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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Halloween Is Murder

Halloween is Murder (McKinley Mysteries)
by Carolyn Arnold

October 3 - 15, 2017

Halloween is Murder (McKinley Mysteries)
Cozy Mystery
11th in the Series
Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc (October 3, 2017)
ISBN-13: 978-1988353616

Beware of all that goes bump in the night…
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.
What I Thought:

This is the first book I have read in the McKinley Mysteries by Carolyn Arnold.  This one really got me in the mood for Halloween.  Sean and Sara are non-profit investigators who set up a Halloween House for charity.  They are interviewed by TV reporter Chloe Parson, but Chloe is killed the same day.  Of course, Sara fears it is murder and begs Sean to investigate. They turn up many interesting things about Chloe and who may have wanted her dead.  Carolyn does a great job of writing and the book flowed really well making it an easy and very entertaining read.  There were many twists and turns that had me guessing, but I did not know who the killer was till the end.  There was also just enough humor in the is book to keep it light-hearted.  I look forward to more from this author in this series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book.

Author Bio
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.
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  1. I love seasonal themed mysteries and look forward to reading this Halloween mystery. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

  2. Thank you for reading and reviewing HALLOWEEN IS MURDER. If you haven’t already, can you post your review to your favorite retailers. Again, thank you for your support.