Welcome to the Official Website of Author K. L. Murphy

K.L. Murphy is a freelance writer and the author of the Detective Cancini Mystery series (HarperCollins/Witness Impulse). You’re invited to join us on Facebook or Twitter and be sure to sign up for her email list where K.L. “plays detective” and shares updates on books and giveaways. Or feel free to drop us a line to ask a question or just stay in touch!

Photo by Guy Crittenden
Photo by Guy Crittenden

A GUILTY MIND, Book One in the series, has been a Number #1 Kobo Police Procedural, Top 10 Kindle Police Procedural, and Top 20 Kindle Crime. Published June 14, 2016

STAY OF EXECUTION, Book Two, has been a Number #1 Barnes & Noble Nook Police Procedural, Top 10 Kindle Crime, and Top 10 Kindle Police Procedural. Published June 28, 2016

THE LAST SIN, Book Three, published March 14, 2017.




More on the Detective Cancini Mystery series:

A GUILTY MIND has been a Top 100 Kindle Crime Mystery, Top 100 Kindle Hard-Boiled Mystery, and continues to expand on its international fan base. Here’s what readers have to say about the first novel in the Cancini series:

“Part psychological thriller, part mystery, and totally seductive, A Guilty Mind sucks you in from the first page.” – Mary M.

“And I thought I had a screwy family…You won’t be able to figure out this WHO DONE IT until the very end. Lots of twists and turns to keep you turning the pages.” – David W. Harless

“I am a mystery/suspense/thriller addict and this book fed my addiction perfectly! The story starts fast and hard and doesn’t let go until the very surprising end.” – Jennifer Zuna

“…a tale worth the telling, a proverbial yarn that will make the reader do some thinking, and a fine way to engage in a private bedtime story read.” Literary R&R

“A GUILTY MIND is a fantastic read that keeps you guessing until the end. The characters were fully developed and the story line pulled me from page to page always wanting to know what happens next. I hope to see Cancini at work again soon…” – Ronald Barden