Welcome to the official website of K.L. Murphy

K.L. Murphy is the author of the Detective Cancini Mysteries, published by Witness Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins.

Photo by Guy Crittenden

Photo by Guy Crittenden


A GUILTY MIND, Book One in the series, published June 14, 2016

(Order A GUILTY MIND here)

STAY OF EXECUTION, Book Two, published June 28, 2016


THE LAST SIN, Book Three, is coming early 2017


More on the series:

A GUILTY MIND (originally published in 2012) 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