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

Vacation is Murder (McKinley Mysteries)

Vacation is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman in a white sun hat in front of an Aztec pyramid

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Sean and Sara’s honeymoon in paradise takes an unexpected turn, but that’s all right by them. They’ve had just about enough lying around when the husband of a couple they befriended is kidnapped and held for ransom. There’s no way they can turn their backs on the excitement that comes with sleuthing in paradise.

$1.99 USD e-book

4-half-Stars-for-Books-Small Rating 4.4 stars*

Author: Carolyn Arnold
Series: McKinley Mysteries, Book 2
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Private Investigator
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Year: 2014
Length: 140 pages

Print ISBNs: (5 x 8) 978-1-988064-41-3, (4 x 6) 978-1-988353-23-4

Book Overview for Vacation is Murder

This wasn’t in the travel brochure…

There’s only so much relaxation two former detectives can handleeven 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.

Testimonials & Reviews for Vacation is Murder

“I fell in love with the first book and this one was even better than the first. For being a tiny read this book was packed with mystery and some twists I didn’t see coming.”
Books, Dreams, Life

“It’s full of sun and fun and mystery which always makes for a good mystery.”
Community Bookstop

“I found myself not wanting to put it down until I finished. I enjoyed this quick read!”
Brooke Blogs

“A cute cozy mystery for the summer! There’s action and romance… The story line is quick and light – perfect for beach reading! It was my first introduction to her 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

“When a honeymoon and murder collide… A delightful story with a well-developed story line, and well written. Give yourself a treat, enjoy Cancun with the McKinleys!!”
My Book Reviews

“Even though it’s a quick read, this story is packed with mystery and plenty of twists that’ll keep you guessing till the very surprising conclusion.”
Katie Jennings, Bestselling author

“I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed reading this mini-mystery and even finished it in one sitting. I anxiously await the next installment of The McKinley Mysteries. Excellent!”
Richard C Hale, Bestselling author

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Other Books in the McKinley Mysteries

Day Job is Murder

Money is Murder

Politics is Murder

Family is Murder

Shopping is Murder

Christmas is Murder

Valentine’s Day is Murder

Coffee is Murder

Skiing is Murder

Halloween is Murder

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