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Patricia McLinn (born in Illinois) is the author of more than 40 novels in the genres of romance, women's fiction and mystery fiction. Biography Patricia McLinn attended Northwestern University, where she obtained her BA in English Composition in only three years. She continued at Northwestern, obtaining her Masters in Journalism in her fourth year.McLinn began her journalism career as a sports writer for the Rockford Register Star (Illinois). She went on to become the assistant sports editor at the Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) before moving on to The Washington Post. In more than 20 years at the Washington Post, she was copy chief for the sports department and an editor for the news service, among other positions. McLinn began seriously writing as a break from chipping away at layer upon layer of wallpaper in a home improvement frenzy. According to McLinn, she began pursuing publication after hearing a talk by a writer who introduced her to the Washington, D.C. Chapter of Romance Writers of America. In 1990, McLinn published her first novel, Hoops for Silhouette. Hoops was a RITA award finalist and won the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Award. Since then, McLinn has published an additional 40 books. Hoops, as well as books such as The Games (Winter Olympics) and Rodeo Nights, call on McLinn's background as a sports writer. Research trips to Wyoming have resulted in several of McLinn's subsequent romance series being set in that rugged state, as she discussed in a recent The Joys of Binge Reading podcast. McLinn has written for Harlequin Enterprises, Delphi Books and Belle Books, as well as independent e-publishing through A Writer's Work, and the usual array of commercial outlets. She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution. She started a mystery series, Caught Dead in Wyoming, in 2012 with Sign Off, a finalist for the EPIC Mystery eBook award. The latest Caught Dead in Wyoming novel, Cold Open (Book 7), released in August 2018, and an eighth book, Hot Roll, is scheduled for a spring 2019 release. A new mystery with romance, set in Virginia and titled Proof of Innocence, was published in May 2018. A sequel to that book, Price of Innocence, is scheduled to be published in 2019.In 2018, McLinn started a podcast, Authors Love Readers. The podcast, hosted by McLinn, is described as a weekly conversation between authors about how and why they create stories. Guest authors write in all sorts of fiction genres and take varied paths to publication – independent, traditional, hybrid and other combinations. Awards 2007, Washington Romance Writers, Outstanding Achievement Award 2006, Cataromance Reviewers Choice Award Nominee, The Right Brother 2006, Cataromance Reviewers Choice Award Nominee, The Games 2005, RT Reviews, Series Storyteller Of The Year Award Winner 2003, Voted eHarlequin Readers’ Favorite Special Edition, The Unexpected Wedding Guest 2003, National Readers Choice Award finalist, Wedding of the Century 2003, Golden Quill finalist, Wedding of the Century 2003, Voted eHarlequin Readers’ Favorite Special Edition, Wedding of the Century 2002, More Than Magic Award finalist, The Runaway Bride 2001, WisRW Write Touch Readers Award finalist, Match Make in Wyoming 2001, OCRW Orange Rose Award finalist, Match Make in Wyoming 2001, GDRW Booksellers Best Award finalist, Almost A Bride 2000, SARA Rising Star Award winner, Hidden In A Heartbeat 2000, VRW HOLT finalist, Hidden In A Heartbeat 2000, VRW HOLT finalist, At the Heart's Command 2000, 2000 Affaire de Coeur Reader-Writer Poll—Best Contemporary Category Novel finalist, Lost and Found Groom 1998, GRW Maggie finalist, The Rancher Meets His Match 1997, VRW HOLT finalist, A Stranger To Love 1995, VRW HOLT finalist, A Stranger in the Family 1991, GRW Maggie finalist, Prelude to a Wedding 1990, Affaire de Coeur (contemporary author of the year) finalist, A New World 1990, RITA Finalist, Hoops 1990, NJRW Golden Leaf winner, Hoops Publications Caught Dead in Wyoming • Sign Off • Left Hanging • Shoot First • Last Ditch • Look Live • Back Story • Cold Open • Hot Roll (2019) Single novels • Price of Innocence (2019) • Proof of Innocence • Ride the River: Rodeo Knights • The Games • Courting a Cowboy • Widow Woman The Wedding Series • Prelude to a Wedding • Wedding Party • Grady's Wedding • The Runaway Bride • The Christmas Princess • Hoops • The Surprise Princess • Not a Family Man • The Forgotten Prince Bardville, Wyoming • A Stranger In the Family • A Stranger to Love • The Rancher Meets his Match A Place Called Home • Lost and Found Groom • At the Heart's Command • Hidden in a Heartbeat Wyoming Wildflowers • Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (prequel) • Almost a Bride • Match Make in Wyoming • My Heart Remembers • A New World (prequel to Jack's Heart) • Jack's Heart • Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives) • Where Love Lives • A Cowboy Wedding Marry Me • Wedding of the Century • The Unexpected Wedding Guest • A Most Unikely Wedding • Baby Blues and Wedding Bells Seasons in a Small Town • What Are Friends For? • The Right Brother • Falling for Her • Warm Front References External links PatriciaMcLinn.com YouTube.com AuthorsLoveReaders.com AWritersWork.com Ninc.com . 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The Unexpected Wedding Guest (Marry Me contemporary romance series, Book 2) book summary, reviews and downlod

