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Patricia McLinn, Caught Dead in Wyoming, Reaction Shot, small-town mystery, murder mysteries, tv reporter, women sleuths, amateur sleuth, cosy cozy mystery

Rustle Up This Whodunit

In Reaction Shot, the newest Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery, Elizabeth Danniher, her KWMT-TV colleague Mike Paycik, rancher Tom Burrell, and their supporting staff of sleuths take on the case of a ranch foreman found dead. For most in Cottonwood County, the reaction is … good riddance. Suspects include the hot-headed Hiram Poppinger, townsfolk seeking revenge for a long-ago murder, fellow grazing association ranchers — and Tom.

Spotlight on Writing

I was a guest on Draft2Digital’s Spotlight live YouTube chat series in April to offer advice for authors looking to make a career out of their writing. Key takeaway: writers starting out should take the long view. Do the things that are sustainable for you as a person so you can continue to have a long career. Thank you to host Dan Wood, D2D’s director of operations and author relations.

Podcast Goes Hollywood

Have you listened to my new Caught Dead in Wyoming narrator, actress and voiceover artist Betsy Moore? She’s a recent guest on my Authors Love Readers podcast and we chatted about her theater work and book narration. Other recent podcasts help readers discover new authors, at BookBub (with Audrey Derobert) and at Books2Read (with author Kevin Tumlinson). Enjoy these interviews? Consider becoming a Patreon supporter.

Meet Patricia


Wondering what unites 50-plus books of mystery, romance, women’s fiction? My readers–Patricia’s ReadHeads–say it’s strong characters you’d like to know, touches of dry humor, smart plots, connected stories, and settings that make you want to move in. 

Explore the site to find excerpts, reviews, covers for my books – I hope something suits you. Check out Extras for Readers and Extras for Writers, along with a News section (former journalist here) and my Blog.

Give my Authors Love Readers podcast a try. It’s conversations between authors about how and why we create our stories, asking questions readers want to know. Fascinating for readers, a goldmine for aspiring authors.

Happy reading and listening! And feel free to read more about me here.

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