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Monday, January 18, 2016

Skiing is Murder by Carolyn Arnold (Book Review)

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Book Review

Skiing is Murder by Carolyn Arnold
Book 10: McKinley Mysteries Series
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
Publication Date: January 28, 2016
Format: eBook - 116 page
               Kindle - 333 KB
               Nook - 2 MB
BNID: 2940152697988
Genre: Cozy Mystery

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours.

Book Description:

They’re ready to hit the slopes when things go downhill…

Sean and Sara were supposed to have a relaxing vacation in Vail, but it all goes up in a puff of powder when there’s a suspicious death on the mountain. And the deceased is not just anyone; it’s Adrian Blackwell, a two-time Olympic skiing gold medalist.

Rumor has it that Adrian died in a skiing accident, but he was too skilled for Sara to accept it as fact. Though she’s convinced Adrian was murdered and she’s itching to find the killer, she doesn’t want to disappoint Sean by ruining his ski trip.

Sean has never had the ability to say no to Sara before, but this time he comes close. It takes a call from their PI firm back in Albany to change his mind. A job’s come in to investigate Adrian’s death, and his agent is the one footing the bill, leaving Sean with more questions than answers.

Yet one major problem remains: their New York State PI licenses hold no legal authority in Colorado. But they still can’t help but look into Adrian’s death on the sly. This case will definitely involve some underhanded tactics, all while trying to dodge the local police during the course of the investigation.

My Book Review:

If you are looking to wile away a wintry Sunday afternoon with an entertaining cozy mystery that features a lovable couple and a snowy ski resort in Vail, Colorado, then Skiing is Murder by author Carolyn Arnold is the book for you!

Billionaire private investigators Sara and Sean McKinley are on a much deserved ski vacation in Vail, Colorado, but relaxation takes a back seat when Adrian Blackwell, an Olympic gold medal skier, is found dead on the mountain. Sara doesn't believe that the Adrian's death was an accident, so when Adrian's agent requests that Sara and Sean investigate the suspicious death of his client, they are determined to solve the murder case, even if their PI licenses hold no legal authority in Colorado!

Skiing is Murder is a delightful cozy murder mystery story that easily transports the reader to the picturesque ski slopes of Vail, Colorado, as they follow private investigators Sara and Sean McKinley's investigation into a suspicious case of murder while on vacation.

Author Carolyn Arnold weaves a thoroughly entertaining and fast paced tale that whisks the reader into the heart of a murder investigation that will keep them easily engaged and turning the pages. Sara and Sean are a lovable couple, their witty banter as they investigate the murder case provide a lot of laugh out loud moments throughout the story. With a quirky cast of characters, a rich description of the setting, and a storyline that has just the right mixture of romance and mystery, and enough intriguing plot twists that engages the reader to solve the murder the case with Sara and Sean, Skiing is Murder is a well written and enjoyable cozy mystery that will leave the reader with a satisfied smile on their face!

Skiing is Murder is the tenth book in the McKinley Mysteries Series, but can be a stand alone read. I have not read any of the previous books in the series, but after reading this book, I am hooked on Sara and Sean's private investigative adventures, so I just might have to go back and catch up!


About The Author

CAROLYN ARNOLD is the international bestselling and award-winning author of the Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher, and McKinley Mystery series. She is the only author with POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town, but that never kept her from dreaming big. On par with her large dreams is her overactive imagination that conjures up killers and cases to solve. She currently lives outside Toronto with her husband and two beagles, Max and Chelsea. She is also a member of Crime Writers of Canada.

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  1. Sounds good. I can see myself reading this one under my blankets for warmth. :)
    @dino0726 from 
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    1. Hi Diane, thank you for stopping by my blog today, I appreciate it. If you get a chance to read this cozy mystery, you will enjoy it. :)