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Back Story, Hardback Edition (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 6)

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Even long memories fade, but murder never dies.

Elizabeth "E.M." Danniher has been among TV journalism's elite. But divorcing her network exec husband ends not only her marriage but her career, and she's banished to tiny KWMT-TV in Sherman, Wyoming, to finish out her contract. Now she's exploring what comes next – in her career, her life, and her relationships with family, friends, and those who'd like to be more than friends.

But she's not being left in peace to wrestle with these issues because she keeps being drawn in to murder investigations. Now Elizabeth, and handsome KWMT colleague Mike Paycik, rugged rancher Thomas Burrell, and her colorful cast of collaborators, plunge into mysteries from the past that threaten the present. To succeed, they must untangle characters and plotlines from a long-hidden Back Story.

Readers react to Back Story:
"I will confess to being addicted to this series and characters. I LIKE them . I wish they were real.... Elizabeth's co-workers and friends are showing her what is important in life. I am rooting for a romance between her and a certain rancher, but in the meantime, I enjoy the series and can't wait for the next installment." -- 5-star review

"McLinn’s writing style is insightful, and well-organized so that all the loose threads, clues and motives weave together and tie with a bow. I appreciate the way she develops her characters using drama, mystery and humor." -- 5-star review

"The books in this series just keep getting better and better. When I read other authors I can usually figure out the villains but not in these stories by McLinn. Thanks for making us think." -- 5-star review

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

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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