BLOG TOUR – Christmas Is Murder – GUEST POST

Large Banner - Christmas is Murder by Carolyn Arnold - features a young lady sitting on a dock by a river/lake. Includes the book cover in both paperback and on a tablet to signify the eBook - Marianne Spitzer praises the book stating, "Loved it!... Arnold is consistent in all her writing. It is fast moving and enjoyable. The plot twists and turns as they unravel the mystery. Enjoy."

Welcome! Today I’m featuring a spotlight/guest post on the Great Escape Virtual Book Tour for Christmas is Murder: A McKinley Mystery by Carolyn Arnold!

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Mistletoe and Mischief…

“Everything you could want in a Christmassy novella and more! The opening sentence sets the scene for comfort (and joy!) by entering in a wintery wonderland of falling snow… I loved the humor with the blinking nose and hoofs, the chase at the parade ,and the little jokes between Sean and Sara… This cozy mystery will bring a smile to your face and is perfect for a quick read to get you in that holiday spirit! I have not read any of the McKinley Series novellas before, but plan to do so!”
–Wifetime of Happiness

Christmas has always been a favorite holiday of mine even though I just started celebrating in 2016—and maybe not for the traditional reason. But it’s struck me as magical for as long as I can remember. I love the way the lights sparkle and people come together. It’s a time of goodwill and love that I wished people exuded in abundance all year round. Can you imagine how amazing the world would be then?

In my novella Christmas is Murder, I strove to capture the magic of the season in every chapter. Even the titles are pulled from popular Christmas songs. But despite Albany being the perfect picture of a winter wonderland, there’s a dark cloud that’s come over Sean and Sara’s neighborhood.

The house next door to them burns to the ground, and the sweet couple who lived there both died in the fire. While the fire department is ruling holiday-related hazards as the cause, Sara’s intuition won’t let her accept that and she needs to find out exactly what happened. This case will have the McKinleys toeing the line between what’s legal and what’s not in order to get to the truth.

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Book Overview:

Mistletoe and mischief…

Albany’s the perfect image of a winter wonderland, and Sean and Sara’s friend Jimmy is going to be Santa Claus for the upcoming Christmas parade. The trees and decorations have been selected and the gifts have been purchased. The season has truly cast its magical spell–until Sean and Sara’s neighbors die in a horrible house fire.

While the fire department ruled holiday-related hazards as the cause, Sara suspects there’s more to it. Her determination to find the truth has her and Sean toeing the line between what’s legal and what’s not.

As they sort out fact from fiction, the McKinleys make the final decision about whether or not they should open a private investigation firm.


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About the McKinley Mysteries:

McKinley-Mystery-Series-Summer-Image-5-30-17-478x250Romance. 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 HartCastleColomboMonkRockford FilesPsych, and Magnum PI.

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About the Author

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 and has written nearly thirty books. 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™.

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Thanks for joining me today for this spotlight/guest post about Christmas is Murder: A McKinley Mystery by Carolyn Arnold.  This tour stop has been brought you by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours. To visit other stops on the tour, click on the image below and it will take you to the tour page with the list of participants!












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