Author Profile

Patricia McLinn

Country: United States


Readers and reviewers praise USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s 40-plus novels for warmth, wit and vivid characterization. Along with romance and women’s fiction, Patricia is the author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series. Her journalism career included 20-plus years as an editor at The Washington Post. If you see her on Facebook or Twitter tell her to get back to work. She enjoys visiting with readers (maybe a little too much) at her website (, Facebook ( or Twitter (@PatriciaMcLinn).


Cold Open, Book 7 of Patricia McLinn's Caught Dead in Wyoming cozy mystery series, is available for pre-order now; expected released date is August 2018. She has a new mystery with romance, Proof of Innocence, set to release on May 22, 2018.

Current & Upcoming Events:

Global : Oct 24 - Nov 26

- Launch: Celebrate the release of Death on Beguiling Way, Book 3 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's Secret Sleuth cozy mystery series.
Far from the publishing world that once defined her, Sheila Mackey has found a new life, a new home and new friends in northern Kentucky. Sure, she has secrets to keep, but things are rolling along nicely. Trips to the dog park with her rescue collie Gracie, meeting her friend Clara and Gracie’s friend LuLu. Preparing for more work on her house by another dog park acquaintance, former cop Teague O’Donnell. And regular, relaxing yoga classes at the Beguiling Way studio … until an instructor is murdered. Law enforcement says the killer was a passing-through stranger now long gone. Sheila and Clara have their doubts.
Release date: Oct. 23
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