Lauren Carr
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Lauren Carr

An Amazon All-Star Author, Lauren Carr writes mysteries that have made Amazon's best-selling ranks internationally.

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

Now, Lauren has added one more hit series to her list with the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries. Set in the quaint West Virginia town of Harpers Ferry, Ice introduces Chris Matheson, a retired FBI agent, who joins forces with other law enforcement retirees to heat up those cold cases that keep them up at night.

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr's 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 three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Order! Order!
Numerous readers have asked the order of Lauren Carr's titles. All of Lauren Carr's books are stand alone. However for those readers who want to start at the beginning, here is the list of Lauren Carr's mysteries in order. The number next to the book title is the actual order in which the book was released.

Joshua Thornton Mysteries:
Fans of the Lovers in Crime Mysteries may wish to read these two books which feature Joshua Thornton years before meeting Detective Cameron Gates. Also in these mysteries, readers will meet Joshua Thornton's five children before they have flown the nest.
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 (introduces the Lovers in Crime: Joshua Thornton & Cameron Gates)
7) Blast from the Past
8) The Murders at Astaire Castle
9) The Lady Who Cried Murder (The Lovers in Crime make a guest appearance in this Mac Faraday Mystery)
10) Twelve to Murder
12) A Wedding and a Killing
13) Three Days to Forever
15) Open Season for Murder
16) Cancelled Vows
17) Candidate for Murder

Lovers in Crime Mysteries
6) Dead on Ice
11) Real Murder
18) Killer in the Band

The Thorny Rose Mysteries
14) Kill and Run
19) A Fine Year for Murder (January 30, 2017)

20) Twofer Murder (Mystery Novel featuring protagonists from Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries)

21) Ice (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery) (Feb 26, 2018) (Now available for pre-order)

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Best Sellers

    • Spring Thaw: A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery Novella and Other Mystery Short Stories

    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Mike Alger
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Get your mystery fiction fix with this collection of short stories featuring retired federal agent Chris Matheson; sleuths Mac Faraday, Joshua Thornton, and Cameron Gates; and a rambunctious crime-solving dog named Gnarly....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Twofer Murder

    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Mike Alger, Anita Alger
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The guys go away for a fishing weekend, only to get caught up in the murder of a journalist investigating fraud at a timber company. Meanwhile, the ladies are spending the weekend in the presidential suite at a posh resort....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good for Carr fans; not best place to start new

    • By DabOfDarkness on 06-13-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Murder by Perfection

    • A Thorny Rose Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Mike Alger
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Frustrated with their busy schedules, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday attempt to find togetherness by scheduling a weekly date night. The last thing Jessica Faraday expected for her date night was to take a couple’s gourmet cooking course at the Stepford Kitchen Studio, owned by Chef Natalie Stepford--the model of perfection in looks, home, and business....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Story, Awesome Narration!

    • By Jan M on 09-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dead on Ice

    • A Lovers in Crime Mystery
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Mike Alger
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Great Narration!

    • By Jan M on 08-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Ice

    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Mike Alger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    When Sandy Lipton and her unborn child disappears, the court of public opinion finds young Chris Matheson guilty. Decades later, the retired FBI agent returns home to discover that the cloud of suspicion cast over him and his family has never lifted....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ice

    • By Christy D on 05-12-18
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Mike Alger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Release date: 04-25-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Fine Year for Murder

    • A Thorny Rose Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    After 10 months of marital bliss, Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are still discovering and adjusting to their life together....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Family relation equals murder

    • By chieftwidgit on 07-07-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Cancelled Vows

    • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 11
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Police Chief David O'Callaghan and Chelsea Adams' wedding day is fast approaching....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, light listen

    • By Wayne on 08-12-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Three Days to Forever

    • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 9
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    Deep Creek Lake is hopping with holiday vacationers and wedding guests pouring into the Spencer Inn for Mac Faraday and Archie Monday's huge wedding ceremony....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCELLENT MYSTERY

    • By Jane on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Shades of Murder

    • A Mac Faraday Mystery
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Mike Alger
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Ilysa Ramsay was in the midst of taking the art world by storm with her artistic genius. Hours after unveiling her latest masterpiece, she is found dead....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story!

    • By Jan M on 07-31-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Kill and Run

    • A Thorny Rose Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly entertaining filled with suspense

    • By Cyn on 11-13-16

    Regular price: $24.95

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