McKinley Mysteries Box Set One

McKinley Mysteries Box Set

Book 1
Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
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Romance. Humor. Murder. It’s all here!

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.

The Day Job is Murder (A Short Story) (McKinley Mysteries #1)

“The perfect beginning to what will certainly be a wonderful series.”
–Marianne Spitzer, Bestselling author

The bad guys aren’t the only ones on his radar…

For Albany PD homicide detective Sean McKinley, catching killers is the easy part of his job. Working next to his beautiful partner, Sara Cain, is what’s difficult. It might have something to do with the fact that he’s fallen in love with her. But while she feels the same way about him, she’s convinced they should just be friends.

If only there was some way to change her mind…

Vacation is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #2)

“There’s action and romance… The story line is quick and light—perfect for beach reading! It was my first introduction to [Arnold’s] work, and I’m looking forward to seeing how Sean and Sara continue in the next phase of their life… It’s definitely a book for those who love the cozy mystery set. I’ll be reading more!”
–Stephanie Pitcher, Bestselling author

This wasn’t in the travel brochure…

There’s only so much relaxation two former detectives can handle—even if they’re on their honeymoon. With their recent fall into money, Sean and Sara McKinley should be living it up, enjoying the sun and beaches of Cancun. But heading into their third week, they’ve had just about enough lying around. 

When the husband of a couple they’ve befriended is kidnapped and held for ransom, it has the McKinleys putting their experience to good use. As they set out in the unfamiliar landscape of this Mexican paradise, the investigation will have them risking their lives to stop a killer. 

Money is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #3)

“The McKinleys find the villain again… This is a cozy thriller that will definitely entertain you. It’s excellently written and the characters are well defined.”
–My Book Reviews

It’s in the fine print…

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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Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
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Aug 15, 2017
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180
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ISBN
9781988353579
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English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
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 Romance. Humor. Murder. It’s all here!

Meet Sean and Sara McKinley—former homicide detectives with a talent for attracting death investigations wherever they go. And they may as well stick with what they’re good at. Whether that means going undercover, off the books, and around the world, they’ll get to the bottom of things…and romance it up along the way.

In this box set, enjoy novellas 4, 5, and 6 in the McKinley Mysteries series.

Politics is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #4)

“An entertaining and fast read, making you want to read more.”
–My Train of Thoughts

There’s no time for a vote…

Sean and Sara’s popularity as a murder-solving duo has gained momentum since they retired from the Albany PD. But it’s not until a local television interview in which they meet Reanne Mable that they end up finding themselves involved with a truly high-profile investigation.

Reanne is the sister-in-law of Albany’s Mayor Davenport, and his daughter, Halie, has gone missing from her university campus. With his desire to keep the matter out of the media spotlight, Davenport turns to Sean and Sara to find her. But with the police already investigating the matter, taking this case would pit them against their friends from the police department, including their former sergeant Jimmy Voigt.

As time goes on, though, the fate of the girl is not up for debate, and the McKinleys set out to discover what really happened. With the mayor taking the heat for a recently passed zoning bylaw, maybe an enraged small-business owner is behind Halie’s disappearance. Or did she simply grow tired of living in her father’s limelight and run away?

To get the answers, Sean and Sara will need to use all the resources at their disposal and may have to call upon their good friend Jimmy for help.

Family is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #5)

“An entertaining and fast read.”
–In a Small Compass

If only there was someone to clean up this mess…

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?

Shopping is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #6)

“This is the perfect mystery to sink into and get away from the stress of shopping and the other holiday season activities! I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it!”
–Bixler Reviews

This year, the McKinleys find more than a bargain…

Black Friday should be all about shopping and discounts, but when Sean and Sara only have a few more items left to buy, screams fill the mall—and for good reason. A man has fallen to his death from the second level. But what exactly happened isn’t as straightforward.

