Sean and Sara hugging and drinking champagne, contained inside a magnifying glass. A silhouette of Albany, New York skyline with a blue sky with fluffy clouds for a background
Sean and Sara hugging and drinking champagne, contained inside a magnifying glass. A silhouette of Albany, New York skyline with a blue sky with fluffy clouds for a background

The Day Job is Murder (McKinley Mysteries)

Day Job is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon couple in an embrace

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Kind acts are repaid, and Detective Sean McKinley is going to collect in a major way. He’s been in love with his partner, Sara, for two years now and had agreed to her request that they remain just friends. But the chemistry between them is hard to ignore, so when a windfall comes Sean’s way, everything could change.

$0.99 USD e-book

4-half-Stars-for-Books-Small Rating 4.3 stars*

Author: Carolyn Arnold
Series: McKinley Mysteries, Book 1
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Private Investigator
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Year: 2014
Length: 76 pages

ASIN: B00J6ZLKJA
Print ISBNs: (5 x 8) 978-1-988064-39-0, (4 x 6) 978-1-988353-26-5

Book Overview for The Day Job is Murder

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…

Testimonials & Reviews for The Day Job is Murder

“It is kind of a love at first sight story mixed with a rags to riches story.”
–T’s Stuff


“Short and sweet and just what you need if you like a cute romance story. Even for being a short story this was well put together. A murder and romance in this tiny book but sure did keep me turning the pages.”
–Books, Dreams, Life


“McKinley Mysteries series is perfect if you like clean cut characters, a sweetheart romance, having the money to follow your dreams, and crime-solving abilities.”
–The Layaway Dragon


“The ending was cute and I found myself wanting to grab the next one in the series. I realized at the end of the book that this was going to be a fun series with lots of adventure.”
–Texas Book-aholic


“It was an enjoyable quick read that has you wanting to know more about Sara and Sean.”
–Community Bookstop


“An enjoyable read that sets the stage for the rest of the series, by acquainting the reader with the two main characters, Sean and Sara, and the relationship between them.”
Cassidy’s Bookshelves


“The Day Job is Murder blended murder and romance along with a side helping of the Golden Rule in action, with some good consequences. It’s a sweet, uplifting story with pleasant characters and a happy ending in a bite-sized format.”
Beas Book Nook


“I liked getting to know Sean and Sara in this book before embarking on the next adventure.”
Brooke Blogs


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


“Captivating dose of mystery, intrigue and romance, perfect for a quick read that whets the readers’ appetite for more of Sean and Sara’s adventures!”
–Book Reviewer

*Rating based on Amazon.com.

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