Left Hanging (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 2)

Left Hanging (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 2)

by Patricia McLinn

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Overview

A rodeo producer, dead in the bull pen. Accident or murder?

From the tip of the rodeo queen's tiara, to "agricultural byproducts" ground into the arena dust, TV reporter Elizabeth "E.M." Danniher receives a murderous introduction to the world of rodeo. Elizabeth, until recently a top-flight national TV journalist, is regaining her footing after a dizzying demotion to tiny--and entirely foreign to her--Sherman, Wyoming. But her equilibrium faces a major challenge.

The apparently accidental death -- under the hooves of bucking bulls -- of a rodeo producer preparing for Sherman's annual Fourth of July Rodeo catches the attention of Elizabeth and her KWMT-TV colleague Mikel Paycik. Not only is it a major story about the region's biggest event, but it's being outrageously mishandled by the station's egocentric anchor.

As Elizabeth and Mike dig, area rancher Tom Burrell joins the investigation, providing background on suspects -- and there are plenty because the victim had many enemies. But Tom has divided loyalties, so Elizabeth doubts his commitment to finding the truth. Not to mention that both Mike and Tom show an interest in her ... and the points of this peculiar triangle are starting to get under her skin.

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 people are saying about LEFT HANGING

"I started laughing on the first page and continued laughing until the end."

"Loving the world of Cottonwood County, Wyoming!"

"Fast paced and entertaining ... with realistic and we'll developed characters."

"The dialogue was so well written that I could easily imagine the innuendo, tone of voice and facial expression of each character."


What people are saying about the CAUGHT DEAD IN WYOMING series

"McLinn's mysteries set in Wyoming are addictive. The writing is excellent, the twists and turns keep the brain engaged, and Elizabeth's wry commentary keeps a smile on my face."

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

"Hoping this series lasts forever!"

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

"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

More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn:
Secret Sleuth series
Death on the Diversion
Death on Torrid Ave.
Death on Beguiling Way (2019)
Death on Covert Circle (2020)

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

Proof of Innocence
Price of Innocence (2019)

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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151198295
Publisher: Craig Place Books
Publication date: 07/03/2015
Series: Caught Dead in Wyoming Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 339
Sales rank: 19,342
File size: 650 KB

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, contemporary western romances, contemporary romances elsewhere in the world, historical romances, and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.

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

McLinn, who now lives in Northern Kentucky, loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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Left Hanging 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 270 page very well-written mystery book and second in series of the TV reporter and her crew stepping in to do follow-up on a bull trampling rodeo accident in their Wyoming town....... or is it? Humor, angst, drama, and deception. Some rough language and sexual references.
Serenitea More than 1 year ago
This is becoming a series I look forward to following Solid storytelling, interesting characters, intriguing mystery without being gory. This second book was as enjoyable as the first. I liked the mystery, as well as the revisiting of characters I am enjoying getting to know, particularly Diana, Aunt Gee, Mrs. Parens, Shadow the dog, and Wyoming's scariest little girl, Tamantha Burrell. I am not a fan of love triangle story-lines and am hoping this one gets wrapped up quickly. I am more interested in the mysteries than that part of the story, although I do like the characters of both Tom and Mike. I like the character development of Elizabeth as she puts her life back together after her divorce, despite the culture shock. I also feel that the reaction of rural westerners to perceived easterners' arrogance was spot-on. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series and hope there are many more to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read the entire series except the one that's not out yet. The characters are real, full of individuality and personality. I like that each book the main people have the same purpose and the secondary characters continue to support the main people. I am not a great writer but Patricia is. Thanks for a great series. I sure hope there continues to be more.
janrz More than 1 year ago
"Left Hanging" is good storytelling, with interesting characters. Patricia McLinn writes an intriguing mystery rich with details. The second book in the Caught Dead in Wyoming Series was as enjoyable as the first. Enjoyed the cowboy/rodeo theme mystery, and revisiting the cast of characters in her new town. On gthe 3rd one now!