4 Stars!

They find more than a bargain…

Black Friday should be all about shopping and discounts, but when Sean and Sara only have a few more items left to buy, screams fill the mall—and for good reason. A man has fallen to his death from the second level.

But what exactly happened isn’t that straightforward, and normally, Sean and Sara would leave this matter to the police, but the widow was a childhood friend of Sara’s. While the police are leaning toward the belief the man intentionally took the leap, the widow is adamant her husband would never jump and asks Sara for her help.

Despite the fact there is an unresolved past between the friends—in which Sara feels she let her down—Sara can’t turn her back on her now. Fueled by guilt and the need to find answers, Sara convinces Sean they should look into the man’s death.

But the answers aren’t all coming quickly. Mall security has dropped the ball and there’s no seeming motive for murder. To find out the truth will take unconventional means, a little undercover work, and the help of their friend Jimmy. And if it all comes together, they just might have this case wrapped up in time for the holidays. Maybe even with a pretty little bow.

CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and Sisters in Crime.

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I read two of these books back to back while I was on vacation (I will be putting the other one up tomorrow) and both of them were great! Honestly they were even better than I expected.

I started with Shopping is Murder and very quickly and easily got right into it. I loved the two main characters - Sean and Sara they were great! I loved their fun quirkiness. And this was a great little mystery as well.

OK I did not know this at the time, but these books were actually inspired from the old TV series Hart to Hart. "This show inspired me to write the McKinley Mysteries—with twists thrown in, of course." The whole time I was reading this I kept thinking it reminded me of Hart to Hart! I loved that show, I used to watch it all the time. This seriously makes me want to Netflix it!

A fun great little mystery coming in at only 159 pages it is a quick read, perfect for vacation.

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  1. Thank you for hosting the McKinley Mysteries tour, and the review of SHOPPING IS MURDER.