Ties That Bind

Detective Madison Knight Series

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Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
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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. Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a killer like thousands of readers have done before you. Buy this international bestselling book today and join the investigation!


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.”

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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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Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
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May 25, 2011
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193
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9781988064819
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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 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


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. Perfect for fans of the police procedural genre. Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a killer like thousands of readers have done before you. Buy this international bestselling book today and join the investigation!


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


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. Perfect for fans of the police procedural genre. Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a killer like thousands of readers have done before you. Buy this international bestselling book today and join the investigation!

 

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!!”

She wanted to leave her past behind, but it may have followed her…


“A gripping thriller with non-stop action throughout. If you love crime dramas, mysteries, and a tough, female cop, this series is not to be missed.” –The Reading Café


A young woman’s remains are found in a shallow grave, and as Detective Madison Knight and her partner follow the clues, they find a connection between her murder and a death ruled as a suicide. It puts Madison in a difficult situation—she suspects the first victim was killed as well. In order to unearth the truth, she may need to cross the line most cops wouldn’t dare and report a fellow officer for mishandling a case.


Doing so only becomes more complicated when that officer turns out to be Madison’s ex-fiancé, and he has more on his mind than a mark on his record. He wants Madison back. But all she wants is justice for the victims. And if that means jeopardizing departmental relationships and churning up the attention of an old flame, so be it—because if she doesn’t, the guilty may be found innocent.


Found Innocent is a fast-paced crime novel with twists and turns you’ll never see coming. Perfect for fans of the police procedural genre. Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a killer like thousands of readers have done before you. Buy this international bestselling book today and join the investigation!


What readers say about Found Innocent:


★★★★★ “A riveting, complex story that is more than just a standard police procedural.”

★★★★★ “Lots of twists and turns.”

★★★★★ “I enjoyed the ride to finding the truth.”

★★★★★ “Shocked in the end as I thought I knew who did it, but it turned out I was wrong a couple times. I loved it.”

★★★★★ “A complicated, twisted case.”

★★★★★ “It keeps you guessing until the very end. Very well written.”

★★★★★ “I loved this book!”

★★★★★ “So many twists and turns it was virtually impossible to figure out the who and why.”

★★★★★ “Kept my interest and kept me wondering.”

★★★★★ “Intense.”

★★★★★ “I just finished this and I'm going to buy the next one. That tells you that I really love this series!”

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


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. Perfect for fans of the police procedural genre. Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a killer like thousands of readers have done before you. Buy this international bestselling book today and join the investigation!


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!”

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. Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a killer like thousands of readers have done before you. Buy this international bestselling book today and join the investigation!


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.”

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


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. Perfect for fans of the police procedural genre. Uncover clues, follow leads, and catch a killer like thousands of readers have done before you. Buy this international bestselling book today and join the investigation!


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.”

Eleven Rooms. Ten Bodies. One Empty Grave.

In this international bestseller, rookie FBI Agent Brandon Fisher takes on his first case with the Behavioral Analysis Unit, but will he survive long enough to catch the killer? Eleven is a fast-paced, spine-tingling thriller that will have you gasping for breath at every twist… 

When Brandon Fisher joined the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit, he knew he’d come up against psychopaths, sociopaths, pathological liars, and more. But when his first case takes him and the team to Salt Lick, Kentucky, to hunt down a ritualistic serial killer, he learns what nightmares are truly made of.

Beneath a residential property, local law enforcement discovered an underground bunker with circular graves that house the remains of ten victims. But that’s not all: there’s an empty eleventh grave, just waiting for a corpse. The killing clearly hasn’t come to an end yet, and with the property owner already behind bars, Brandon is certain there’s an apprentice who roams free.

As the FBI follows the evidence across the United States, Brandon starts to struggle with the deranged nature of his job description. And if the case itself isn’t going to be enough to push Brandon over the edge, he’s working in the shadow of Supervisory Special Agent Jack Harper, who expects nothing short of perfection from his team. To make matters even worse, it seems Brandon has become the target of a psychotic serial killer who wants to make him—or his wife—victim number eleven.

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. Buy this international bestselling book today and hunt a serial killer alongside the FBI!

What readers say about Eleven:

★★★★★ “Grabs you from the first sentence & holds you till the end.”

★★★★★ “The plot was very twisted & creepy.”

★★★★★ “Masterful, gripping writing!”

★★★★★ “It's a fast-paced novel that keeps you on edge and on your toes.”

★★★★★ “The twists and turns in this book are crazy good.”

★★★★★ “Couldn’t put it down.”

★★★★★ “Brilliant.”

★★★★★ “Silence of the Lambs, move over.

★★★★★ “Excellent writing and character development.”

★★★★★ “Must devour… It was like reading an episode of Criminal Minds.”

★★★★★ “Excellent characterization and pacing.”

★★★★★ “An awesome book.”

★★★★★ “Definite nail-biter.”

★★★★★ “I was blown away and I couldn't put it down.”

★★★★★ “An absolute page turner. I literally could not put it down.”

★★★★★ “A new twist a minute. Action packed. Creepy.”

