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 Extreme magazine 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 . . .
About the Author
Kate Dyer-Seeley writes the Pacific Northwest Mystery Series for Kensington Publishing, featuring a young journalist, Meg Reed, who bills herself as an intrepid adventurer in order to land a gig writing for Northwest Extreme. Only Meg’s idea of sport is climbing onto the couch without spilling her latte.
She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and son, where you can find her hitting the trail, at an artisan coffee shop, or at her favorite pub. Better yet—at all three.
Review of First Degree Mudder
Review (4.5 Stars): Meg is a charming character that soon realizes that she got more than she bargained for when she signs up for the first annual Mud, Sweat and Beers race in Portland for her magazine, Northwest Extreme. To get herself ready for the event, she signs up for the Mind Over Mudder boot camp, which will help her at the very least look the part for this assignment. Before Meg knows it, she discovers the body of the boot camp trainer, Billy, and discovers that someone has taken this boot camp a little too seriously.
First Degree Mudder has the perfect dash of mud, humor and suspense that made this an enjoyable read for me. I sympathized with Meg because she always seems to find herself in situations that are a little over her head and then smack dab in the middle of a murder mystery. I also loved learning the history regarding Fort Vancouver, which is a landmark here in the area and I can’t wait to go visit the places that Meg described when the weather gets a little warmer. This is the fourth book in the Pacific Northwest Mystery series and I’m a big fan of the series and can’t wait to see where Ms. Dyer-Seeley goes from here.