Death on the Diversion (Secret Sleuth, Book 1): Clever, clues & cruise cozy mystery

Death on the Diversion (Secret Sleuth, Book 1): Clever, clues & cruise cozy mystery

by Patricia McLinn
Death on the Diversion (Secret Sleuth, Book 1): Clever, clues & cruise cozy mystery

Death on the Diversion (Secret Sleuth, Book 1): Clever, clues & cruise cozy mystery

by Patricia McLinn



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Final resting place? Deck chair.

Sheila Mackey has a secret. To the world, she's the author of a blockbuster book. Her wily great-aunt, the actual author, orchestrated this mutually beneficial masquerade. Now the aunt's retiring and Sheila must draft Act Two of her own life.

A cruise across the Atlantic on the Diversion is supposed to be the perfect time to do that.

Two problems.

Her great-aunt saddled her with an irksome Sheila finds a dead body on deck.

She realizes she knows a whole lot more about the interactions of the victim and suspects than the ship's officials do. She's drawn into sleuthing, but finds herself hampered by a well-meaning but overprotective would-be Dr. Watson.

Get on board to sail away with crime, clues, and memorable characters.

Praise for Death on the Diversion
"A mystery, a murder, a cruise and an intelligent, feisty, likeable main character. What more could you ask for in a cozy? I read a lot of books and this is one of the best I have read in a long time. The plot is very imaginative and well thought out. The details of the cruise are spot on and made me feel as if I was there . . . This book reminded me of a modern-day Miss Marple (although considerably younger.) I rarely say this, but I can't wait for the next book." – 5*

"Delightful, fun read . . . A good dose of humor." –5*

"This is one of the best mystery books I've read in a very long time! ... And I truly loved the main character!! I'm ordering the second book in this series as soon as I'm finished writing this review. Great book and I recommend it highly!!" – 5*

"If the characters in this book don't remind you of people you've are hiding under a big rock!! . . . Absolutely side ripping fun!! Looking forward to my next purchase of Secret Sleuth." – 5*

"This is a great book! The premise is original and fun. . . . The dialogue is smart, witty, incisive, dryly humorous, and realistic. . . Sheila's descriptions of Petronella's reactions on boarding the ship had me snorting (in a ladylike fashion, of course) with laughter." – 5*

"The mystery is clever and intricate... reminiscent of the Golden Era of British mysteries . . . I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I am looking forward to reading more of this series." –5*

"This was a good mystery with a victim you hated and a bunch of crazy suspects, each of whom could've done it! A fun ride!" – 5*

"A totally unique protagonist - witty, grounded, human. An intriguing crime venue. I hope there are many more in this series." -- 5*

"Fast-paced and the humor just dry enough." – 5*

"This book is for all of you out there who love who-done-its and will read well beyond your bed time hour." – 5*

"Now I want to go on a cruise! But only if I get to have some of the same adventures as Sheila. I enjoyed every part of this book." – 5*

"Beautifully combined LOL humour with twist and turn mystery." – 5*

"Great full-bodied characters with secrets each and everyone." –5*

"This story has Agatha Christie and Poirot in the garb of two fascinating ladies. A definite read for mystery lovers." – 5*

"A truly intricate puzzle that kept me guessing to the end. . . Looking forward to the next in the series." – 5*

"I will definitely be following Sheila to her next home." – 5*

Death on the Diversion begins a new cozy mystery series with humor from the USA Today bestselling author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming series. If you like mysteries about the inner world of writers, where even the sleuth has secrets (and a rescue dog named Gracie, from the second book on), you'll love the Secret Sleuth series.

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 Carrion Lane
Death on ZigZag Trail
Death on Puzzle Place

Praise for Secret Sleuth series
"If you haven't discovered Patricia McLinn yet, you are in for a treat. I have not found a book of hers that I didn't enjoy . . . Check it out!" – 5*

"The trifecta: Funny, Clever and Clean! " – 5*

"This series meets my criteria for twists, turns, and who-done-its easily. Patricia McLinn does not disappoint with her sharp characters and enough secrets to cover everything. If you like a good, clean mystery, do yourself a favor and read these!" – 5*

"Murder and laughs. Can't wait for more." – 5*

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161605547
Publisher: Craig Place Books
Publication date: 12/13/2018
Series: Secret Sleuth Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 21,647
File size: 842 KB

About the Author

About The Author
Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 60 published novels 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 London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian.

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.

Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website and social media.
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