Exercise is Murder

McKinley Mysteries: Short & Sweet Cozies

Book 12
Carolyn Arnold
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Getting in shape isn’t an easy walk in the park…


Running junkie Katie Carpenter takes a tumble down a ravine and ends up facedown in the Hudson River. The police conclude her death was an accident, but those who were close to Katie aren’t buying that she just tripped and fell—including her pro-athlete boyfriend. But it’s Katie’s fitness trainer and friend who hires the McKinleys to investigate. 


Anything but an easy case to solve, Sean and Sara will break a sweat trying to figure out who had the most to gain from the young woman’s death. Sadly for Sean most of the evidence seems stacked against Katie’s boyfriend—a man Sean idolizes. Can he put aside being starstruck long enough to view things objectively? If Katie’s killer is going to be caught, he and Sara will need to remain flexible and it might require bending the rules a bit.

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Carolyn Arnold
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Published on
Sep 24, 2019
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200
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9781988353876
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English
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Fiction / Humorous / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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Romance. Humor. Murder.


"The Day Job is Murder blends murder and romance along with a side helping of the "Golden Rule" in action, with some good consequences. It's a sweet, uplifting story with pleasant characters and a happy ending in a bite-sized format." –Beas Book Nook


Working for the Albany Police Department is murder—not because Sean and Sara are in Homicide but because they can't be a couple as long as they are partners on the job. Feeling handcuffed, it seems that a romance between them is off the table, but one thing life should have taught them by now is nothing ever stays the same. Well, that and where there's an intention, there's a way out. But Sean and Sara never would have seen this one coming…


McKinley Mysteries are short & sweet just like that coffee you crave. Savor the perfect blend of romance, humor, and murder with zero additives such as foul language, graphic violence or sex. These international bestselling cozies are bound to hit the spot and keep you coming back for more. This is an addiction you can afford to have. Get started today.


What readers have to say about The Day Job is Murder:


★★★★★ "A true cozy mystery. Fun, easy to read and fast moving."

★★★★★ "Loved that it was a quick read when you don't have a lot of time to read."

★★★★★ "Very entertaining with a few very poignant moments, excellently written."

★★★★★ "A cute little story."

★★★★★ "An enjoyable read that sets the stage for the rest of the series."

★★★★★ "The perfect beginning to what will certainly be a wonderful series."

★★★★★ "Great little book. Enjoyed the mystery and the fascinating twist in the story."

★★★★★ "Fun and fast reading."

★★★★★ "Enjoyable characters to follow."

★★★★★ "Light mystery fun in the workplace."

★★★★★ "Great book, had me from the first page."

★★★★★ "Fantastic start to the new McKinley Mysteries series!"

★★★★★ "Whets the readers' appetite for more of Sean and Sara's adventures!"

This wasn’t in the travel brochure…

“A cute cozy mystery for the summer! There’s action and romance…The storyline is quick and light—perfect for beach reading!” –Writer Blogger Mom

There’s only so much relaxation two former detectives can handle—even if they’re on their honeymoon. With their recent fall into money, Sean and Sara McKinley should be living it up, enjoying the sun and beaches of Cancun. But heading into their third week of vacation, they’ve had just about enough lying around. 

When the husband of a couple they’ve befriended is kidnapped and held for ransom, it has the McKinleys putting their experience to good use. As they set out in the unfamiliar landscape of this Mexican paradise, the investigation will have them risking their lives to stop a killer.

McKinley Mysteries are short & sweet just like that coffee you crave. Savor the perfect blend of romance, humor, and murder with zero additives such as foul language, graphic violence or sex. These international bestselling cozies are bound to hit the spot and keep you coming back for more. This is an addiction you can afford to have. Get started today.

What readers have to say about Vacation is Murder:

★★★★★ “It's full of sun and fun and mystery.”

★★★★★ “Excellent!”

★★★★★ “Give yourself a treat, enjoy Cancun with the McKinleys!!

★★★★★ “A delightful story with a well-developed story line, and well-written.”

