Cold Open

Book Seven: Caught Dead in Wyoming

Cold Open by Patricia McLinnSpring Beckons, but Winter’s Chill Remains …

In television, a cold open sometimes rolls before the opening credits, often a teaser to news or a feature to follow. For TV journalist Elizabeth Margaret “E.M.” Danniher, a frigid March and April are just a tease for spring after a long Wyoming winter.

In her short time in tiny Sherman, she’s learned that winter starts in October and might not end until June. Since last June, a series of murders have tested her and her KWMT-TV colleagues’ reporting – and amateur sleuth — skills. And the small town’s rumor mill is churning about her relationship with handsome sports reporter Mike Paycik – or is it rugged rancher Tom Burrell?

As winter winds down, Elizabeth is ready for spring and looking for a place of her own. Ah, a little peace and quiet as she begins to settle in Cottonwood County. That is, until she discovers homicide at her front door.

Coming in 2018. You can pre-order here now at iTunes, Kobo and Google Play.


Don’t miss the other Elizabeth Danniher adventures in the Caught Dead in Wyoming series:

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A Caught Dead cameo

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In Ride the River: Rodeo Knights, a new western romance with suspense from Patricia McLinn, Reggie (Regina) Moran is following her dream of becoming an investigator by tracking bank robberies on Wyoming’s rodeo circuit. She’s focused on catching the thief … until she discovers her one-time sweetheart, rodeo cowboy Chapin Johnson, is a prime suspect.

One of the three rodeo towns they visit is Sherman, so look for some cameos by Caught Dead in Wyoming characters.


Praise for the Caught Dead in Wyoming Series

McLinn “writes a little like Janet Evanovich only better.” 

“E.M.’s internal monologues are sharp, snappy and often hilarious.” 

“Hoping this series lasts forever!” 

“McLinn has created in E.M. a female protagonist who is flawed but likable, never silly or cartoonish, and definitely not made of cardboard.’

McLinn “populates her world with well drawn characters sparring off one another, and an eye for detail that draws the reader deep into the world of Wyoming. … This is a series you find yourself wanting to return to the minute you put the book down!”

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