Valentine's Day is Murder (McKinley Mysteries, #8)

Valentine's Day is Murder (McKinley Mysteries, #8)

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by Carolyn Arnold

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From bestselling author, Carolyn Arnold...

Strap in for an adventure that will take you to the beautiful island of Jamaica and have you wanting a piña colada.

Jimmy finally takes a vacation—and a chance on love—only to be abducted. His female companion originally thinks he had cold feet about


From bestselling author, Carolyn Arnold...

Strap in for an adventure that will take you to the beautiful island of Jamaica and have you wanting a piña colada.

Jimmy finally takes a vacation—and a chance on love—only to be abducted. His female companion originally thinks he had cold feet about their relationship, but Sean and Sara know there’s more to 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 reach the tropical paradise of Ocho Rios, Jamaica with sightseeing as the last thing on their minds.

With a gold coin being their initial tie to Jimmy’s kidnapper, Sean and Sara even 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 the real motive before it’s too late.

With help from their friend, Adam, back in Albany, the pieces come together and not a moment too soon.

8th in the McKinley Mystery series

Approximately 27,000 words

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Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
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McKinley Mysteries , #8
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Meet 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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Valentine's Day is Murder (McKinley Mysteries, #8) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as some other of the authors books-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But this was the most boring "mystery" I have ever read! I am a mystery fan and read several books a week, of all types. Usually when I start a new book, if it is entertaining I can be up for hours till I finish it. This book put me to sleep... kind of reminded me of the old Hart to Hart television series.... with out the engaging characters and amusing situations!
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
The story takes place in exotic Ocho Rios, Jamaica. I’ve always wanted to go there, but until I do, I’ll visit vicariously through this fun cozy mystery. Sean and Sara will soon be celebrating their One year Anniversary and this will also be their first Velentine’s Day as a married couple. Their plans will have to be put on hold when they receive a phone call from Meredith, their dear friend Jimmy’s new girlfriend, that he’s disappeared. They drop everything and fly to Ocho Riosto find him. Sara and Sean are both former police officers and now own their own private investigation company and put these talents to work as soon as they land. All is not sunny and welcoming in Jamaica and they have to move fast to save Jimmy, protect Meredith, and stay alive themselves. When I reached the finale and discovered the culprits, it came as a complete surprise. I’m wondering if their story was told in a previous book from this series. This is the eight book in the McKinley Mystery Series but I had no trouble reading this before the other books. The author focused on this mystery and introduced the characters in a way that made them quickly become familiar and easy to engage with. Sean and Sara are still in the newlywed mode and share some sweet moments. They are a bit gushy with their endearments, hence the mention of the newlywed mode. I came away from this happy with the ending and eager to go to the beginning and get to know the characters better. To explore how they came to be where they were in this book. A fun, fast read, that will bring me back for more of this series.
DarkAngelCT More than 1 year ago
This book begins with Jimmy out on date with Meredith a divorcee who isn't sure where her relationship with Jimmy is headed when Jimmy is kidnapped and Sean and Sara are called in to save Jimmy. This book had Sara and Sean in all sorts of directions trying to figure out who the bad guys were and what they wanted with Jimmy and who the real target was. I really enjoyed this book 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!
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Not sure if I have ever laughed as much reading as I have with this one. This book will take you through laughter, mystery and intrigue. It gives you a little romance. And enough to keep you reading and wanting more. This is a page turner! If you haven't read it yet, you are really missing out! *received for an honest review*