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Death on Shady Bridge

Death on Shady Bridge


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A cold case murder heats up
Far from the publishing world that once defined her, Sheila Mackey's plan to escape to a quiet life in small-town Kentucky keeps hitting bumps in the road ... and some of those bumps are dead bodies.

Sheila and her friend, Clara, are in for their toughest inquiry yet, when they take on investigating a death that's colder than a cold case, because few in Haines Tavern, Kentucky, think it was a murder in the first place. Suicide? Accident? Murder? They're determined to bring peace of mind to the dead woman's friends.

At the same time, Sheila is finding it harder and harder to protect her secret past, especially from Teague O'Donnell, who's shifting from a fellow dog-lover to possibly much more.

This whodunit with humor is the fifth 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 Kentucky home.
What readers say about Death on Shady Bridge
"Full of humor and as a reader, I had the sense of sitting at Sheila's kitchen table hearing the story over a cup of coffee." — 5*
"Engaging mystery, full of the twists and turns." — 5*
"What a clever mystery . . . It kept me guessing and I really thought I had it for a while but it was someone else entirely. I enjoy the characters in this series and the friendships being forged. Very good reading!" — 5*
“Clara and Sheila take on a cold case . . . I was convinced I knew who the killer was, but I was wrong . . . As always, I can't wait until the next book comes out!”—5*


Read all of the Secret Sleuth series 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*

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