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Back Story

(2017)
(The sixth book in the Caught Dead in Wyoming series)
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Even long memories fade, but murder never dies.
Elizabeth "E.M." Danniher has been among TV journalism's elite. But divorcing her network exec husband ends not only her marriage but her career, and she's banished to tiny KWMT-TV in Sherman, Wyoming, to finish out her contract. Now she's exploring what comes next - in her career, her life, and her relationships with family, friends, and those who'd like to be more than friends.
But she's not being left in peace to wrestle with these issues because she keeps being drawn in to murder investigations. Now Elizabeth, and handsome KWMT colleague Mike Paycik, rugged rancher Thomas Burrell, and her colorful cast of collaborators, plunge into mysteries from the past that threaten the present. To succeed, they must untangle characters and plotlines from a long-hidden Back Story.

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

"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 readers are saying about the Caught Dead in Wyoming series:

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

"I love the whole series Caught Dead in Wyoming. The writing is witty and sharp; the story is gripping; and the characters are so realistic. Even the supporting characters are fully defined and interesting. What I didn't expect was a renewed appreciation given by this "inside" view of the world of journalism. With all the current focus on Fake News, I loved being reminded of how vital news people are to our society. E.M. Danniher changes her community and certain individuals - for the better - due to her dogged pursuit of truth and justice."

"I confess to being addicted to this series and characters. I LIKE them. I wish they were real."

"Hoping this series lasts forever!"

"E.M.'s internal monologues are sharp, snappy and often hilarious."

"McLinn has created in E.M. a female protagonist who is flawed but likable, never silly or cartoonish, and definitely not made of cardboard."

If you like mystery with romance and a bit of humor, try also:

Proof of Innocence (set in Virginia)
Price of Innocence (2019)

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (includes scenes in fictional Sherman, Wyoming, and 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.

McLinn is the author of more than 45 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.

She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Back Story (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 6)
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
ISBN: 1-944126-27-9 / 978-1-944126-27-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Craig Place Books
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Audio Editions

April 2020 : USA Audio edition
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April 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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April 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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April 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Back Story (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 6)
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
Publisher: Craig Place Books
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