Sean and Sara normally would leave this matter to the police, but they quickly discover the man’s wife was a childhood friend of Sara’s. And while the police are leaning toward the conclusion that the man intentionally took the leap, the widow is adamant her husband never would have killed himself. 

Despite the fact there is an unresolved past between the friends, Sara can’t turn her back on the woman now. But as the McKinleys investigate, the answers aren’t coming quickly. Mall security has dropped the ball, and there’s no clear motive for murder. To find out the truth will take unconventional means, a little undercover work, and the help of the McKinleys’ friend and former sergeant Jimmy Voigt. And if it all comes together, they just might have this case wrapped up in time for the holidays. Maybe even with a pretty little bow.
 Romance. Humor. Murder. It’s all here!

Meet Sean and Sara McKinley—former homicide detectives with a talent for attracting death investigations wherever they go. While solving murders without a badge has worked well for the McKinleys so far, they want to make their hobby official by becoming licensed private investigators. They’re even considering opening their own PI firm. Of course, they’ll still do whatever it takes to solve a case—whether that means going undercover, off the books, or around the world—and you can be certain they’ll be romancing it up along the way.

In this box set, enjoy novellas 7, 8, and 9 from the McKinley Mysteries series.

Christmas is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #7)

“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 is the perfect image of a winter wonderland, and this year, 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. That is, 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 to open a private investigation firm.

Valentine’s Day is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #8)

“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

Cupid’s arrow may have missed its mark…It’s taken a long time and a lot of convincing, but Jimmy finally takes a vacation—and a chance on love—only to be abducted. His female companion originally thinks he was having cold feet about their relationship, but Sean and Sara aren’t buying it. Jimmy isn’t the type to just up and disappear, let alone leave a lady stranded.

Setting out on their private jet, Sean and Sara head to the tropical paradise of Ocho Rios, Jamaica, with sightseeing as the last thing on their minds. With a gold coin being their initial clue to finding Jimmy’s kidnapper—and the lack of any other real leads—Sean and Sara speculate about the involvement of pirates.

Yet as the hours pass and there’s no word from Jimmy’s captors, Sean and Sara will need to figure out their real motive before it’s too late. With help from their friend Adam back in Albany, the pieces begin to come together. And not a moment too soon.

Coffee is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #9)

“This book was full of adventure and mystery that readers have come to find with this series! Can’t wait to see what is next for the McKinleys.”
–Community Bookstop

A cup a day won’t kill you, but a few might…

It’s their first case as private investigators, and Sean, Sara, and Jimmy are up to their necks in coffee beans trying to find a killer. With their client certain that her mother was poisoned through her Coffee of the Month club, they find themselves in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the Tasty Beans headquarters. But instead of approaching matters in traditional fashion, Sean and Sara brew a robust plot and blend Jimmy into the mix, all to get closer to their number-one suspect.

Going undercover at the coffee company, the three of them work to grind out the truth and expose the culprit before anyone else dies.
 Romance. Humor. Murder. It’s all here!

Meet Sean and Sara McKinley—former homicide detectives with a talent for attracting death investigations wherever they go. And they may as well stick with what they’re good at. Whether that means going undercover, off the books, and around the world, they’ll get to the bottom of things…and romance it up along the way.

In this box set, enjoy novellas 4, 5, and 6 in the McKinley Mysteries series.

Politics is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #4)

“An entertaining and fast read, making you want to read more.”
–My Train of Thoughts

There’s no time for a vote…

Sean and Sara’s popularity as a murder-solving duo has gained momentum since they retired from the Albany PD. But it’s not until a local television interview in which they meet Reanne Mable that they end up finding themselves involved with a truly high-profile investigation.

Reanne is the sister-in-law of Albany’s Mayor Davenport, and his daughter, Halie, has gone missing from her university campus. With his desire to keep the matter out of the media spotlight, Davenport turns to Sean and Sara to find her. But with the police already investigating the matter, taking this case would pit them against their friends from the police department, including their former sergeant Jimmy Voigt.

