Just Cause

Detective Madison Knight Series

Book 5
Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
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One cold case could be what kills her…

“Another exciting police-procedural adventure that will leave you turning the pages.” –Stacy Eaton, USA Today bestselling author

Perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michael Connelly, and JD Robb.

Eight years ago, a young defense attorney was murdered, shot down in his driveway. Detective Madison Knight’s suspicions immediately led her to the Russian Mafia, but with no concrete way of proving their involvement, she had to let the case go. Now that new evidence has surfaced, she’s ready to flip things on their head and get justice once and for all—even if that means making herself an enemy of the mob.

But it’s not just them she has to worry about. As her investigation continues, the body count stacks up, and she uncovers that someone within the upper echelons of the Stiles PD just might be in bed with the Mafia. Assuming she can stay alive long enough, will she have to the courage to expose the corruption and finally close her cold case?

Just Cause is a fast-paced crime thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat with twists and turns you’ll never see coming. Buy this international bestselling book today and join the investigation! Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a killer like 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 Just Cause:

★★★★★ “There is so much action…Very intense.”
★★★★★ “This is an action-packed story.”
★★★★★ “A page burner that you cannot put down.”
★★★★★ “This book full of suspense and fear.”
★★★★★ “Arnold combines action, suspense and a little romance.”
★★★★★ “The book pulls you in and keeps you turning page after page.”
★★★★★ “The plot is unusual. It is rich and flows.”
★★★★★ “Wonderfully written book in the Madison Knight series.”
★★★★★ “Really thrilling, like all her books.”
★★★★★ “Well-woven story as usual from this author.”
★★★★★ “Arnold is in a league with the author James Patterson and I truly mean this as a compliment.”
★★★★★ “Great storyline and characters.”
★★★★★ “Excellent.”\
★★★★★ “Fast-paced, action-packed, must read!”

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About the author

CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.
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Publisher
Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
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Oct 16, 2014
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9781988353012
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English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
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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.”
The loss of a hero cuts deep…

“Fans of crime fiction will be moved and enthralled by In the Line of Duty, as much an action-packed mystery as it is a heartfelt tribute to police who give up their lives to protect others.” –Publishers Weekly

The headlines hit home for the Stiles PD when one of their own is shot and killed while on duty. Detective Madison Knight and the brotherhood of blue are fueled to find justice. But that’s easier said than done. Emotions are high, and the evidence is pointing them in several directions.

One thing is certain: members of the Stiles PD will need to stand united and set aside their differences in order to reap justice. But can they hold it together and close the case without any more officers paying with their lives?

In the Line of Duty is “a roller-coaster ride of a plot with all manner of twists and turns.” (Midwest Book Review) Perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michael Connelly, and JD Robb.

Buy this international bestselling book today and join the investigation! Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a cop killer like 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 In the Line of Duty:

★★★★★ “A hard hitting, emotional novel.” 
★★★★★ “A slew of twists and turns along the way.”
★★★★★ “Arnold… makes us feel a roller coaster of emotions.”
★★★★★ “I absolutely loved this book.”
★★★★★ “I actually could see it being a movie.”
★★★★★ “The author makes such an effort to do her research on police procedures.”
★★★★★ “I was glad to read this book that has the utmost respect for law enforcement.”
★★★★★ “Arnold puts words and feelings in this book that are true to life. Great writer and series.”
★★★★★ “Thanks for such a good book. Maybe they can make a movie out of this one.”
★★★★★ “Brilliant as usual.”
★★★★★ “An insightful look into the lives and losses our country’s heroes face every day on the front lines.”
★★★★★ “This book absolutely kept me guessing until the killer was revealed.”
★★★★★ “The twists and turns will leave your head spinning, in a good way.”
One female detective. One Mafia hit man. One score to settle.

"Gritty and emotionally jagged, Carolyn Arnold's Power Struggle pours on the suspense as one twisted assassin plays hide-and-go-seek with a detective who refuses to give up." –Tome Tender Book Blog

Murder takes a personal turn for Detective Madison Knight when she's called to investigate the homicide of the man who had killed her grandfather. She struggles to remain objective, but the murderer's method and the victim's connection to the mob has her suspecting the Russian Mafia hit man—the one who nearly killed her months ago—is back in town. Her partner thinks she's crazy, but her worst nightmare becomes reality when the hit man makes it clear he's coming for her and her family.

Terrified, but not about to back down, Madison must summon her courage if she's going to protect those she loves. With the stakes higher than ever, she prepares for a final, chilling showdown.

Power Struggle was awarded the #1 pick for the Top 10 Books of the Year (2017) (Angels Book Review) and is "a murder-mystery with a thriller tone that takes readers on a journey of action, suspense and emotions." (Fanna) Perfect book for fans of the crime genre! 

