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Death on Torrid Avenue paperback (Secret Sleuth, Book 2)

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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, and a lot of fur. Meet Gracie the rescue collie. Too smart for her own good – certainly too smart for Sheila’s good, when Gracie discovers a dead body during a dog park gambol.

Especially since Sheila delves into mysteries surrounding this dead body ... only to discover the new guy at the Torrid Avenue dog park is a barely retired cop. Not good for an amateur sleuth with a big secret of her own that she intends to keep. She’s not exactly who she says she is. At least, she’s not who she pretended to be for 15 years.

Will Sheila untangle the murder mystery before her secrets are untied, exposing her previous identity to her new small-town neighbors?

And will Gracie ever learn the “Quiet!” command?

This whodunit with humor is the second book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s new cozy mystery series, Secret Sleuth, which begins with a murder on a transatlantic cruise in Death on the Diversion. In Death on Torrid Avenue and later books, accidental investigator Sheila Mackey returns to dry land in the Midwest, where mysteries abound in her new Kentucky home.

Readers react to Death on Torrid Ave.:
"I always love a good mystery and both of the published (so far) books in this series meet my criteria for twists, turns, and who-done-its easily. Patricia McLinn does not disappoint with her sharp characters and enough secrets to cover everything. If you like a good, clean mystery, do yourself a favor and read these two books." – 5-star review

"I thoroughly love this book!! It's exceptional, well-written, intriguing [and] just draws the reader in from start to finish. The emotional pull to the story is quite extraordinary." – 5-star review

"McLinn has created a fabulous new murder mystery series with this book being the second installment. Wonderful characters, both human and canine, with an interesting backdrop. I highly recommend." – 5-star review

"McLinn's Secret Sleuth series has the same winning components of her Caught Dead in Wyoming series: a likeable central character, well-developed setting, fun supporting cast, and a great story." – 5-star review

“[Death on Torrid Avenue] is told with a lot of humor and the characters are good company. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am looking forward to the next story.” – 5-star review 

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Secret Sleuth series

“Grown up entertainment full of wit and charm.”

Sheila harbors a major secret, which means keeping a low profile with her rescue collie, Gracie, and a new home in an old house. But when mysterious deaths crop up, Sheila can’t resist sleuthing.

Unravel all the Secret Sleuth mysteries.