Shoot First paperback (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 3)
Death hits close to home for Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher – or, rather, close to the Hovel, as she’s dubbed her decrepit rental house. Her elderly neighbor kills a man apparently robbing her of Western artifacts. As a former top-flight national TV reporter, Elizabeth knows self-defense might satisfy the legal system, yet leave her neighbor in danger. Doing what she does best – asking questions – Elizabeth sidesteps her boss and a nosy, jealous anchorman to inquire into an eccentric and mysterious western billionaire, an ambitious curator, rival collectors, family feuds and Cottonwood County's Wild West crimes of a century ago.
Digging deeper into these western murder mysteries, Elizabeth relies on her team of friends who are proving their investigative chops. Before this is over, Elizabeth will need every one of them – and the stray dog she's adopted – as her questions push someone to decide, that no matter who shot first, Elizabeth should die now.
Readers react to Shoot First:
"Strong characters, solid mystery. A great feel for the newsroom, as well as Wyoming. McLinn does a stellar job of clouding the identity of the murderer, while leavening the tension with sly humour. Highly recommended!" -- 5-star review
"Clever, fun characters set in Old West with quick, intelligent wit and plot. Love this author and her in-depth characters." -- 5-star review
"I read the complete series and loved it! These books have it all, mystery, love, friendship and humor. ... A good read, modern western. I can't wait for #4." -- 5-star reviews
"With each book I've read, I've appreciated McLinn's storytelling abilities more & more. From Shadow to Deputy Shelton & all the great characters in between, each is written with understanding of human nature & heart. I'm hooked & ready for my next Wyoming adventure!" -- 5-star review
What readers are saying about the Caught Dead in Wyoming series:
“McLinn has created in E.M. a female protagonist who is flawed but likable, never silly or cartoonish, and definitely not made of cardboard.”
"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!”
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by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn
Murder, Mysteries, Humor, a Hint of Romance
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