As time goes on, though, the fate of the girl is not up for debate, and the McKinleys set out to discover what really happened. With the mayor taking the heat for a recently passed zoning bylaw, maybe an enraged small-business owner is behind Halie’s disappearance. Or did she simply grow tired of living in her father’s limelight and run away?

To get the answers, Sean and Sara will need to use all the resources at their disposal and may have to call upon their good friend Jimmy for help.

Family is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #5)

“An entertaining and fast read.”
–In a Small Compass

If only there was someone to clean up this mess…

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?

Shopping is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #6)

“This is the perfect mystery to sink into and get away from the stress of shopping and the other holiday season activities! I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it!”
–Bixler Reviews

This year, the McKinleys find more than a bargain…

Black Friday should be all about shopping and discounts, but when Sean and Sara only have a few more items left to buy, screams fill the mall—and for good reason. A man has fallen to his death from the second level. But what exactly happened isn’t as straightforward.

Sean and Sara normally would leave this matter to the police, but they quickly discover the man’s wife was a childhood friend of Sara’s. And while the police are leaning toward the conclusion that the man intentionally took the leap, the widow is adamant her husband never would have killed himself. 

Despite the fact there is an unresolved past between the friends, Sara can’t turn her back on the woman now. But as the McKinleys investigate, the answers aren’t coming quickly. Mall security has dropped the ball, and there’s no clear motive for murder. To find out the truth will take unconventional means, a little undercover work, and the help of the McKinleys’ friend and former sergeant Jimmy Voigt. And if it all comes together, they just might have this case wrapped up in time for the holidays. Maybe even with a pretty little bow.
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.”
 Romance. Humor. Murder. It’s all here!

Meet Sean and Sara McKinley—former homicide detectives with a talent for attracting death investigations wherever they go. While solving murders without a badge has worked well for the McKinleys so far, they want to make their hobby official by becoming licensed private investigators. They’re even considering opening their own PI firm. Of course, they’ll still do whatever it takes to solve a case—whether that means going undercover, off the books, or around the world—and you can be certain they’ll be romancing it up along the way.

In this box set, enjoy novellas 7, 8, and 9 from the McKinley Mysteries series.

Christmas is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #7)

“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 is the perfect image of a winter wonderland, and this year, 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. That is, 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 to open a private investigation firm.

Valentine’s Day is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #8)

“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

Cupid’s arrow may have missed its mark…It’s taken a long time and a lot of convincing, but Jimmy finally takes a vacation—and a chance on love—only to be abducted. His female companion originally thinks he was having cold feet about their relationship, but Sean and Sara aren’t buying it. Jimmy isn’t the type to just up and disappear, let alone leave a lady stranded.

Setting out on their private jet, Sean and Sara head to the tropical paradise of Ocho Rios, Jamaica, with sightseeing as the last thing on their minds. With a gold coin being their initial clue to finding Jimmy’s kidnapper—and the lack of any other real leads—Sean and Sara speculate about the involvement of pirates.

Yet as the hours pass and there’s no word from Jimmy’s captors, Sean and Sara will need to figure out their real motive before it’s too late. With help from their friend Adam back in Albany, the pieces begin to come together. And not a moment too soon.

Coffee is Murder (McKinley Mysteries #9)

“This book was full of adventure and mystery that readers have come to find with this series! Can’t wait to see what is next for the McKinleys.”
–Community Bookstop

A cup a day won’t kill you, but a few might…

It’s their first case as private investigators, and Sean, Sara, and Jimmy are up to their necks in coffee beans trying to find a killer. With their client certain that her mother was poisoned through her Coffee of the Month club, they find themselves in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the Tasty Beans headquarters. But instead of approaching matters in traditional fashion, Sean and Sara brew a robust plot and blend Jimmy into the mix, all to get closer to their number-one suspect.

Going undercover at the coffee company, the three of them work to grind out the truth and expose the culprit before anyone else dies.
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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