Left Hanging

Book Two: Caught Dead in Wyoming

From the tip of the rodeo queen’s tiara, to “agricultural byproducts” ground into the arena dust, TV reporter Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher receives a murderous introduction to the world of rodeo…

A Rodeo Producer, Dead in the Bull Pen. Accident or Murder? road in the night

Elizabeth, until recently a top-flight TV journalist on the national stage, has been making strides in getting her footing after a dizzying demotion to tiny—and entirely foreign to her—Sherman, Wyoming. But that equilibrium faces a major challenge.

The apparently accidental death—under the hooves of rodeo bulls— of a rodeo producer preparing for Sherman’s annual Fourth of July Rodeo catches the attention of Elizabeth and her KWMT-TV colleague Michael Paycik. Not only is it a major story about the region’s biggest event, but it’s being outrageously mishandled by the station’s egocentric anchor.

As Elizabeth and Michael start to dig, area rancher Thomas Burrell joins the investigation, providing background on the rodeo and suspects—and there are plenty because the victim had many enemies. But Tom has loyalties to some suspects as well as to the rodeo, so Elizabeth doubts his commitment to finding the truth no matter what. Not to mention that both Mike and Tom have indicated an interest in her . . . they might be okay with working together in a peculiar triangle, but the points of that triangle are starting to get under her skin.

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Reactions to Left Hanging

“Elizabeth finds herself deep into the world of ridin’, ropin’ and wranglin’ when a suspicious death of an unsavory stock handler might be murder. Author Patricia 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!”

– 5* review, Mary Buckham

“… a spectacular conclusion. Droll humor, colorful characters and a Western setting prove to be an irresistible combination in Left Hanging. This latest installment of the Caught Dead in Wyoming series is sure to thrill old and new fans and leave them eagerly anticipating what Paticia McLinn has planned next for this intrepid trio of amateur sleuths.”

– Book Reviews and More by Kathy

“You will love Left Hanging (with) its cast of colorful characters and its deftly interwoven plot lines.”

– 5* review, Judith Arnold

“I loved the first book, Sign Off, and I think I love this one even more. I started laughing on the first page and continued laughing until the end.”

— 5* review, Booklover65

“Great series . . . Patricia McLinn is a writer that I have just discovered and I really enjoy her books.”

— 5* review, Terri Smith


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