Back Story (Caught Dead in Wyoming western mystery series, Book 6) - Patricia McLinn

Back Story (Caught Dead in Wyoming western mystery series, Book 6)

By Patricia McLinn

  • Release Date: 2017-10-26
  • Genre: Cozy
Score: 4.5
From 93 Ratings


Even Long Memories Fade, but Murder Never Dies
Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher has been among TV journalism’s elite. But divorcing her network exec husband ends not only her marriage but her career, and she’s banished to tiny KWMT-TV in Sherman, Wyoming, to finish out her contract. Now she’s exploring out what comes next -– in her career, her life, and her relationships with family, friends, and those who’d like to be more than friends. 

But she’s not being left in peace to wrestle with these issues because she keeps being drawn in to murder investigations. Now 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.

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

"Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." — Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author 

What readers are saying about the Caught Dead in Wyoming series:
“McLinn has created in E.M. a female protagonist who is flawed but likable, never silly or cartoonish, and definitely not made of cardboard.”

"I love the whole series Caught Dead in Wyoming. The writing is witty and sharp; the story is gripping; and the characters are so realistic. Even the supporting characters are fully defined and interesting. What I didn’t expect was a renewed appreciation given by this “inside” view of the world of journalism. With all the current focus on Fake News, I loved being reminded of how vital news people are to our society. E.M. Danniher changes her community and certain individuals – for the better – due to her dogged pursuit of truth and justice."

"I confess to being addicted to this series and characters. I LIKE them. I wish they were real."

“E.M.’s internal monologues are sharp, snappy and often hilarious.”

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

“Hoping this series lasts forever!”

More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn
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

If you like mystery with romance and a bit of humor, try also:
The Innocence Trilogy
Proof of Innocence
Price of Innocence
Premise of Innocence

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (includes cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters)

About the Author
Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance, and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
She has spoken about writing from London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian.
McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.
Now living in Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers throuh her website and social media.

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  • Back Story

    By PushpushStable
    This is another fast paced mystery that leaves the reader turning from one suspect to another as the clues gather. Justice is rendered in an unusual twist.
  • Old and New

    By math wizard
    Excellent story! Elizabeth and the gang are at it again. Elizabeth is solving a problem for Deputy Shelton and the gang is solving a murder of the past which ties into a murder of the present. Lots of action with plenty of twists but the clues are there as the story progresses. Jennifer will help from a distance because she is celebrating Christmas with the family but not where the gang is. Romance between Elizabeth and either Mike or Tom is still in a holding pattern. Maybe someone should start a pool,lol! I recommend this book as it is an excellent book and the series as well!
  • Back Story Alive

    By ArtGuySkip
    Can it get any better? Patricia McLinn and especially me hope to see a lot more of Wyoming. Very concise and crisp writing makes her books delightful.
  • Back Story

    By Osoquik
    Another great read in the series and really hoping the journey continues. Still think Tom is her match....guess we will see! Thanks Patricia!