Book Review – “First Degree Mudder” by Kate Dyer-Seeley (Pacific Northwest Mystery #4)


Title:  First Degree Mudder

Author:  Kate Dyer-Seeley

Series:  Pacific Northwest Mystery #4


Synopsis (from  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 . . .


My thoughts:  I love, love, love this series.  I couldn’t wait until the publication date for this one and sure enough I pre-ordered it and had it delivered to my door on the date it was out.

This cozy mystery series truly has it all . . . humor, great characters, a little intrigue, and a great continuing storyline from book to book.

The first couple books in this series definitely had a bit more humor that the ensuing ones – it was hilarious seeing the main character trying to fit into this outdoor world and conquer mountains and ski slopes.  As Meg starts to gain more “experience” in her outdoor pursuits, I guess I see why the author has backed off on the humor and gaffes of her outdoor adventures – but I certainly wouldn’t mind some more of that in the next books.

I love that the author  has kept a couple underlying storylines not only going but growing and getting more and more intriguing throughout the series – what is happening with Meg’s relationship with Matt?  What is the true story about Meg’s dad?  And the Sheriff?


I of course can’t wait for the next one – and now I will have to wait a year – sniff, sniff,  . . .

A great cozy mystery series that everyone should get their hands on . .

And remember,

Books are Life,



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