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Pearls of Deception (A Short Story and Excerpts) Kindle Edition

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Length: 136 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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From the Author

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: 477 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc. (April 5, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 5, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007S0UIC0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,431 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

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

Also connect online:
Facebook: facebook.com/authorcarolynarnold
Twitter: twitter.com/carolyn_arnold

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Nancy L. Silk, Author/Reviewer on April 6, 2012
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I just downloaded this short story, and I immediately started reading it. Since my husband was on the phone, I delayed getting dinner ready to continue reading. This story reminds me of some of the 30-minute radio shows of suspense and mystery that I listened to as a child. It is pumped with adrenalin as this wife takes her revenge on her husband and his mistress. At the end, I said, "OMG"... one would never suspect who the wife really is! And I'm not telling; worth every bit of 99 cents enjoyment! Now I have to feed my husband!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Journey on April 28, 2012
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I love a good short story, and this one ranks with the best. From the very beginning, I was hooked on Christina's vengeful story. I could almost feel her pain and rage as she planned and plotted. I don't want to spoil anything, so just let me say that the ending was perfect! Job well done, Ms. Arnold. Can't wait for the next one.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Lee Doster on July 23, 2012
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Just like the rare qualities of a pearl, Carolyn Arnold's short story, "Pearls of Deception" has many elements that make it unique, polished, and luminous. The author usually writes best-selling police procedurals and other thrillers, but has taken a different path this time, in writing about a woman's revenge against her cheating husband and his mistress. It is written in such a palpable way that you feel you are sharing the same excruciating pain and torment as the scorned wife. Arnold embraces the old school of mystery writing by telling her "woman scorned" story with exquisite detail and emotion. Her true talent shines through by her keen ability to encapsulate this riveting tale into a short story.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Davis Grandkowski on April 6, 2012
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With the short story, Pearls of Deception, Ms. Arnold switches gears from her usual best-selling thrillers to a snapshot from within of a scorned wife seeking retribution. She sets this scene from page one, grabbing the reader and taking us into Christina's world of revenge. Christina's been betrayed, she has a captive audience, and she's armed and ready for them to suffer. After all, the power has shifted. You'll be irresistibly drawn into this mesmerizing tale watching it unfold. An unexpected twist at the end will have you wondering, did Christina really get away with it or...?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carmen DeSousa on April 22, 2012
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Remember to cover your tracks and whom you're married to if you're gonna screw around. This is a perfect introduction to Ms. Arnold. Will I download one of her other novels after reading this short story? Absolutely! It's short, but it had a beginning, a middle, and an impeccable end. Carolyn got an, "I'll bet!" and several head nods from me while I read, which proves she sold me on the characters.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Bishop, author on April 10, 2012
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A home run takes less time than an entire baseball game. Similarly, a short story takes less time than a full novel. Both are wonderful, but like a home run strikes a viewer, a short story has a brief opportunity to strike the reader. All the elements of a good story must be there. Tension, character development, plot, it just has to be succinct. Like being surprised by a mad dog chasing you when you go out to get the mail. Right now. Right there. In Pearls of Deception the author, Carolyn Arnold, meets that challenge to deliver a fascinating story of murder and solution. Enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ashley Fontainne on April 10, 2012
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I love the whole revenge motif, hence the reason I write about it as well! So of course, when I heard that the incredibly talented Carolyn Arnold had penned a short revenge tale, I had to read it.

Deception. Betrayal. Retribution. Emotional turmoil and extreme rage. Dreams shattered by actions of the one she loves. What's a girl to do?

Plot, plan and lie in wait until the appropriate time, then strike out in a way that not only will you be shocked by, but is the ultimate way for someone to seek revenge.

But this fantastic short isn't just about the revenge of a scorned woman. It also brings forth the fact that even the best laid plans don't always come off without a hitch.

Snag your copy of this great short today!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 23, 2012
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Oh, c'mon! This one started okay, but it quickly lost credibility with its flawed premise; i.e., "I've planned and I'm executing the perfect crime". The protagonist then does something so stupid...I just about had to laugh. It's almost impossible to lay out how ridiculous this story actually is without giving away the entire tale. In any event, if you like your murderesses stupid, and your scenes of the perpetration of the crime absolutely sophomoric...this one is a five star read. In reality, it rates no better than two stars, and that's only because it was free and didn't have a million errors.
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