Money is Murder

McKinley Mysteries: Short & Sweet Cozies

Book 3
Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
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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.”

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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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Published on
May 12, 2014
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Pages
129
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ISBN
9781988064840
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
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This content is DRM protected.
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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!”

Sean and Sara McKinley find more than a bargain this Black Friday…

“This is the perfect mystery to sink into… Keeps you in suspense and turning the pages until the surprising climax.” –Bixler Reviews

The busiest shopping day of the year should be all about the discounts, but Sean and Sara’s trip to the mall brings them a murder to solve. Though the police think the man purposely took a flying leap from the second level to the concourse, the widow is adamant her husband would never have done that. But it’s Sara’s past connection with the widow that has the McKinleys looking into the matter.

The answers aren’t coming quickly—not with mall security dropping the ball and no seeming motive for murder. If the McKinleys are going to find out the truth, it will take unconventional means, a little undercover work, and the help of their friend Sergeant Jimmy Voigt. If they’re lucky, they just might get this case wrapped up in time for the holidays. Maybe even with a pretty little bow.

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 Shopping is Murder:

★★★★★ “A great cozy mystery with a crime fighting duo.”

★★★★★ “Such a fun read!”

★★★★★ “Fun and really pulls you in and you want to keep going to solve the crime.”

★★★★★ “A great relaxing, compelling, mystery.”

★★★★★ “Filled with great characters and wonderful plot twists.”

★★★★★ “Thoroughly enjoyable.”

★★★★★ “A quick, fast-paced read with enjoyable characters, a dash of romance, plenty of mystery and a solid resolution.”

Mistletoe and mischief…

“Everything you could want in a Christmassy novella and more!... This cozy mystery will bring a smile to your face and is perfect for a quick read to get you in that holiday spirit!” –Wifetime of Happiness

Albany’s the perfect image of a winter wonderland, and Sean and Sara’s friend Jimmy is going to be Santa Claus for the upcoming Christmas parade. The trees and decorations have been selected and the gifts have been purchased. The season has truly cast its magical spell—until Sean and Sara’s neighbors die in a horrible house fire.

While the fire department ruled holiday-related hazards as the cause, Sara suspects there’s more to it. Her determination to find the truth has her and Sean toeing the line between what’s legal and what’s not.

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 Christmas is Murder:

★★★★★ “Warm and fuzzy.”

★★★★★ “A great way to get into the Christmas spirit.”

★★★★★ “Even though a serious subject, this was a fun romp.”

★★★★★ “Fabulous and definitely great for Christmas cozy lovers.”

★★★★★ “It is fast moving and enjoyable.”

★★★★★ “Anyone who loves Christmas cozies will love this story!”

★★★★★ “Keeps your turning pages until the very end.”

★★★★★ “Delightful read!”

★★★★★ “Cute, light reading and quite entertaining.”

This isn’t an adventure on the high seas, but “thar be gold!”

“It was full of adventure and mystery along with some romance. It pulls you in and won't give up until everyone is safe and sound! Definitely a great cozy series!” –Community Bookstop

Jimmy finally takes a Caribbean vacation and a chance on love. It could have been the perfect romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day, but he goes missing. His female companion thinks cupid’s arrow may have missed its mark, but Sean and Sara McKinley know Jimmy would never leave a lady stranded.

The McKinleys hop on their private jet to the tropical paradise of Ocho Rios, Jamaica, determined to find their friend. What they get is one gold coin near where Jimmy was last seen, and their imaginations go wild: did pirates kidnap Jimmy? But all the fanciful conjecture in the world won’t get them any closer to finding him. They need to figure out the motives for anyone who might want to hurt Jimmy—and before it’s too late.

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 Valentine’s Day is Murder:

★★★★★ “This is an exciting, suspense filled, and FUN mystery.”

★★★★★ “Kept me interested all the way through.”

★★★★★ “A well-written, invigorating mystery”

★★★★★ “I enjoyed every moment of reading this.”

★★★★★ “Packed with adventure.”

★★★★★ “There is intrigue, suspense, and surprises in this story.”

★★★★★ “A fast-paced mystery set in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.”

★★★★★ “You’ve got to love a good surprise ending.”

★★★★★ “Even more action-packed and suspenseful than usual.”

★★★★★ “There is some sweet, light romance, and a missing person whodunit.”

★★★★★ “Arnold weaves wonderful mysteries​.”

★★★★★ “Was a delight to read.”

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.”

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!"

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.”
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!”

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