Thursday, May 15, 2014

New Release: Money is Murder

You can download Money is Murder, the 3rd instalment in this series, from your preferred retailer for only $1.99! The novella is available from Amazon, Barnes & NobleiTunes, and Kobo

Here's the overview for Money is Murder:

Old Man Quinn left Sean more than his billions—he left him a murder to solve. 

Inside the chest given to him from the executor of Quinn's Will, Sean finds a key and implicit instructions that the contents are for his eyes only. After Sean discovers where the key fits, he finds another letter—Quinn wants a closed case reopened, and Sean is shocked to learn who the victim was. 

As Sean and his wife, Sara, uncover clues, it leads them from the back rooms of Quinn's corporation to the streets of New York City, but they will stop at nothing to get to the truth. 

Note: The McKinley Mystery Series ventures outside of the typical crime genre, lending itself to the cozy variety with no foul language or graphic violence. The series combines romance, mystery, humor, and adventure for a light-hearted, easy read. 

Excerpt from Money is Murder:

He found Sara sitting at the kitchen table, playing with the clasp on the chest he had been given from the executor of Quinn’s Will. Between their quick wedding and then honeymoon in Cancun, he had all but forgotten about its existence.

“What’s in here anyway?” she asked.

“Good question.” He slipped into the chair beside her, took the key from the table and twisted it in the lock. “Guess we’ll find out.”

“Oh, this is exciting.” Sara maneuvered herself, curling her legs beneath her to provide more of a vantage point.

Sean pulled the chest closer and peered inside. “Doesn’t look like anything much.” He took out a sealed envelope marked For Sean McKinley’s eyes only.

“Interesting.” He flipped it over, hesitating to open it until he felt the object inside. “It feels like another key.”

“Open it. I’m dying here.” Sara was smiling and perched on the edge of her chair.

Sean ran his finger under the seal and pulled out a tri-folded letter. Inside of it was a skeleton key. The handwritten note read:
For when you are ready, Douglas Quinn.

Sara grabbed the key from Sean’s hand. Her eyes were large, the flecks of green and gold, electric. 

“We have to find out where this goes. Is that all the note said? There’s nothing else in the chest?”

Sean stared at the base of it, wishing it to produce something more, possibly a clue as to where this key went. “Nothing. Why would he leave me a key without telling me what it was for?”

Sara kept it in one hand, and lifted her coffee for a sip. “He didn’t want anyone to stumble across it. He knew you could figure it out.”

“From looking at it, I’d say it possibly fits an antique desk, or a door in an old home.”

“We’ve got to go to his house, Sean. It’s got to be there.”

“Brilliant idea.”

“This has to lead to something great. He put it in a locked chest, for your eyes only, and then left it up to you to solve the puzzle.”

“I’d like to say my sleuthing skills were rusty—”

Sara smiled. “Doubt that, and you can’t. Cancun kept both of us sharp.”

“Let’s go, darling. No time like the present.”

She drained the rest of her coffee and got up. “Shower with me first?”

“You don’t ever have to phrase that one as a question.” Sean pulled her to him.

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