Does the reader really need to know who the protagonist lost his virginity to in order to find out who killed the dead body in the kitchen?
Lauren has been extremely busy, as always. It's what keeps her out of trouble (usually).
In the next few months, Lauren will be making several personal appearances, and conducting many workshops and seminars on writing and publishing. Check out Lauren's Appearances page to find one near you!
Short and Sweet (Well, maybe not sweet!)
For a Quick Mystery Fix!
Some mysteries are meant to be read slowly and every clue pondered.
Others are meant to be consumed quickly, sometimes serving to give the
mystery fan a fast fix.
Lauren Carr's Beauty to Die For and Other
Mystery Shorts is her first collection of four short stories that are
are sure to keep mystery fans entertained.
Beauty to Die For
features the Lovers in Crime, Joshua Thornton and Cameron Gates in a
race against the Angel of Death to clear the name of a dying woman's
son, who was framed for murdering Miss Pennsylvania.
Bid, an estate auction turns into a deadly affair after Gnarly's antics
cause Mac to purchase a gem of a dress, which isn't his color.
Carr's third mystery short returns to the Lovers in Crime where Cameron
and Joshua try to solve the murder of a young pregnant widow before it
Last, but not least, mystery fans will see that every
dog has his day, especially if that dog is Gnarly. In Lucky Dog, Gnarly
helps Mac to solve the murder of a wealthy society girl.
As with every Lauren Carr mystery, enjoy these short, but fun-filled mysteries.
Here's a special holiday treat for mystery lovers who have fallen in love with Gnarly, Mac Faraday's German Shepherd sidekick, from Lauren Carr's Deep Creek Lake Mysteries.
It is Christmas day and Gnarly has been up to his old tricks again. Now he's in the dog house--or rather the boathouse--after stealing the Christmas feast! Moments after Archie and Mac leave Spencer Manor, Gnarly hears a call for help from Rocky, the Maltese down the street. Four assassins for hire have invaded the home of Rocky's elderly owners. While the home invaders wait for instructions from a mysterious caller, Gnarly must plot to stop them. Can Gnarly save Christmas with only the help of an 8-pound Maltese dressed in an elf suit?
Also, in this mini-anthology, Lucky Dog: A Mac Faraday Mystery Short Story.
"Today is going to be your day, you lucky dog," Lance Collins thought while waiting for the Spencer Police to notify him about his estranged wife's sudden death. He has planned the perfect murder to inherit her massive estate.
One thing Lance hasn't planned on was Mac Faraday and his German Shepherd Gnarly. Gnarly hates murderers, especially dog hating murderers.
Today is going to be one lucky dog's day. But which one?
Numerous readers have asked the order of Lauren Carr's titles. Even though all of her books are stand alone, some readers, claiming to be obsessive-compulsive, insist on reading them in order. So, here they are:
Joshua Thornton Mysteries: These
first two books were written many years ago--at a different time in Lauren's
life. They are heavier and contain a different tone with less humor than her
newer books. (Some readers, expecting the same style as the Mac Faraday and Lovers in Crime Mystery, have expressed disappointment.) The Joshua Thornton Mysteries books are in the process of going out-of-print. 1) A Small Case of Murder
2) A Reunion to Die For
Mac Faraday Mysteries: 3) It's Murder, My Son
4) Old Loves Die Hard
5) Shades of Murder
Lovers in Crime: 6) Dead on Ice
Mac Faraday Mystery: 7) Blast From the Past
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"I must say, I truly enjoyed reading this book! I found myself waking up
slightly early for work just to finish a couple chapters! Not only was
this book captivating, I found myself laughing at Gnarly, the ever so
lovable and rambunctious German Shephard! I look forward to reading the
next book by Lauren Carr!" Review by Debbie Hill, Miss Book Lovers.
"It is a fast paced,
humorous mystery that will appeal to anyone who enjoys a light hearted mystery
and dogs. I appreciated that Carr includes a complete
cast of characters at the beginning of her novel. Carr's Mac Faraday Mysteries
include: It's Murder, My Son; Old Loves Die Hard; and Shades of
Murder. Blast from the Past is the fourth book in the Mac Faraday mystery
series." Review by Lori L. SheTreadsSoftly Book Reviews.
"Lots of dead bodies, lots of mystery, and an assortment of unusual suspects. I have read ALL of the Mac Faraday mysteries, and am happy to recommend this one." Roberta Karchner, Amazon's Top 50 Reviewer
Blast from the Past
In this fourth mystery on Deep Creek Lake; Mac Faraday finds himself up to his eyeballs with mobsters and federal agents.
After an attempted hit ends badly with two of his men dead, mobster Tommy Cruze arrives in Spencer, Maryland, to personally supervise the execution of the witness responsible for putting him behind bars—Archie Monday!
Mac Faraday believes he has his work cut out for him in protecting his lady love from one of the most dangerous leaders in organized crime; but when bodies start dropping in his lakeshore resort town, things may be hotter than even he can handle.
Welcome to the official website of the critically-acclaimed, best-selling mystery author Lauren Carr.
Lauren Carr is the author of Mac Faraday Mysteries, set in the resort area of Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland. What? You haven't heard about Mac Faraday, the bankrupt detective that inherited $270 million dollars on the very day that the divorce from his ex-wife who left him for another man became final?
Then stop by Mac's page on this website to find out all about this series that reviewers have been calling a hit. While you're there, order your autographed copy of It's Murder, My Son,Old Loves Die Hard, and Shades of Murder.
Her newest series is entitled the Lovers in Crime Mysteries. Dead on Ice will be the first installment of Lauren Carr’s new
series (Lovers in Crime) featuring Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney
Joshua Thornton and Pennsylvania State Police homicide detective Cameron
(Click on Book Cover for Book Excerpt)
Spunky Cameron Gates is tasked with solving the murder of Cherry Pickens, a legendary star of pornographic films, whose body turns up in an abandoned freezer. The case has a personal connection to her lover, Joshua Thornton, because the freezer was located in his cousin’s basement. It doesn’t take long for their investigation to reveal that the risqué star’s roots were buried in their rural Ohio Valley community, something that Cherry had kept off her show business bio. She should have kept her hometown off her road map, too—because when this starlet came running home from the mob, it proved to be a fatal homecoming.
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