Author Carolyn Arnold, International Best Selling Author
Author Carolyn Arnold, International Best Selling Author

The Little Grave

Detective Amanda Steele Series #1

The Little Grave by Carolyn Arnold, a dark stormy sky over a clearing in the woods with a stretch of barbed wire in the foreground with a red ribbon tied to it


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

$2.99 USD e-book

Buy Now

The smaller the town, the bigger the secrets.

Detective Amanda Steele stops just inside the doorway, recognizing the victim’s face instantly. He seems so vulnerable in death; soft, human, even harmless. But she can never forget the evil he has inflicted. Her heart is hammering as she remembers her precious daughter, with her red curls and infectious laugh, and how she was lowered into that little grave…

It’s been five years since Detective Amanda Steele’s life was derailed by an oncoming drunk driver. The small community of Dumfries, Virginia, may have moved on from the tragic deaths of her husband and daughter, but Amanda cannot. When the man who killed her family is found murdered, she can’t keep away from the case.

Fighting her sergeant to be allowed to work such a personal investigation, Amanda is in a race to prove that she can uncover the truth. But the more she digs into the past of the man who destroyed her future, the more shocking discoveries she makes. And when Amanda finds the link between a silver bracelet in his possession and the brutal unsolved murder of a young woman five years ago, she realizes she’s caught up in something darker than she ever imagined and suspects that more girls could be in danger.

But as Amanda edges toward the truth, she gets closer to a secret as personal as it is deadly. Amanda has stumbled upon a dangerous killer, and she must face some terrible truths in order to catch this killer – and save his next victim as she couldn’t save her own daughter…

A gripping, page-turning thriller full of mystery and suspense. Perfect for fans of Rachel Caine, Lisa Regan and Robert Dugoni.

Click the links below to buy The Little Grave in the format you prefer.

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

Audiobook
Amazon | Audible | Apple

Paperback – 5.06 x 7.81 inches
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-a-Million | Indie Bound | AbeBooks | Book Depository

Audiobook Sample

​Listen to a sample of The Little Grave narrated by Lisa Rost-Welling.

The Little Grave by Carolyn Arnold, a dark stormy sky over a clearing in the woods with a stretch of barbed wire in the foreground with a red ribbon tied to it


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

$2.99 USD e-book

Buy Now

Audiobook Sample

​Listen to a sample of The Little Grave narrated by Lisa Rost-Welling.

Editorial Reviews for The Little Grave

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great first book in a new series, and I’m now looking to get my hands on the rest…That was intense.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Carolyn Arnold’s newest series opens with a heart-pounding mystery with a less than perfect detective… Amanda is a character that evokes sympathy and respect. I can’t wait to read what happens next for her.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ You know those books you tell yourself you’re only going to read a little bit of before bed and then end up reading the whole thing instead? This is one of those books.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ There were many interesting twists to the story, especially who the real murderer is… The series is off to a good start.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I loved this book. It’s a good start to something that has the potential to turn into a great series.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Thrilling…with an unexpected ending.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The storyline flowed really well and was filled with lots of great detective work. The story got more chilling the further I got into the book.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Throughout the novel, there are twists and turns that lead us down very dark paths. This book is an intense page-turner that is, at times, heartbreaking.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! Amanda Steele is one heck of a detective, and I cannot wait to see where Arnold takes her next!

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ A good police procedural not to mention a hunt for a very cold killer. Corruption, tension and suspense. A really good crime thriller and the start of a new series and I can’t wait to read more.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ I am delighted that this is going to be a series with Detective Amanda Steele. Great storyline, great characters. Loved it.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great storytelling and it really engrossed me so much so that I read it in one go one afternoon.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I LOVED this book, fabulous characters and a great plot and storyline made this an engrossing page-turner and that ending, phew I didn’t see that coming at all!!! Can’t wait for the next in the series.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ It had me hooked from the very start of the story, the twists and turns kept me guessing and the story will pull at your heart.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Gripping mystery – hooked me from the beginning… Looking forward to the next book in the series.

NetGalley Review

Book Details for The Little Grave

Author: Carolyn Arnold
Series: Detective Amanda Steele Series, Book 1
Genres: Hard-Boiled, Mystery, Crime Thrillers, Police Procedural, Organized Crime Thrillers, Serial Killer Thrillers, Murder Thrillers
Publisher: Bookouture
Year: 2021

ASIN: B08LHBX81D

Other Books in the Detective Amanda Steele Series

Stolen Daughters by Carolyn Arnold, a barn at the end of a dirt laneway under a red fiery sky.

