Monday, July 15, 2013

Dolled Up to Die

Author: Lorena McCourtney
Publisher: Revell
July 2013
ISBN:  978-0800721596
Genre: Cozy mystery

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 . . .

I enjoyed reading DOLLED UP TO DIE and couldn’t put it down. I had to find out what happens. The book does have a lot of New Age mysticism involved (included in the mystery) and parts are a bit scary.

I did guess who might have done it early on, but there were enough red herrings thrown in to keep me guessing as to who really did it. I was initially right though.

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. Readers will want to read the first book, Dying to Read, before this (even though this one stands alone) to be brought up to date with how Cate landed in PI work.

If you love cozy mysteries, then pick up DOLLED UP TO DIE. It is a great book by an award-winning author. $14.99. 320 pages. 5 stars. 

1 comment:

Judy said...

Great review Laura! Sounds like a book I'd enjoy!

Judy B