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 Power Struggle:

★★★★★ "This one will get your adrenaline as well as your blood pressure up a notch or three!"
★★★★★ "Power Struggle is a crime television show in written form!"
★★★★★ "Arnold…writes so gritty. It's exactly what you would expect from hard detectives that are way too overworked."
★★★★★ "An intense suspenseful twisted chase to the final face-off!"
★★★★★ "Edge-of-your-seat crime thriller."
★★★★★ "Arnold's work is definitely on par with the top writers in crime and this book was no different."
★★★★★ "Full of suspense."
★★★★★ "This novel shows how much a writer can understand her genre and target audience to make sure every in and out is authentic."
★★★★★ "A gripping story which left me wanting to read more of the Detective Madison Knight series."
★★★★★ "Another brilliant book from Carolyn [Arnold]."
★★★★★ "A fantastic crime thriller - very realistic and hooked from start to finish."
★★★★★ "A page-turner; fast-paced and exciting throughout."
★★★★★ "Arnold has created a novel that really takes the reader into the lives of her characters."
The line between good and evil isn’t always clear…

“Tremendous! A double homicide, decadent scandals, and smooth prose—Shades of Justice is the perfect combination of mystery and suspense.” –K.J. Howe, bestselling author of Skyjack

Detective Madison Knight has risked her badge—and her life—in the pursuit of justice before, and she just might need to do so again. Two victims are found murdered and naked in the home of Steven Malone, who is the largest contributor to the Stiles PD. One victim is his wife. The other victim is a John Doe. This high-profile double homicide immediately pits Madison against her sergeant, who seems more intent on protecting the Malones’ reputation and retaining a benefactor than catching a killer.

Madison will need to pull on her tenacity and courage if she’s going to follow the evidence without prejudice. In the process, it becomes clear that finding justice isn’t always black and white, and often the shades in between tell the fullest story—and it’s not something she will forget anytime soon.

Shades of Justice is a murder mystery with twists and turns that will have readers flipping the pages until the wee hours of the morning. The ninth installment in an international bestselling series, 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!

Buy this book now and join the investigation! Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a killer like hundreds of thousands of readers in this series have done before you. Perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michael Connelly, and JD Robb.


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Editorial Review from Readers’ Favorite:


★★★★★

“Shades of Justice is a very complex crime novel, suspenseful and filled with surprising twists. The reader hardly knows what to expect as they follow the fearless detective on the hunt for justice and truth. The reader immediately understands, from the complex nature of the crime, that truth can have different layers and different shades. Following Madison as she carries out her investigation is interesting, and a growing feeling of apprehension permeates the entire story.


“Carolyn Arnold uses suspense and the smoothness of the prose to seduce the reader and have their undivided attention as they sail through the gripping pages. The plot opens with a powerful premise and becomes embellished with surprising details. The unpredictability of the plot is one of the key drivers that move this story forward and make it a must-read. A very exciting read for fans of crime thrillers.”

Three victims. One method. One motive.

Grab a badge and a gun and strap in for a ride that’s “full of suspense from the beginning to the end…” (Readers Abode). When dead bodies start piling up, Detective Madison Knight suspects that her city has a serial killer—but the quest for justice isn’t going to be an easy one. Everyone—including her own partner, her sergeant, and the police chief—are working against her. 

“Arnold has written one of the best female cops that I’ve ever read… Madison is just one of those characters that will stay with you.” –Harlie’s Books

A woman is found strangled in her bed, and Detective Madison Knight doesn’t think it’s anything more than an isolated incident. But when another woman’s body is discovered in a park, killed with the same brand of neckties, she can’t ignore the similarities between the two murders. Still, it’s not until a third victim surfaces that Madison really starts to fear the worst: the city of Stiles just may have a serial killer.

Catching the murderer isn’t going to be easy, though. She’s facing pressure from the sergeant and the chief to close the case—even if it means putting an innocent man behind bars—and a partner who is more interested in saving his marriage than doing his job. If there’s justice to be had, Madison may have to go this alone.

Ties that Bind 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 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 Ties that Bind:

★★★★★ “A good detective story with lots of twists and turns to an unexpected ending.”
★★★★★ “This is one heck of a mystery!”
★★★★★ “Brace yourself for the ending! I didn't see that one coming.”
★★★★★ “I loved Madison Knight and her sassy dialogue.”
★★★★★ “I found myself unable to stop reading this book.”
★★★★★ “A must-read for the mystery fan.”
★★★★★ “So many twists and turns I never saw the ending coming!”
★★★★★ “A solid police procedure mystery.”
★★★★★ “If you like true suspense, this is a book to read.”
★★★★★ “Like watching an award-winning police drama in my mind.”
★★★★★ “Intriguing, suspenseful, and full of surprises!”
★★★★★ “Well-written and researched on police procedures.”
★★★★★ “It was very difficult to set this book aside to do something else.”
★★★★★ “From the moment I began reading this book, I was hooked.”
★★★★★ “The ending caught me by surprise.”

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.”

Three victims. One method. One motive.

Grab a badge and a gun and strap in for a ride that’s “full of suspense from the beginning to the end…” (Readers Abode). When dead bodies start piling up, Detective Madison Knight suspects that her city has a serial killer—but the quest for justice isn’t going to be an easy one. Everyone—including her own partner, her sergeant, and the police chief—are working against her. 

