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SECRET SLEUTH

Cruised to death

  The first in a new series from USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn

Death on the Diversion is a brand-new cozy mystery inspired by McLinn’s transatlantic cruise in 2017. Sheila Mackey is a young, aspiring writer who has been the secret public face of her great-aunt’s bestselling books. 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 realizes she knows a whole lot more about the interactions of the victim and the suspects than the ship’s officials do. She’s 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.

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