The Unexpected Wedding Guest (Marry Me contemporary romance series, Book 2)

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Close Friends, a Secret Crush It was his sister’s wedding, but Max Trevetti’s eyes weren’t focused on the bride.  Growing up in small-town Tobias, Wiscons...

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Baby Blues and Wedding Bells (Marry Me contemporary romance series, Book 4)

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Bad boy Zach may be a stranger in his own town, to his own daughter, but Fran sees the changed man in him. Can Fran convince him she’s more than the girl next door?

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A Most Unlikely Wedding (Marry Me contemporary romance series, Book 3)

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Desperate for a model man, Kay directs Rob to kiss her. But did she forget to say ‘Cut’? Filmmaker Kay Aaronson left New York for small-town Tobias, Wisconsin, to jump...

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Hot Roll (Caught Dead in Wyoming western mystery series, Book 8)

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One of their own becomes a target… A voice on the phone says Jennifer’s best friend has tragically died in a fatal fall at a national park. Her certainty that it was ...

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Bardville, Wyoming Trilogy

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Three strangers arrive in rugged Bardville, Wyoming.  They're never the same... And neither are the people of Bardville.   Enjoy Th...

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The Surprise Princess

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❤ Win a throne, but lose him forever? ❤ Katie Davis is a perfectly ordinary young woman living a perfectly ordinary life in small-town Wisconsin … isn’t she?

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Death on Torrid Ave.

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Paws for murder Far from the publishing world that once defined her, Sheila Mackey has found a new life, a new home, and a new love. The love has four legs, a plumey tail...

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Wyoming Wild: Western Romance Series Starters

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A perfect opportunity to try acclaimed author Patricia McLinn’s contemporary western romance series: a boxed set with the first book of each of three series. The three complete novels in W...

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Reaction Shot (Caught Dead in Wyoming western mystery series, Book 9)

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In the rough country of Wyoming, some cattle rustlers still get a death sentence. Official consumer advocate and unofficial investigative reporter Elizabeth Margaret Dann...

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Wyoming Wildflowers: The Complete Collection contemporary western romance series

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“If you’ve been feeling burned out and let down by category romance, the Wyoming Wildflowers series will remind you how much there is to love in the genre.” — Writers Club ...

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The Rancher Meets His Match

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Three strangers arrive in rugged Bardville, Wyoming.  They're never the same... And neither are the people of Bardville.   "In Book 1&...

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My Heart Remembers

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❤ "EMOTION AND SENSUALITY... FAMILY BONDS." ❤ She came home to forget the past...and him.  Now, he's come after her. Lisa Currick was o...

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Look Live (Caught Dead in Wyoming western mystery series, Book 5)

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“There’s a body in my bed. A dead body.” The call from a friend staying at Sherman’s newest – okay, only – B&B starts Elizabeth Danniher, on a twisting, t...

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Falling for Her

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❤ HE SEES WHAT SHE HIDES … EVEN FROM HERSELF❤ Season in a Small Town -- Autumn "Funny, fresh and a good love story." -- 5-star review Meet Josh K...

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Price of Innocence (Innocence Trilogy mystery series, Book 2)

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She runs a foundation dedicated to forgiveness. He’s a cop running down the guilty to make them pay. If they don’t work together, people will die. Detective Ford Beli...

