Lauren Carr

Best-Selling Mystery Author 

Mac Faraday Mysteries, Lovers in Crime Mysteries, The Thorny Rose Mysteries, and Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries 

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Thorny Rose, Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries—over twenty titles across four fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, and two spoiled rotten German shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV. 

​"The author's stories are entertaining with well-rounded, appealing characters readers will wish to revisit with each installment in the series. Carr weaves humor into her mysteries and gives her main characters plenty of tender moments as they continue to bond. And bond they do; so much so that fans seeking to immerse themselves into the next story will feel like they have returned home." Reviewer: Edie Dykeman, Mystery Editor, Belleonline 

"Carr’s unerring description of character is spot on and you grow to understand and have feelings for them as though they are quite real. The ability to create such realism has you unable to put down the story until its final page. Yet you will find yourself looking for more, missing the action and camaraderie, and hating on those who are responsible for the death of such wonderful personalities. The realism makes it personal, and that is a difficult chore for some writers."  Reviewer: Leslie Wright, TicToc Book Reviews and General Observations

"If you haven't read any of Lauren's work, I suggest you do. She is a great writer and this one didn't disappoint at all. I look forward to reading more Mac Faraday novels in the future as they always keep me entertained." Reviewer: Melina Mason, Melina's Book Reviews 

"You will be amazed at how cleverly Ms. Carr put the story together and wove two murders into one. It is a murder mystery with a storyline that I have never seen before. This is her third book that I have read, and I enjoyed each one of them ... the town, the characters, the ambiance of the Spencer Inn, the creativity, and the surprise endings are worth the reads." Reviewer: Elizabeth, Elizabeth's Silvers 

"Carr has such a way with words, and her ability to spin a story is amazing. If you’re looking for a great murder mystery, then look no further—Carr’s novels are the way to go." Reviewer: Shana Benedict, A Book Vacation

"Lauren Carr develops the characters and weaves the details of the murder investigation into a complex storyline that keeps the reader relentlessly turning pages. She is skilled at teasing you into reading more. I finished the last page still wanting to read more!" Reviewer: Kelly Carpenter, Kelly’s Lucky You 

"All in all, I love Lauren’s mystery novels. The Mac Faraday mysteries are her most well known series but I love them all. They’re so much fun with its humor and twists." Reviewer: Ki Pha, Doing Some Reading 

"I've come to expect great characters and intricate plotting from Lauren Carr." Reviewer: David Kinchen, Huntington News

Armed with a variety of subjects pertaining to mysteries, writing, and publishing, Lauren Carr is an enthusiastic speaker, who has been described as a fire-cracker when on the stage.  If your group is looking for a passionate and entertaining speaker, contact Lauren Carr to check on dates, costs, and availability.

Lauren Carr's murder mysteries have been winning praise from both reviewers and readers with each release: 

​​"Lauren Carr could give Agatha Christie a run for her money!" Reviewer: Charlene Mabie-Gamble, Literary R&R

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