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Everything can change … except murder.


In the television production world, a body brace is used to shift the weight of the camera to the operator's shoulder. This allows for smoother shots than might be obtainable by handheld operation. Braces also reduce stress on the arms, which reduces tiredness and muscle cramps during filming. And, at the small-town Wyoming TV station KWMT, cameras are older and bulkier than those used in network news-gathering. Almost as old as some of the equipment used in a historical re-creation that draws Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher and friends into another investigation. When there’s rumbling underfoot, a body brace helps keep what’s important in focus.

After some upheavals in Elizabeth’s professional and personal life in Wyoming, not to mention those of her closest friends, she has some recalculating to do. With her former KWMT colleague Mike now at a Chicago TV station and tech whiz Jennifer also in the city on a visit, Elizabeth’s investigation of a death discovered at the historical reenactment relies on a widening team of fellow sleuths.

And rancher Tom Burrell and the usually forthcoming Mrs. Parens -- two of the town's most solid citizens -- are keeping their distance. Temporary or permanent?

If you like quirky characters, hints of romance and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s page-turner.

Readers react to Body Brace:

"I have read all of this series and it never disappoints. ... McLinn makes the body brace become a metaphor for different ways that people interact in relationships -- producing their own kind of stillness --and the lasting effect that can create for the individuals. ... If you like mysteries and smart articulate people who can also collaborate this is a great series. If you can look at a small town as a pressure cooker that crams together in one place interactions that can often work across great distances this is also for you. Finally while this does let you escape into another world, it does so in a thoughtful and sometimes hilarious way. And we can all use that." - 5-star review

"McLinn gently teaches me about the workings of a small town newsroom, while creating a gripping mystery. Her characters have become friends, each bringing their unique talents to her stories. Even as I finish one book, I'm already eagerly looking forward to the next." -- 5-star review

What readers are saying about the Caught Dead in Wyoming series:

"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

"Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." – Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author

“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.”

Don’t miss any of the Caught Dead in Wyoming series

by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn

Murder, Mysteries, Humor, a Hint of Romance


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The Caught Dead in Wyoming Series

"Hoping this series lasts forever!"


Twisty, smart mysteries solved by a believable cast of characters, along with dry humor, dog fur, and hints of romance. TV journalist Elizabeth Margaret Danniher starts off as an exile in Wyoming, at a crossroads in her life. Who knew good friends, a remarkable little girl, and a few dead bodies could make all the difference.


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