Body Brace (#10, Caught Dead in Wyoming)
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 smoother shots than might be obtainable by handheld operation. Braces also reduce stress on the arms, which reduces tiredness and muscle cramps during filming. And, at the small-town Wyoming TV station KWMT, cameras are older and bulkier than those used in network news-gathering. Almost as old as some of the equipment used in a historical re-creation that draws Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher and friends into another investigation. When there’s rumbling underfoot, a body brace helps keep what’s important in focus.
After some upheavals in Elizabeth’s professional and personal life in Wyoming, not to mention those of her closest friends, she has some recalculating to do. With her former KWMT colleague Mike now at a Chicago TV station and tech whiz Jennifer also in the city on a visit, Elizabeth’s investigation of a death discovered at the historical reenactment relies on a widening team of fellow sleuths. And rancher Tom Burrell and the usually forthcoming Mrs. Parens -- two of the town's most solid citizens -- are keeping their distance. Temporary or permanent?
Body Brace, Book 10 of the Caught Dead in Wyoming series, is a smart, surprising, fast-paced mainstream mystery with humor.
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