“Droll humor, colorful characters and a Western setting prove to be an irresistible combination in Left Hanging. This latest installment of the Caught Dead in Wyoming series is sure to thrill old and new fans and leave them eagerly anticipating what Paticia McLinn has planned next for this intrepid trio of amateur sleuths.” – Book Reviews and More by Kathy
“You will love Left Hanging (with) its cast of colorful characters and its deftly interwoven plot lines.” – 5* review, Judith Arnold
“I loved the first book, Sign Off, and I think I love this one even more. I started laughing on the first page and continued laughing until the end.” — 5* review, Booklover65
Left Hanging (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 2)
A rodeo producer, dead in the bull pen. Accident or murder?
Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher, until recently a top-flight national TV journalist, is regaining her footing after a dizzying demotion to tiny—and entirely foreign to her—Sherman, Wyoming. But her equilibrium faces a major challenge. The apparently accidental death — under the hooves of bucking bulls — of a rodeo producer preparing for Sherman’s annual Fourth of July Rodeo catches the attention of Elizabeth and her KWMT-TV colleague Mike Paycik. Not only is it a major story about the region’s biggest event, but it’s being outrageously mishandled by the station’s egocentric anchor.
As Elizabeth and Mike dig, area rancher Thomas Burrell joins the investigation, providing background on suspects — and there are plenty because the victim had many enemies. But Tom has divided loyalties, so Elizabeth doubts his commitment to finding the truth. Not to mention that both Mike and Tom show an interest in her … and the points of this peculiar triangle are starting to get under her skin.
… From the tip of the rodeo queen’s tiara, to “agricultural byproducts” ground into the arena dust, TV reporter and amateur sleuth Elizabeth Danniher receives a murderous introduction to the world of rodeo.
Don’t miss any of the Caught Dead in Wyoming collection:
Hot Roll, coming in 2019
What people are saying about LEFT HANGING
“This plot drew me right in and never stopped. I kept trying to solve the murder and I still couldn’t guess the end. What a great ride.”
“I started laughing on the first page and continued laughing until the end.”
“Loving the world of Cottonwood County, Wyoming!”
“The dialogue was so well written that I could easily imagine the innuendo, tone of voice and facial expression of each character.”
What people 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.’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
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
USA Today bestselling 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, contemporary western romances, contemporary romances elsewhere in the world, historical romances, and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.