Shoot First (Caught Dead in Wyoming, 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:

Sign Off

Left Hanging

Shoot First

Last Ditch

Look Live

Back Story

Cold Open

Hot Roll

Reaction Shot

Body Brace (2021)


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


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.

Always the best of friends ... can they become the best of lovers?

Michael Dickinson is delighted to be best man at his friend’s wedding — but there’s one complication. Tris Donlin is a bridesmaid. He’s wanted her for longer than he cares to remember, but to her, he’s just good old Michael — college pal, confidant, best buddy … Would a few days of wedding celebration let him finally get her out of his system once and for all?

Her cousin Paul’s wedding party has Tris’s head and heart full of memories of college days with him, Michael and their friend Grady. Grady was her college crush and Michael was her buddy. Now that they’re all grown up, my how things have changed.

She’s certain she’s found the best man for her … if only she can convince him.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Paul's the first, then comes Michael, watching their brides walk down the aisle toward them. 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.


"Years of friendship and unspoken desires finally come to the surface. ... What to say about book two but amazing." - 5* 

"Fun, heartwarming." - 5*

"Feels like they are REAL people that you could know." - 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* 

Wedding Party* 

Grady’s 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 

Box Sets

*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)


“There’s a body in my bed. A dead body.”

The call from a friend staying at Sherman’s newest – okay, only – B&B starts Elizabeth Danniher on a twisting, turning journey where appearances not only deceive, they turn deadly.

When her TV reporter friend Wardell Yardley comes to visit, they take a weekend trip to Yellowstone Park and encounter a surprising set of people. Including a team-building group from social media mega-force VisageTome, a mysterious older couple, and someone from Elizabeth’s childhood.

Elizabeth senses undercurrents in this strange assortment that just about pull her and her friends underwater for good when everyone shows up in her tiny Sherman, Wyoming, town.

Not only is there a murder to solve – and fast – there’s also a new sheriff in town, whose No. 1 rule might be No Sleuthing By Journalists.

Look Live is a TV news term. A reporter appears to be live at a scene, perhaps for an introduction or the toss back to the anchor desk, but in fact the entire report is taped. A misleading perception, carefully set up. Ah, the dangers of deceiving appearances …


Elizabeth, her KWMT colleague Mike Paycik, rancher Tom Burrell, and their supporting staff of idiosyncratic sleuths untangle what happens when it’s not enough to merely … LOOK LIVE.

Don't miss any of Elizabeth Danniher'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 (2021)


Praise for Look Live:

“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!”

“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)!”

What people are saying about the Caught Dead in Wyoming series:

“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 (includes cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters)

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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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