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
23) Crimes Past

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
22) Murder by Perfection

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)

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Best Sellers

    • It's Murder, My Son

    • A Mac Faraday Mystery
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Mike Alger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    What started out as the worst day of Mac Faraday's life would end up being a new beginning. After a divorce hearing, the last person that Mac wanted to see was another lawyer. Yet, this lawyer wore the expression of a child bursting to tell his secret, which would reveal Mac as heir....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Listen!

    • By Jan M on 01-10-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Crimes Past

    • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 13
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Mike Alger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    It’s a bittersweet reunion for Mac Faraday when members of his former homicide squad arrive at the Spencer Inn. While it is sweet to attend the wedding of the daughter of a former colleague, it is a bitter reminder that the mother of the bride had been the victim of a double homicide....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little to busy

    • By Lisarami on 12-11-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    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

    • Twelve to Murder

    • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 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

    A suspect for murder, former child star Lenny Frost takes innocent bystanders hostage in a local pub and demands that Mac Faraday find the killer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Being used as a hostage? Have a beer!

    • By DabOfDarkness on 07-15-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Blast from the Past

    • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Dan Lawson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    In this fourth mystery on Deep Creek Lake, Mac Faraday finds himself up to his eyeballs in mobsters and federal agents....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Who done it? ...and why?

    • By Michael Valentine on 09-08-14

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Old Loves Die Hard

    • A Mac Faraday Mystery
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In Old Loves Die Hard, Lauren Carr continues the rags-to-riches story of Mac Faraday, an underpaid homicide detective who inherits millions and an estate on Deep Creek Lake, Maryland....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great second book in series

    • By Ruth B. on 12-10-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Real Murder

    • A Lovers in Crime Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Mike Alger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    When Homicide Detective Cameron Gates befriends Dolly, the little old lady who lives across the street, she is warned not to get lured into helping the elderly woman....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Book!

    • 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

    • 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 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • The Murders at Astaire Castle

    • Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Dan Lawson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Spencer's police chief, David O'Callaghan, learns this lesson the hard way when he orders Mac Faraday to stay away from the south end of Spencer's mountaintop....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By Carla on 10-03-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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