CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling 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.
Archaeologist Matthew Connor and his friends set off for Egypt in search of the legendary Emerald Tablets when a colleague finds clues to their whereabouts. Given the powers the Tablets are said to possess, the fate of the world hangs in the balance, and there is no time to waste.
Detective Madison Knight’s latest murder case has her facing her past and fearing her future when the victim not only is the man who killed her grandfather but has ties to the Russian Mafia. In fact, she’s convinced that the hit man who almost killed her ten months ago is back to finish the job.
FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and his team are called to Savannah, Georgia, when body parts belonging to three separate victims are recovered from the Little Ogeechee River. As the case takes one dark turn after another, Brandon finds himself embroiled in a creepy psychological nightmare.
’Til murder do us part…
Christina thought her twelve-year marriage to Bob was perfect. That is, until she finds out her husband has a mistress. Crushed, she finds a solution to remedy her broken heart—and get her revenge—but not everything goes according to plan…
Another season begins…
Childhood sweethearts Jake and Cassidy always knew they’d end up getting married, but what they hadn’t been prepared for were the ups and downs that life would present to them.
Follow their family through generations of celebrations and trials, as told through the eyes and ears of an oak tree.
When archaeologist Matthew Connor’s friend is kidnapped, the ransom comes at the highest price—her life in exchange for finding the Inca’s lost City of Gold. With the clock ticking, Matthew and two of his closest friends have limited time to make the discovery. To make matters worse, Matthew’s arch nemesis insists that two of her hired guns go along for the ride.
Sean and Sara’s ski trip to Vail is supposed to be a week away from murder and investigations, but when a body is found on the mountain, they get roped into the case. Despite the fact that their private detective licenses hold no authority in Colorado, and Sean’s insisting that they leave this one to the local police, they take on the case when they get a call from their office back home.
Sean and Sara’s first case as private investigators takes them to Virginia, where they find themselves going undercover at a coffee company with a robust plot to expose a killer who may be poisoning the beans.
A dozen roses and the box of chocolates will have to wait. Sean and Sara are off to Jamaica to find their friend Jimmy, who was abducted on the island. But the clues to his whereabouts are pretty much nonexistent. In fact, all they have is a single gold coin to lead them to Jimmy’s kidnapper. Can they rescue their friend and save Valentine’s Day?
’Tis the season for good cheer, and a snowy wonderland paints the perfect backdrop for the holiday…until Sean and Sara’s neighbors die in a house fire. Sara convinces Sean to look into the matter with her. What results is a case that will have them toeing a fine line to stay on the right side of the law and deciding if they’re going to open a private investigation firm.
Sean and Sara can’t even go shopping on Black Friday without getting pulled into a murder investigation. The deceased is the husband of an old friend of Sara’s, and there’s no way she can ignore the case. It will take some undercover work and the help of a friend—former sergeant Jimmy Voigt—but if all goes according to plan, Sean and Sara might just have the case wrapped up in time for the holiday
Sean and Sara are searching for a maid but find themselves involved in a messy situation when a woman shows up claiming to be Sara’s birth mother. While Sara wants to believe her, Sean’s not going to accept the woman’s words so readily, and he’s suspicious of her true identity. But when she goes missing and a dead body turns up, they will pursue all possible leads to get to the truth.
Sean and Sara may have retired their badges, but the rumor’s out that they solve murders on the sly, and Albany’s mayor is looking for their help. He seems to think Sean and Sara will get answers faster than the local police, but this is going to take some finesse if they don’t want to step on the toes of their friends in the Albany PD, including their former sergeant.
Sean and Sara can’t turn their backs on their benefactor’s last wish that they investigate a murder. But it’s not going to be that straightforward. They no longer have their detective badges, and the police have already closed the case as a suicide. Of course, their benefactor never agreed with the finding, and they owe it to him to find the truth.
Sean and Sara’s honeymoon in paradise takes an unexpected turn, but that’s all right by them. They’ve had just about enough lying around when the husband of a couple they befriended is kidnapped and held for ransom. There’s no way they can turn their backs on the excitement that comes with sleuthing in paradise.
Kind acts are repaid, and Detective Sean McKinley is going to collect in a major way. He’s been in love with his partner, Sara, for two years now and had agreed to her request that they remain just friends. But the chemistry between them is hard to ignore, so when a windfall comes Sean’s way, everything could change.
Her fellow officer has made the ultimate sacrifice, and Detective Madison Knight may have to lay it all on the line to bring his killer to justice. But with leads pointing in several directions, she has to narrow them down—and quickly—if she’s going to solve the case before anyone else gets hurt, including herself.
What started off seeming like an open-and-shut case becomes more complicated when two more bodies appear. Detective Madison Knight is certain the murders are connected, but she refuses to accept that they were the work of a serial killer, despite the protest of a fellow detective. She’ll have to work hard to prove her theory, though, as the motive linking the cases is anything but obvious.
Detective Madison Knight’s obsession with a cold case comes to a deadly conclusion. With a rising body count, Madison finds out her own life is at risk. But what truly chills her to the bone is the possible link between the mafia and someone within the Stiles PD. Can she uncover who is playing both sides, and if she does, will she have the courage to confront them?
When one of the FBI’s own becomes a murder suspect, FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and the other two members of the BAU team rush to California to defend her. They soon realize that what was originally viewed as an isolated incident was actually the work of a serial killer.
FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and the team are called to Grand Forks, North Dakota when a murder follows the same MO as that of a killer one year prior. This killer seems to be targeting wishful brides-to-be, and what the team uncovers will have you looking at the quest for happiness a little differently. They say happiness can be elusive, but in this case, it’s deadly.
FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher and the team pack their bags and head to Colorado just before the Christmas holiday to stop an unpredictable serial killer targeting men who beat charges of animal abuse. This is one dark case that will have animal lovers questioning just who is on the side of justice.
FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher thought that his first case struck close to home. But this new investigation has him hunting a killer whose stalking ground is less than an hour away from his home. Now he and the team must stop a killer who plays out his twisted game of rape and torture—all in the name of “love.”
Suicide or murder? Detective Madison Knight must find the answer, but the path to the truth isn’t going to be an easy one, and her loyalty to the blue code will be tested when findings in a past case are pulled into the current investigation and called into question.
A romantic suspense sets the tone for the prequel to the Detective Madison Knight series. When young defense attorney Bryan Lexan takes on a Russian mafia boss for a client, he may have just signed on for the case that will cost him his life. An reviewer said, “it’s a powerful story of good and evil, cops and gangsters, love and betrayal. Filled with tension and with a powerhouse ending."
There are two things detective Madison Knight isn’t good at: diplomacy and politics. And she’ll need to balance both to solve the murder of a young man whose father has a strong alliance with the local police chief. She may even have to put her career on the line…
New FBI agent and profiler Brandon Fisher takes on his first investigation and gets more than he bargained for when the serial killer he’s hunting turns their sights on him. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill serial killer: these killings involve ritualistic torture and an underground burial chamber, inside which are eleven rooms, ten bodies, and one empty grave.
’Tis the season for good cheer…usually. This year it has Detective Madison Knight and her partner at a bloody crime scene trying to solve the murder of a businesswoman. If only everyone they run into during the investigation didn’t have a reason to want the victim dead, they’d have an easier time solving the case.
Madison Knight is one hard-boiled female detective, so when a case she’s working turns into a hunt for a serial killer, nothing’s going to stop her, not even mounting pressure from her superiors or a distracted partner. She’ll go it alone if she has to.
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