I am a bit ‘bah humbug’ over Halloween so to try to get me in the ‘spirit’ before the big day I read this new release from Carolyn Arnold.
Halloween Is Murder is a fun novel centred around a pair of private investigators, Sean and Sara MacKinley, and their team. They have to negotiate with their former police colleagues to investigate the murder of a local news reporter who was covering the opening of their charity haunted house.
I enjoyed the investigation and procedures to find the killer (who I didn’t guess) but I felt that we could have seen them got to the police with their findings rather than it being reported to us in the concluding chapter.
This book has made me want to know more about the main characters and read Carolyn’s previous novels. However, this book does not require you to have read any of the other books in order to fully enjoy it.
Overall score: 4 out of 5.
What to expect from the McKinley Mysteries:
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.
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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(HALLOWEEN is exempt from this, not included)