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Justified (A Madison Knight series Book 2) Kindle Edition

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For the suggested reading order of each series, see Carolyn Arnold's Amazon Author Page.

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THE MADISON KNIGHT SERIES falls neatly into the police procedural genre with murder investigations and forensics. Think Law & Order meets CSI. There is some foul language and limited graphic violence.

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THE BRANDON FISHER FBI SERIES toys the edge between the police procedural genre and thriller genre. Due to this, you will find foul language and graphic violence in this series.

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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 lighthearted, easy read. 

Product Details

  • File Size: 639 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc. (December 7, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 7, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006JM6IEU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,761 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.

**The 4th in the Brandon Fisher FBI Series, BLUE BABY, is now available for pre-order.**

For more information and a FREE book offer, visit her website:
www.carolynarnold.net

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Twitter: twitter.com/carolyn_arnold

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By DAGraystone on August 30, 2012
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If one of your loved ones has been murdered, you want the tenacious Detective Madison Knight on the case. Unless, of course, it was you wielding the gun, knife or blunt object. Carolyn Arnold's follow up to "Ties That Bind" expands Knight's world and continues to develop her excellent characters. And she does it while offering up a complicated mystery. Ms Arnold's book passes my #1 test for a great mystery -- it kept me guessing to the end! I've already picked up the next book in the series.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mountain woman on January 9, 2012
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This is the second book I've read in this series and I've enjoyed them both.If I could give one bit of advise to the writer it would be, "When you find a phrase that works well for you, please don't over use it".ie. " matched eyes with, or shut up" There are a few typos also and it would flow better if they were corrected. I'm always happy to find a good read. I will look for the next one in this series.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By BJ on March 8, 2013
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This was an interesting story but was marred by the abrasive personality of the main character. She was snippy to her partner and continually punched him in the arm or told him to "shut up". She accused everyone in sight of murder then argued when they denied it. She was obsessive about her work as a police officer to the detriment of those around her and she has serious anger issues. She whined on and on about her love interest. Why she accepted a dog she didn't want is beyond me, especially since her weak stomach can't handle blood, much less dog poopies.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By milights on June 2, 2013
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This book is a fast read and the plot is interesting albeit convoluted. I don't mind so much that the protagonist is not likeable, as other reviews have pointed out, but I would like the characters to be believable. Dialogue is clumsy and forced. The author should take note that the commonly used nickname for sergeant is "Sarge" not "Serg." Got spellcheck? Not sure where her editor was on that one. The book is readable but if you are looking for literary excellence, you won't find it here. I would not buy this author again.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on October 21, 2012
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I just like the book. I think it flowed well and was very entertaining. And I probably would purchase another book written by this author.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By CTcitizen on August 2, 2013
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I don't even know where to start, the dreadful writing, the lousy plotting, the spelling, the grammar, the trite main character (Madison Knight). Starting with the spelling (and I am not talking about typos), a writer should know the difference between principal and principle, know that underwear is a singular noun, know the difference between instance and instant, council and counsel (meaning a lawyer), and those are just a very few of the many mistakes in the book. The story didn't hang together, lines of investigation all of sudden are resolved without having been mentioned before. Then, there's the ridiculousness of a suspect having nosebleeds and the detective suspecting a long plane trip or stress as the cause. Maybe I am a cynic, but my first thought would be cocaine (as it turned out it was stress, still made the detective look like an idiot). Then, there is Madison Knight, she's hard-boiled all right, as much as any man, commitment-phobic, panicking at the thought of taking a relationship further, but that doesn't stop her from blurting "I love you" to her love interest. So, which is it? As for her detecting skills, maybe it's just me, but if I were a detective, I would let people talk, maybe they'll actually reveal something, But no, not Madison Knight, it's so much more effective to hurl half-baked accusations. God forbid she might learn something from listening that would end the book sooner (you wish).
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A murder occurs in this book immediately on Christmas Eve and the main character, Madison Knight, and her partner show up to start working the case right then and there. I then read to the halfway point of this book and I just stopped. I usually read a "mystery" book all the way through, even if the tale is a poor one, just to see if my suspect is truly the murderer, but in this case I honestly could care less. You see, there is a murder mystery somewhere in this book, but the tale is actually about a Type A female workaholic main character who is extremely dysfunctional with regard to her career, her friendships, her family and her romantic relationships. At the 50% read point, I knew more about her feelings and why she has these them than I did about the "mystery" murder that has occurred. So I stopped reading this tripe and recommend that any true mystery/suspense genre fan to not even bother with it. And based on this, I am also not going to bother with the rest of the book series either and recommend mystery/suspense genre fans do the same there also.

This book should be listed under the Romantic Suspense heading and kept as far away from the true Mystery/Suspense heading as much as possible. In fact, it may be a mystery as to whether there is even romance in this book. As I previously stated, the romance that was in the book up to the 50% point regarded an extremely dysfunctional relationship mostly due to the main character's traits.

Please understand that I did read the first book in this series entitled "Ties that Bind" and felt it was a very good mystery. It should also be stated here that I am male and still felt this way. It was a decent police procedural mystery in fact.
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