Select Page


A Crime Solver With Secrets of Her Own

  A new series from USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn

Sheila Mackey is a young, aspiring writer who has been the secret public face of her great-aunt’s bestselling books. In Death on the Diversion, she has joined her great-aunt on a transatlantic cruise aboard a ship called the Diversion as a transition into a new chapter in her life. When a passenger turns up dead, Sheila is drawn into sleuthing, But she has to keep hidden the secret of who she used to be.

In future Secret Sleuth mysteries, Sheila returns to dry land to start her next chapter,  going home to the Midwestern region where she grew up. She also fulfills her desire to adopt a rescue dog, a wonderful collie named Gracie.

On the spectrum of Patricia’s mysteries, the Caught Dead in Wyoming series is in the middle, Proof of Innocence is a bit edgier and Secret Sleuth is a bit less edgy.

 This new series is going to be great, … Patricia continues to write brilliant stories; [Death on the Diversion] is full of suspense, intrigue and of course will have you guessing right until the very last chapter. Patricia’s writing is so good you will be pulled into the story right from the beginning, and you feel that you are there, too.” — Amazon 5* review

Get Patricia's news first with exclusive updates.