HUNT FOR JACK REACHER THRILLER SERIES: Books 1-3 Boxed Set 


“Intricate and Ingenious. Make some coffee. You’ll read all night.” -- Lee Child

Licensed to Thrill 1 contains the first 3 Hunt for Jack Reacher thrillers from USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Diane Capri

More than 500 5-Star Reviews!

THIS BOXED SET CONTAINS 3 #1 Bestselling Titles and Bonuses:

Full Novel: Don't Know Jack (approximately 80,000 words)
Full Novella: Jack in a Box (approximately 9,000 words)
Full Novella: Jack and Kill (approximately 11,000 words)
Bonuses: Reacher Report from Lee Child AND Two Diane Capri Essays about the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series

Don't Know Jack - It's been a while since we first met Lee Child's Jack Reacher in Killing Floor. Fifteen years later, Reacher still lives off the grid, until trouble finds him, and then he does whatever it takes, much to the delight of readers and the dismay of villains. Now someone big is looking for him. Who? And why? Hunting Jack Reacher is a dangerous business, as FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are about to find out. By-the-book hunters who know when it's necessary to break the rules, but they Don't Know Jack. Is he friend or enemy? Only the secrets hidden in Margrave, Georgia will tell them.

Jack in a Box - After Margrave, Otto and Gaspar tried to take a weekend break, but Jack Reacher had out of the box plans. Where do Otto and Gaspar turn next?

Jack and Kill - FBI Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar get a lead on Jack Reacher. New Hope, Virginia, welcomed him yesterday. What trouble finds him there and who will end up dead?

US and UK Author Diane Capri:
New York Times Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
#1 Thriller
#1 Mystery
#1 Hard-boiled Mystery
#1 Police Procedural
#1 Vigilante Justice
#1 Conspiracy Thriller
#1 Women Sleuth's Mystery
#1 Legal Thriller 
#1 Anthology
and more!

Open this boxed set of The Hunt for Jack Reacher Series and you'll agree with fans of John Grisham, Lee Child, and more:

"Diane writes like the maestro of the jigsaw puzzle. Sit back in your favorite easy chair, pour a glass of crisp white wine, and enter her devilishly clever world."
David Hagberg, New York Times Bestselling Author of Kirk McGarvey Thrillers

"Expertise shines on every page."
Margaret Maron, Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Award Winning MWA Past President and MWA Grand Master 2013

Readers Love the Hunt for Jack Reacher Series and Diane Capri:

"I 'stumbled' on this title and was attracted to it as I am a Jack Reacher fan. Loved the story and the author's writing style. Couldn't wait for more so I purchased [Raw Justice] and want more Jennifer Lane - please?! Fatal Distraction is also on my Kindle to read list!"

"I have been a Reacher fan for years and was excited when I heard of Diane Capri's take on 'Finding Reacher'. 'Don't Know Jack' is a good companion to Child's Reacher books and recaptures the flavor of the Reacher mystique. I am waiting anxiously for the next book in the series and the next and the next, and so on."

"All Child fans should give it a try!"

Lee Child gives this series and Diane Capri two thumbs up!

“Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too. Kim Otto is a great, great character. I love her.” Lee Child, #1 Worldwide Bestselling author of Jack Reacher novels.

Jilted brides-to-be wind up with more than broken hearts…


“One hellish, fast-paced creep show that demanded my attention…” –Tammy’s Tea Time


FBI agent Brandon Fisher and his team with the Behavioral Analysis Unit are off to Grand Forks, North Dakota, when the body of a woman is found in her bathtub, dressed in a wedding gown with her ring finger severed.


It’s the first day of summer, and an exact year ago, another woman was discovered the same way. Her case went cold, but with the recent murder, the FBI believes they’re looking for a serial killer, so they reopen the case. Finding a connection between the women is proving elusive, and with a killer who starts to spiral out of control, that’s only making the trail more difficult to follow. And failure is not an option. If Brandon and his team don’t catch up to the killer, the bloodbath will continue to overflow.


Blue Baby is a creepy psychological thriller that will have readers turning the pages to unravel every twist. It will also have readers looking differently at how they define their own happiness. 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 Blue Baby:


★★★★★ “This was a serial killer like no other story I have encountered.”

★★★★★ “The author does a stunning job of giving us a realistic look into police procedures.”

★★★★★ “FBI mayhem at its best.”

★★★★★ “Another Arnold novel I couldn't put down.”

★★★★★ “One twist after another.”

★★★★★ “Very entertaining.”

★★★★★ “This author never disappoints!”

★★★★★ “Fantastic read.”

★★★★★ “Awesome story, the characters are compelling, the story line well-constructed.”

★★★★★ “This was a tense, exciting adventure from start to finish.”

★★★★★ “Twists and turns.”

★★★★★ “I loved this book!”

★★★★★ “Very suspenseful! A book that keeps you on edge to the end.”

★★★★★ “Perfect pace and perfect character development. [Arnold’s] on my must-read list!”

★★★★★ “Outstanding read.”

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