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 221 Ratings)


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), coming in 2017

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.”


  • Great book & brilliant writing

    By Lisaj08540
    The story was terrific with twists and turns. I truly enjoy this authors quick-witted and clever writing style. Looking forward to reading more books!
  • Sign Off (Caught Dead in Wyoming)

    By skewedup
    Ms McLinn’s ability to plot a story is excellent. Her characters are hilarious. I admit I got a free copy, but I will buy the others in this series.
  • Sign Off

    By Read nick
    Great book. Plenty of interesting characters. I couldn't see how they were connected until the end of the book. It was an entertaining and amusing read. It was humorous. It gave a good look into the local color.
  • Signing off book #1

    By diane the bookworm
    This was my first e-book read and I selected it because it was book #1. It was not too long and not too short, it was just right! I, along with Mike and Elizabeth, couldn't figure out who the killer was until the very end. Although the killer was on my very long list of suspects. I am anxious to get and read book #2. I give it 3 stars because it is light reading, but I agree with the statement on the cover, she is better than Evanovich!
  • Sign Off

    By Hawaii Reader
    A great read. I picked this book and downloaded it to my phone to only be read while peddling my stationary bike. However, about three fourths of the way through I caved it and finished it off. Just had to know "who done it"!!!
  • Book

    By 2happy?
    I enjoyed this story very much. Have not read such a delightful mystery in a long time!
  • Free Books are a Mixed Blessing

    By Dough DRT
    On the one hand, they're free. Perfect for a lazy day. But free books usually aren't well written. I mean they're really predictable and really crummy. The reading experience becomes arduous. Happily, that's not the case with this book. I see it's first in a series, and I will have fun reading the next book. This was a light murder mystery, with a side of humor. The main character has talent, but does not take herself too seriously. How could she? She just got shipped up to the middle of Montana to do a weekly Consumer Spot that wont even be advertised on the local station. What fun! And it does turn out to be fun, and it's well written. Enjoyable book, enjoyable story. Thank you for reading my review.
  • Fantastic!

    By MaryAnnRN87
    This was a terrific read, enough twists to keep me guessing but I especially enjoyed the character development and descriptions of the town. I am looking forward to reading more of her books.

    By retired RECO
    A spellbinding who done thriller that keeps its secrets till the end. The story grabbed my attention & wouldn't let go. It was very hard to take a break from reading it as the plot just grabs the reader & drags them into small town life.
  • Good One

    By Black Diamond!
    I really enjoyed this book.