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

McKinley Mysteries

McKinley Mysteries 12 book covers

Romance. Humor. Murder. Are you looking for a murder mystery without all the graphic violence and foul language? Something that you can enjoy in an afternoon and walk away feeling good about afterward? How about a dash of humor and romance? If so, meet former detectives Sean and Sara McKinley. When a billionaire leaves them all his money, they no longer have to work, but they find themselves sticking to what they’re good at—solving murders. Undercover, off the books, and around the world, they’ll get to the bottom of things…and romance it up along the way.

This is the perfect book series for fans of Hart to Hart, Castle, Colombo, Monk, Rockford Files, Psych, and Magnum PI.

Read in any order or follow the series from the beginning: 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

The Books in the McKinley Mysteries

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

As detectives with the Albany Police Department, Sean and Sara solve murders, but it’s their personal life that’s about to take a twist. Book 1 in the series.

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

Sean and Sara hit the beaches of Cancun, Mexico, for relaxation but murder and mayhem are close by. Book 2 in the series.

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

The contents of a mysterious chest have Sean and Sara hitting the streets of New York City to solve a cold case. Book 3 in the series.

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

Sean and Sara are commissioned by the mayor of Albany, New York, to find his missing daughter who he suspects may be the victim of foul play. Book 4 in the series.

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

Things get personal for Sara when a woman claiming to be her birth mother shows up and leaves behind a murderous mess. Book 5 in the series.

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

Sean and Sara get more than they bargained for when they hit the mall on Black Friday and end up with a murder to solve. Book 6 in the series.

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

Albany is a festive, winter wonderland, but this year Santa might be bringing Sean and Sara nothing but mistletoe and mischief. Book 7 in the series.

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

Sean and Sara are seeing pirates in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, but will that get them any closer to finding their abducted friend? Book 8 in the series.

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

Sean and Sara go neck-deep in coffee beans to grind out a killer suspected of poisoning a coffee-of-the-month customer. Book 9 in the series.

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

Sean and Sara’s relaxing ski vacation goes up in a puff of powder when there’s a suspicious death on the mountain and they get involved. Book 10 in the series.

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

When a local television reporter ends up dead, Sean and Sara’s Halloween becomes even more chilling as they try to catch a killer. Book 11 in the series.

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

Sean and Sara McKinley discover that getting in shape isn’t always good for one’s health when a young woman meets her death while jogging through a park. Book 12 in the series.

McKinley Mysteries Box Sets (e-book only)

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

In this box set, enjoy the first three installments in the McKinley Mysteries novella series and get hooked from the beginning.

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

In this box set, enjoy novellas 4, 5, and 6 in the McKinley Mysteries series.

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

In this box set, enjoy novellas 7, 8, and 9 from the McKinley Mysteries series.

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