A spooky legend twists grave matters.
Sheila Mackey’s dislike for cemeteries can’t fend off her friend Clara’s determination. Amid eerie legends, including a tailgating hearse, the accidental investigator is lured into sorting through deadly questions a century old, revolving around an unidentified victim known as ZigZag Jane.
Who was she? How did she come to be found murdered in the cemetery more than a hundred years ago? Why is the third generation of one family devoting himself to finding the answer?
Nothing follows a straight line in this historic inquiry, including conflict over their sleuthing with Teague O’Donnell, newly hired as a part-time detective in North Bend County, Kentucky. Especially when the past doesn’t stay in the past and the victims multiply.
From the dog park with Sheila’s Gracie and Clara’s Lulu, to the small town post office, to yoga class, to the historical society, and always back to ZigZag Cemetery (to Sheila’s chagrin), she and Clara negotiate the zigs and zags of this seventh book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s cozy mystery series, Secret Sleuth. The series begins with a murder on a transatlantic cruise in Death on the Diversion. In Death on Torrid Avenue and later books, accidental investigator Sheila returns to dry land in the Midwest, where mysteries 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
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-star review
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-star review
More mystery from Patricia McLinn
Caught Dead in Wyoming series
"While the mystery itself is twisty-turny and thoroughly engaging, it's the smart and witty writing that I loved the best." -- Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author
"Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author
The Innocence Trilogy
Proof of Innocence
Price of Innocence
Premise of Innocence
Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (romantic suspense)
Bardville, Wyoming series (romance with a little mystery)
A Stranger in the Family
A Stranger to Love
The Rancher Meets His Match