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Cold Open

(2018)
(The seventh book in the Caught Dead in Wyoming series)
A novel by

 
 
Open House to Murder
Elizabeth Margaret "E.M." Danniher finds house hunting in Cottonwood County, Wyoming difficult, but deadly? That she never expected. In television, a cold open rolls before the credits, pitching the viewer into the news story. That's how Elizabeth and her cohorts feel after she finds a body in a house for sale.
A victim with a hidden history, few suspects, and the sheriff's department not happy having Elizabeth -- and amateur sleuth thorn in their sides -- as the closest thing they have to a witness. Mike, Diana, Tom and the rest jump in to dig in.
Elizabeth has her own problems, including a trip back east to wrest her belongings from storage and the clutches of her ex. And the question of whether the cold will ever end...
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Cold Open is Book 7 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's Caught Dead in Wyoming cozy mystery series. If you like quirky characters, hints of romance, and twists you won't see coming, then you'll love this page-turner.
"Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author
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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

What readers are saying about the Caught Dead in Wyoming series:
"McLinn has created in E.M. a female protagonist who is flawed but likable, never silly or cartoonish, and definitely not made of cardboard."

"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."

"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!"

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 (which 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 awards.

Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Used availability for Patricia McLinn's Cold Open

Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cold Open: (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 7)
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
ISBN: 1-944126-26-0 / 978-1-944126-26-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Craig Place Books
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Audio Editions

June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Cold Open: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 7
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
Publisher: Craig Place Books
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June 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Cold Open: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 7
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
Publisher: Craig Place Books
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June 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Cold Open: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 7
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
Publisher: Craig Place Books
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June 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Cold Open: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 7
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
Publisher: Craig Place Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Cold Open (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 7)
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
Publisher: Craig Place Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU