Book Review: The Day Job is Murder by Carolyn Arnold

McKinley Mysteries Series 

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 HartCastleColomboMonkRockford FilesPsych, and Magnum PI.


The Day Job is Murder is the first book in this series: 


The bad guys aren’t the only ones on his radar…

 For Albany PD homicide detective Sean McKinley, catching killers is the easy part of his job. Working next to his beautiful partner, Sara Cain, is what’s difficult. It might have something to do with the fact that he’s fallen in love with her, though. Fortunately, she feels the same way about him. But she’s convinced they should just be friends.

 If only there was some way to change her mind… 

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I had read Remnants by Carolyn Arnold and I really liked it so I jumped at the chance to start one of her other series.

The Day Job is Murder is short and seems more like a prequel to me than an actual novel. It’s about Sean and Sara who are detectives and partners. They’re in love but have decided that they should just be friends so that they can stay partners and be together all day every day. Unfortunately, it’s getting more and more difficult for Sean to accept that. He knows that Sara is “the one.” I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series which I’m sure will be more of a murder mystery than a romance.

I liked the ending to this book and I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series which I’m sure will have an actual murder mystery.



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—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.

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