Sign Off

Book One: Caught Dead in Wyoming

SIGN OFF finalist for EPIC Mystery eBook award

They exiled her to a town with more cattle than people and where the best investigative journalism is done by an observant grocery store clerk. But now there’s a killer on the loose…

Sign Off by Patricia McLinnTop network news journalist Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher committed two major mistakes—she didn’t stay young, and she made an enemy of a powerful network executive—her ex-husband. So now she’s working out her big-city broadcast contract in rugged Sherman, Wyoming. She used to break national news. Now she’s the Helping Out consumer affairs reporter for tiny KWMT-TV. Her hard-hitting stories? Helping a senior citizen get a refund for a defective toaster and uncovering a travel scam. But Elizabeth won’t fade to black without a fight. Tough, funny and determined, she wrestles with her evolving self-image, the challenges of keeping her professional edge, her sudden isolation and the fear of never being in the spotlight again. Can she make Wyoming–the land of cattle, cowboys, tumbleweeds and less than six people per square mile—home, or is her first stop on the road to obscurity?

Epic Finalist

She doesn’t have much time to dwell on her fall from grace. Soon she’s in a battle of wills with an ex-football player turned journalist, who sees her as a handy rung on his ladder to fame. And then there’s the matter of a missing deputy sheriff—was he murdered? E.M. finds herself investigating the case at the insistence of a little girl who’s set on proving that her enigmatic father had nothing to do with the crime.

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Reactions to Sign Off

“McLinn’s debut mystery kept me up well past my bedtime! Sign Off is a brisk, enthralling page-turner with just the perfect touch of romantic tension. E.M. Danniher is the ideal female sleuth—smart and capable, but with a core of vulnerability that won my heart. I’m eagerly awaiting the next book in the series.”

– P.B. Ryan, bestselling author of Still Life With Murder

“I loved this book. Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page.  A terrific start to this series. I’ll be standing in line for the next one.”

– Emilie Richards, USA Today Bestselling Author

“Entertaining story … well developed characters … a good intriguing mystery”

– Arlena Dean, GMTA Book blog

“Just when I thought I figured out who the villian was, McLinn turned the tables on me and I was, literally, guessing to the end. … But it was E.M. Danniher–Elizabeth–who caught my interest and I wanted to stay with her until the last page. She’s smart, dedicated to the truth, witty and sardonic. … I laughed a lot at Elizabeth’s dry humor and her jaded, mocking outlook.”

5* KRS

“4.5 Star Read” “…a wonderful cast of characters. The mystery aspect of the novel is especially well done with many twists and turns and a suspect list a mile long. McLinn has a fabulous writing style and she brings the small town of Sherman, WY and its inhabitants vibrantly to life. I am eager to see what lies ahead for Elizabeth, Mike, and the other residents I met in this wonderful first installment of the Caught Dead in Wyoming series. An excellent beginning to a promising new series that I highly recommend.”

-Book Reviews and More by Kathy

“If you enjoy mysteries, this one will keep you guessing with twists and turns up to the absolutely perfect ending. This book would be a good one to read again and again to see all of the little clues that are easily missed with only one reading.”

– 5* Paula Gibbs

“The mystery and suspense in this story were totally engaging, but it was E.M. Danniher’s dry wit that kept me reading late into the night.”

– 5* Wendy Lindstrom

“This is one of those books that you want to stop everything to read while hoping it never ends. E.M. Danniher makes a compelling protagonist who is easy to root for and even easier to believe in. But it’s the secondary characters that make the story larger than life.”

-5* review, Mary Buckham

“Fun read – well worth it!”

-5* review, Carlene

“A good story with lots of twists and turns in the plot! It was hard to put down! Read it, you’ll enjoy it!”

-5* review, Randi Lansford

“E.M. Danniher is a wonderful protagonist who has amusing talks with herself while picking up her divorced battled self and doing what she does best; investigating.”

-5* review, PW Reader


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