A man in a wheelchair goes missing in rough country in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming. Reporter and amateur sleuth Elizabeth “E.M.” 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 Elizabeth Danniher’s other Caught Dead in Wyoming adventures in:
Body Brace (2021)
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.”
“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.”
“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
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 (includes cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters)
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Join the wedding celebration as college friends embark on the greatest education of all - falling in love.
The last bachelor meets his match ...
Grady Roberts' best friends have found loves to last a lifetime and watched their brides come down the aisle to take their vows. Now he wonders when -- if -- it will be his turn. He has it all – good looks, intelligence, fortune, and success. Everything except the close family he's longed for since a lonely childhood.
Leslie Craig is human – she feel Grady's attraction . . . and his loneliness. She's developed a knack for helping people with problems and sorrows without ever revealing her own. But Grady, with an unnerving perception, doesn’t fall for that. How long can a woman hold out with a man like Grady pursuing her?
When Grady discovers the secret of Leslie's private tragedy, he has to confront the reality that this time he might not be able to have it all.
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Paul's the first, then comes Michael, watching their brides walk down the aisle toward them. Now it's Grady's turn as groom in GRADY'S WEDDING. Find more wedding romances in the newest additions to The Wedding Series collection, THE RUNAWAY BRIDE, THE CHRISTMAS PRINCESS, THE SURPRISE PRINCESS and THE FORGOTTEN PRINCE. The Wedding Series’ moving, passionate contemporary romances with a touch of humor will captivate fans of Bella Andre, Susan Mallery and Sarah Wilson.
"I heartily recommend. Heartwarming." - 5*
"Gotta loooooooooove Grady" - 5*
"I truly loved this book. It kept me on a high... Read from morning to night." -- 5^
Praise for The Wedding Series:
“A wonderful series that will make you laugh and cry. Each page is filled with love that will eventually come to the people who so need it. A must read!” – 5-star review
"Perfect. The characters were multi-dimensional and played off each other in warm, thoughtful, loving ways. Each couple faced a different situation and overcame their obstacles together and with the insightful comments of their friends. ... Heart-warming." – 5-star review
“Fun and serious all at the same time. Love how the friends intertwine and add new along the way. It was refreshing to read the different stories and having them all come together. Really enjoyed this series!” – 5-star review
“Full of warmth, understanding of human nature, and great characters. They are connected, following the lives of college friends, and by the time you are finished, you feel as if you are a part of their extended circle. A dash of sex here, but not to the point that it overshadows the well thought out storylines. Definitely a feel good experience.” -- 5-star review
"Great love stories! … Must read all books in the series! … I laughed and cried! Must read.” – From 5-star reviews
Get all the books in Patricia McLinn’s The Wedding Series today!
Prelude to a Wedding*
The Runaway Bride
The Christmas Princess
Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess)
The Surprise Princess
Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince)
The Forgotten Prince
*The Wedding Series Trilogy (Books 1-3)
The Wedding Series Box Set Two: The Runaway Bride and The Christmas Princess (Books 4-5)
The Wedding Series Box Set Three: Hoops (prequel) and The Surprise Princess
The Wedding Series Box Set Four: Not a Family Man (prequel) and The Forgotten Prince
If you like McLinn’s wedding romance stories, try her Marry Me series now!
Wedding of the Century
The Unexpected Wedding Guest
A Most Unlikely Wedding
Baby Blues and Wedding Bells
And if you prefer small-town romance, check out her Seasons in a Small Town series today!
What Are Friends For? (Spring)
The Right Brother (Summer)
Falling for Her (Autumn)
Warm Front (Winter)
Ten years ago, Kalli left her rodeo bull-rider husband, Walker Riley, unable to bear her terrible fear for him. Or the fear that she might love him too much.
But passion wasn't enough to overcome fear a decade ago . . . Walker faces down charging bulls every day, but working with Kalli for a summer as they try to save the Wyoming rodeo that means so much to their beloved mutual mentor, just might break him.
Can the present carry them past the fears and broken trust ... to a future together again?
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RODEO NIGHTS is a prequel to WHERE LOVE LIVES: THE INHERITANCE, Book 6 of the Wyoming Wildflowers series. You meet Zoe Parisi in JACK’S HEART and her grandparents Ruth and Hugh Moski have appeared in each of the Wyoming Wildflowers stories. You can see Matt Halderman at the start of his rodeo cowboy career in RODEO NIGHTS, the emotional second-chance-at-love story of Kalli and Walker.
Patricia says: Rodeo Nights is a favorite of long-time readers. It also holds a special place for me, since I've named two of my adopted rescue collies Riley and Kalli!
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Which is your favorite Patricia McLinn book and why? "RODEO NIGHTS, hands down. Cowboys-rodeo-Wyoming! Reunion love ... Wonderful characters. I loved everything about this story." - Mona Montana, Reader Hall of Fame
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Get all the blooms in the Wyoming Wildflowers Series today!
Prequel — Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry)
* Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush)
* Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed)
* My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold)
-- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart)
Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)
-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)
Where Love Lives: The Inheritance (Threadleaf Phacelia)
A Cowboy Wedding, coming in 2017
* Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (3 Books in 1)
Buy the entire Wyoming Wildflowers collection (Books 1-6, plus prequels) for one great price .... Wyoming Wildflowers: The Collection
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Reader Reviews for Patricia McLinn’s Wyoming Wildflowers stories:
“Each one was totally different, characters were unique and totally believable!! Enjoy!!!
“Amazing and touching story.”
"If you love to laugh; love to cry; or love to laugh and cry at the same time, then you'll definitely want to read Almost a Bride."
"Smart, stubborn and irresistible."
“… So enjoyable I couldn’t put it down until I finished it.”
“Excellent book! I read it straight in one whole day. Recommend it to anyone!”
”Nothing short of heart consuming and thrilling. I've loved every one and feel like I know the people personally. I can't wait for the next installment.”