★★★★★ “Packed with mystery and plenty of twists.”

★★★★★ “Liked the suspense and fun they are having.”

★★★★★ “Fast moving and a fun read.”

★★★★★ “This one was better than the first one if that is possible.”

★★★★★ “Some laughs thrown in to make it fun to read.”

★★★★★ “Fun, excitement, a touch of the whimsical and romance.”

★★★★★ “Great continuation of this series!”

★★★★★ “There is plenty of intrigue and a bit of romance thrown in as well.”

★★★★★ “It's light reading, but cute.”

It’s in the fine print…

“This is such a great cozy series with so much going on. It’s like being on a ride right along with Sara and Sean and watching as they put the pieces together.” –Community Bookstop

Old Man Quinn left Sean more than his billions—he left him a murder to solve.

Inside the chest given to him from the executor of Quinn’s will, Sean finds a key and explicit instructions that the contents are for his eyes only. Once Sean discovers where the key fits, he finds another letter, this one stating that Quinn wants a closed case reopened. And when Sean looks into the case, he is shocked by who the victim was.

As Sean and his wife, Sara, uncover the clues, they are led from the back rooms of Quinn’s corporation to the streets of New York City, but they will stop at nothing to get to the truth.

McKinley Mysteries are short & sweet just like that coffee you crave. Savor the perfect blend of romance, humor, and murder with zero additives such as foul language, graphic violence or sex. These international bestselling cozies are bound to hit the spot and keep you coming back for more. This is an addiction you can afford to have. Get started today.

What readers have to say about Money is Murder:

★★★★★ “It kept me up past my bedtime wanting to know how the story was going to play out.”

★★★★★ “It reminds me a bit of Hart to Hart as well as the close partnerships seen on Blue Bloods.”

★★★★★ “Perfect for a satisfying read while sunning by a pool, lying on a beach or relaxing anywhere.”

★★★★★ “A touch of romance, humor, and more twists and turns than you can count.”

★★★★★ “This is a cozy thriller which will definitely entertain you.”

★★★★★ “I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery.”

★★★★★ “Great characters and fun twists and turns.”

★★★★★ “Love this couple.”

★★★★★ “Easy reading and entertaining.”

★★★★★ “The ending will definitely surprise you; I didn't see it coming at all!”

★★★★★ “Easy read, great book.”

★★★★★ “The twists and turns in this installment are fun and captivating.”

There’s no time for a vote…

“I just have fallen in love with this series. It just keeps getting better and better and very entertaining. Suspense and a mystery/murder is what keeps me wanting more!” –Books, Dreams, Life

Sean and Sara McKinley’s popularity as a murder-solving duo has gained momentum since they retired from the Albany Police Department. As guests on a local television show, they meet reporter Reanne Mable, the sister-in-law of Albany’s Mayor Davenport. When an introduction is made, it turns out the mayor is looking for a favor from the McKinleys: his daughter has gone missing from her university campus, and he wants them to find her. Only thing is the police are already on the case, and the McKinleys don’t want to step on any toes. With that said, they also know the fate of the girl shouldn’t be up for debate and decide to undertake a covert operation.

But being in politics has brought Davenport his share of enemies, and as Sean and Sara come to realize, bringing Halie home safe may be more difficult than they’d imagined—and fraught with far more danger.

McKinley Mysteries are short & sweet just like that coffee you crave. Savor the perfect blend of romance, humor, and murder with zero additives such as foul language, graphic violence or sex. These international bestselling cozies are bound to hit the spot and keep you coming back for more. This is an addiction you can afford to have. Get started today.

What readers have to say about Politics is Murder:

★★★★★ “Full of suspense, and there's even some romance, plus a murder or two.”

★★★★★ “Another amazing Sean and Sara mystery.”

★★★★★ “These two keep my hope alive that people really do have soul mates.”

★★★★★ “This book is well-written and fun to read.”

★★★★★ “Easy reading and entertaining.”

★★★★★ “Another fun and exciting installment in the McKinley Mysteries series.”

