Christmas is Murder

McKinley Mysteries

Book 7
Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
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“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

Mistletoe and mischief…

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.

As they sort out fact from fiction, the McKinleys make the final decision about whether or not they should open a private investigation firm.
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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
Dec 4, 2014
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Pages
124
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ISBN
9781988064888
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
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Meet Sean McKinley and Sara Cain, homicide detectives with the Albany PD. In The Day Job is Murder, however, the partners find their lives changing for the better when they fall in love, get married, and retire from the force. But the McKinleys have quite the talent for attracting death investigations wherever they go—and who are they to refuse satisfying their hunger for justice? In fact, whether getting to the truth means going undercover, off the books, or around the world, they’ll get to the bottom of things…and romance it up along the way.

In this box set, enjoy the first three installments in the McKinley Mysteries novella series and get hooked from the beginning.

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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.
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