Murder. Investigation. The pursuit of justice.

The holiday season is the perfect time to catch up on your favorite series or discover a new one. This post spotlights the Detective Madison Knight series! If you enjoy nail-biting police procedurals that are honest and true to life, you’ll love these books.

These stories are praised and respected by law enforcement for their accuracy and pull readers into the investigations, enticing them to put the clues together and solve the case before the cops. Step behind the crime scene tape, enter the morgue, and get an up-close look at forensics with Detective Madison Knight. She’s with Major Crimes for the Stiles Police Department—a fictional US city with authentic cases. She’s fiercely independent and tenacious and will stop at nothing to get justice for murder victims.

There are currently twelve books and a prequel in this series with book thirteen coming out in May 2024!

Here’s a look at all the books (in order):

Ties That Bind

When two women are found strangled with the same necktie, Detective Madison Knight knows this isn’t an isolated incident. With the pressure from her sergeant to close the case quickly, Madison begins to lay bare deadly family secrets that span decades. As she delves into the lives of the victims, Madison discovers a mysterious photograph that could be the key to the whole case. But can she uncover the truth before it’s too late?

e-book
Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Smashwords

This title is also available in audiobook, paperback, Large Print Edition and hardcover. For links, visit the book page here.


Justified

Detective Madison Knight’s investigation into the brutal murder of Claire Reeves, a successful entrepreneur, reveals a web of lies and secrets that could lead to the killer. On Christmas Eve, Claire was found stabbed in her home, and her intimate attire suggests her killer was someone close to her. As Madison digs deeper, she discovers a long list of people who had a motive to pull off the crime. But just when Madison thinks she’s getting closer to the truth, there’s a deadly twist that she never saw coming.

e-book
Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Smashwords

This title is also available in audiobook, paperback, Large Print Edition and hardcover. For links, visit the book page here.


Sacrifice

When a young man is found on a riverbank during a winter thaw, Detective Madison Knight soon finds herself up against two powerful men. He was the son of wealthy and corrupt business tycoon Marcus Randall, who is a good friend of the police chief. Madison is convinced that Marcus has something to hide and is determined to find the truth, but she’ll discover nothing comes without personal cost.

e-book
Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Smashwords

This title is also available in audiobook, paperback, Large Print Edition and hardcover. For links, visit the book page here.


Found Innocent

In a quiet residential property, Detective Madison Knight discovers a pregnant young woman buried in a shallow grave. At first, it looks like suicide, but as Madison delves deeper into the case, she finds clues that lead her to a dangerous ex-lover and an estranged father, both of whom had motive to kill her. But evidence also surfaces that connects the victim, Lacy Rose, to a dead man found in a motel room a few days prior. With her reputation and career at stake, Madison must solve the mystery of what happened to both victims, and the shocking outcome shakes her to her core.

e-book
Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Smashwords

This title is also available in audiobook, paperback, Large Print Edition and hardcover. For links, visit the book page here.


Just Cause

Detective Madison Knight is determined to find justice for a defense attorney and another lawyer killed eight years ago, both connected to the Russian Mafia. With every new piece of evidence she uncovers, Madison knows she is getting closer to the truth. But as she delves deeper into the dark secrets of the Mafia, she soon realizes the danger extends beyond them. Someone within her own police department is out to stop her, and Madison will have to act fast if she is to outwit her adversaries and bring justice to the victims. Will she be able to uncover the truth and stay alive, or will she lose everything in the process?

e-book
Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Smashwords

This title is also available in audiobook, paperback, Large Print Edition and hardcover. For links, visit the book page here.


Deadly Impulse

When Detective Madison Knight is tasked with investigating the suspicious death of sixty-eight-year-old Faye Duncan, she expects it to be an open-and-shut case. But the deeper she digs, the more she realizes this death is far more complicated than it appears on the surface. As two more bodies turn up, Madison’s fellow detective is convinced there is a serial killer is on the loose. She doesn’t agree and pieces together a powerful motive that spans generations. Wading through secrets and lies, she comes to uncover shocking and heartbreaking truths. These will remind her of the cost—sometimes fatal—of trusting the wrong person.

e-book
Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Smashwords

This title is also available in audiobook, paperback, Large Print Edition and hardcover. For links, visit the book page here.


In the Line of Duty

When Detective Madison Knight is tasked with finding justice for Officer Barry Weir, she dives deep into the seedy underbelly of Stiles, a city plagued by gang violence. Struggling to keep her relationships intact, she pushes through, determined to solve the case before more officers pay with their lives. With emotions running high and evidence pointing to a drive-by shooting, Madison is in a race against time. Will she be able to answer the questions surrounding Weir’s death before it’s too late?

e-book
Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Smashwords

This title is also available in audiobook, paperback, Large Print Edition and hardcover. For links, visit the book page here.


