Death on Torrid Avenue (Secret Sleuth cozy mystery series, Book 2)

Secret Sleuth

Book 2
Craig Place Books
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Paws for murder

Far from the publishing world that once defined her, Sheila Mackey has found a new life, a new home, and a new love. The love has four legs, a plumey tail, and a lot of fur. Meet Gracie the rescue collie. Too smart for her own good – certainly too smart for Sheila’s good, when Gracie discovers a dead body during a dog park gambol.

Especially since Sheila delves into mysteries surrounding this dead body ... only to discover the new guy at the Torrid Avenue dog park is a barely retired cop. Not good for an amateur sleuth with a big secret of her own that she intends to keep. She’s not exactly who she says she is. At least, she’s not who she pretended to be for 15 years.

Will Sheila untangle the murder mystery before her secrets are untied, exposing her previous identity to her new small-town neighbors?

And will Gracie ever learn the “Quiet!” command?

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This whodunit with humor is the second book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s new 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 small-town home.

On the spectrum of McLinn's mystery novels, the Caught Dead in Wyoming cozy series is in the middle, Proof of Innocence is edgier (and has more romance), and Secret Sleuth is a bit less edgy. Secret Sleuth: female sleuth, amateur detective, traditional mystery, mystery with humor, mysteries with humor humorous mysteries with dog, mystery with dog

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


More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn:

Caught Dead in Wyoming

Sign Off

Left Hanging

Shoot First

Last Ditch

Look Live

Back Story

Cold Open

Hot Roll

Reaction Shot

Body Brace

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

 

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)

 

Bardville, Wyoming series

A Stranger in the Family

A Stranger to Love

The Rancher Meets His Match

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The last woman Tanner Landis is prepared to see is the one he must save.

Fairlington County detective Tanner Landis and his partner, Rutherford "Bel" Belichek have worked several Northern Virginia criminal cases later tried by their colleague, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Maggie Frye. In Proof of Innocence, Maggie was drawn to a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains to solve the case of what could be a serial killer. In Price of Innocence, it is Bel who has to risk everything – his friendships, his reputation, his career, his heart and his life -- to solve a murder in Fairlington. Premise of Innocence is Tanner's story.

Premise of Innocence, by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn, completes the Innocence Trilogy of stand-alone mysteries with romance set in Virginia. If you love twists and turns, characters who stick with you, and mysteries and romance swirled together, you'll love Premise of Innocence. For fans of mystery romance, romantic mystery and romantic suspense.


The Innocence Trilogy

Proof of Innocence

Price of Innocence

Premise of Innocence


Cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn

Caught Dead in Wyoming series

Sign Off

Left Hanging

Shoot First

Last Ditch

Look Live

Back Story

Cold Open

Hot Roll

Reaction Shot

Body Brace

Cross Talk (2022)

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


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

If you like romantic suspense, you might also try:

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights, a stand-alone romance with suspense that includes Caught Dead in Wyoming character cameos.

Bardville, Wyoming series

A Stranger in the Family

A Stranger to Love

The Rancher Meets His Match

More murder brewing in Haines Tavern

Join amateur sleuth Sheila Mackey, with friends Clara Woodrow, Teague O'Donnell and their canine crew of Gracie, LuLu and Murphy, as they face another mystery in small-town Kentucky.

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This whodunit with humor is the sixth 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.

Secret Sleuth: female sleuth, amateur detective, traditional mystery, mystery with humor, mysteries with humor humorous mysteries with dog, mystery with dog

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 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 cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn

Caught Dead in Wyoming series

Sign Off

Left Hanging

Shoot First

Last Ditch

Look Live

Back Story

Cold Open

Hot Roll

Reaction Shot

Body Brace

Cross Talk (2022)

"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


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 (romantic suspense; includes cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters)

Bardville, Wyoming series

A Stranger in the Family

A Stranger to Love

The Rancher Meets His Match

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Publisher
Craig Place Books
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Published on
Feb 14, 2019
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781944126391
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / Cats & Dogs
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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