Old Loves Die Hard ... and in the worst places!


When I sat down to write the second installment for my Mac Faraday Mysteries, I had to ask:

What does a homicide detective do with all his spare time when he comes into a multi-million dollar inheritance and a luxurious estate on Deep Creek Lake? If you're Mac Faraday, you pursue the lifestyle of a millionaire playboy between solving mysteries. 

The Mac Faraday mysteries are set on Deep Creek Lake, where my family often vacations. The resort area struck me as the perfect location for a detective. Deep Creek has everything I love to find in a mystery -- from a diversity of characters to locations either up on the mountain or down on the lake. Deep Creek has it all.

After years of working as an editor in Washington, I gave up life in the big city to return to small-town life and her native West Virginia. Growing up in a small community, an argument at the corner store can become a murder by dinner for a writer with an active imagination who loves mysteries. Making the story a reality on paper is a real thrill.

In the Mac Faraday mysteries, I strive to combine the rich diversity of Deep Creek Lake with the small town atmosphere of Western Maryland and West Virginia.

Old Loves Die Hard was a joy to write. I'm sure you'll enjoy it, too.

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"The fast-paced complex plot brings surprising twists into a storyline that leads Mac and his friends into grave danger. Readers are drawn into Mac’s past, meet his children, and experience the troubling relationships of his former in-laws. Many readers will also yearn for further stories in this exquisite series. Hopefully the author will keep Mac Faraday busy with new mysteries to solve." Reviewer: Edie Dykeman, Mystery Book Editor, BelleOnline

"I'm in for the long-haul on this series and I think you will be too ... so check out my review of the first book, It's Murder My Son! Plan to get both books and have a great weekend with another mystery lover, the author, Lauren Carr! And Enjoy!" Reviewer: Glenda Bixler, Book Reader’s Heaven

A Note from Lauren Carr

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In Old Loves Die Hard, Carr picks up where she left off in It’s Murder, My Son. Mac Faraday is settling nicely into his new life at Spencer Manor when his ex-wife Christine shows up—and she wants him back! Before Mac can send her packing, Christine and her estranged lover are murdered in Mac’s private penthouse suite at the Spencer Inn, the five-star resort built by his ancestors.

The investigation leads to the discovery of cases files for some of Mac’s murder cases in the room of the man responsible for destroying his marriage. Why would his ex-wife’s lover come to Spencer to dig into Mac’s old cases?

With the help of his new friends on Deep Creek Lake, Mac must use all of his detective skills to clear his name and the Spencer Inn’s reputation, before its five-stars—and more bodies—start dropping.

Lauren Carr

International Best-Selling Mystery Author 

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