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Match Made in Wyoming

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❤ "A MELT YOUR HEART ROMANCE" 5* ❤ He fiercely protects his secrets. She's wary of his distance... A puppy, snowstorm, and matchmaking boss have other...

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Rodeo Nights

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Time hasn’t dimmed their bone-deep passion . . .  Ten years ago, Kalli left her rodeo bull-rider husband Walker Riley, unable to bear her terrible fear for h...

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A New World

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❤ ELEANOR NEVER TOOK RISKS. UNTIL CAHILL.❤ This charmer can make or break her beachfront restaurant... and her heart. Full-length standalone novel tha...

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Lost and Found Groom

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Far Hills Ranch has bound together the Susland family for nearly a century and a half. For just as long, there’s been a legend that the ranch and its family are cursed. Now, says the le...

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Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning

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❤ WHAT COMES AFTER LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT? ❤ He's born to ranch. She's Broadway bound. "Joyful." "Six out of five." "Tender, romantic, passionate." "Oh my g...

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The Christmas Princess

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❤ The toughest mission of his career… Her❤ The Christmas season isn’t looking great for April Gareaux. Her job is uninspiring, her engagement is off, and she has ...

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Death on Shady Bridge

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A cold case heats up Far from the publishing world that once defined her, Sheila Mackey's plan to escape to a quiet life in small-town Kentucky keeps hitting bumps in the road ....

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The Forgotten Prince

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❤ They have a history -- can it be rewritten?❤ Prince Karl longs to once more be plain Karl Wethers, Wyoming rancher. Instead, his sense of responsibility, nurtured a...

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Jack's Heart

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❤ HER COWBOY RESCUER...NEEDS RESCUING ❤ Valerie Trimarco is very pregnant, very lost, very alone, and very stuck in a Wyoming snow storm. Her car is jammed in a Wyomi...

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Almost a Bride

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❤ A SHAM WEDDING BECOMES THE REAL THING? ❤ She’s come home to save her ranch.  He’s stayed put with hopes for a second chance. Matt...

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Left Hanging (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 2)

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A Rodeo Producer, Dead in the Bull Pen. Accident or Murder?  Elizabeth, until recently a top-flight national TV journalist, is regaining her footing after a dizzying...

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The Right Brother

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❤ HER EX’S BROTHER? NO WAY. EVEN IF… ❤ Seasons in a Small Town – Summer “A great read. The town of Drago has insinuated itself into my heart.” -- V...

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Last Ditch (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 4)

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Water can keep you alive … A man in a wheelchair goes missing in rough country in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming. Reporter and amateur sleuth Elizabeth “E.M.” Dannihe...

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Sign Off (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 1)

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Divorce a husband, lose a career …grapple with a murder. TV journalist Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher will tell you she committed two sins — she didn’t stay young, an...

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The Wedding Series Trilogy

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You are cordially invited ... to join the celebration as college friends embark on the greatest education of all -- falling in love. The Wedding Series...

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Death on the Diversion

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Final resting place? Deck chair. Death on the Diversion is the start of a new cozy mystery series from a USA Today bestselling author. Sheila Mackey h...

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Not a Family Man

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❤ When a cowboy gets a city girl boss…❤ The full-length novel prequel to THE FORGOTTEN PRINCE To Wyoming ranch foreman Tucker Gates, the only good owne...

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At the Heart's Command

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Far Hills Ranch has bound the Susland family for nearly a century and a half. For just as long, there's been a legend that the ranch and its family are cursed. Now, says the legend, the c...

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What Are Friends For?

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❤ BEST FRIENDS, ONCE LOVERS...AND NOW?❤ Seasons in a Small Town – Spring "Funny and heart-wrenching at the same time" In small-town Drago, Illinoi...

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Hidden in a Heartbeat

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Far Hills Ranch has bound the Susland family for nearly a century and a half. For just as long, there’s been a legend that the ranch and its family are cursed. Now, says the legend, the...

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The Heart of Christmas

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Start your holidays off right with three new novellas by USA Today Bestsellers Patricia McLinn, Judith Arnold and Kathryn Shay.  In Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning...

