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Death on Puzzle Place

Death on Puzzle Place

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Season's Greetings: Whodunit? Santa Claus is coming to town, but guess who’s coming first to Haines Tavern, Kentucky – Great-Aunt Kit. If Sheila and her fellow amateur detective Clara want to give her author relative what she most wants this Christmas, they’ll wrap up a murder investigation -- with a mysterious victim, intriguing suspects, and suspicious twists. Because this time, Kit wants to be involved firsthand in solving a suspenseful puzzle. The police – including Sheila’s romantic interest . . . Read More
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Season's Greetings: Whodunit?

Santa Claus is coming to town, but guess who’s coming first to Haines Tavern, Kentucky – Great-Aunt Kit. If Sheila and her fellow amateur detective Clara want to give her author relative what she most wants this Christmas, they’ll wrap up a murder investigation -- with a mysterious victim, intriguing suspects, and suspicious twists. Because this time, Kit wants to be involved firsthand in solving a suspenseful puzzle.

The police – including Sheila’s romantic interest – want the amateur investigators to stand down. But how can they when the clues hit so close to home?

Sheila’s Christmas cookie recipe is the apparent murder weapon, in the hands of one of the small town’s quirky characters and one of the favorite humans of Sheila’s rescue dog, Gracie the rough collie. She can’t disappoint her pet by stopping her detective work short of the thrilling answer to Whodunit?

Kit also has ideas on solving Sheila’s romantic relationship with detective-once-more Teague O’Donnell, starting with revealing her most dangerous secret. But he’s keeping secrets of his own. By New Years, will this be a Christmas season love story to remember? Or a Grinch of a solution?

Yuletide clues will keep Sheila, Clara, Kit -- and you – guessing as all celebrate the season in Book 8 of the Secret Sleuth mystery series by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn.

If you’re new to this page-turner cozy mystery series with humor, don’t miss its start, when Sheila encounters murder on a transatlantic cruise ship in Death on the Diversion. Then follow her to dry land in Death on Torrid Avenue and the gripping books that follow, because mysteries and deception abound in her new Kentucky home.

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

 

What readers say about the Secret Sleuth series

"If you haven't discovered Patricia McLinn yet, you are in for a treat. I have not found a book of hers that I didn't enjoy . . . Check it out!" -5*

"The trifecta: Funny, Clever and Clean! " -5*

"This series meets 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!" -5*

"Has Agatha Christie and Poirot in the garb of two fascinating ladies. A definite read for mystery lovers." -5*

"Murder and laughs. Can't wait for more." -5*

"I so thoroughly enjoy this series and author that when a new book arrives, I drop everything to start reading." -5*

"Delightful, fun read . . . A good dose of humor." -5*

"Great series. McLinn's Secret Sleuth series has the same winning components of her Caught Dead in Wyoming series: a likable central character, well developed setting, fun supporting cast, and a great story. McLinn writes intelligent cozies." -5*

"If you like a clever mystery, with lots of insider dog humor don't miss this series. " -5*

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Body Brace
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Customer Reviews

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Carol A Gibson
Good title

Just started it- Holidays got in the way of reading. But so far, so good- as expected for a Patricia McLinn book.

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Brenda H
Another great one

Romantic relationships, family secrets, and murder. Another great Secret Sleuth mystery from Ms McLinn.

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Pam in Ohio
Death on Puzzle Place

I really love reading the books and plan to continue. The plots are intricate and characters fun to read about. I am however getting a little frustrated with the Romance. This is book 8 and they are still fencing with each other. You have hinted in the previous books that something will happen with Shiela’s big secret.
Maybe book 9, please?