Twelve to Murder: A Mac Faraday Mystery

Twelve to Murder: A Mac Faraday Mystery

by Lauren Carr

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989180467
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Publication date: 02/06/2014
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 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.

A best-selling mystery author on Amazon, Lauren created 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, Blast from the Past , The Murders at Astaire Castle, and The Lady Who Cried Murder have been receiving raves from readers and reviewers.

Lauren is also the author of the Lovers in Crime Mysteries, which is located in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, where she grew up. Dead on Ice features prosecutor Joshua Thornton with homicide detective Cameron Gates. The second book in this series, Real Murder will be released April 2014.

The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publisher. In 2013 thirteen titles written by independent authors (not counting Lauren's own titles) will be released through the management of Acorn Book Services.

A popular speaker, Lauren is frequently asked for advice about how to succeed as an author while running a business, cooking dinner, feeding dogs, and doing laundry. Authors in Bathrobes tells budding writers the truth about what it takes to be a successful writer today: determination, hard work, a dependable laptop, a full pot of coffee, comfy slippers, and a durable bathrobe.

She lives with her husband, son, and two dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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Twelve to Murder: A Mac Faraday Mystery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
Tick-tock the clock is against them.... Twelve to Murder A Mac Faraday Mystery #7 By Lauren Carr Narrated by James C. Lewis It was the perfect early morning in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, at least it was. The peacefulness is broken upon the discovery of a double homicide. And the clue that is left behind points to a washed-up former child-star. But is the clue the killer's identity or an attempt frame Lenny Frost? Mac Faraday and David O'Callaghan are determined to get to the bottom of this crime but before they can start putting the pieces together - Lenny Frost acts - taking hostages and demanding his name be cleared. And he's given them a timeline and the clock is counting down to midnight... With time against them and a scarcity of clues Mac, David and rest of the Spencer police force have their work cut out for them. Fortunately, or not, Gnarly is on their side and Gnarly always gets his man. To truly understand this case and all its complexities Mac and David will have to delve into the past of Lenny and that of the Stillman's, the couple found murdered in their summer home, If they can discover the why they will discover who killed them and why Lenny was implicated. With the clock ticking down the suspense goes up. And with Gnarly around you know there will be laughs and awkward moments - after all a kleptomaniac German Shepherd is not to be ignored. The mystery is steady throughout and the identity of the killer is exposed in such a way that the reader/listener will be kept involved throughout the story. The writing style is steady with no drag and the narration is a good blend with the story. The narrator, James C. Lewis, with his reading suits the pacing of the story. His voice is not grating and he does each character justice including Gnarly. At 6 hours and 39 minutes, this is audiobook is a perfect for length for work commutes. If you are looking for an easy on the eyes book this is the perfect alternative. And if you are in search of a mystery that will keep you in suspense give this one a try. Audiobooks are the perfect foil for readers who like to skip ahead in their books I was provided a free copy of this book by the author with no expectation of a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
A fun mystery Did I enjoy this book: Yes. Twelve To Murder is a clever blend of comedy, mystery, and sappy love story. Lauren Carr does a good job of moving the quirky storyline along nicely with an abundance of witty dialogue.  And you have no idea who the good guys are and who the bad guys are until the end. She creates a variety of atypical characters. The protagonist is likeable. The obligatory love interest is someone you want to see the hero marry. And even the German shepherd, Gnarly, has a well-developed love story.  Gnarly kind of steals the story providing some wonderful comic relief. Not that it’s really necessary given the behavior of the hostage ‘’victims” and other peculiar characters. The setting is in Maryland, again an unusual choice considering the characters are mostly big shot Hollywood types. But I think that’s a big part of what makes the book worth reading. It’s a good story and it’s told in a unique way. Why four stars instead of five? Somewhere around 65%, the quirkiness and humor wore thin and I just wanted to know whodunit. Would I recommend it: I do. I think this book would appeal to the same target audience as the TV show Castle. It’s a fun mystery that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Will I read it again: I will not. As reviewed by Belinda at Every Free Chance Book Reviews. (I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest  review.)