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

Exercise is Murder

​McKinley Mysteries #12

Exercise is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman jogging in a park


4.6 out of 5
Based on Amazon.com
ratings and reviews.

$2.99 USD e-book

FREE with
 

Getting in shape isn’t an easy walk in the park…

Running junkie Katie Carpenter takes a tumble down a ravine and ends up facedown in the Hudson River. The police conclude her death was an accident, but those who were close to Katie aren’t buying that she just tripped and fell—including her pro-athlete boyfriend. But it’s Katie’s fitness trainer and friend who hires the McKinleys to investigate.

Anything but an easy case to solve, Sean and Sara will break a sweat trying to figure out who had the most to gain from the young woman’s death. Sadly for Sean most of the evidence seems stacked against Katie’s boyfriend—a man Sean idolizes. Can he put aside being starstruck long enough to view things objectively? If Katie’s killer is going to be caught, he and Sara will need to remain flexible and it might require bending the rules a bit.

McKinley Mysteries are short & sweet just like that coffee you crave. Savor the perfect blend of romance, humor, and murder with zero additives such as foul language, graphic violence or sex. These international bestselling cozies are bound to hit the spot and keep you coming back for more. This is an addiction you can afford to have. Get started today.

Click the links below to buy Exercise is Murder in the format you prefer.

e-book – Kindle Unlimited
Amazon.com | Amazon Universal

Paperback – 4 x 6 inches (pocket size)
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Indie Bound | AbeBooks | Book Depository

Paperback – 5 x 8 inches
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Indie Bound | AbeBooks | Book Depository

Paperback Large Print Edition – 6 x 9 inches
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Indie Bound | AbeBooks | Book Depository

Exercise is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman jogging in a park


4.6 out of 5
Based on Amazon.com
ratings and reviews.

$2.99 USD e-book

FREE with
 

Editorial Reviews for Exercise is Murder​

“I have to admit I’m not usually a fan of husband and wife duo’s (I instantly think of the old 80’s telly series “Hart to Hart”) but I was pleasantly surprised, it’s really well written, Sean and Sara bounce along pretty well. Plenty of laughs and a few surprises..”

Julie B

The Reading Café

“Carolyn Arnold is a master at showing the characters and events through her ability to describe them in detail. She makes it easy to form a picture in my mind.

“Exercise In Murder by Carolyn Arnold is a quick, fun, easy reading police procedural that includes enough suspects to keep my mind working trying to figure it out before she tells me. I love that Carolyn writes with a light touch, including humor with her murder.”

Fundinmental

“Exercise is Murder is the third book that I have read to date by Carolyn Arnold and I must say that each book has been vastly different from the other. While I have noted that some authors tend to stick to the one main genre that they excel in, Arnold does not fit this mold. Whether it be the heart-pounding adventures of “The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh”, the gritty, suspenseful police procedural offering of “Shades of Justice” and now a light, but no less interesting “Exercise is Murder” Arnold has proven yet again to be a master of several genres.”

Jennly Reads

“I absolutely enjoy the literary work of Carolyn Arnold; she never fails to deliver a captivating mystery. I would highly recommend reading this book. The story is very intriguing, and it is a book I couldn’t put down. You feel like you are one of the characters trying to solve the mystery with Sean and Sara. I love it when a murder mystery keeps me guessing until the very end.

“A must-read!”

Dialogue with Doris

“This is a fast, easy read with elements of mystery, surprise, humor, a bit of romance, and characters that are finely defined. There are plenty of suspects to follow and sifting through the lies and secrets .”

Linda Strong Book Reviews

“I was particularly drawn to this story as I enjoy running myself. And I love the classification of short & sweet cozies. It sums the book up brilliantly. A real page turner of a mystery that I didn’t want to put down. And although thoroughly modern, made me think back to the days of the golden greats. I would certainly like to read some of the other titles in this series.”

Yet another blogging mummy!

“Carolyn has a writing style that is easy to follow, regardless of the amount of characters thrown into the mix of murder madness. She will always bring you back with reminders of “who” the character is. This is so appreciative of someone like myself, who sometimes has a hard time following along.

“Exercise is Murder raises questions and keeps you wondering…So keep that coffee flowing! ☕️ The McKinley series, with likeable characters such as Sean and Sara are those one would love to see made into short TV movies. I’m hinting at you, Hallmark 🙂”

Wifetime of Happiness

“Carolyn Arnold sure knows how to write a good mystery, be it a cozy or police procedurals. She creates magic with her pen. Every time I pick up one of her books, I know I would be entertained and she would have me guessing from start to finish. Exercise Is Murder was no different.

“Exercise Is Murder was an entertaining and addictive read. Overall, this was another great addition to the series. If you enjoy cozy mysteries, then you should give this series a chance.”

Totally Addicted to Reading

“The McKinley Mysteries are cozy mysteries which is a little different from Carolyn Arnold’s other series. Exercise is Murder is a quick and fun read. It includes mystery, a little romance, a little suspense, and some twists. I’m looking forward to reading more of Sean and Sara’s adventures.”

