An engaging double mystery with a cute couple fans will want to follow. — Kirkus Reviews
Sara Cain isn't your typical thirty-two-year-old woman. Murder detective by day, writer and… sleuth by night? Just as long as there’s enough coffee to keep her going…
When her first novel gives her trouble, Sara goes for a walk to clear her writer’s block and ends up stumbling right into a real-life murder mystery. Magnum, an adventurous beagle, comes running off leash toward her in the local park, and she returns him home only to find his master dead on the entry floor.
Cliff Cunningham was a championship bowler with a mean streak and a temper, and police are pegging his Golden Pin bowling trophy as the murder weapon. While any number of people could have clocked a strike by knocking him on the noggin, the prime suspect is a friend of Sara’s mother—and she expects Sara to prove the woman’s innocence. A tall order, as the case isn’t officially hers and belongs to a rival detective.
But a promise is a promise, and Sara soon finds herself sleuthing undercover—and off the clock—in a world of polyester shirts and rental shoes. It’s not all bad, though, as she’s taking her friend and partner Sean McKinley along for the ride. They are better together than they’ve ever been split, and they’re not amateurs at finding killers.
Despite being up against small-town hijinks and colorful characters who threaten to roll their efforts into the gutter, they are having fun. That is, until they get close to the killer and a dangerous twist puts their lives at risk.
A completely addictive caper full of twists that offers up a serving of murder, a dollop of romance, and a dash of humor. This perfect blend of robust and sweet is bound to hit the spot with readers who are fans of Verity Bright, Tonya Kappes, and Agatha Frost.
Readers love Carolyn Arnold!
“Arnold hooks me early and keeps me flipping pages. I am just going along for the ride, eager to go wherever the story takes me.” ~ Fundinmental
“Carolyn Arnold does such an amazing job creating a mystery that grips the reader right from the start and keeps the reader engaged through the entire book.” ~ Life as Leels
“I like Carolyn Arnold’s writing whether it’s a cozy mystery or an FBI thriller or something in between. Her writing flows well and her characters are realistic.” ~ Bound 4 Escape
“Arnold is one of the many authors whose work I will never tire of reading. Her writing pulls you in and before you know it, the story is complete.” ~ Totally Addicted to Reading
Great beach read
Fun, romantic and of course a cute and savvy dog. What could be better?
I really liked this book. I thought that for a first book, the characters were remarkably well-developed, yet not predictable. I also loved that there was so much going on…not just two murders, but Sean and Sara’s secrets of their own, plus the Quinn part of the story. Like Sean, I predicted Quinn left him something, but I didn’t see the turn that revelation would take. I really loved this story, and cannot wait for the next book in the series.