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Back Story - Hardback

Back Story - Hardback


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 760+ 5-star reviews

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Read more in this series: Caught Dead in Wyoming


Even long memories fade, but murder never dies.

How much colder could a case get? Twenty-six years ago a murder and a suicide, with a conviction twenty-five years ago.

Now the convicted murderer is out on parole . . . and the answers from all those years could be shaky.

Elizabeth Margaret “E.M.” Danniher was among TV journalism's elite before divorcing her network exec husband ended not only her marriage but her career, and she was banished to tiny KWMT-TV in Sherman, Wyoming, to finish out her contract. Now she's exploring what comes next — in her career, her life, and her relationships. Oh, yes, also where she and her dog Shadow will live.

But who has time for considering little matters involving the rest of her life when she and her crime-solving partners get the knock on the door from murder.

Elizabeth, and handsome KWMT colleague Mike Paycik, rugged rancher Thomas Burrell, and her colorful cast of collaborators, plunge into mysteries from the past that threaten the present. To succeed, they must untangle characters and plotlines from a long-hidden Back Story.

What readers are saying about BACK STORY:

“It’s always important to know the ‘back story.’ I love this series! Great characters, twisty plots, satisfying endings. If you haven't read these yet, what are you waiting for? Enjoy!”-5*

“Such fun! How can a murder mystery be fun, one might ask? Have it written by Patricia McLinn , I would answer. The story and characters are so well written that the reading itself is a joy. Then McLinn adds in her unique take on Elizabeth's investigative abilities sprinkled with good humor. A very satisfying read.”-5*

So many different twists and turns to hold your interest.”-5*

I have enjoyed all of the books in this series — smart and witty and funny, a hint of romance . . . The heroine is independent and fun, a woman for now.”-5*

“Elizabeth, our lead, is a great character. She is strong, independent, intelligent, and funny. There is also a vulnerability to her that makes her even more likable. The author has surrounded her with a wonderful group of secondary characters. They’re people you would like to have as friends.”-5*

“Awesome read!! . . . You are always on your toes until the very end.”-5*

“Excellent x 3. These books are so good I limit myself to a few chapters at a time. Back Story is no exception.”-5*

The only thing I don’t like is waiting for the next book to release!”-5*

Don't miss any of Elizabeth'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
Air Ready
Cue Up
Head Room

What readers are saying about the Caught Dead in Wyoming series:

"E.M.'s internal monologues are sharp, snappy and often hilarious."-5*

“Just keeps getting better and better, with the bonus of having my favorite dog Shadow to boot. Shadow, you rock!!!”-5*

"A terrific series with a western flair. . . . Great characters that you would want as your friends. Smart, funny, but not perfect."-5*

“McLinn mania. Yup, I caught the bug and need more!”-5*

“This is a fun, interesting, intelligent series I can’t get to the next one fast enough!”-5*

I love how this series keeps building the characters as well as the unique story lines and plot twists. It makes me wish I was there playing a part in the adventures.”-5*

I’m always looking for a new author I can follow and came upon Patricia McLinn’s books by chance. Was I glad? You bet. Hooked from the start of book one, I loved the characters, storyline, sassy conversations, the lot. Read all six in record time and now I’m lost again. Only hope book 7 is due out soon, but because I like McLinn’s style so much, I intend to read her other books. Couldn’t recommend this series enough.”-5*

“I hate to come to the end of each book, and can't wait to get my hands on the next one!”-5*

Looking for more mystery between Caught Dead in Wyoming books?

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
Death on ZigZag Trail
Death on Puzzle Place
The Innocence Trilogy
Proof of Innocence
Price of Innocence
Premise of Innocence