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The Runaway Bride

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❤ A bride in trouble, a doubting cowboy❤ ** USA TODAY BESTSELLER ** “Are you sure, baby?”   The worried father of the bride-to-be asks when he s...

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Hoops

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❤ Slam dunk? Not in their season of desire❤ Full-length novel prequel to THE SURPRISE PRINCESS "Fast-paced and funny but soulful and deep.... Just rig...

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Cross Talk (Caught Dead in Wyoming western mystery series, Book 11)

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Breaking news: Storm clouds at the station Every TV news viewer has seen the side effects of too much cross talk: a live debate devolves into chaos, an interviewer and he...

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A Stranger to Love

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Three strangers arrive in rugged Bardville, Wyoming.  They're never the same... And neither are the people of Bardville.   "In Book 1&...

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Death on Beguiling Way

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No zen in sight as Sheila untangles a yoga instructor's murder. Sheila Mackey’s settling into life in Haines Tavern, Kentucky. Sure, she has secrets to keep, but things...

Body Brace (Caught Dead in Wyoming western mystery series, Book 10) book summary, reviews and downlod

Body Brace (Caught Dead in Wyoming western mystery series, Book 10)

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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 s...

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Ride the River

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What if the bank robber she’s after is the childhood sweetheart she might not be over? After Regina, longing to be an investigator, spots a pattern in far-flung b...

Proof of Innocence (Innocence Trilogy mystery series, Book 1) book summary, reviews and downlod

Proof of Innocence (Innocence Trilogy mystery series, Book 1)

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She's a prosecutor chasing demons. He's wrestling them. Will they find proof of innocence? Or will the demons win? Every prosecutor has one – the case that won’t let go, lon...

Wedding of the Century (Marry Me contemporary romance series, Book 1) book summary, reviews and downlod

Wedding of the Century (Marry Me contemporary romance series, Book 1)

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She’s a working-class bride. He’s a well-to-do groom. Their botched wedding is only the start of their storybook romance.   Annette Trevetti felt like a modern-da...

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Grady's Wedding

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You are cordially invited to join the wedding celebration as college friends embark on the greatest education of all — falling in love, finding the perfect bride, and becoming the ha...

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Where Love Lives

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❤ ONE NIGHT THAT CHANGED THEM BOTH FOREVER… ❤  As Zoe and Matt tussle over how best to use a billionaire’s bequest, a deeper question looms:...

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Making Christmas

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Ho Ho Uh-Oh! Can They Make the Best of an Accidental Noel? This wasn’t the Christmas either Kiernan or Bexley expected. Snowbound in a shoddy convenience store with the...

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Wedding Party

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❤ Always best of friends. Now best of lovers?❤ You are cordially invited to join the wedding celebration as college friends embark on the greatest education of all...

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A Stranger in the Family

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He came for his son. He never expected her. A sexy, intriguing stranger arrives unexpectedly at her Wyoming ranch, threatening the one thing Cambria protects more fiercel...

Best Seller Patricia Mclinn Audio Books of October 2021

Last Ditch: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 4 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Last Ditch: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 4 (Unabridged)

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Water can keep you alive....A man in a wheelchair goes missing in rough country in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming. Amateur sleuth Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher and K...

Back Story: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 6 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Back Story: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 6 (Unabridged)

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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 m...

Sign Off: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 1 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Sign Off: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 1 (Unabridged)

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Divorce a husband, lose a career...grapple with a murder. TV journalist Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher will tell you she committed two sins: She didn’t stay young, a...

Death on the Diversion: Secret Sleuth (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Death on the Diversion: Secret Sleuth (Unabridged)

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Final resting place? Deck chair. Death on the Diversion begins a new cozy mystery series from the USA Today best-selling autho...

Body Brace: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 10 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Body Brace: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 10 (Unabridged)

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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 al...

Reaction Shot: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 9 (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

Reaction Shot: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 9 (Unabridged)

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In the rough country of Wyoming, sometimes cattle rustlers still get a death sentence.Official consumer advocate and unofficial investigative reporter Elizabeth Margaret D...

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Look Live: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 5 (Unabridged)

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"There’s a body in my bed. A dead body."The call from a friend staying at Sherman’s newest - okay, only - B&B starts Elizabeth Margaret “E.M.” Danniher on a tw...

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