Publication Date: October 22, 2019
Series: Britton Bay Mystery #3
Genres: Cozy Mystery
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Newspaper editor Molly Owens loves her new life—and her new man—in the beautiful seaside town of Britton Bay, Oregon. But when a car-show killer strikes, she needs to put the brakes on the culprit . . .
As editor-in-chief of the Britton Bay Bulletin, Molly steps in for a sick reporter to cover the Classic Car Crawl, an exhibit of vintage automobiles. Her main challenge is not being driven to distraction by the presence of her hunky boyfriend, Sam Alderich, a fellow car enthusiast whose auto shop is sponsoring the event. But when she and Sam discover the co-founder dead in his car, Molly quickly shifts gears to solve the murder.
With a showroom full of suspects—including the co-founder's longtime partner, much-younger wife, enigmatic ex, and car owners with grudges and grievances—Molly soon starts to feel like she's spinning her wheels. And after things take a turn for the worse, it's all she can do to steer clear of trouble and stay out of a killer's clutches . . .
This is the third book in the Britton Bay series and should be read in order of publication! You can start the series with Deadly News.
Deadly Ride is the third book in the Britton Bay mystery series. For greatest enjoyment, I highly recommend reading the series in order of publication. While each book does have it’s own mystery, the characters evolve through each book and a budding romance blossoms as well. Not only that, this is an awesome series and those who enjoy cozy mysteries will easily become entrapped in the stories.
That being said, I enjoyed this book. I think the first two books were a bit better but I still sailed through this one and enjoyed figuring out “who-dun-it” with Molly. One of the main reasons this may not have been my favorite of the series is because the story revolves around a car show and a murder that takes place at it. The victim, while very unlikable, didn’t get as much recognition in the story either. I feel like I wasn’t able to get a good picture of him other than seeing he was a chauvinistic pig! Also, cars are not really my thing so I wasn’t completely interested in the plot line.
Regardless of the things I didn’t care for within this book I am really glad Jody is continuing on in the series. It’s one of my favorites and I look forward to many more (hopefully) in the future!