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Sign Off

(2012)
(The first book in the Caught Dead in Wyoming series)
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Divorce a husband, lose a career … grapple with a murder.

TV journalist Elizabeth “E.M.” Danniher will tell you she committed two sins — she didn’t stay young, and she made an enemy of a powerful news executive — her ex. She used to break national news. Now her top story as the “Helping Out!” reporter at dinky KWMT-TV in Sherman, Wyoming is getting a defective toaster repaired.

Tough, funny and determined, Elizabeth wrestles with isolation, keeping a professional edge, and an evolving self-image. Is Wyoming — the land of cattle, cowboys, tumbleweeds, and fewer than six people per square mile — her new home or a road to permanent obscurity?

Soon she’s in a battle of wills with ex-football player turned journalist Mike Paycik, who might see her as a handy rung on his career ladder or a romantic partner or both. And there’s the matter of a deputy sheriff—missing or murdered? Elizabeth finds herself investigating at the insistence of a girl who’s set on proving her father’s innocence. Not that enigmatic rancher Thomas Burrell makes investigating easy for an amateur sleuth.

But Elizabeth won’t fade to black without a fight, no matter how final some might want to make her SIGN OFF.

Don’t miss any of the Caught Dead in Wyoming series by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn
Murder, Mysteries, Humor, a Hint of Romance

Sign Off
Left Hanging
Shoot First
Last Ditch
Look Live
Back Story
Cold Open
Hot Roll
Reaction Shot

What readers are saying about SIGN OFF:

"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

“This is one of those books that you want to stop everything to read while hoping it never ends.”

“Sign Off is a brisk, enthralling page-turner”
– P.B. Ryan, bestselling author

“Kept me guessing until the end" – 5* Marcia

"Excellent blend of humor and mystery" – 5* Kindle customer

"Endless twists and turns" – 5* Sharon

"You'll find yourself one clicking the rest of this series" – 5* Neena Christianson Martin

"That was fun" -- 5* Mary

“Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page.” – Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author

“Be prepared for lots of twist and turns.”

“I read it in one sitting. I hadn't planned it that way, but just couldn't stop.” -- 5* Diane J.

“The characters were a mix of funny, sad, and quirky and were totally believable. There was just enough humor to lighten the story, but not to disrespect the seriousness of crime.”

If you also like cozier mysteries, try Patricia's Secret Sleuth series:
Death on the Diversion
Death on Torrid Avenue
Death on Beguiling Way, coming in 2019
Death on Covert Circle, coming in 2020

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

Proof of Innocence
Price of Innocence, coming in 2020

Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (includes scenes in fictional Sherman, Wyoming, and cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters)

Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sign Off: Large Print (Caught Dead in Wyoming)
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
ISBN: 1-944126-76-7 / 978-1-944126-76-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Craig Place Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sign Off (Caught Dead In Wyoming, Book 1)
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
ISBN: 1-939215-47-1 / 978-1-939215-47-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Craig Place Books
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sign Off (Caught Dead in Wyoming)
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
ISBN: 1-61194-160-1 / 978-1-61194-160-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
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Audio Editions

May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sign Off: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 1
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
Publisher: Craig Place Books
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May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Sign Off: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 1
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
Publisher: Craig Place Books
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May 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sign Off: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 1
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
Publisher: Craig Place Books
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May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sign Off: Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 1
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sign Off (Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, Book 1)
Author(s): Patricia McLinn
Publisher: Craig Place Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU