No zen in sight as Sheila Mackey untangles a yoga instructor's murder.
Sheila’s settling into life in Haines Tavern, Kentucky. Sure, she has secrets to keep, but things are rolling along nicely.
Trips to the dog park with her rescue collie Gracie, meeting her friend Clara and Gracie’s friend LuLu. Preparing for more work on her house by another dog park acquaintance, former cop Teague O’Donnell. And regular, relaxing yoga classes at the Beguiling Way studio … until Sheila and Clara encounter a new twist when someone murders their instructor.
Law enforcement says the killer was a passing-through stranger now long gone. Sheila and Clara have their doubts.
This whodunit with humor is the third book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s 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 small-town home.
On the spectrum of McLinn's mystery novels, the Caught Dead in Wyoming cozy series is in the middle, The Innocence Trilogy is edgier (and has more romance), and Secret Sleuth is a bit less edgy.
What readers say about Death on Beguiling Way
"Shelia and Clara are at it again, solving a murder. . . . The ladies are hip deep in trouble as usual . . . Gracie is just adorable and so are her playmates." — 5*
"This book was my favorite so far in this series. . . . I love getting to know the characters . . . can't wait to read the next in the series and to see if anything develops between Teague and Sheila!" — 5*
“These books are terrific! And, having a collie myself, I have to tell you, the description of the collie alarm system is spot on!”—5*
Sheila's "attempt at settling down in suburbia, buy a house, get a dog, write a book is going swimmingly, right up until the dead bodies start being discovered."—5*
Read all of the 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
Death on the Diversion ”is such an enjoyable story, reminiscent of Agatha Christie's style, with a good study of human nature and plenty of humor. Great start to a new series!” – 5*
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*
More mystery from Patricia McLinn
Caught Dead in Wyoming
The Innocence Trilogy