A Fine Year for Murder

A Fine Year for Murder

by Lauren Carr

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ISBN-13: 9781537376905
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/06/2017
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

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!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr's seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, 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, son, and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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A Fine Year for Murder 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
wifetoalineman02 More than 1 year ago
Five explosive and intense stars of this best suspense book When you read Ms. Lauren Carr's mystery book, you expect nothing but the best stories ever. I thought my last book of her that I read is my best, boy was I wrong? This book A Fine Year For Murder blow my mind to the highest level. First, this book is HARD to put it down. I am dying to solve the mystery. It gave me sleepless night. I adore this newly weds Murphy and Jessica. They are funny and sweet. Though they are still in their honeymoon stage but instinct pursued both of them to help the community, help the victims and prosecute the murderers, solve the crimes that were happened when Jessica was a child. A Fine Year For Murder is my best book of Ms. Lauren Carr at the moment. It is explosive, intense and phenomenal. It deals with situation with teens. Dirty politics and abused power not only with the politicians but cops as well. I loved the scenery. Anything that has a nature, it always calms me but reading this book scares me too. This story has many laughs out loud moments despite the fast beating of your heart. It is scary and intensely good. You might hold on to your e-reader because Ms. Lauren Carr will put you to the edge of wherever you are situated while reading this book. If you love books that will blow your mind, heart thumping and sleepless nights, A Fine Year For Murder is one mystery book you will not put it down. Actually, any books from the author is I highly recommend for you to read. I know that you will become a fan just like me.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are back. Ever since being married, Jessica suffers from nightmares and has a habit of beating up Murphy. She feels bad but doesn’t know what triggers them. Then Dallas Walker decides she wants to investigate the Pine Bridge Massacre and we learn that Jessica where there the night of the murder. Jessica knew the victim and it seems knows more about the murder than she thought. It seems this is what is triggering her night terrors. So, Murphy, Jessica, and Dallas plan on going back to Pine Bridge and find themselves neck deep in trouble. From Jessica’s odd cousin that wants Murphy out of the picture to the owner of a civil war mansion and a prima ballerina, all three of them will find themselves in a tangled mystery that has some ghosts to help them solve the mystery. This is another great mystery that will find you meeting up with Mac Faraday as he wants to protect his little girl. But Murphy has Jessica’s back as she returns to her rich family that looks down their noses at her. I loved the setting and how no matter who you think the killer is you will be wrong. There are plenty of red herrings throughout the story and a great reveal at the end. But the part I loved was how Jessica can take care of herself. Besides beating up Murphy in her sleep, she gets trapped in an elevator and I love how she puts her attacker in his place. I help teach self-defense and will definitely be adding that move. But I will say one thing kept irritating me throughout the book. What in the heck is a tactical knife? It’s a fixed blade. I’m sorry but this continued to irritate the heck out of me. I also got the pleasure of reviewing this as an audiobook. CJ McAllister does a wonderful job narrating this series. Beyond that, this is another great mystery from Lauren Carr. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. I received A Fine Year for Murder from iRead Book Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
I have now read a few of author Lauren Carr’s books, but I was especially excited to see that she had written a second novel in her Thorny Rose Mystery series. Why? Because the first book in the series was my first introduction to author Ms. Carr and immediately I liked newlyweds Murphy and Jessica. A Fine Year for Murder puts the focus back on my favorite newlywed couple and throws some pretty huge road blocks in the way of their happily ever after. Jessica is experiencing nightmares and night terrors that are set off when she is exposed to a certain triggers. I like that Murphy, as a good husband, is learning to deal with these nighttime situations as part of the adjustment to being a newlywed. However, he begins to notice a pattern that raises some questions that something may be buried deep in Jessica’s subconscious and that they need to get to the bottom of it. Now Jessica’s father is a great help in all of this and suggests that it has something do with when Jessica was 10 