Review Tour of A Fine Year for Murder and Kill and Run + $100. International Giveaway! (ends 4/22/17).

March 9, 2017

If you haven’t read Lauren Carr’s Murder Mystery’s, now is a great time to begin!

She is a very talented author who brings all her characters live that the reader truly feels he/she personally knows them!

Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting!

Book Description for A FINE YEAR FOR MURDER:

After 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 darkest shadows of her subconscious, a deep secret from Jessica’s past creeps to the surface to make her strike out at Murphy.

When investigative journalist Dallas Walker tells the couple about her latest case, known as the Pine Bridge Massacre, they realize Jessica may have witnessed the murder of a family living near a winery owned by distant relatives she was visiting and suppressed the memory.

Determined to uncover the truth and find justice for the murder victims, Jessica and Murphy return to the scene of the crime with Dallas Walker, a spunky bull-headed Texan. Can this family reunion bring closure for a community touched by tragedy or will this prickly get-together bring an end to the Thorny Rose couple?

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In Lauren Carr’s usual manner, this steadily moving mystery is laced with intimacy of couples in love. Although never explicit, there are tender sexual situations between these couples . It brings together genuine romance as well as horrifying tragedy.

The whole Faraday/Thornton families are inadvertently brought together in this exciting new sequel!

In this sequel, the Thornton’s have a new, humorous, member of the family – Nigel, the SMART House robotic monitor. He aids Tristin in helping the Thornton’s discover needed information.

Jessica’s nightmares, since her recent wedding, are totally out of control, interrupting their marital bliss! Murphy is more frequently finding it can be unsafe sleeping with his wife. A recent occurrence has brought up forgotten memories. Will Jessica remember enough before it is too late?

The story smoothly flows and builds, until the very end, keeping the reader guessing the whole time!

  The Book Cover and Title are (as always) a great fit. The scenes a portrayed in a way the reader can almost feel he/she is there.

This deems a Four and a Half Stars rating.
*This book was provided for review. I am under no obligation to post a positive review. This is my honest review.

Book Description for KILL AND RUN:

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.
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, the Lovers in Crime join newlyweds Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday to sift through a web of lies and cover-ups. Together, can the detectives of the Thorny Rose uncover the truth without falling victim to a cunning killer?
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Book Trailer for KILL AND RUN:

Book Trailer for A FINE YEAR FOR MURDER:

Author’s Bio:

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.

Connect with Lauren: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

The Tour schedule. It can be found at the author’s iRead home page


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Ends April 22

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  • Nancy March 9, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    I like to discover mystery authors and series that are new to me!

  • Julie Bickham March 9, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I love a good mystery story. this looks like a interesting one. Can’t wait to read it!

  • Lauren Carr March 9, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you so much for the great review for A FINE YEAR FOR MURDER! So glad you enjoyed it and I am sure your followers will enjoy it as well. Here’s wishing everyone luck in the giveaway to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

  • Lauren Carr March 9, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you so much for the fabulous review for A FINE YEAR FOR MURDER! I am sure your followers will enjoy it as well. Here’s wishing each of your followers luck in the giveaway to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

  • Theresa C. March 10, 2017 at 2:13 am

    Love the book trailers! 😉

  • Diane Elizabeth March 10, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I love a good mystery, thanks for bringing this one to my attention.

  • Deborah Caudill March 19, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks for the review of Lauren’s new book. It sounds intriguing and I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the giveaway too!