“Arnold has written one of the best female cops that I’ve ever read… Madison is just one of those characters that will stay with you.” –Harlie’s Books

A woman is found strangled in her bed, and Detective Madison Knight doesn’t think it’s anything more than an isolated incident. But when another woman’s body is discovered in a park, killed with the same brand of neckties, she can’t ignore the similarities between the two murders. Still, it’s not until a third victim surfaces that Madison really starts to fear the worst: the city of Stiles just may have a serial killer.

Catching the murderer isn’t going to be easy, though. She’s facing pressure from the sergeant and the chief to close the case—even if it means putting an innocent man behind bars—and a partner who is more interested in saving his marriage than doing his job. If there’s justice to be had, Madison may have to go this alone.

Ties that Bind 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 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 Ties that Bind:

★★★★★ “A good detective story with lots of twists and turns to an unexpected ending.”
★★★★★ “This is one heck of a mystery!”
★★★★★ “Brace yourself for the ending! I didn't see that one coming.”
★★★★★ “I loved Madison Knight and her sassy dialogue.”
★★★★★ “I found myself unable to stop reading this book.”
★★★★★ “A must-read for the mystery fan.”
★★★★★ “So many twists and turns I never saw the ending coming!”
★★★★★ “A solid police procedure mystery.”
★★★★★ “If you like true suspense, this is a book to read.”
★★★★★ “Like watching an award-winning police drama in my mind.”
★★★★★ “Intriguing, suspenseful, and full of surprises!”
★★★★★ “Well-written and researched on police procedures.”
★★★★★ “It was very difficult to set this book aside to do something else.”
★★★★★ “From the moment I began reading this book, I was hooked.”
★★★★★ “The ending caught me by surprise.”

We know serial killers exist. We don’t want to believe they’re in our own backyard.

“Tense and terrifying.” –The Reading Café

From international bestselling author Carolyn Arnold comes a serial-killer novel that is perfect for fans of JT Ellison, Catherine Coulter, Allison Brennan, and Blake Pierce.

Rookie FBI Agent Brandon Fisher and his team head to nearby Prince William County, Virginia, when a woman’s recent disappearance sheds light on thirty other women who have gone missing in the area over the last six years.

Brandon is determined to find the connection—if any—between the cases and prove himself a good agent. He even has high hopes of bringing some of the women home alive, but his new boss seems to have made it his mission to antagonize him. Brandon’s not about to let his temper make him lose the career he’s worked so hard for, but will he be able to bite his tongue and get the job done? The pressure only continues to mount when some of the women turn up dead and the investigation takes one dark turn after another.

Silent Graves is a creepy serial-killer thriller that will have readers turning the pages to unravel every twist. Buy this international bestselling book today and hunt a serial killer alongside the FBI!

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 Silent Graves:

★★★★★ “Non-stop action.”
★★★★★ “A mystery of tension and intrigue that grabs the reader.”
★★★★★ “An exciting and tense investigative thriller.”
★★★★★ “Awesome.”
★★★★★ “A thrill ride that is as good as any crime show.”
★★★★★ “Great characters, real dialogue and intrigue make this a stone-cold thriller.”
★★★★★ “Fantastic and kept me up all night wanting more.”
★★★★★ “Amazing Work!”
★★★★★ “Great characters and lots of twists and turns.”
★★★★★ “Very well written… Worth buying and reading.”
★★★★★ “It’s so captivating! I highly recommend!”
★★★★★ “Great characters. I bought the full set.”
★★★★★ “Excellent story line and well written.”
★★★★★ “A real page-turner.”

The loss of a hero cuts deep…

“Fans of crime fiction will be moved and enthralled by In the Line of Duty, as much an action-packed mystery as it is a heartfelt tribute to police who give up their lives to protect others.” –Publishers Weekly

The headlines hit home for the Stiles PD when one of their own is shot and killed while on duty. Detective Madison Knight and the brotherhood of blue are fueled to find justice. But that’s easier said than done. Emotions are high, and the evidence is pointing them in several directions.

One thing is certain: members of the Stiles PD will need to stand united and set aside their differences in order to reap justice. But can they hold it together and close the case without any more officers paying with their lives?

In the Line of Duty is “a roller-coaster ride of a plot with all manner of twists and turns.” (Midwest Book Review) Perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michael Connelly, and JD Robb.

Buy this international bestselling book today and join the investigation! Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a cop killer like 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 In the Line of Duty:

★★★★★ “A hard hitting, emotional novel.” 
★★★★★ “A slew of twists and turns along the way.”
★★★★★ “Arnold… makes us feel a roller coaster of emotions.”
★★★★★ “I absolutely loved this book.”
★★★★★ “I actually could see it being a movie.”
★★★★★ “The author makes such an effort to do her research on police procedures.”
★★★★★ “I was glad to read this book that has the utmost respect for law enforcement.”
★★★★★ “Arnold puts words and feelings in this book that are true to life. Great writer and series.”
★★★★★ “Thanks for such a good book. Maybe they can make a movie out of this one.”
★★★★★ “Brilliant as usual.”
★★★★★ “An insightful look into the lives and losses our country’s heroes face every day on the front lines.”
★★★★★ “This book absolutely kept me guessing until the killer was revealed.”
★★★★★ “The twists and turns will leave your head spinning, in a good way.”
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