Dead Man's Switch (Paperback)

A Kate Reilly Mystery (Kate Reilly Mysteries #1)

By Tammy Kaehler

Poisoned Pen Press, 9781590588826, 250pp.

Publication Date: August 2, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/2/2017)
Paperback (8/2/2011)
Compact Disc (8/2/2011)
Audio Cassette (8/1/2011)
Hardcover (8/2/2011)
MP3 CD (8/2/2011)
Compact Disc (4/1/2013)

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Praise for Dead Man's Switch... "Kate Reilly is smart, tough and engaging-and she sure can drive. And Tammy Kaehler sure can write." -Harley Jane Kozak author of A Date You Can't Refuse Aspiring racecar driver Kate Reilly goes looking for a ride in the American Le Mans Series-and stumbles over a dead driver. Hours later, she takes that driver's job and takes pole position on the list of suspects in his murder. Amid suspicion, Kate quickly gets to know the car and team, bumping into plenty of suspects along the way. Clues fly at her as fast as the turns on the track. Soon exhilaration and hazards exist on-and off-the track as Kate throttles up both the Corvette's V8 and a murder investigation.... A fateful stint in corporate hospitality introduced Tammy Kaehler to the racing world, triggering this first Kate Reilly Racing mystery. She works as a technical writer in the Los Angeles area, where she lives with her husband and many cars.

Praise For Dead Man's Switch: A Kate Reilly Mystery (Kate Reilly Mysteries #1)

"[A] winning debut...Even those unfamiliar with this world will appreciate Kaehler's vivid descriptions of the intricate teamwork involved in racing, the amazing equipment, the split-second decision making required of the driver, and the pulse-pounding race itself." —Publishers Weekly

"... chock full of [good drama]. The characters were full of life and completely believable. Kate was aggressive but not pushy, and she didn't make a big deal of being a 'female driver' ... which quickly gets old. I really hope this becomes a series." —Fresh Fiction

"Pedal to the metal from start to finish, Tammy Kaehler's sensational debut is a high-octane whodunit so real you can smell burnt rubber and racing fuel. Displaying a veteran's writing skills, Kaehler's Kate Reilly series is off to a jackrabbit start!" —Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of One Was a Soldier

"Kaehler’s debut wraps the reader in layers of racing detail." —Kirkus Reviews

"A tale of mystery and intrigue that involves Corvettes and racing will often move high on a recreational reading list...[Kaehler] became interested in racing after a visit to a hospitality suite. That day led to intense research and a quest for accuracy that will appeal to the knowledge race enthusiast." —Auto Enthusiast