Shoot First (Caught Dead in Wyoming western mystery series, Book 3)

Caught Dead in Wyoming

Book 3
Craig Place Books
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A Killing to Keep Old Wyoming Secrets and Treasures

Death hits close to home for Elizabeth Danniher – or, rather, close to the Hovel, as she's dubbed her decrepit rental house. Her elderly neighbor kills a man apparently robbing her of Western artifacts. As a former top-flight national TV reporter, Elizabeth knows self-defense might satisfy the legal system, yet leave her neighbor in danger. Doing what she does best – asking questions – Elizabeth sidesteps her boss and a nosy, jealous anchorman to inquire into an eccentric and mysterious western billionaire, an ambitious curator, rival collectors, family feuds and Cottonwood County's Wild West crimes of a century ago. 

Digging deeper into these western murder mysteries, Elizabeth relies on her team of friends who are proving their investigative chops. Before this is over, Elizabeth will need every one of them – and the stray dog she's adopted – as her questions push someone to decide, that no matter who shot first, Elizabeth should die now.

Don't miss Elizabeth Danniher's other adventures in western crime-solving with a dash of humor in:

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Left Hanging

Shoot First

Last Ditch

Look Live

Back Story

Cold Open

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Body Brace


Readers praise Shoot First:

“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.”

"Beautifully written with delightful twists and turns in language." 

"So many mysteries to solve: a missing house from the 1800s, gold from a train robbery, a shooting, where to dig, a fire, will she/won't she . . . Who knew collecting old west memorabilia could be so exciting?"  


What readers are saying about the CAUGHT DEAD IN WYOMING series:

“There's a real love for wide-open spaces in McLinn's writing, and it's a pleasure to visit the world she so beautifully creates. Can't wait for the next book(s)!”

“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.”

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


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


If you like Patricia’s mysteries, try her romantic suspense:

The Innocence Trilogy

Price of Innocence

Proof of Innocence

Premise of Innocence


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


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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

"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

"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
Jul 6, 2014
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Pages
338
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ISBN
9781939215345
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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