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Shoot first....

Death hits close to home for Elizabeth “E. M.” Danniher - or, rather, close to Hovel, as she's dubbed her decrepit rental house in rustic Sherman, Wyoming. Her elderly neighbor has killed a man apparently after her Western artifacts. As a former top-flight national TV reporter, Elizabeth knows self-defense can satisfy the legal system, yet leave her neighbor in danger.

Doing what she does best - asking questions - Elizabeth sidesteps her boss and a nosy, jealous anchorman to inquire into an eccentric billionaire, ambitious curator, rival collectors, family feuds, and Cottonwood County crimes from a century ago.

As she digs deeper, Elizabeth is helped by friends. That's canine as well as human friends, and includes two male humans who'd definitely like to be more than friends. Before this is over, Elizabeth will need every one of them, as her questions push someone to decide that Elizabeth should...

...Die later.

©2017 Patricia McLinn (P)2017 Patricia McLinn

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The librarian reading

I love these books, so I was able to stick it out despite the drab performance. Listening to this book was like listening to a librarian read to me.

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Entertaining

The story is good and the characters are entertaining but the author has a problem picking narrators. Book 1 and 2 had a narrator with a funny way of speaking. It was stilted and a little irritating when she was reading the main character's role, however she performed the other characters well. I didn't think I was going to write a review until I got to the third book (yes it's still worth reading the series) and found that she had been replaced by someone worse. Every character sounds the same and the narrator's voice and lack of affect might be enough for me to stop with this book...Maybe I'll get lucky and they'll change again!

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It Gets Better and Better

This series gets better and better. I like Elizabeth Danniher and how she interacts with all of the characters. Elizabeth is smart and crafty and always finds a way to get the big story. I can't wait for the next book.

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Being from Wy I could relate to this book-loved it

Great sequel. Looking for more in the series. loved it. Hopefully I can find more soon

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Very entertaining

Patricia McLinn has crafted another entertaining installment in her series. The characters are well crafted and believable. I highly recommend this book and entire series to fans of cozy mysteries.