A Killing to Keep Old Wyoming Secrets and Treasures
Death hits close to home for Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher – or, rather, close to the Hovel, as she’s dubbed her decrepit rental house. Her elderly neighbor kills a man apparently robbing her of Western artifacts. As a former top-flight national TV reporter, Elizabeth knows self-defense might satisfy the legal system, yet leave her neighbor in danger. Doing what she does best – asking questions – Elizabeth sidesteps her boss and a nosy, jealous anchorman to inquire into an eccentric and mysterious western billionaire, an ambitious curator, rival collectors, family feuds and Cottonwood County's Wild West crimes of a century ago.
Digging deeper into these western murder mysteries, Elizabeth relies on her team of friends who are proving their investigative chops. Before this is over, Elizabeth will need every one of them – and the stray dog she's adopted – as her questions push someone to decide, that no matter who shot first, Elizabeth should die now.
Don’t miss Elizabeth Danniher’s other Caught Dead in Wyoming adventures:
Cross Talk (2022)
What people are saying about SHOOT FIRST:
“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.”
What people are saying about the CAUGHT DEAD IN WYOMING series
“E.M.’s internal monologues are sharp, snappy and often hilarious.”
“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.”
“While the mystery itself is twisty-turny and thoroughly engaging, it's the smart and witty writing that I loved the best.” – Diane Chamberlain, bestselling author
"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."
More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn:
Secret Sleuth series
Death on the Diversion
Death on Torrid Avenue
Death on Beguiling Way
Death on Covert Circle
Death on Shady Bridge
Death on Carrion Lane
If you like mystery with romance, try these other books by Patricia McLinn:
The Innocence Trilogy
Proof of Innocence
Price of Innocence
Price of Innocence
Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (romantic suspense, includes Caught Dead in Wyoming characters)
Appearances Are Deceiving
Excellent well written mystery! Elizabeth, Mike,Tom, Diana, Mrs. Parens and more make up some of the characters in this well written mystery! Lots of clues but the author will keep you interested right up to the last few chapters where there is a twist and all comes to light. Shadow is getting better and plays an important part. There is the humor , it livens up the story and if I tell you too much it will ruin it for you. Remember things are not as they always seem and a stolen house and missing gold makes for and interesting mystery.