2019-10-19 16:02:22 UTC
DO NOT BUY THIS!! ? (It is safe to download, as long as it’s free and on a reputable retail site.)
It’s not often an author will tell you not to buy a book they wrote. But the truth is I didn’t write a book called Abandon All. Nobody did. In fact, this is not a book.
Here’s the story. In the Secret Sleuth cozy mystery series – which I am writing 🙂 – the main character, Sheila Mackey, tells about being the public persona as the author of a mega-bestseller that became a hit movie, both called Abandon All. Which she didn’t actually write, either. Her great-aunt, Kit, wrote it. The two of them were a team – Kit writing and Sheila playing the author – until Kit decided to retire and to encourage Sheila to create her own life as herself.
That’s where the Secret Sleuth series starts, with Death on the Diversion, as Sheila is on a cruise meant to help her sort out what’s next. Except what’s next is that Sheila finds a fellow passenger in a deck chair, dead. If you’re interested, there is preview of the series in this document.
So, why did I create this not-a-book I don’t want you to buy?
Because too many scammers have been producing fake books to take your money. This is a placeholder to put dibs on the title and to prevent any scammers from putting up something they pretend is the “real” Abandon All.
Hope you’ll investigate the Secret Sleuth stories. And be careful out there!
Secret Sleuth series
Death on the Diversion
Death on Torrid Avenue
Death on Beguiling Way
Death on Covert Circle
More cozy mystery from Patricia McLinn:
Caught Dead in Wyoming series
“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 (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. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.
Now living in northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.