Bound 4 Escape

“Exercise is Murder kept me guessing from the beginning hiding its secrets very well. Each of the suspects seemed to be so cool, calm and collective never giving up anything which is why I wasn’t able to figure it out.

“I love the titles of each chapters having to do with exercise in some way or another. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every book of Carolyn Arnold’s that I have read but I would have to say I think that Exercise is Murder may just be my favorite so far. I loved all the characters but Sara an Sean were my favorites. I loved their attitudes and how they dealt with the small things and their love for each other.

“So I will say again that I really and truly loved Exercise is Murder and can’t wait to read more books with Sara and Sean. I recommend Exercise is Murder to all mystery fans.”

The Avid Reader

“One of the things I like about Carolyn Arnold’s McKinley Mysteries is how all the chapter names tend to align with the theme of the book. For example, this one is called Exercise Is Murder, so chapter titles include: “No Pain, No Gain,” “Accelerating the Heart Rate,” “A Jog in the Park,”…etc.

“Overall, I enjoyed Exercise Is Murder by Carolyn Arnold, there was suspense and humor, lots of police work without being part of law enforcement, and lots of questions, work-arounds, and overall a ton of fun and excitement.”

Nadaness in Motion

Book Details for Exercise is Murder

Author: Carolyn Arnold
Series: McKinley Mysteries, Book 12
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Private Investigator
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Year: 2019
Length: 211 pages

ASIN: B07WDJR52H
Print ISBNs: 978-1-988353-88-3 (4 x 6 paperback), 978-1-988353-89-0 (5 x 8 paperback),  978-1-988353-90-6 (large print edition)

Other Books in the McKinley Mysteries

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

Day Job is Murder

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

Vacation is Murder

Money is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman in front of financial ticker tape and dollar symbols

Money is Murder

Politics is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon of a female college student with books in front of waving US flag

Politics is Murder

Family is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon maid in front of a Polaroid of a pregnant woman over an image of a nice house

Family is Murder

Shopping is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman in a mall

Shopping is Murder

Christmas is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon couple in front of a Christmas tree

Christmas is Murder

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

Valentine’s Day is Murder

Coffee is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman sitting in a chair in her home with a delivery truck on the road outside the window

Coffee is Murder

Coffee is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman sitting in a chair in her home with a delivery truck on the road outside the window

Skiing is Murder

Skiing is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon couple in an embrace in front of an aerial shot of a ski resort

Halloween is Murder

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

Exercise is Murder

​McKinley Mysteries #12

Exercise is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman jogging in a park

Getting in shape isn’t an easy walk in the park…


4.6 out of 5
Based on Amazon.com
ratings and reviews.

$2.99 USD e-book

FREE with
 

Retail links below

Running junkie Katie Carpenter takes a tumble down a ravine and ends up facedown in the Hudson River. The police conclude her death was an accident, but those who were close to Katie aren’t buying that she just tripped and fell—including her pro-athlete boyfriend. But it’s Katie’s fitness trainer and friend who hires the McKinleys to investigate.

Anything but an easy case to solve, Sean and Sara will break a sweat trying to figure out who had the most to gain from the young woman’s death. Sadly for Sean most of the evidence seems stacked against Katie’s boyfriend—a man Sean idolizes. Can he put aside being starstruck long enough to view things objectively? If Katie’s killer is going to be caught, he and Sara will need to remain flexible and it might require bending the rules a bit.

McKinley Mysteries are short & sweet just like that coffee you crave. Savor the perfect blend of romance, humor, and murder with zero additives such as foul language, graphic violence or sex. These international bestselling cozies are bound to hit the spot and keep you coming back for more. This is an addiction you can afford to have. Get started today.

Click the links below to buy Exercise is Murder in the format you prefer.

e-book – Kindle Unlimited
Amazon.com
Amazon Universal

Paperback – 4 x 6 inches (pocket size)
Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million | Indie Bound
AbeBooks | Book Depository

Paperback – 5 x 8 inches
Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million | Indie Bound
AbeBooks | Book Depository

Paperback Large Print Edition – 6 x 9 inches
Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million | Indie Bound
AbeBooks | Book Depository

Editorial Reviews for Exercise is Murder​

“I have to admit I’m not usually a fan of husband and wife duo’s (I instantly think of the old 80’s telly series “Hart to Hart”) but I was pleasantly surprised, it’s really well written, Sean and Sara bounce along pretty well. Plenty of laughs and a few surprises..”

Julie B

The Reading Café

“This is a fast, easy read with elements of mystery, surprise, humor, a bit of romance, and characters that are finely defined. There are plenty of suspects to follow and sifting through the lies and secrets .”

Linda Strong Book Reviews

“The McKinley Mysteries are cozy mysteries which is a little different from Carolyn Arnold’s other series. Exercise is Murder is a quick and fun read. It includes mystery, a little romance, a little suspense, and some twists. I’m looking forward to reading more of Sean and Sara’s adventures.”

