Sunday, November 20, 2016

Book 4 in the Pacific Northwest Mysteries
by Kate Dyer-Seeley

When a mud marathon champion bites the dust, Meg Reed has to go the distance to make sure a killer comes clean . . .
Back home in Portland, Oregon, Meg is ready to take her career as an outdoor writer for Extrememagazine to the next level. Lesser journalists sling mud—Meg plans to run through it. To train hard for Mud, Sweat & Beers, an extreme 5K mud run, she’s signed on with the Mind Over Mudder team, run by ten-time mud marathon champ—and former drill sergeant—Billy the Tank. But when Meg finds her tenacious trainer dead in the locker room, she has a sinking feeling someone may have been pushed too far. Digging through the hidden secrets at Mind Over Mudder is a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it. Meg will have to tread carefully, though—or she may soon be running for her life . . .


FIRST DEGREE MUDDER is a first rate mystery!

This is my first book by this author as Kate Dyer-Seeley (I do read and LOVE her Bakeshop Mystery series that she writes as Ellie Alexander). At first I wasn’t sure about this series. The covers, and the descriptions didn’t really say cozy to me. However, once I started reading FIRST DEGREE MUDDER, I forgot all about my very wrong opinions about this series.

I liked protagonist Meg Reed from the very first page. Just getting inside her head in the first chapter, I knew this was someone I’d want to be friends with. She has way more energy than I do, and I couldn’t do half of what she does (Meg’s training for a mud run, and two things I don’t do . . . mud or run), but I’d love to sit and trade stories with her.

Meg’s trainer is the victim in FIRST DEGREE MUDDER. Who would want to kill the former drill sergeant, Billy, is the question Meg wants answered. Kate Dyer Seeley takes readers on an action packed adventure as we search for answers into Billy’s death, and a few other mysteries that pop up along the way. If you’re anything like me, you’re going to be breathless by the end.

It has taken me too long to get in to this series. I’m thrilled to have had the chance to read FIRST DEGREE MUDDER, and I can’t wait to go back and read the first three books!

Make sure to check out the back of FIRST DEGREE MUDDER for Meg’s Adventure Tips!

is available for pre-order
and releases
November 29!

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. This is a new (to me) author/series. Happy Sunday, to you.

  2. I really like this series and I'm looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing your great review.

  3. I will be heading back to read the first two also. First Degree Mudder sounded like fun but I loved it more than I expected. I really connected with Kate and her friends and look forward to following their earlier relationship as well as seeing where Kate goes from here.

  4. So glad to see that you enjoyed one of my favorite authors & series. I fell in love with the first book & emailed Kate how much I had enjoyed it. Finding out that the best way to keep up with her new books was on Fb compelled me to join Fb so I could follow her. Then I found all my favorite authors & wonderful friends, bloggers & reviewers, like you. Wishing you & the family a Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Thanks so much for taking the time to read it and share it with your followers! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed poor, bumbling Meg and her muddy adventure.