Sign Off (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 1) - Patricia McLinn

Sign Off (Caught Dead in Wyoming, Book 1)

By Patricia McLinn

  • Release Date: 2015-07-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 315 Ratings)
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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 sees her as a handy rung on his career ladder. 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.

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 Elizabeth’s other Caught Dead in Wyoming adventures in: 
Left Hanging (Book 2) 
Shoot First (Book 3)
Last Ditch (Book 4)
Look Live (Book 5)
Back Story (Book 6)
Cold Open (Book 7), coming in 2018

What people are saying about Sign Off:

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

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


  • Sign Off

    By kathywamsley
    Great read enjoyed characters. Thanks k.
  • Turned out to be great!

    By KWJN
    I wasn’t impressed when I first started Sign Off. There were so many characters who were all interrelated in some way. I opted to give it a chance. It all became very interesting, including the characters. The descriptions of a spider web or a rocky road were all like seeing it. The story line was good, after the confusing start. But the end was the best!
  • Sign off

    By Clara Day
    A must read, fast paced and exciting!!!!
  • Great story

    By LadyBug1056
    A little hard to keep the characters straight at first. However, it was a wonderful, intriguing story with many twists and turns. Keeps you reading and wondering till the end. Loved it!
  • Caught Dead in Wyoming

    By Paqui65
    Great book, it was very enjoyable and I like the way the Author give you the story This is my first time to read from Her and I like very much her style Thank you Paquita Alvarez
  • Sign Off

    By Cts66
    I really enjoyed reading this. I've been in Wyoming and could appreciate the descriptive drives through the mountainous roads and drop offs. I also enjoyed the twists and turns this took with all the possibilities before finally giving us the solution.
  • Sign Off

    By Clean romancer
    Excellent. Couldn't put it down.
  • Sign Off

    By L'oiseu noir
    This book was had to put down. Very well written.
  • Sign Off

    By LittleLizzie15!
    Sign Off (Caught Dead in Wy, Book 1) was an entertaining read. There was plenty of suspense and humor making it hard to put down. The characters were believable and interesting. I have enjoyed Wyoming novels about horses, game wardens, and sheriffs. Now a small town TV station is bringing a new perspective to crime solving. I can tell the author has some knowledge about Wyoming including the beautiful sunrises and sunsets and of course the wind. I look forward to many more hours of entertaining reading of Wyoming style catching the bad guys or gals.
  • Fooled!

    By Aunt Chi Chi
    I had 2 books to read & I thought, I’ve never heard of this author, but I love modern Westerns! So here I am 2 days later writing a review. As I just said, 2 days later, I’m hurrying this review so I can start the next book in this series. Not an easy read because of the twists & turns of the investigation, but also the numerous characters you have to keep track of in each chapter. I was fooled right down to the end! No I won’t say, “Who Done It!!” That’s for you to figure out!