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Product Details

  • Series: Kate Reilly Mysteries (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press; 1 edition (August 5, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1464202362
  • ISBN-13: 978-1464202360
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #581,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tammy Kaehler’s career in marketing and technical writing landed her in the world of automobile racing, which inspired her with its blend of drama, competition, and friendly people. Mystery fans and racing insiders alike praised the first two Kate Reilly Racing Mysteries,Dead Man’s SwitchandBraking Points,and she takes readers back behind the wheel for the third time inBlack-Flagged.Tammy works as a technical writer in the Los Angeles area, where she lives with her husband and many cars.

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Tammy Kaehler's career in marketing and technical writing landed her in the world of automobile racing, which inspired her with its blend of drama, competition, and friendly people. Mystery fans and racing insiders alike praised the first two Kate Reilly Racing Mysteries, Dead Man's Switch and Braking Points, and the latter was named Best Motorsport Book of 2013 by the American Auto Racing Writers & Broadcasters Association. Tammy takes readers back behind the wheel for the third time in Avoidable Contact, and she plans many future racing adventures. Tammy works as a technical writer in the Los Angeles area, where she lives with her husband and many cars. Find out more at www.tammykaehler.com.

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The plot and subplots kept me guessing and reading too late into the night.
Shergie
And I will say this: expect to be left craving book 4 and to be saying things out loud like "Urg!
A. Marbach
I loved Kate Reilly, she is a well developed character and the story line was fantastic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 13, 2014
Format: Paperback
I appreciate the author's inclusion of a 'map' of the Daytona racetrack to help visualize the shape of the track and follow along with Ms. Kaehler's detailed descriptions of the layout. The only bone I have to pick about the book concerns all the racing jargon in the first chapters, where the book read a little more like a guide for racing fans, than a novel. But at least half of that is on me, because racing is not a sport we follow closely in my family.

Once the story started, that issue was laid to rest. I appreciated the descriptions of how the drivers visualized the driver changes, much like I used to do on the stage, or you hear about other professional athletes "seeing" their shots. And can you imagine racing for 24 hours straight??? Talk about endurance!

Kate was an extremely personable character. She wasn't an angel, but then who of us is? Kate's father is at the track, and to start, she wants little to do with him. And other members of her extended family -a half-sister, two cousins and an uncle are working for other teams in the race. The uncle and cousins are of the sort that you would probably want to give them a piece of your mind if you ever came across them - and nasty with it. But, maybe in response to some of the things that go on (her boyfriend being critically injured in an off-track hit-and-run the morning of the race, and the 'avoidable contact' accident caused by an amateur driver with disastrous consequences) she begins to warm to her step-sister and father. Her father even winds up knocking his brother to the ground over threats and vicious names he calls Kate.

It wasn't my usual cozy mystery with a craft shop or restaurant of some sort.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christine Harvey on August 2, 2014
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And Tammy Kaehler does it again. In book 3 of the Kate Reilly mystery series, we’re back in the racing world—and Kate’s world—this time at the 24 hours of Daytona. Each book in this series has added another layer to Kate’s life, and to the lives of all the people in it. The book kept me breathless as I followed Kate through the challenge of a 24 hour race while also dealing with estranged family members and trying to figure out who would want to hurt her boyfriend Stuart. Can’t wait for the next book in this series!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rhonda on August 21, 2014
Format: Paperback
4 STARS

This is the third book in the series. I have not read the first two. I have never watched a car race so I was new to the world of racing too. But I liked this cozy mystery. It was full of cars, characters, drama and action. It is also a fast paced book it all takes place with a little over 24 hours.

Kate Reilly is a driver on Daytona 500. Kate is having a bad start to a important day. It gets worse too. Kate had a fight with her boyfriend Stuart and someone run him down in a hit and run accident. He is in bad shape. Kate has a bunch of relatives that she had met 3 months ago. Some of them hate her.

Kate got a phone text from Stuart while he was in a coma. Saying it was not a accident. Someone had tried to kill him. They tried to kill the texter the night before. Stuart was going to meet him this morning. He wants her help proving who hit Stuart.
Kate showed the police the texts and was planning to keep showing them to the police.

Now I did not realize that for Daytona they had multiple drivers for the same car and goes for 24 hours. Plus their are different classes of cars in the race at same time. So there is lot of race talking and racing. While Kate is not driving she is trying to find out more information about different teams around her.

It would be hard to close off emotions and driving in such a important crowded race. Plus other events happen to add to the emotional toil.

You do know of the teams that have had something to do with the accident. But not all of it. Makes me want to watch a race or two to see if as much drama as this race was.

The setting is Daytona race track in Florida.

I was given this ebook to read so I could give my honest opinion and be part of its blog tour.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shergie on August 4, 2014
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This is author Tammy Kaehler's best book yet. Kate Reilly, race car driver, confronts disasters in the Daytona 24 hour race. Her boyfriend is struck by a hit-and-run driver and fights for survival, while Kate tries to unravel sinister motives for this and other tragedies.

The plot and subplots kept me guessing and reading too late into the night. Avoidable Contact is taut and exciting, with well-drawn characters and plenty of suspense. I felt I was in the driver's seat with Kate, even though I know nothing about race car driving. The book left me feeling that I had actually experienced the Daytona 24 Hour race - exhausted but very satisfied.
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Avoidable Contact by Tammy Kaeler is about the twenty four hour Daytona endurance race. Anyone that knows racing, knows that Daytona opens the racing season with a week long celebration. I love Nascar racing, so I was excited to have the opportunity to read for review the ARC of Avoidable Contact.

Kate Reilly had a bad feeling as the police officer approached her. He asked if she knew Stuart Telarday very well. He was her ex boyfriend and the Series Vice President of Operations. He had been in a hit and run car accident. Was it deliberate? Who, or better yet why, would anyone want him dead?

The Daytona endurance race consists of the car, drivers and pit crew running for twenty four hours straight. There are four drivers that alternate. The team stuck together and supported her, concentrating on the task at hand. Kate was third in the car, so it was important for her to say and help her team. Imagine how grueling this can be for all involved.

Avoidable Contact covers much of the sport in plain, easy to understand, language, even the uninitiated can understand. Tammy talks about the teams, cars, sponsors, parts, tires ( different tires for different situations), safety devices (safety barriers and the Hans device) and people (each has their specific function).

We ride around the track with Kate her as she races, brakes, dodges and weaves, even talking about the dip in the track that causes a wiggle.

THEN, the big wreck. Are we ghouls, sitting and waiting for it? Wanting it? Wishing for it?

Someone died. Is a penalty for ‘avoidable contact’ penalty enough? The penalty is called a ‘stop plus 75’ – the driver must stop in the penalty box plus they are held for 75 seconds, which equals a lap at the Daytona Race Track.
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