Mac Faraday

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 378 ratings

It's Murder, My Son Publisher's Summary

“An exciting mystery with plenty of intriguing and enigmatic characters, It's Murder, My Son is not a read that should be missed for mystery fans.” (Midwest Book Reviews)

What started out as the worst day of Mac Faraday's life would end up being a new beginning. After a messy 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 to undreamed of fortunes and lead him to the birthplace of America's Queen of Mystery and an investigation that will unfold like one of her famous mystery novels.

Soon after she moves to her new lakefront home in Spencer, Maryland, multi-millionaire Katrina Singleton learns that life in an exclusive community is not all good. For some unknown reason, a strange man calling himself “Pay Back” begins stalking her. When Katrina is found strangled, all evidence points to her terrorist, who is nowhere to be found.

Three months later, the file on her murder is still open with only vague speculations from the local police department when Mac Faraday, sole heir to his unknown birth mother's home and fortune, moves into the estate next door. Little does he know as he drives up to Spencer Manor that he is driving into a closed gate community that is hiding more suspicious deaths than his DC workload as a homicide detective. With the help of his late mother's journal, this retired cop puts all his detective skills to work to pick up where the local investigators have left off to follow the clues to Katrina's killer.

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  • Book 1

    • 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 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    What started out as the worst day of Mac Faraday's life would end up being a new beginning. After a messy 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 to undreamed of fortunes and lead him to the birthplace of America's Queen of Mystery and an investigation that will unfold like one of her famous mystery novels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Listen!

    • By Jan M on 01-10-19

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • 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 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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
    • Lauren Carr is amazing

    • By Taj-Marie Lingofelter on 02-20-19

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  • Book 3

    • 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 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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
    • Great writer

    • By Taj-Marie Lingofelter on 03-26-19

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  • Book 4

    • 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 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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

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  • Book 5

    • 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 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    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

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  • Book 6

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

    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

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  • Book 7

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

    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

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  • Book 8

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

    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

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  • Book 9

    • 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 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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

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  • Book 10

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

    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

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  • Book 11

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

    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

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  • Book 12

    • 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 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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

  • Book 13

    • Crimes Past

    • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 13
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Mike Alger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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 on her own wedding night. The brutal slaying weighing heavy on his mind, Mac is anxious to explore every possibility for a break in the cold case - even a suggestion from disgraced former detective Louis Gannon that one of their former colleagues was the killer. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A little to busy

    • By Lisarami on 12-11-18
    • A Mac Faraday Mystery, Book 13
    • By: Lauren Carr
    • Narrated by: Mike Alger
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 12-03-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 24 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95