★★★★★ “I am hooked on Sean and Sara.”

★★★★★ “Spellbinding!”

★★★★★ “Fast-paced and keeps me interested.”

If only there was someone to clean up this mess…

“You know that big smile you wear after you just finish a good book? The one that seems to cement the mood for the rest of the day? Well, that’s what I felt after reading Family is Murder.” –Christine Warner, International bestselling author

Sean and Sara McKinley put out an ad for a maid, never expecting Sara’s birth mother to apply—or at least that’s who the woman is claiming to be. While Sean is suspicious of the woman’s true identity and her motives, Sara opens her heart to the woman. But when a dead body turns up soon after Sara’s supposed mother takes off without so much as a goodbye, they both must question the truth.

Could they have welcomed a killer into their home without even knowing it?

McKinley Mysteries are short & sweet just like that coffee you crave. Savor the perfect blend of romance, humor, and murder with zero additives such as foul language, graphic violence or sex. These international bestselling cozies are bound to hit the spot and keep you coming back for more. This is an addiction you can afford to have. Get started today.

What readers have to say about Family is Murder:

★★★★★ “A fun read, well-written, which will totally entertain you.”

★★★★★ “Better than a TV show!”

★★★★★ “I appreciate the sometimes-unique methods they use to investigate.”

★★★★★ “This series of books is one of the best I have read in a while.” 

★★★★★ “The characters and well-rounded and believable and the plot twists and turns to keep you guessing.”

★★★★★ “A great cozy.”

★★★★★ “So easy to read you feel as if you are in the story with them.”

★★★★★ “She has once again outdone herself......What a talent!!!”

★★★★★ “Easy reading and entertaining.”

★★★★★ “One of those books you'll enjoy reading again and again.”

★★★★★ “Another fun installment in this series!”

Romance. Humor. Murder.


"The Day Job is Murder blends murder and romance along with a side helping of the "Golden Rule" in action, with some good consequences. It's a sweet, uplifting story with pleasant characters and a happy ending in a bite-sized format." –Beas Book Nook


Working for the Albany Police Department is murder—not because Sean and Sara are in Homicide but because they can't be a couple as long as they are partners on the job. Feeling handcuffed, it seems that a romance between them is off the table, but one thing life should have taught them by now is nothing ever stays the same. Well, that and where there's an intention, there's a way out. But Sean and Sara never would have seen this one coming…


McKinley Mysteries are short & sweet just like that coffee you crave. Savor the perfect blend of romance, humor, and murder with zero additives such as foul language, graphic violence or sex. These international bestselling cozies are bound to hit the spot and keep you coming back for more. This is an addiction you can afford to have. Get started today.


What readers have to say about The Day Job is Murder:


★★★★★ "A true cozy mystery. Fun, easy to read and fast moving."

★★★★★ "Loved that it was a quick read when you don't have a lot of time to read."

★★★★★ "Very entertaining with a few very poignant moments, excellently written."

★★★★★ "A cute little story."

★★★★★ "An enjoyable read that sets the stage for the rest of the series."

★★★★★ "The perfect beginning to what will certainly be a wonderful series."

★★★★★ "Great little book. Enjoyed the mystery and the fascinating twist in the story."

★★★★★ "Fun and fast reading."

★★★★★ "Enjoyable characters to follow."

★★★★★ "Light mystery fun in the workplace."

★★★★★ "Great book, had me from the first page."

★★★★★ "Fantastic start to the new McKinley Mysteries series!"

★★★★★ "Whets the readers' appetite for more of Sean and Sara's adventures!"

Sometimes the past should stay there…

“A top-notch thriller.” –Brooke Blogs

Violated explores the cost of revenge and not letting go of the past. Wickedly clever, you won’t want to put this killer thriller down.

FBI Agent Brandon Fisher and his team jet off to California to try and prove the innocence of a fellow agent suspected of murder.

