The McKinley Mysteries are light-hearted romps in bite-size installments that are sweet and addictive and will satisfy your craving for murder mysteries without foul language, graphic violence, or sex. Husband-and-wife duo, Sean and Sara McKinley, inherited it all when a billionaire left everything to Sean. But these two aren’t unwitting sleuths; they’re former homicide detectives from the Albany Police Department in New York. They put their experience and newfound wealth to good use and have all the means necessary to bag a killer. Whether it’s undercover, off the books, or around the world, the McKinleys are on the case, and they’ll be romancing it up along the way.

t’s always recommended that you start a series from the beginning, but you could read the books on their own or out of order. Installments include: The Day Job is Murder, Vacation 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, Exercise is Murder.

Profanity: None
Graphic Violence: Non-existent to extremely mild. Some scenes include fistfights.

Food and drink pairing: Gourmet cuisine and a nightcap of fine cognac. In a more playful mood, you could substitute a fruity cocktail.

Genre of music or songs you might find on Sean and/or Sara’s playlist or that suit them: Crooner music (think The Rat Pack). Sean’s also a fan of the original Magnum, P.I. so there might be some music from the show in there.


These books are perfect for fans of:

Sue Grafton, Agatha Frost, and Gemma Halliday.

Hart to Hart, Castle, Rockford Files, and Magnum, P.I.

This month’s spotlight shines on :

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

Click the links below to buy Valentine’s Day is Murder in the format you prefer.

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Paperback – 4 x 6 inches (pocket size)
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Paperback – 5 x 8 inches
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Paperback Large Print Edition – 6 x 9 inches
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“The story had a little romance, some humor, murder, kidnapping, pina coladas, boats, shrimp, gold coins, and plenty of twists and turns! If you’re looking for a fun island mystery, this is one that I would definitely recommend!” Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Jimmy finally takes a Caribbean vacation and a chance on love. It could have been the perfect romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day, but he goes missing. His female companion thinks cupid’s arrow may have missed its mark, but Sean and Sara McKinley know Jimmy would never leave a lady stranded.

The McKinleys hop on their private jet to the tropical paradise of Ocho Rios, Jamaica, determined to find their friend. What they get is one gold coin near where Jimmy was last seen, and their imaginations go wild: did pirates kidnap Jimmy? But all the fanciful conjecture in the world won’t get them any closer to finding him. They need to figure out the motives for anyone who might want to hurt Jimmy—and before it’s too late.

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.

Readers love Valentine’s Day is Murder:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This is an exciting, suspense filled, and FUN mystery.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Kept me interested all the way through.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A well-written, invigorating mystery”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I enjoyed every moment of reading this.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Packed with adventure.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “There is intrigue, suspense, and surprises in this story.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A fast-paced mystery set in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “You’ve got to love a good surprise ending.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Even more action-packed and suspenseful than usual.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “There is some sweet, light romance, and a missing person whodunit.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐“Arnold weaves wonderful mysteries​.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Was a delight to read.”


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