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Slayed on the Slopes

(Pacific Northwest Mystery #2)

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After talking her way into a job writing for Portland's Northwest Extreme magazine, Meg Reed may now really be in over her head. Actually, about 8,000 feet over her head. . .

She's at Mount Hood's remote Silcox Hut, covering the the seriously hardcore Ridge Rangers-- Oregon's elite high-altitude rescue team--during their four-day winter training. Sure, Meg beefed up her out
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 31st 2015 by Kensington
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Tari
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series just keeps getting better! There are two mysteries here, the main one and an ongoing one so now I'm totally engrossed in what is going down with the side mystery. I won't spoil it and say what it has to do with but if you read the first and second books you'll know.

Meg's assignment this time was self-imposed. She came up with the idea to run a story on an offshoot group of the Crag Rats, the mountain rescue team that she heard about then worked with all summer so she could be more c
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Kevin

3 stars
I wouldn't be reading this series if I didn't like the main character Meg as much as I do. First I'll talk about the no spoiler things I like. I love the outdoor settings, they are each unique and places I'd love to visit myself. As I already stated I like Meg a lot, and her friends Jill and Matt, the suspects are usually interesting as well. The murder case itself was unusual although at first I thought it was going to be (view spoiler)
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Stephanie
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Meg is my girl. She goes on assignment and walks right into another murder.

This time around she was prepared. She spent all summer training so she could become better at her job. She was so innocently ready for her next assignment on the slopes. She is all geared up and meets this amazing rescue team who sem like they have it all together and boom. A murder!! I freaking love it lol.

This series keeps me in with not only do we get to solve the crime but we get clues to what really happened with h
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Mark Baker
Jan 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, 2016
Meg is hoping that a feature on the winter training of the new Ridge Rangers will impress her editor at Northwest Extreme. However, when she arrives high up on Mount Hood, she finds tension in the group. As she is wondering if she will even have a story, and a murder occurs. Suddenly, she wonders if she will even survive the weekend.

The problem with the book is it takes too long for the weekend to even start. The beginning was slow, and the ending dragged on too long as well. Some of the series
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Becky
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nook, cozy-mystery
Book two was a great add on to the series. Cliffhanger at the end will make readers running to grab book 3!
Sherry Fundin
Dec 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, cozy-mystery
As our adventure on the slopes begins, shades of The Shining rears it ugly head…the Timberline, snowcats…and I give Meg a lot of credit because she is terrified of most outdoor things, and Kate Dyer Seeley puts her in harms way to entertain us in this fun cozy mystery, with travel tips for your visit to Mt Hood, Oregon.

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Kayleigh
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
Another great adventure and mystery. Each book so far has had a great storyline and keeps you guessing on who done it. I have to keep reading them all to find out what is going on with her father's death and if it was an accident or not. ...more
Samantha
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books
Summary from Goodreads:

"After talking her way into a job writing for Portland's Northwest Extreme magazine, Meg Reed may now really be in over her head. Actually, about 8,000 feet over her head. . .

She's at Mount Hood's remote Silcox Hut, covering the the seriously hardcore Ridge Rangers-- Oregon's elite high-altitude rescue team--during their four-day winter training. Sure, Meg beefed up her outdoor skills over the summer . . . but she's still hoping to cover the event with some hot chocolate b
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Mary Brown
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Slayed On The Slopes is the second book in the Pacific Northwest Mystery series and it is a great read.

Meg Reed is covering a story for Northwest Extreme Magazine, where she works. She is covering the Ridge Rangers, an elite rescue team who specialize in high altitude rescues. She is at Mount Hood to get the story, and her timing is not good. She is there during a blizzard and her and the Ridge Rangers are somewhat isolated. This becomes a problem when one of the members of the Ridge Rangers is
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Jenna
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series, in my opinion, has been a hit from day one. Meg Reed is one of my favorite contemporary characters in the cozy mystery genre. She has such an earnestness and sincerity to her that I can't help but really like her. And, she reminds me a lot of myself at her age - charmingly naive (if I do say so myself!). She has a passion for her craft that really comes through; especially since she is working for an extreme outdoor sports magazine when she certainly doesn't fit the type! But she kn ...more
Katherine P
Feb 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I read the first book in the series (My Scene of the Climb Review) back in August so I was excited to see what trouble Meg had gotten up to in the 2nd book. I wasn't disappointed! Meg is a little bit older and a little wiser but she is still not an experienced outdoors man. This time she's at a ski resort staying with a group of elite skiers who are trying to start a business to help even novice skiers reach the summit. Of course things are not going smoothly as there's lots of inside fighting a ...more
LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2015


Dollycas’s Thoughts

I have been waiting for this book, thankfully we weren’t kept waiting a whole year!

Meg is back and off on another adventure and again she is not prepared and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! She thinks a little “training” she did over the summer will be able to make her look like she knows what she is doing and fool her boss. Well she is prepared for roughing in front of the fireplace but she can’t ski and her cute little gloves are not going to keep her warm as she observes the Ridge R
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Nalla Reads
Feb 05, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
*Slayed on the Slopes received for honest review*

Talk about your mystery! It was difficult to get into Slayed on the Slopes at first as I had not read the first novel in the series but Kate did a great job of filling in new readers to the goings-on of the characters to set up the story. Meg is a refreshingly real and honest character who finds herself, yet again, tangled up in another murder who-done-it. The book sent suspicion on more than 4 characters and kept sending you back and forth as to
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Alice
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-n-reviews
Wow. Two for two!

I love this! Having read the first (and been pleasantly surprised by the lack of "all roads lead to sex" threads, I was eager to start the second.
Mystery, suspense, enough red herrings to start a fish market… I'm enjoying this series immensely!

