Paws for murder
Far from the publishing world that once defined her, Sheila Mackey has found a new life, a new home, and a new love. The love has four legs, a plumey tail, and a lot of fur. Meet Gracie the rescue collie. Too smart for her own good – certainly too smart for Sheila’s good, when Gracie discovers a dead body during a dog park gambol.
Especially since Sheila delves into mysteries surrounding this dead body ... only to discover the new guy at the Torrid Avenue Dog Park is a barely retired cop. Not good for an amateur sleuth with a big secret of her own that she intends to keep. She’s not exactly who she says she is. At least, she’s not who she pretended to be for 15 years.
Will Sheila untangle the murder mystery before her secrets are untied, exposing her previous identity to her new small-town neighbors?
And will Gracie ever learn the “Quiet!” command?
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This whodunit with humor is the second book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s new cozy mystery series, Secret Sleuth, which begins with a murder on a transatlantic cruise in Death on the Diversion. In Death on Torrid Avenue and later books, accidental investigator Sheila Mackey returns to dry land in the Midwest, where mysteries abound in her new small-town home.
On the spectrum of McLinn's mystery novels, the Caught Dead in Wyoming cozy series is in the middle, Proof of Innocence is edgier (and has more romance), and Secret Sleuth is a bit less edgy.
Secret Sleuth series
Death on the Diversion
Death on Torrid Avenue
Death on Beguiling Way
Death on Covert Circle
More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn:
Caught Dead in Wyoming
About the Author
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 romances 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Death on Torrid Ave. by Patricia McLinn Secret Sleuth Series Book Two Sheila Mackey has since settled into a new town since her exciting trip on the Diversion. She really enjoyed the sleuthing she'd done on her cruise...but for now, she has an older home to get into shipshape and the new love of her life. Gracie. Her rescue collie. For some people, life keeps sending things their way. So even though she doesn't go looking for trouble...it's found Sheila. Just an innocent outing with her friend Clara and their dogs turns into another sleuthing experience. Loved the characters and if you've ever been to a dog park, there can be unique happenings there. Those who don't clean up after their dog. Those who start trouble and blame others...saying they're the ones who have bad dogs, and all that good stuff. I've enjoyed both books in this series. Cozy mysteries told from one point of view.