Power Struggle

When Detective Madison Knight is called to investigate the murder of a man, she never expects to find the victim was the same man who killed her grandfather years ago. As she delves deeper into the case, she discovers a deadly connection between the victim and the Russian Mafia. With a woman also connected to the mob turning up murdered, a sinister plot starts to take shape and Madison finds herself in the killer’s crosshairs. When her sister, Chelsea, goes missing, Madison knows she must face the hit man who almost killed her months ago in a final showdown. With the stakes higher than ever, Madison must outwit the killer before it’s too late.

e-book
Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Smashwords

This title is also available in audiobook, paperback, Large Print Edition and hardcover. For links, visit the book page here.


Shades of Justice

From the moment Detective Madison Knight is thrust into a high-profile double homicide investigation, she is met with resistance from her own sergeant. The victims were found in the home of a prominent businessman, and one victim is a John Doe. Suddenly, Madison is at odds with her boss, who is determined to protect the family’s reputation, and she must press on with her investigation, despite the obstacles hurled her way. As secrets come to light, Madison must push through the corruption that exists within the Stiles Police Department and uncover the truth, no matter the cost.

e-book
Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Smashwords

This title is also available in audiobook, paperback, Large Print Edition and hardcover. For links, visit the book page here.


What We Bury

Detective Madison Knight’s house hunting takes a pause when she’s called to the scene of a murder. There she’s presented with an unknown Jane Doe and two letters written in blood—but no murder weapon. As Madison works to uncover the truth about the victim and her killer, she quickly discovers some people will go to extreme lengths to protect their secrets. With twists and turns at every corner, will Madison be able to solve the case before her own life is put at risk?

e-book
AmazonApple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Smashwords

This title is also available in audiobook, paperback, Large Print Edition and hardcover. For links, visit the book page here.


Girl on the Run

When Detective Madison Knight arrives at the scene of a fatal shooting at a local train station, she finds two women killed in the aftermath—one expecting her first child, the other a wife and mother of two. To Madison’s surprise, she recognizes the second woman as her missing college friend, but why would she have changed her identity? With no leads on the gunman, Madison works to figure out the puzzle. She soon discovers that justice comes at too high a price when it puts her life and that of a loved one in danger.

e-book
Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Smashwords

This title is also available in audiobook, paperback, Large Print Edition and hardcover. For links, visit the book page here.


Her Dark Grave

When Detective Madison Knight thought a midnight drive through the countryside would help clear her mind, she soon finds out she was wrong. Stranded in the middle of nowhere in pitch darkness, the beam of her phone’s flashlight lands on a suitcase in the ditch. Inside is the body of twenty-one-year-old Tara Jackson, who was stabbed to death and stuffed into the piece of luggage. Madison is determined to find her justice and soon uncovers that Tara was keeping secrets from those closest to her and suspects they may have gotten her killed. However, when the body of another young woman is found in a sports equipment bag, eerily similar to Tara, Madison starts to wonder if the killer she’s after has killed before. Desperate, she turns to cold cases and missing person reports to see if she can dig up anything to further the investigation. With each step closer to the truth, Madison is being stalked from the shadows and fears it just may be the twisted, demented killer she’s hunting. Can Madison outsmart the killer before she becomes the next victim?

e-book
Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Smashwords

This title is also available in audiobook, paperback, Large Print Edition and hardcover. For links, visit the book page here.


Murder at the Lake (Pre-order Now!)

On the surface, life looked perfect for the group of four high school friends. But beneath the surface lurked dark secrets that would tear them apart. When Emily Kane is found raped and strangled, one of their own is sent to prison for twenty-four years. When he’s released, one of these friends is shot dead in his home, and Detective Madison Knight’s fiancé, Troy Matthews, is arrested for the murder. It’s not long before a judge lets Troy go on his own recognizance, but once he’s free another of his friends turns up murdered in a motel room. Evidence is mounting against Troy, but Madison suspects his life—and maybe hers—is in danger. If she’s going to save the man she loves, she must find the real killer before it’s too late.

e-book
Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play

This title is also available in audiobook, paperback, Large Print Edition and hardcover. For links, visit the book page here.


Life Sentence (Prequel)

A background on Detective Madison Knight’s cold case from the start of the series. This book is a romantic suspense with Madison Knight taking a secondary role in this book.

When Bryan Lexan takes on a case for a Russian mafia boss being tried for first-degree murder, the young defense attorney quickly finds himself in over his head.

e-book
Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Play | Smashwords

This title is also available in audiobook, paperback, Large Print Edition and hardcover. For links, visit the book page here.

5 Stars - “Wow! Just Wow!” New Release, Missing Before Daylight by Carolyn Arnold.New! A gripping and utterly addictive crime thriller. Her Last Words by Carolyn Arnold. Detective Amanda Steele Book 9An addictive heart-pounding crime thriller. Murder at the Lake by Carolyn Arnold. BUY NOW

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This