Dead on Ice: A Lovers In Crime Mystery

Dead on Ice: A Lovers In Crime Mystery

by Lauren Carr


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Dead on Ice is the first installment of Lauren Carr's new series (Lovers in Crime) featuring Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton and Pennsylvania State Police homicide detective Cameron Gates. 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. She should have kept her hometown off her road map, too-because when this starlet came running home from the mob, it proved to be a fatal homecoming.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985726737
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Publication date: 08/30/2012
Series: A Lovers in Crime Mystery , #1
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 878,690
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 9 Years

About the Author

Lauren Carr fell in love with mysteries when her mother read Perry Mason to her at bedtime. The first installment in the Joshua Thornton mysteries, A Small Case of Murder was a finalist for the Independent Publisher Book Award.

Lauren is also the author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. It's Murder, My Son, Old Loves Die Hard, and Shades of Murder, have all been getting rave reviews from readers and reviewers.

Already getting rave reviews, Dead on Ice introduces a new series entitled Lovers in Crime, in which Joshua Thornton will join forces with homicide detective Cameron Gates.

The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. This spring, two books written by independent authors will be released through the management of Acorn Book Services.

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 two dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Visit Lauren's websites and blog at:
Blog: Literary Wealth:

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Twitter: @TheMysteryLadie

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Dead on Ice: A Lovers in Crime Mystery 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SilversReviews More than 1 year ago
When poor Albert was found dead in his house under piles and piles of magazines and other things he couldn't throw away, an investigation began. The investigation didn't begin just because of Albert's death but because a dead body was found in the freezer of his basement. A body of someone who disappeared more than 20 years ago. The investigation went from one character to another, and when I thought I had it figured out it turned out I was wrong each time....I didn't even guess the real murderer in the end. That being said, there were so many characters in this book that I really couldn't keep track of who was who. The characters were comical in their own ways and likeable, though. I would consider this book to have more of a theme of comedy and love along with an embezzlement going on in the middle of everything instead of a murder. I like Ms. Carr's books about Mac Faraday much more than these characters, but perhaps they need to grow on me. 3.5/5 I received this book free of charge without compensation from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in a series featuring Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton and Pennsylvania State Police homicide detective Cameron Gates. When a group of people get together to clean out the home of a long time resident they barely escape with their lives. Someone had planted a bomb in the house that was discovered just seconds before it blew. While investigating the explosion an old freezer was found in the basement almost unscathed. The contents were very surprising – a body. A body that is connected to another murder committed back in 1978. It is up to Joshua and Cameron to find out sort out the clues and determine just who put this body on ice. This is my first book by the this author and have learned these characters were introduced in one of her other series.  Cameron’s cat who happens to look just like a skunk is her full time ride along partner. Irving adds a bit of humor to what could have been a very heavy story.  The story has the expected twists and turns and there are several possible suspects. These people have a lot of secrets that made the ending a bit of a surprise. There is plenty of room for these characters to grow and evolve as the series moves forward. The jurisdictional issues were a bit confusing at first and the characters cross city, county and state lines throughout the story. Who was in charge or lead the investigation continued to swap back and forth as Joshua was building his case and Cameron was trying to solve hers. I look forward to seeing how this is dealt with in future installments. I am also anxious to see how Joshua’s and Cameron’s relationship goes forward. There could be many trials and tribulations as they try to move forward as the careers will continue to get in the way. Lauren Carr will be an author I will continue to watch. She has set up a solid foundation for her new series.
Celticlady1953 More than 1 year ago
A body found in a freezer after an explosion leads to an investigation by Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton and Pennsylvania State Police homicide detective Cameron Gates. The body turns out to be that of Cherry Pickens, a star of pornographic films. How did she get there and why in a freezer in the home of a her lawyer who's home was blown up? as Cameron and Joshua search for clues as to who may have murdered Cherry, they come across a lot of buried secrets that begin in 1978 that some people want to keep buried. A lot of interesting characters and a flawless story line make this a very intriguing read. I loved the relationship between Cameron and Joshua, they seemed to be a great match. Oh yes, then there is Irving, the cat who looks like a skunk who loves to ride along in the police car with Cameron.I enjoyed it immensely and hope to read more by Lauren Carr. I highly recommend this book to those mystery lovers out there.