A cold case murder heats up Sheila Mackey has secrets to keep, far from the publishing world that once defined her, Her plan to escape to a quiet life in small-town Kentucky keeps hitting bumps in the road. Death as come to some of her most-traveled new haunts: the dog park, her yoga studio and even the local supermarket. Sheila’s formed a bond with new friends and fellow dog lovers Clara and Teague, but now a mystery has hit closer to home. A friend of Clara’s comes to Sheila and Clara about the death of a cousin, because she has her suspicions. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ This whodunit with humor is the fifth book in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s 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 Kentucky home. Secret Sleuth series Death on the Diversion Death on Torrid Avenue Death on Beguiling Way Death on Covert Circle Death on Shady Bridge Death on the Diversion ”is such an enjoyable story, reminiscent of Agatha Christie's style, with a good study of human nature and plenty of humor. Great start to a new series!” – 5-star review Death on Torrid Avenue “is told with a lot of humor and the characters are good company. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am looking forward to the next story.” – 5-star review More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn: Caught Dead in Wyoming series Sign Off Left Hanging Shoot First Last Ditch Look Live Back Story Cold Open Hot Roll Reaction Shot "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 "Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page." -- Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author If you like mystery with romance and a bit of humor, try also: Proof of Innocence Price of Innocence Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (romantic suspense; includes cameos from Caught Dead in Wyoming characters) Bardville, Wyoming series (romance with a little mystery) A Stranger in the Family A Stranger to Love The Rancher Meets His Match 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 50 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction.