Cold Open (Caught Dead in Wyoming western mystery series, Book 7) - Patricia McLinn

Cold Open (Caught Dead in Wyoming western mystery series, Book 7)

By Patricia McLinn

  • Release Date: 2018-08-23
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Cold Open (Caught Dead in Wyoming western mystery series, Book 7) book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 94 Ratings)

Cold Open (Caught Dead in Wyoming western mystery series, Book 7) Patricia McLinn Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Open House to Murder
Elizabeth Danniher finds house hunting in Cottonwood County, Wyoming difficult, but deadly? That she never expected. In television, a cold open rolls before the credits, pitching the viewer into the news story. That’s how Elizabeth and her cohorts feel after she finds a body in a house for sale.
A victim with a hidden history, few suspects, and the sheriff’s department not happy having Elizabeth as the closest thing they have to a witness. Mike, Diana, Tom, and the rest jump in to dig in.
Elizabeth has her own problems, including a trip back east to wrest her belongings from storage and the clutches of her ex. And the question of whether the cold will ever end…

Cold Open, Book 7 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's Caught Dead in Wyoming series, is a smart, surprising, fast-paced cozy mystery series with humor and a touch of romance.
"Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page."  -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author

Don't miss any of Elizabeth Danniher's Caught Dead in Wyoming adventures:
Sign Off
Left Hanging 
Shoot First 
Last Ditch
Look Live
Back Story
Cold Open
Hot Roll
Reaction Shot
Body Brace
Cross Talk (2022)

"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

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.”
"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. Danniher changes her community and certain individuals –  for the better – due to her dogged pursuit of truth and justice."
"I confess to being addicted to this series and characters. I LIKE them . I wish they were real."
“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." 
“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.”

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
Death on Carrion Lane

If you like Patricia’s mysteries, try her romantic suspense:
The Innocence Trilogy
Proof of Innocence
Price of Innocence
Premise of Innocence

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (includes cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters)

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About the 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 nearly 60 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards. 
She has spoken about writing from London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.
Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website and social media.

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User reviews about this book

  • Cold Open

    5
    By PushpushStable
    The series continues with the newsroom characters wrapping up clues to solve another mystery. The clever dialogue lends spice to every page. The who-dunnit revealed only at the last minute.
  • Cold open

    5
    By Osoquik
    Excellent read in the series, can’t wait for the next installment. The characters are brought to life and become endearing. Absolutely recommend the whole series . Shut out the world problems and ride along with Elizabeth!
  • Cold Open review

    5
    By Ukko Kotila
    This is the seventh book in the “Caught Dead in Wyoming” series that I have read. I have thoroughly enjoyed every one and heartily recommend them all.
  • Cold Open

    5
    By 030645
    I’ve read all the books in this series and highly recommend them. I read various kinds of mysteries: some for fall-down-laughing humor, some for sex, some for the protagonist, and some for the writing. I read this series because it’s well written and has great characters and a good mystery. You will be able to figure out whodunnit before the end, but that’s because the author plays fair and gives you the clues. I recommend reading the books in order.
  • Tragedy leads to new beginnings for Elizabeth

    5
    By tallblonde47
    I have read every book in this series and they keep getting better. Good to learn more about the end of Elizabeth's marriage to Wes. I like the little twist on Shadow. Can't wait for book 8. I wonder if Elizabeth will choose between Mike and Tom. Tamantha could sure use a Mom.
  • Tragedy

    5
    By math wizard
    An excellent story I will give 10 stars! Elizabeth and the gang solve a new mystery and some facts are revealed. Issues with her ex, Wes, are taken care of and lots more comes to light. Elizabeth gets her own house but it comes from a tragedy but it is a good resolution. Shadow’s past comes to light and a good ending! Awesome story with twists , bits of humor and lots of action. I look forward to the next book! An excellent series!
  • Cold open.....

    5
    By Janaike
    Read all 7 in the series....author can tell a great story with great characters......looking forward to Book #8, any time soon????

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