Bound 4 Escape

“Carolyn Arnold is a master at showing the characters and events through her ability to describe them in detail. She makes it easy to form a picture in my mind.

“Exercise In Murder by Carolyn Arnold is a quick, fun, easy reading police procedural that includes enough suspects to keep my mind working trying to figure it out before she tells me. I love that Carolyn writes with a light touch, including humor with her murder.”

Fundinmental

“I was particularly drawn to this story as I enjoy running myself. And I love the classification of short & sweet cozies. It sums the book up brilliantly. A real page turner of a mystery that I didn’t want to put down. And although thoroughly modern, made me think back to the days of the golden greats. I would certainly like to read some of the other titles in this series.”

Yet another blogging mummy!

“Exercise is Murder kept me guessing from the beginning hiding its secrets very well. Each of the suspects seemed to be so cool, calm and collective never giving up anything which is why I wasn’t able to figure it out.

“I love the titles of each chapters having to do with exercise in some way or another. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every book of Carolyn Arnold’s that I have read but I would have to say I think that Exercise is Murder may just be my favorite so far. I loved all the characters but Sara an Sean were my favorites. I loved their attitudes and how they dealt with the small things and their love for each other.

“So I will say again that I really and truly loved Exercise is Murder and can’t wait to read more books with Sara and Sean. I recommend Exercise is Murder to all mystery fans.”

The Avid Reader

“Exercise is Murder is the third book that I have read to date by Carolyn Arnold and I must say that each book has been vastly different from the other. While I have noted that some authors tend to stick to the one main genre that they excel in, Arnold does not fit this mold. Whether it be the heart-pounding adventures of “The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh”, the gritty, suspenseful police procedural offering of “Shades of Justice” and now a light, but no less interesting “Exercise is Murder” Arnold has proven yet again to be a master of several genres.”

Jennly Reads

“Carolyn has a writing style that is easy to follow, regardless of the amount of characters thrown into the mix of murder madness. She will always bring you back with reminders of “who” the character is. This is so appreciative of someone like myself, who sometimes has a hard time following along.

“Exercise is Murder raises questions and keeps you wondering…So keep that coffee flowing! ☕️ The McKinley series, with likeable characters such as Sean and Sara are those one would love to see made into short TV movies. I’m hinting at you, Hallmark 🙂”

Wifetime of Happiness

“One of the things I like about Carolyn Arnold’s McKinley Mysteries is how all the chapter names tend to align with the theme of the book. For example, this one is called Exercise Is Murder, so chapter titles include: “No Pain, No Gain,” “Accelerating the Heart Rate,” “A Jog in the Park,”…etc.

“Overall, I enjoyed Exercise Is Murder by Carolyn Arnold, there was suspense and humor, lots of police work without being part of law enforcement, and lots of questions, work-arounds, and overall a ton of fun and excitement.”

Nadaness in Motion

“I absolutely enjoy the literary work of Carolyn Arnold; she never fails to deliver a captivating mystery. I would highly recommend reading this book. The story is very intriguing, and it is a book I couldn’t put down. You feel like you are one of the characters trying to solve the mystery with Sean and Sara. I love it when a murder mystery keeps me guessing until the very end.

“A must-read!”

Dialogue with Doris

“Carolyn Arnold sure knows how to write a good mystery, be it a cozy or police procedurals. She creates magic with her pen. Every time I pick up one of her books, I know I would be entertained and she would have me guessing from start to finish. Exercise Is Murder was no different.

“Exercise Is Murder was an entertaining and addictive read. Overall, this was another great addition to the series. If you enjoy cozy mysteries, then you should give this series a chance.”

Totally Addicted to Reading

Book Details for Exercise is Murder

Author: Carolyn Arnold
Series: McKinley Mysteries, Book 12
Genres: Cozy Mystery, Private Investigator
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Year: 2019
Length: 211 pages

ASIN: B07WDJR52H
Print ISBNs: 978-1-988353-88-3 (4 x 6 paperback), 978-1-988353-89-0 (5 x 8 paperback),  978-1-988353-90-6 (large print edition)

Other Books in the McKinley Mysteries

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

Day Job is Murder

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

Vacation is Murder

Money is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman in front of financial ticker tape and dollar symbols

Money is Murder

Politics is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon of a female college student with books in front of waving US flag

Politics is Murder

Family is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon maid in front of a Polaroid of a pregnant woman over an image of a nice house

Family is Murder

Shopping is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman in a mall

Shopping is Murder

Christmas is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon couple in front of a Christmas tree

Christmas is Murder

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

Valentine’s Day is Murder

Coffee is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman sitting in a chair in her home with a delivery truck on the road outside the window

Coffee is Murder

Coffee is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon woman sitting in a chair in her home with a delivery truck on the road outside the window

Skiing is Murder

Skiing is Murder by Carolyn Arnold a cartoon couple in an embrace in front of an aerial shot of a ski resort

Halloween is Murder

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