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Last Ditch by Patricia McLinnLAST DITCH: The just-released fourth book in Patricia McLinn’s Caught Dead in Wyoming series. A man in a wheelchair goes missing in rough country in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming. Reporter and amateur sleuth Elizabeth Danniher and her KWMT-TV colleague Mike Paycik immediately join the search organized by local rancher Tom Burrell.

But soon they’re on a search of a different kind – a search for the truth. It takes them deep into the intricacies of the community served by the Red Sail Ditch – the irrigation system that could make a ranch viable or worthless. They find rivalries, cooperation, antagonisms, inter-dependencies, and motives for murder.

“She writes a little like Janet Evanovich only better.”

“E.M.’s internal monologues are sharp, snappy and often hilarious.”

LAST DITCH is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.


From 5-star Amazon reader reviews: “Great characters, great setting, great female lead. … this is not a farce and is a clean series. It is a good read like Evanovich’s books with two males/one female and a mystery.
I am looking forward to the next book.: ….. “This is the 4th book in the series and … I hope there will be more. The characters and setting are excellent.” ….. “I highly recommend this series. Intelligent and well thought out.
What people are saying about the CAUGHT DEAD IN WYOMING series

“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

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


USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s novels — cited by reviewers for warmth, wit and vivid characterization – have won numerous regional and national awards and been on national bestseller lists.
In addition to her romance and women’s fiction books, Patricia is the author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, which adds a touch of humor and romance to figuring out whodunit.

Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and — for 20-plus years — an editor at The Washington Post. She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.

She is now living in Northern Kentucky, and writing full-time. Patricia loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.