Water can keep you alive
A man in a wheelchair goes missing in rough country in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming. Reporter and amateur sleuth Elizabeth Danniher and KWMT-TV colleague Mike Paycik immediately join the search organized by local rancher Tom Burrell. But soon they're on a search of a different kind - a search for the truth.
It takes them deep into the intricacies of the community served by the Red Sail Ditch - the irrigation system that could make a ranch viable or worthless. They find rivalries, cooperation, antagonisms, inter-dependencies, and motives for murder.
... Or get you killed.
Don't miss any of Elizabeth Danniher's Caught Dead in Wyoming adventures:
Body Brace (2021)
"While the mystery itself is twisty-turny and thoroughly engaging, it's the smart and witty writing that I loved the best." - Diane Chamberlain, bestselling author
"Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author
What people are saying about LAST DITCH:
"Full of mystery, human interest, a teasing romance and a lot of great characters from the series, and some new ones!"
"Another engaging murder mystery by McLinn. She injects humor at just the right times, keeping it always interesting and light, and with always a surprising ending!"
"Weaves a wonderful tapestry of modern life in the west."
"All kinds of twists on so many levels."
What people are saying about the CAUGHT DEAD IN WYOMING series:
"McLinn's mysteries set in Wyoming are addictive. The writing is excellent, the twists and turns keep the brain engaged, and Elizabeth's wry commentary keeps a smile on my face."
"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!"
"McLinn has created in E.M. a female protagonist who is flawed but likable, never silly or cartoonish, and definitely not made of cardboard."
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
If you like Patricia's mysteries, try her romantic suspense:
Proof of Innocence
Price of Innocence
Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (which includes cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters)
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Patricia 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 is the author of more than 50 published novels, which are 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 regional and national awards.