Agent Paige Dawson’s sole purpose for going to Valencia was to confront the man who raped her friend twenty-some years ago. When he turns up brutally murdered in a motel room, she’s the lead detective’s prime suspect. What Brandon and the rest of the team need to figure out is whether Paige was at the wrong place at the wrong time or whether she took revenge into her own hands. As the FBI team works to vindicate Paige, the lines start to blur, and doubts enter in, but Brandon fears entertaining them for too long. After all, the real killer could be out there, ready to strike again.

Join the hundreds of thousands of readers who have already taken the plunge into a series that will take you into the minds of the most heinous and disturbing serial killers the world could ever imagine. It doesn’t matter if this is the first book you’re reading in the Brandon Fisher FBI series or not; all the books stand alone!

What readers say about Violated:

★★★★★ “The tension builds and keeps accelerating.”
★★★★★ “Like my first roller coaster ride - wild and full of twists, turns and excitement!”
★★★★★ “Will keep you up at night wanting to finish this elegant masterpiece of crime fiction.”
★★★★★ “Excellent FBI thriller.”
★★★★★ “Arnold does a good job of character development and plot twists as bodies pile up.”
★★★★★ “There was lots of action, suspense and a little romance.”
★★★★★ “5 stars for this realistic, action-packed page-turner.”
★★★★★ “Full of intrigue and suspense.”
★★★★★ “Good read with twists and anyone who likes thriller would enjoy this book.”
★★★★★ “This was really good, from the unusual perp to the surprises at the end.”
★★★★★ “Wow! A great read!”
★★★★★ “This is a seat-gripper! Not a book that you'll be able to lay down easily.”
★★★★★ “Twists and turns are plentiful.”
★★★★★ “An incredible, captivating novel.”
★★★★★ “Great read! Kept my interest to the last chapter!”
★★★★★ “I was hooked in the first five minutes. Many enjoyable twists.”
★★★★★ “Fast-paced and entertaining.”

It’s all in the state of mind…

“Not only will this book have your detective skills on alert, but it will have you rooting for Maddy.” —Bookaholic and More Blog

Detective Madison Knight wishes she’d just pulled the trigger and killed the Russian Mafia hit man when she had the chance. But there’s no time machine, no going back. Now’s she’s living in hell, suffering debilitating flashbacks, and not feeling fit to do her job.

But when the suspicious death of a sixty-eight-year-old woman becomes a murder case, it activates Madison’s sense of duty and compulsion to find justice. What she discovers, though, will shake her faith in humanity and remind her that trusting the wrong person can reap harsh consequences. Madison must reach deep inside to find the strength to keep going. If she doesn’t, the killer will walk free, and she’ll risk losing the two things she holds most dear: her badge and her boyfriend.

Deadly Impulse is a fast-paced crime novel with twists and turns you’ll never see coming. Perfect for fans of the police procedural genre and authors such as James Patterson, Michael Connelly, and JD Robb. Buy this international bestselling book today and join the investigation! Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a killer like hundreds of thousands of readers have done before you. It doesn’t matter if this is the first book you’re reading in the Detective Madison Knight series or not; all the books stand alone!

What readers say about Deadly Impulse:

★★★★★ “A totally absorbing murder mystery.”
★★★★★ “Really enjoyed this book.”
★★★★★ “Good read with twist and turns.”
★★★★★ “Loved this book!”
★★★★★ “Fast read, great characters.”
★★★★★ “Maddeningly good read.”
★★★★★ “Be prepared for sleepless nights or non-productive days.”
★★★★★ “The pace is fast, with enough plot twists to make the book hard to put down.”
★★★★★ “Would recommend it to my friends!”
★★★★★ “Fantastically written with amazing attention to detail.”
★★★★★ “Will keep you guessing about the perpetrators to the very end!”
★★★★★ “I became a cheerleader for Madison and was right with her.”
★★★★★ “A hands-up winner for Carolyn Arnold. I loved it!”
★★★★★ “Lots of mystery and suspense all the way through.”
★★★★★ “Arnold does a fantastic job of writing mystery/thriller books that have you on the edge of your seat.”
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