years old and staying with some distant relatives for the summer. There was a murder incident that occurred that Jessica may have been witness to. So taking some vacation time, Murphy and Jessica decide to go pay a visit to these obscure relatives and try to get to the bottom of what happened, with the help of Dallas, a relatively new family friend. Once again Ms. Carr has given us a mystery that is chock full of crazy and shady people that all seem to have some murkiness in their pasts. And at times the mystery is complicated by the local police and even more developments that seem to have nothing to do with the current case. I felt that the suspense was ratcheted up more by the problems that were occurring in Murphy and Jessica’s perfect marriage that I was really concerned how everything would play out. Ms. Carr has always been a master in adding fun loving pets in her suspense’s, this time we got to meet Nigel, Murphy’s and Jessica’s virtual butler. He was a fun added element to the story and I hope he continues to make an appearance in their future stories. On a side note, this story contains some mature themes, some bad language, and intimacies (though not graphic) between a husband and wife. The bad guys, well they were really bad and so they did some pretty evil things that I would definitely consider this an adult read. I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to post a positive review and all opinions and views expressed are my own.
SherryF More than 1 year ago
A Fine Year For Murder by Lauren Carr is part of an ongoing mystery series that has many recurring characters, both human and animal, that I have grown to love. These Thorny Rose mysteries stand alone, but you won’t want to miss any of them. Jessica kicks, punches and scratches her new husband during her nightmares. She is haunted…until Dallas Walker, an investigative journalist, helps her discover what has been causing her nightmares and refuses to allow her rest until she has the answers. Nigel is a virtual butler. I love how Lauren Carr keeps her characters and their lives up to date, allowing them to grow and develop along with the world around them. Newman is a lazy basset hound that likes to eat in the recliner while binge watching TV. LOL But he is not the only critter that has a special and humorous relationship with his human counterparts. Mysteries, murder, danger, and memories that threatens their lives keeps the action and suspense at a high level and even when the answers are found, it left me wanting more. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of A Fine Year For Murder by Lauren Carr.
mymissdaisy More than 1 year ago
Get ready for forget the laundry and cooking super! Once you pick up this second book in the Thorny Rose Series you won't be able to put it down! I met the characters Jessica and her husband Murphy in the Mac Faraday series. I was super excited that they are the main characters in A Fine Year For Murder. I've found in reading the books by Lauren Carr that I really like all the characters in each story. I was super excited that the characters from the Mac Faraday series and the Lovers In Crime series books were coming together but I was disappointed that there was only a small snippet of Mac and Archie and David from the Mac Faraday series. Murphy's family from the Lovers in Crime series were only briefly mentioned. I was kind of expecting the 'whole' gang to jump in and solve the crime. A Fine Year For Murder was a super fast paced keep you on the edge of your seat mystery. Jessica and Murphy are caught up in several different events while investigating the cold case murder. This was another great one filled with and twists and turns and some great characters! I received a complimentary copy.
Mshogrider67 More than 1 year ago
Jessica Faraday witnessed a whole family being murdered 15 years ago but has suppressed the memories. Now in the present she has started to have nightmares about that night and is starting to remember bits and pieces of those memories she suppressed. Poor Murphy is catching the brunt of it as she is attacking him during her nightmares. Dallas Walker is an investigative reporter. Her newest story is about the Pine Bridge Massacre. As she tells Murphy and Jessica about it they come to the conclusion that Jessica did actually witness the murders. Jessica and Murphy head to Pine Ridge to solve the murders and to help Jessica with her suppressed memories and so Murphy can get a good nights sleep without Jessica trying to kill him. Lauren has done it again with this book. I really loved all the twist and turns in the investigation. Every time I kind of thought I had it figured out, a new twist would come along. There are actually a couple of mysteries in the book. It is a very fast paced book. I couldn't stop once I started this book. I really enjoy Lauren Carr's books. I liked the Mac Faraday series and I really enjoyed the 1st book in this series as well. I love how she keeps the same characters and also adds to the list with each book. I like how she crossed over some of the characters from the Mac Faraday series. I did listen to the audiobook which was given to me as art of a book tour promotion.