Sign Off (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 1) - Patricia McLinn

Sign Off (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 1)

By Patricia McLinn

  • Release Date: 2015-07-03
  • Genre: Cozy
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,332 Ratings

Description

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, and she made an enemy of a powerful news executive — her ex. She used to break national news. Now her top story as the “Helping Out!” reporter at dinky KWMT-TV in Sherman, Wyoming is getting a defective toaster repaired. 

Tough, funny and determined, Elizabeth wrestles with isolation, keeping a professional edge, and an evolving self-image. Is Wyoming — the land of cattle, cowboys, tumbleweeds, and fewer than six people per square mile — her new home or a road to permanent obscurity?

Soon she’s in a battle of wills with ex-football player turned journalist Mike Paycik, who sees her as a handy rung on his career ladder. And there’s the matter of a deputy sheriff—missing or murdered? Elizabeth finds herself investigating at the insistence of a girl who’s set on proving her father’s innocence. Not that enigmatic rancher Thomas Burrell makes investigating easy.

But Elizabeth won’t fade to black without a fight, no matter how final some might want to make her Sign Off. 

Don’t miss any of Elizabeth’s Caught Dead in Wyoming adventures in: 
Sign Off
Left Hanging
Shoot First
Last Ditch
Look Live
Back Story
Cold Open
Hot Roll 
Reaction Shot
Body Brace

What people are saying about Sign Off:

“This is one of those books that you want to stop everything to read while hoping it never ends.
“Sign Off is a brisk, enthralling page-turner” – P.B. Ryan, bestselling author
“Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page.” – Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author
That was fun.”
“Be prepared for lots of twist and turns.”
I read it in one sitting. I hadn't planned it that way, but just couldn't stop.”
“The characters were a mix of funny, sad, and quirky and were totally believable. There was just enough humor to lighten the story, but not to disrespect the seriousness of crime.”

What readers 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.”
“E.M.’s internal monologues are sharp, snappy and often hilarious.”
"A terrific series with a western flair.  . . . Great characters that you would want as your friends. Smart, funny, but not perfect."

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

If you like mystery with a bit of romance and humor, try:

Proof of Innocence 
Price of Innocence

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (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 newspaper stints in Rockford, Ill., and Charlotte, N.C. She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.
McLinn is the author of more than 50 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romances and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards. 
Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website and social media.

read-online

Reviews

  • Sign off

    5
    By Gidgit Smith
    A great writer. She. Frames and words her sentences beautifully. Her way of writing is refreshing. It is almost a clean read making it unique in a way that doesn’t follow the crowd yet grabs your attention and never lets you down. You’re continually trying to solve the mystery and never expecting the next twist. Thank you for the Great Read!!!!
  • Loved this book!

    5
    By EBCee
    This is the first book by this author, I have read. I loved it. I found it hard to put down. After all my years reading, I can’t believe I missed her books. This book has everything. A good mystery with humor, some twists, and just the right amount of detail. Looks like I have a lot more reading ahead to be able to catch up with this series.
  • Sign Off

    4
    By retire reader
    Overall the book was good. The first of the book was fairly boring. I almost, but did not, stopped reading because of how boring the book was. However, around the half way mark the book took off. It was a pleasure to read and left me for more.
  • Sign Off (Caught Dead In Wyoming Book 1)

    5
    By Janriv1
    Great story! I enjoyed reading this book about reporters, politicians and law enforcement officers. A good mix of characters made this a good mystery with a great ending!
  • Sign Off

    4
    By gweneeth
    Very well written with good charafters. Only one part was unbelievable, the three men in the office with the reporter and camera. Otherwise it was a great book. Thanks g
  • Sign Off

    4
    By DLM inWyo
    Engaging characters, realistic conversations and a fast pace,I felt like I was right there in Wyoming following E.M. Danniher and Mike Paycik as they broke the rules to solve a murder (or two!) And the best...when I finished the read all too quickly, I found there are more in the series to read! Perfect for social isolation!
  • Sign off

    5
    By Dogl0ver
    Kept guessing till the end.
  • Sign Off

    5
    By Ralphnun1
    Great mystery!!!!! Never did figure it out!!!!
  • Keep my interest

    5
    By Smitty13234
    I’m not a big reader but once I started I couldn’t put this book down. Keep my interest and keep me guessing till the very end.
  • Twists and turns

    5
    By Dkirkha
    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Lots of misdirection. Enough action to keep the story moving along. Delightful.