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

Valentine’s Day is Murder (McKinley Mysteries)

Valentine's Day is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon couple dining on a beach with a cruise ship passing in the background

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A dozen roses and the box of chocolates will have to wait. Sean and Sara are off to Jamaica to find their friend Jimmy, who was abducted on the island. But the clues to his whereabouts are pretty much nonexistent. In fact, all they have is a single gold coin to lead them to Jimmy’s kidnapper. Can they rescue their friend and save Valentine’s Day?

$1.99 USD e-book

4-half-Stars-for-Books-Small Rating 4.6 stars*

Author: Carolyn Arnold
Series: McKinley Mysteries, Book 8
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Private Investigator
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Year: 2015
Length: 136 pages

ASIN: B00OO729NQ
Print ISBNs: (5 x 8) 978-1-988064-53-6, (4 x 6) 978-1-988064-93-2

Book Overview for Valentine’s Day is Murder

Cupid’s arrow may have missed its mark…

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.

Testimonials & Reviews for Valentine’s Day is Murder

“This story blew me away. I loved everything about it. The characters, the storyline, the romance, mystery, murder and twists and turns I did see coming. This is one that tops the cake.”
Books, Dreams, Life


“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!”
Community Bookstop


“It’s a [fast mystery] to read but very exciting, set in beautiful Jamaica.”
–LibriAmoriMiei


“…a fun romantic cozy mystery set in the beautiful resort area of Jamaica. There was lots of action and danger… Plenty of twists and turns in the plot led to the surprise ending.”
Shelf Full of Books


“A fun, fast read, that will bring me back for more of this series.”
Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews


“…a satisfying cozy mystery that reads quickly and is perfect for curling up for an afternoon and losing yourself in.”
–Brooke Blogs


“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!”
Community Bookstop


“This was a quick, enjoyable read.”
Tea and A Book


“Arnold did a fabulous job with her 130+ pages and I didn’t feel like the plot or character development suffered.  The twists and turns were well done and the reveal was actually a surprise.”
I Wished I Lived In a Library


“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!”
Stormy Nights Reviewing


“This is a fast-paced novella, giving one no time to lay on the beach, unless it is YOU, the reader, enjoying this well written suspenseful thriller.”
My Book Reviews


“There was plenty of humor, romance, danger and surprises all the way through until the very end. Definitely one of the best of the series and a must-read for those seeking a lighthearted romantic mystery with a dash of danger.”
Katie Jennings, bestselling author

*Rating based on Amazon.com.

Other Books in the McKinley Mysteries

Day Job is Murder

Vacation is Murder

Money is Murder

Politics is Murder

Family is Murder

Shopping is Murder

Christmas is Murder

Coffee is Murder

Skiing is Murder

Halloween is Murder

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