In the Line of Duty

Detective Madison Knight Series

Book 7
Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
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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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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 and Sisters in Crime.

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Publisher
Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
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Published on
Sep 29, 2016
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781988353210
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English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
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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.”

One murdered entrepreneur, and everyone’s a suspect.

“Outstanding plot, unique twists and turns, and the writing style is superb…I highly recommend for crime and mystery fans.” —Nancy Silk, Book Reviewer

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

Detective Madison Knight should have ignored her phone when it rang on Christmas Eve. Now she is spending the holiday dealing with her least favorite thing: a bloody murder scene.

The victim, Claire Reeves, was a successful entrepreneur and had it all—sex appeal, intelligence, and money—but it seems that one of those things may have caught up with her. Now, Madison and her partner are digging through the victim’s personal life, but the more they dig, the more people they find who had motive to kill her. It’s certainly a case of too many suspects, too little time, but Madison is determined to find Claire’s killer and make sure justice is served.

Justified is a fast-paced crime novel 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 Justified:

★★★★★ “Awesome book from a fantastic series.”
★★★★★ “Another good tendering of justice sought, and justice gained.”
★★★★★ “This case was so complicated it kept me reading until the early hours.”
★★★★★ “Loved the previous one and now I'm officially addicted.”
★★★★★ “A good mix of romance, suspense, and puppy love makes the story a great read.”
★★★★★ “Totally draws you in and captures your attention.”
★★★★★ “[Arnold] can write murder scenes and who done it’s like a pro.”
★★★★★ “This one had me stumped. I was not expecting the outcome.”
★★★★★ “A really good mystery with great characters.”
★★★★★ “My highest praise, this is some great story telling!”
★★★★★ “Arnold kept [me] guessing right to the end.”
★★★★★ “I honestly consider this series like a favorite show. Every time I open my Kindle it's like hitting the list on my DVR...friendly, dependable characters and an intriguing case.”

Sometimes, justice comes at a high price…

“An intense, thrilling page-turner sure to satisfy any fan of the [crime] genre.” –Rosa St. Clair, Book Reviewer

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

When a young man washes up on the shore of the Bradshaw River, Detective Madison Knight and her partner are called in to investigate. But the case takes a complicated turn when he’s identified as the son of local business tycoon Marcus Randall. As one of the wealthiest and most influential men in the city, he has a lot of connections, and one of them just happens to be the police chief.

Madison and Chief McAlexandar have butted heads before, but with this case, Madison’s drive and determination to find the truth just might cost her the badge she worked so hard to get. After all she’s got her eye on Randall, despite the chief’s protests, but she’s not the only one. The Secret Service is after him for suspicion of fraud and counterfeiting, and they want Madison’s full cooperation to aid their investigation.

Stuck between the chief and one of the most powerful men in the city of Stiles isn’t the ideal place to be, but Madison has no choice but to risk it all—if justice is to be served.

Sacrifice is a fast-paced crime novel 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 Sacrifice:

 

★★★★★ “An exciting fast-moving modern police-procedural thriller with a realistic, feisty female lead.”
★★★★★ “I loved Detective Madison and her dogmatic pursuit for justice!”
★★★★★ “A truly awesome story.”
★★★★★ “I love Knight’s feisty nature!”
★★★★★ “Fast paced and well written, this book was hard to put down.”
★★★★★ “This story was captivating. I had a difficult time putting it aside.”
★★★★★ “Lots of twists and turns.”
★★★★★ “Different from other crime novels, liked how realistic it felt. Recommend to anyone.”
★★★★★ “Kept me on the edge of my seat.”
★★★★★ “If you like fast-paced, no-holds-barred mysteries with a two-fisted protagonist, you will want to read Sacrifice.”
★★★★★ “A brilliant crime thriller with twists and turns at every corner.”
★★★★★ “Very interesting adventure from start to finish in this murder mystery.”
★★★★★ “Lots of action… Love the characters.”
★★★★★ “This book keeps you guessing until the end.”
★★★★★ “Another EXCELLENT Madison Knight story!!”

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."

Savannah, Georgia used to be a tranquil tourist destination—until human body parts started floating down the river.

“A gritty nightmare of a tale that will churn the stomachs of even the most hard-boiled of FBI agents…” –Tome Tender Book Blog

Remnants is perfect for fans of Catherine Coulter, JT Ellison, Allison Brennan, and Blake Pierce. Buy this international bestselling book today and hunt a serial killer alongside the FBI!

FBI agent Brandon Fisher trusts his team with his life—or at least he did.

It’s only been six months since Brandon’s boss almost died at the hands of a serial killer when the team is called to Savannah, Georgia. Human limbs have been pulled from the Little Ogeechee River—not from one, but from three separate male victims. As more remains surface and the victim count rises, the hunt for an active serial killer begins.

Establishing a profile on the killer isn’t proving easy, though, and it’s not until a peculiar discovery that the FBI gets a break in the case. If they’re right about their theory, they’ll need to convince the Deep South to give up her secrets to catch a killer. Only thing is, will the process stir up vivid memories for the agent in charge and compromise the team’s safety?

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 have to say about Remnants:

★★★★★ “WOW!! And again wow. I thoroughly enjoyed this gritty, psychological, twisted thriller.”
★★★★★ “The perfect thriller to keep you up at night…”
★★★★★ “The plot has that gripping intensity to it.”
★★★★★ “Enthralling from beginning to end.”
★★★★★ “Gripping & intriguing.”
★★★★★ “A thrilling book, full of twists and turns.”
★★★★★ “This book is gritty, sometimes almost gross, with plot twists that will keep you guessing for hours.”
★★★★★ “This book was fast paced from page one. It had me sucked in, and I hated putting it down.”
★★★★★ “All the details in this story are amazingly accurate.”
★★★★★ “It’s twisted, mind-reeling, and captivating!”
★★★★★ “Arnold makes the reader feel like part of the team as they track down every lead to solve this horrifying case.”
★★★★★ “The plot is original and leads to an exhilarating ending that I was not expecting.”
★★★★★ “If you like police/FBI investigative books, this is the one for you!”
★★★★★ “Wow! This book hooked me from the very beginning and didn’t let go.”
★★★★★ “If you’re a fan of the Criminal Minds TV show, you are going to LOVE this book from the start!”

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.”

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