Cold Open (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 7)
Book 7, Caught Dead in Wyoming
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Open House to Murder
Elizabeth Margaret “E.M.” Danniher finds house hunting in Cottonwood County, Wyoming difficult, but deadly? That she never expected. In television, a cold open rolls before the credits, pitching the viewer into the news story. That’s how Elizabeth and her cohorts feel after she finds a body in a house for sale.
A victim with a hidden history, few suspects, and the sheriff’s department not happy having Elizabeth as the closest thing they have to a witness. Mike, Diana, Tom, and the rest jump in to dig in.
Elizabeth has her own problems, including a trip back east to wrest her belongings from storage and the clutches of her ex. And the question of whether the cold will ever end…
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Cold Open, Book 7 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's Caught Dead in Wyoming series, is a smart, surprising, fast-paced cozy mystery series with humor and a touch of romance.
"Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author
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Don't miss any of Elizabeth Danniher's Caught Dead in Wyoming adventures:
Hot Roll, coming in 2019
What readers are saying about the Caught Dead in Wyoming series:
“McLinn's mysteries set in Wyoming are addictive. The writing is excellent, the twists and turns keep the brain engaged, and Elizabeth's wry commentary keeps a smile on my face.”
"I love the whole series Caught Dead in Wyoming. The writing is witty and sharp; the story is gripping; and the characters are so realistic. Even the supporting characters are fully defined and interesting. What I didn’t expect was a renewed appreciation given by this “inside” view of the world of journalism. With all the current focus on Fake News, I loved being reminded of how vital news people are to our society. E.M. Danniher changes her community and certain individuals – for the better – due to her dogged pursuit of truth and justice."
"I confess to being addicted to this series and characters. I LIKE them . I wish they were real."
“E.M.’s internal monologues are sharp, snappy and often hilarious.”
"A terrific series with a western flair. . . . Great characters that you would want as your friends. Smart, funny, but not perfect."
“Hoping this series lasts forever!”
“McLinn has created in E.M. a female protagonist who is flawed but likable, never silly or cartoonish, and definitely not made of cardboard.”
If you like Patricia’s mysteries, try her romantic suspense:
Proof of Innocence
Price of Innocence, coming in 2019
Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (which includes scenes in fictional Sherman, Wyoming, and cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters)
About the Author
Patricia McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.
McLinn is the author of more than 45 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary western romance, contemporary romance elsewhere in the world, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.
She is now living in Northern Kentucky, and writing full-time. Patricia loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.
Excellent read in the series, can’t wait for the next installment. The characters are brought to life and become endearing.
Absolutely recommend the whole series .
Shut out the world problems and ride along with Elizabeth!
Cold Open review
This is the seventh book in the “Caught Dead in Wyoming” series that I have read. I have thoroughly enjoyed every one and heartily recommend them all.
I’ve read all the books in this series and highly recommend them. I read various kinds of mysteries: some for fall-down-laughing humor, some for sex, some for the protagonist, and some for the writing. I read this series because it’s well written and has great characters and a good mystery. You will be able to figure out whodunnit before the end, but that’s because the author plays fair and gives you the clues. I recommend reading the books in order.
Other Books in This Series
- Category: Cozy
- Published: Aug 23, 2018
- Publisher: Craig Place Books
- Seller: Patricia McLinn
- Print Length: 330 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 7, Caught Dead in Wyoming