Stolen Daughters

Author Carolyn Arnold, International Best Selling Author

The Little Grave

Detective Amanda Steele Series #1

The Little Grave by Carolyn Arnold, a dark stormy sky over a clearing in the woods with a stretch of barbed wire in the foreground with a red ribbon tied to it

The smaller the town, the bigger the secrets.


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

$2.99 USD e-book

Buy Now

Detective Amanda Steele stops just inside the doorway, recognizing the victim’s face instantly. He seems so vulnerable in death; soft, human, even harmless. But she can never forget the evil he has inflicted. Her heart is hammering as she remembers her precious daughter, with her red curls and infectious laugh, and how she was lowered into that little grave…

It’s been five years since Detective Amanda Steele’s life was derailed by an oncoming drunk driver. The small community of Dumfries, Virginia, may have moved on from the tragic deaths of her husband and daughter, but Amanda cannot. When the man who killed her family is found murdered, she can’t keep away from the case.

Fighting her sergeant to be allowed to work such a personal investigation, Amanda is in a race to prove that she can uncover the truth. But the more she digs into the past of the man who destroyed her future, the more shocking discoveries she makes. And when Amanda finds the link between a silver bracelet in his possession and the brutal unsolved murder of a young woman five years ago, she realizes she’s caught up in something darker than she ever imagined and suspects that more girls could be in danger.

But as Amanda edges toward the truth, she gets closer to a secret as personal as it is deadly. Amanda has stumbled upon a dangerous killer, and she must face some terrible truths in order to catch this killer – and save his next victim as she couldn’t save her own daughter…

A gripping, page-turning thriller full of mystery and suspense. Perfect for fans of Rachel Caine, Lisa Regan and Robert Dugoni.

Click the links below to buy The Little Grave in the format you prefer.

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

Audiobook
Amazon | Audible | Apple

Paperback – 5.06 x 7.81 inches
Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million | Indie Bound
AbeBooks | Book Depository

Audiobook Sample

​Listen to a sample of The Little Grave narrated by Lisa Rost-Welling.

Editorial Reviews for The Little Grave

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great first book in a new series, and I’m now looking to get my hands on the rest…That was intense.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Thrilling…with an unexpected ending.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ I am delighted that this is going to be a series with Detective Amanda Steele. Great storyline, great characters. Loved it.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Carolyn Arnold’s newest series opens with a heart-pounding mystery with a less than perfect detective… Amanda is a character that evokes sympathy and respect. I can’t wait to read what happens next for her.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The storyline flowed really well and was filled with lots of great detective work. The story got more chilling the further I got into the book.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great storytelling and it really engrossed me so much so that I read it in one go one afternoon.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ You know those books you tell yourself you’re only going to read a little bit of before bed and then end up reading the whole thing instead? This is one of those books.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Throughout the novel, there are twists and turns that lead us down very dark paths. This book is an intense page-turner that is, at times, heartbreaking.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I LOVED this book, fabulous characters and a great plot and storyline made this an engrossing page-turner and that ending, phew I didn’t see that coming at all!!! Can’t wait for the next in the series.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ There were many interesting twists to the story, especially who the real murderer is… The series is off to a good start.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! Amanda Steele is one heck of a detective, and I cannot wait to see where Arnold takes her next!

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ It had me hooked from the very start of the story, the twists and turns kept me guessing and the story will pull at your heart.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I loved this book. It’s a good start to something that has the potential to turn into a great series.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ A good police procedural not to mention a hunt for a very cold killer. Corruption, tension and suspense. A really good crime thriller and the start of a new series and I can’t wait to read more.

NetGalley Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Gripping mystery – hooked me from the beginning… Looking forward to the next book in the series.

NetGalley Review

Book Details for
The Little Grave

Author: Carolyn Arnold
Series: Detective Amanda Steele Series, Book 1
Genres: Hard-Boiled, Mystery, Crime Thrillers, Police Procedural, Organized Crime Thrillers, Serial Killer Thrillers, Murder Thrillers
Publisher: Bookouture
Year: 2021

ASIN: B08LHBX81D

Other Books in the Detective Amanda Steele Series

Stolen Daughters by Carolyn Arnold, a barn at the end of a dirt laneway under a red fiery sky.

Stolen Daughters

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