this.
When Cate Kinkaid receives a frantic call about a triple homicide, she drives to the scene against her better judgment--aren't triple homicides more up the police department's alley?--only to find that the victims are not quite who she expects. Now she has a new rule to add to everything she's learned in her short stint as an assistant private investigator: always find out if the victims have human DNA. Because these three do not.

But who would shoot this nice lady's dolls? What possible reason could the shooter have? And then there's the startling discovery of another victim, who definitely does have human DNA . . .

With tension that is matched only by humor, Dolled Up to Die is the exciting second book in Lorena McCourtney's Cate Kinkaid Files. You won't find a place to stop and take a breath in this fast-paced story.

About the Author - Excerpts from her web site: 

My husband and I live in southern Oregon. 

I have one son and a granddaughter. Jim has two daughters and three grandchildren. Our family is fairly well scattered, so we do not see them as often as we’d like.

I started writing in the fifth grade. All my stories were about horses. This love of horses carried me through a degree in agriculture from Washington State University. My first job out of college, however, was with a big meat-packing company in the Midwest, where I quickly discovered that writing about hogs and sausage making was not my life’s calling.

Marriage and motherhood intervened, and by the time I got back to writing, I knew fiction was what I wanted to write. I started out doing short stories for children and teenagers, mostly for Sunday-School publications. Then, primarily because of financial pressures, I wrote women’s short stories and romance novels, all the time promising the Lord I would get back to Christian writing. Finally, after 24 published romance novels, the Lord made plain that it was time to make good on that promise. It was time to become a Christian author and write exclusively Christian fiction. The first 6 of these books were with the Palisades line of Christian romance, but with my 7th book of Christian fiction, WHIRLPOOL, I turned to a stronger emphasis on mystery.

One of the nicest perks of being a Christian author is hearing from readers, and I’d be delighted to hear from any of you. Contact me at
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Available July 15, 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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