Skiing is Murder by Carolyn Arnold – Review

Skiing is Murder by Carolyn Arnold - Review

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Skiing is Murder by Carolyn Arnold – ReviewSkiing is Murder on January 28, 2016
Pages: 116
Format: eARC
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four-stars

They’re ready to hit the slopes when things go downhill...

Sean and Sara are supposed to have a relaxing vacation in Vail, but it all goes up in a puff of powder when there’s a suspicious death on the mountain. And the deceased is not just anyone; it’s Adrian Blackwell, a two-time Olympic skiing gold medalist.

Rumor has it Adrian died in a skiing accident, but he was too skilled for Sara to accept that as fact. But she doesn’t want to disappoint Sean by ruining his ski trip, even though she’s convinced Adrian was murdered and she’s itching to find the killer.

Sean has never been able to say no to Sara, but this time he plans to. However, all it takes is a call from their PI firm back in Albany to change his mind. A job’s come in to investigate Adrian’s death, and his agent is the one footing the bill, leaving Sean with more questions than answers.

Yet one major problem remains: their New York State PI licenses hold no legal authority in Colorado. They still can’t help but look into Adrian’s death on the sly, though. This case will definitely involve some underhanded tactics, all while trying to dodge the local police over the course of the investigation.

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Skiing is Murder by Carolyn Arnold is the 10th book in the McKinley Mystery Series. I’ve enjoyed a couple of previous books in the series and I was looking forward to reading this one. I liked that there is an exciting location for this book. Sean and Sara are on vacation in Vail, Colorado when a famous Olympic skier is found dead on the slopes as a result of an “accident”. Sara doesn’t believe it for a second, and she really wants to work on the case. Sean tries to convince her that the police can handle it, they’re out of their element, and that they are supposed to be relaxing. He’s unsuccessful, and, after the victim’s agent asks if they will work on the case, they give in.

I like Sean and Sara. Their characters are easy to get along with and I love their relationship. They’re both intelligent and work well together. One of my favorite things about this series from Carolyn Arnold is that there are different locations sprinkled throughout the series. I’ve never been skiing, but this book had me hearing the skis gliding over fresh-packed snow. (Visual imagery courtesy of an awesome author!) This is a quick read at just over 100 pages, and perfect for any fans of light cozy mysteries.

Rating Report
Plot
four-stars
Characters
four-half-stars
Writing
four-stars
Pacing
four-stars
Cover
four-stars
Overall: four-stars

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