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

    • 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 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    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....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Lady Who Cried Murder

    • A Mac Faraday Mystery
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Mike Alger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Fame comes at a price. Some pay with their privacy. Others pay with their pride. Khloe Everest paid with her life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Glory hound ends up the dead center of attention

    • By DabOfDarkness on 07-15-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spring Thaw

    • By Amy C on 12-07-18

    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 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Open Season for Murder

    • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 10
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: James C. Lewis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Spring is in the air. In Deep Creek Lake, the burst of blossoms on the trees has the effect of a starting pistol in the race to get the resort area ready....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Muliable Murders and Killers

    • By Lindsay on 07-17-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Candidate for Murder

    • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 12
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    With murder on the ballot, Mac Faraday and the gang - including old friends from past cases - dive in to clear Gnarly's name, catch a killer, and save Spencer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Listen!!!

    • By Jan M on 08-15-17

    Regular price: $24.95

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