Vacation is Murder by Carolyn Arnold is a sweet, romantic, thrilling adventure through Cancun’s great resorts to the seedier side of town and out to the temples. It is a fabulous story. ~Baroness’ Book Trove
Overall, I think Carolyn Arnold’s Money Is Murder is a fun and exciting read. I liked the financial aspect and how each book in the series comes with a theme. ~Nadaness In Motion
Sara and Sean McKinley are now married and are in Cancun having a nice and relaxing honeymoon . . . This was once again a short read, with mystery and a little romance. ~ebook addicts – for Vacation is Murder
Home from honeymoon Sara and Sean are now ready to check out the successful business they inherited . . . This was a good little mystery, one that I thought I had culprit figured out only to be proved wrong! ~~ebook addicts – for Money Is Murder
Romance. Humor. Murder. Are you looking for a murder mystery without all the graphic violence and foul language? Something that you can enjoy in an afternoon and walk away feeling good about afterward? How about a dash of humor and romance? If so, meet former detectives Sean and Sara McKinley. When a billionaire leaves them all his money, they no longer have to work, but they find themselves sticking to what they’re good at—solving murders. Undercover, off the books, and around the world, they’ll get to the bottom of things…and romance it up along the way.
This is the perfect book series for fans of Hart to Hart, Castle, Colombo, Monk, Rockford Files, Psych, and Magnum PI.
Sean and Sara McKinley are excited about the haunted house they’ve set up as a Halloween charity fund-raiser, but things take a ghoulish turn when the reporter covering their story is found dead. With the media keeping mum about how she died, Sara’s curiosity is piqued, and she convinces Sean to take on the investigation through their PI firm.
But this case is not without its challenges. The police are actively investigating it, as well, and it’s not even clear that the woman was murdered. It will take a little cloak-and-dagger, dress-up, and finesse for the McKinleys to get to the bottom of it, but they aren’t the kind to give up.
As they troll for leads and work through the skeletons in the reporter’s closet, they unearth a few suspects, but they’ll need to carve out the whole truth if they’re going to find her killer. If they do so fast enough, there might even be time for a little trick-or-treating.
CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling 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.
One of my favourite aspects of the McKinley Mystery series (HALLOWEEN IS MURDER is #11) is the fashion in which two disparate individuals can meld and cohese, both in their emotional relationship and in their business, private investigations. Sara and Sean McKinley are each other's Yang and Yin, Anima and Animus. Sara is emotional, empathetic, highly intuitive, and slightly impulsive. Sean is logical, pragmatic, and methodical. In some partnerships, this would mean a lot of (wasted) time butting heads; but Sean and Sara make their differences work in their favor, so there's a 360 degree approach to their investigations. This time the case is the seemingly inexplicable demise of a young local news reporter after filming a segment at the McKinleys' charity benefit Haunted House.