Edit: I forgot to put in the disclaimer!
I received this book for free via New Adult Book Club's RI&RI forum, where they connect with authors looking to hear feedback about their books.
The fact that I received it free of charge had zero
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Betty
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books
A fun read set on Oregon's Mt Hood. The descriptions and history of the area place you right there.I felt was isolated in the Silcox Hut along Meg Reed and others. Meg goes out in storm and hears a gunshot. Later they find Ben Rogers dead. Meg needs to find the answer before she becomes the next victim.

Full Disclosure: I received a free copy from Kensington Publishing Corp through Netgalley for an honest review. I would to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions
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Ellen
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm really bad at writing reviews. But I really enjoyed this book. The characters are developing nicely, and the bit of a cliff hanger ending has me looking forward to the next installment. ...more
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
In this 2nd outing for Meg she is still working for the extreme sports magazine and even though she still prefers sipping a Latte to going for a run she has spent the summer weekends training with the Crag Rats to hone her outdoor skills.  She hears that the Crag Rats are going to train up as Ridge Rangers, a high altitude rescue team and she gets invited to spend the training time with them up on Mount Hood so she can do a feature on them.  On the first night though a blizzard blows up and at t ...more
Ashley
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it
The setting was again different than the usual cozy I read - there were no cats, no books, it wasn’t in a library or a book shop, and there was no magic. Because of that I did enjoy the different (for me) setting. the plot was entertaining enough, though it definitely got convoluted in parts. I began to lose interest about halfway through the book because I just wasn’t engaged enough to care who was the murderer. I am also not convinced the murderer actually has good motive to commit the murder; ...more
Laura Steinert
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very sweet, sheltered, and clearly naive, the klutzy couch potato has managed to keep her job as a write for Northwest Extreme magazine. She can't hike, climb, ski, snowboard, or anything else outdoorsy, but her boss doesn't seen to care. Her second assignment for the magazine means her second involvement in a murder. Too bad none of her friends are around when she needs them.
These books are cute and quick to read, and a must read for incomers to the PNW. Dyer-Seeley makes a good tour guide and
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Stephanie
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm enjoying this series so far. I love the outdoor setting, and it was draws me into wanting to read more from this series. I actually really like the main character, Meg Reed, and her awkwardness. And I find it hilarious that she isn't great at solving crimes, like most other cozy mysteries characters, but she is great at finding clues which gets her into trouble.

This is the second book in the series. Meg gets her boss, Greg, to let her write a story about the Ridge Rangers near Government Ca
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KayDee
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Since I’m still in my blizzard mode, I decided to give this author a try. This is the second book in the series. I probably should have read the first one but this is the one with a blizzard. I like the characters and setting. Meg’s a journalist for Portland’s Northwest Extreme magazine and is on assignment 8000 feet up Mount Hood when a murder occurs during a blizzard at the remote Silcox Hut. There’s also a background story regarding the death of Meg’s father, which might not have been an acci ...more
Susan
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
I read this book because of the setting on Mt Hood and, other than that it is difficult to find anything positive to say about it. Meg Reed, who works as a writer for an outdoor magazine, is at the mountain covering the startup of a new venture to make money guiding climbers to the peak. When their seriously annoying CEO is shot, she bumbles around a lot. To call it an investigation or to say that she finds the killer is rather laughable since she is far too incompetent for any such feat.
Amanda Wilcox
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness! This story! THIS STORY! You have to read it, that's all there is to it. The characters are so awesome and I feel like I'm in the scene when she's describing it. I love the mystery and all of the different things going on in this plot! I can't wait to get into the next one to see what's going to happen next. ...more
Gretchen
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
I liked this second book in this series. I don't ski or do any winter sports, but I enjoyed reading about Meg's experiences. The murder was clever, and I did not guess the murderer. I like that these books advance the subplot of what really happened to Meg's father. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. ...more
Grace 💛
Jan 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book had a really cute story line! This was definitely a perfect winter vacation read! So glad that I read this while I was on vacation in the snowy mountains! I will say though the murder itself wasn’t the greatest, I have read better murder mysteries. I still definitely feel like it is worth the read though!
Roland
Jan 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun and relatable, if you’re an Oregonian

This is the first murder mystery I’ve ever read where I could “follow the trail” (though getting to the Silcox Hut would be a stretch). Agatha Christie this isn’t, but it was still fun.
Bernadette Mills
Weekend adventure

liked the location. in he middle of a. Heat wave, the snow seemed to cool me. I felt there was a lot of drinking and lots of slang words the young folks probably understand, but I did not. Not too well written, read as though a very young girl wrote it!!!
Pamela
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the setting, description and story of Timberline Lodge and skiing on Mt Hood. The mystery is just convoluted enough to keep you guessing, though Meg Reed is a little to silly to be believable sometimes.
Cindy
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've always wanted to see Silcox Hut.
Thank you for making it a visual in my head.
Timberline was described so well. Especially that ice tunnel to the entrance.
i'm excited for the next adventure.
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Sandy Lipinski
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well written mystery. Meg goes to Mt Hood to learn survival in freezing temperatures. A murder takes place with everyone snowed in, no cell service. The last person Meg suspects comes after her.
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Kate Dyer-Seeley writes the Pacific Northwest Mystery Series for Kensington Publishing, featuring the rugged landscapes of the PNW and a young journalist who bills herself as an intrepid adventurer in order to land a gig writing for Northwest Extreme.

Kate also writes the Bakeshop Mysteries (St. Martin's Press) under the pen name Ellie Alexander.

The first three books in the series, SCENE OF THE CL
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Pacific Northwest Mystery (5 books)
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