Ties That Bind

Detective Madison Knight Series

Book 1
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 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.”

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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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May 25, 2011
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193
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ISBN
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

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!!”

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 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 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

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!”

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.”

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.”

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 30000-plus readers who have rated Eleven on Goodreads and plunge into a series that will take you into the minds of the most heinous and disturbing serial killers the world has ever seen.

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.”

"Hold on tight - this one burns like a lit fuse" - Gregg Hurwitz, Internationally Bestselling Author of Orphan X

An explosive, race-against-time thriller and the first in the action-packed Ryan Lock series.

Christmas Eve in New York, but for ex-military bodyguard Ryan Lock it's business as usual. His task: to protect the head of one of America's most powerful corporations.

But when a bloody massacre leaves bodies littering the streets of midtown Manhattan, Lock's hunt for the killers turns into an explosive game of cat and mouse.

As the clock ticks towards midnight on New Year's Eve, and a female suicide bomber stalks the island of Manhattan, Lock realizes that not only is his own life in terrible danger but so are the lives of millions of others...

Daily Telegraph Thriller of the Year.
"An impressive debut novel featuring one of the finest female villains since Ian Fleming's Rosa Klebb...this is a writer, and a hero, to watch" - The Daily Mail
"Sean Black writes with the pace of Lee Child, and the heart of Harlan Coben. Lockdown is a sure-fire winner" - Joseph Finder, New York Times Bestselling Author of Buried Secrets
"Funny, tough, and furiously paced, Lockdown explodes off the page" - Jesse Kellerman
"Supremely slick...An excellent first novel" - The Daily Telegraph

For fans of Vince Flynn, Jack Reacher, Brad Thor, James Patterson, Lee Child, Alex Cross, Nelson DeMille, David Baldacci, John Sandford, Harlan Coben, Robert Crais, Mark Greaney, Tom Clancy, Gregg Hurwitz, Dan Brown, John Grisham, Simon Kernick, Joseph Finder.

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!!”

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