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    • 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 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    After 10 months of marital bliss, Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are still discovering and adjusting to their life together. Settled in their new home, everything appears to be perfect...except in the middle of the night when, in the darkest shadows of her subconscious, a deep secret from Jessica's past creeps to the surface to make her strike out at Murphy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Murder Mystery!

    • By Jan M on 07-20-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ice

    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Mike Alger
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    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. With the help of a team of fellow retired law enforcement officers, each a specialist in their own field of investigation, Chris Matheson starts chipping away at the ice on this cold case to uncover what had happened to Sandy and her baby and the clues are getting hot!

    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 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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, where Jessica Faraday is to accept a lifetime achievement award for her late grandmother at a murder mystery writers conference. But before they have time to get their facials, they get wrapped up in their own real mystery when an up-and-coming author ends up dead!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • They Keep Getting Better and Better!

    • By Merrci on 02-19-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Wedding and a Killing

    • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 8
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: C.J. McAllister
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Not wanting to wait until their big day to start their life of wedded bliss, Mac Faraday and his lady love, Archie Monday, decide to elope to the little church where his ancestors had all married - along the tranquil shore of Deep Creek Lake. However, before they can say "I do", the sanctuary erupts into chaos when Gnarly finds a dead body in the church office.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book!!!

    • By ldybkpr on 10-03-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Killer in the Band

    • Lovers in Crime Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Mike Alger
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Joshua's eldest son, Joshua Thornton Jr. (J.J.) has graduated at the top of his class from law school and returns home to spend the summer studying for the bar exam. However, to Joshua's and Cameron's shock and dismay, J.J. moves into the main house at Russell Ridge Farm and Orchards, the largest dairy farm in the Ohio Valley, in order to rekindle a romance with Suellen Russell, the one-time leader of a rock band who is twice his age. Quickly, they learn that she has a deep dark secret.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable!

    • By Sue Means on 03-31-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC. Among the many questions surrounding the massacre is what had brought these apparent strangers together only to be killed. Taking on his first official murder case, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton, USN, believes that if he can uncover the thread connecting the victims, then he can find their murderer.

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

    • By Cyn on 11-13-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Blast from the Past

    • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 4
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Dan Lawson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    In this fourth mystery on Deep Creek Lake, Mac Faraday finds himself up to his eyeballs in mobsters and federal agents. Mac Faraday believes he has his work cut out for him in protecting his lady love from one of the most dangerous leaders in organized crime; but when bodies start dropping in his lakeshore resort town, things may be hotter than even he can handle.

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

    • By Michael Valentine on 09-08-14

    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 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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 by investigating the unsolved murder of one of her girls. "She's senile," Cameron is warned. "It's not a real murder." Such is not the case. After Dolly is brutally murdered, Cameron discovers that the sweet blue-haired lady's "girl" was a call girl who had been killed in a mysterious double homicide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book!

    • By jennifer holmes on 03-16-17

    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 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Two people are brutally murdered in their summer place on Deep Creek Lake. Suspected of the murders, former child star and one-time teenybopper idol Lenny Frost takes innocent bystanders hostage in a local pub and demands that Mac Faraday find the killer. Can Mac save the hostages and himself from the wrath of the enraged has-been by piecing together the clues in less than twelve hours? Or will it be a fatal last call at the stroke of midnight?

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

    • By DabOfDarkness on 07-15-17

    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 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    When the political parties force-feed two unsavory mayoral nominees to the town's residents, David O'Callaghan decides to make a statement - by nominating Gnarly, Mac Faraday's German shepherd, to run for mayor of Spencer! What starts out as a joke turns into a disaster when overnight, Gnarly becomes the frontrunner, and his political opponents proceed to dig into the canine's past. When one of the mayoral candidates ends up dead, it becomes apparent that slinging mud is not enough for someone with a stake in this election.

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

    • By Jan M on 08-15-17

    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 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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 in time for the seasonal residents return to Spencer, Maryland. This year, the Spencer Inn, Mac Faraday's five-star resort, has the added duty of preparing for the Diablo Ball, an annual benefit event that used to kick off Deep Creek Lake's summer season.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Muliable Murders and Killers

    • By Lindsay on 07-17-17

    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 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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 - even though he owns the property. It doesn't take long for Mac to find out what lies on the other side of the stone wall and locked gate, on which hangs a sign warning visitors to Keep Out!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic!

    • By Carla on 10-03-16

    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 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    In Old Loves Die Hard, Lauren Carr continues the rags-to-riches story of Mac Faraday, an underpaid homicide detective who inherits 270 million dollars and an estate on Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Mac 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.

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

    • By Ruth B. on 12-10-17

    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 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Spunky 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. The case has a personal connection to her lover, Joshua Thornton, because the freezer was located in his cousin's basement. It doesn't take long for their investigation to reveal that the risqué star's roots were buried in their rural Ohio Valley community, something that Cherry had kept off her show business bio.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You would never guess who the killer is?

    • By Lindsay on 07-21-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    With three days left to the year, 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 which is being touted as the social event of the year. But droopy flowers and guests who failed to RSVP are the least of Mac's and Archie's problems when a professional hit squad hits Spencer Manor to send the groom, Joshua Thornton, Archie's mother, and Gnarly running for their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • EXCELLENT MYSTERY

    • By Jane on 01-04-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • 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 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Fame comes at a price. Some pay with their privacy. Others pay with their pride. Khloe Everest paid with her life. Determined to get her pretty face in front of the cameras, Khloe Everest fakes an abduction only to make a grand entrance in the midst of a press conference held by Spencer's Police Chief David O'Callaghan.

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

    • By DabOfDarkness on 07-15-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    Police Chief David O'Callaghan and Chelsea Adams' wedding day is fast approaching. Unfortunately, at the last minute, David discovers that there is one small problem to be taken care of before he can walk down the aisle - divorce his first wife!

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, light listen

    • By Wayne on 08-12-17

    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 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    In Shades of Murder, Mac Faraday is once again the heir to an unbelievable fortune. This time the benefactor is a collector of stolen art. But this isn't just any stolen work of art - it's a masterpiece with a murder attached to it. 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 in her Deep Creek Lake studio, and her painting is nowhere to be found.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Killer Mystery from Lauren Carr

    • By JBronder Book Reviews on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $19.95