Thorny Rose Mysteries

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 120 ratings

Kill and Run Publisher's Summary

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.

Before long, the case takes an unexpected turn when Murphy discovers that one of the victims has a connection to his stepmother, Homicide Detective Cameron Gates. One wintry night, over a dozen years before, her first husband, a Pennsylvania State trooper, had been run down while working a night shift on the turnpike.

In this first installment of the Thorny Rose Mysteries, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday sift through a web of lies and cover-ups. Together, can the detectives uncover the truth without falling victim to a cunning killer?

©2016 Terri Zaleski (P)2016 Terri Zaleski
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  • Book 1

    • 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. 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

  • Book 2

    • 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. 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
    • Family relation equals murder

    • By chieftwidgit on 07-07-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • 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