Shadow of Murder Book Tour-A-Palooza: Open Season For Murder by Lauren Carr Audiobook Review + Giveaway! {Ends 7/1/2022}

Jun 3, 2022 | 4 comments

Open Season for Murder is the 10th volume in Lauren Carr’s Mac Faraday Murder Mysteries!

Book Details:

Open Season for Murder by Lauren Carr
Series: A Mac Faraday Mystery (Volume 10)
Category: Adult fiction (18+), 318 pages
Genre: Murder Mystery
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: June 1, 2015
Format available for review: Audible download, ebook (mobi, epub, PDF)
Tour dates: March 28 to June 24, 2022
Content Rating: PG-13 – Lauren Carr’s mysteries are murder mysteries. Sometimes, the murder does happen on-stage. There is no graphic violence or explicit sex.There is some very mild language (hell or damn, very few and far between) No F-Bombs!

Book Description:

“Robin, it’s me, Ashton.”

Spring is in the air. In Deep Creek Lake, the burst of blossoms on the trees has the effect of a starting pistol in the race to get the resort area ready in time for the seasonal residents return to Spencer, Maryland.

​This year, the Spencer Inn, Mac Faraday’s five-star resort, has the added duty of preparing for the Diablo Ball, an annual benefit event that used to kick off Deep Creek Lake’s summer season. The exclusive gala has drawn in A-listers from across the country—including suspects and witnesses connected to Ashton Piedmont, a young woman who had disappeared while skinny dipping in Deep Creek Lake five years earlier—days after the last Diablo Ball.

Intrigued by a mysterious phone call from a young woman claiming to be Ashton, retired homicide detective Mac Faraday can’t resist diving head first into the cold case. But he’s not the only one. Someone behind the scenes has gone to a lot of trouble to bring Ashton Piedmont’s friends and enemies to the Diablo Ball—which promises to be a gala event to die for!

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Review By LAWonder10:

In Open Season for Murder, Mac’s daughter Jessica resurrected a tradition that her deceased grandmother had created years ago. This led to some more bizarre events of which Archie added some insights into.

Mac’s half-brother David had left his position as county sheriff to service his country. Now he is back as deputy servings under a newly electe4d county official. This man has a questionable character and is clearly jealous of David and resents his help.

A cold case murder is brought to David’s attention by way of Gnarly. People began dying, jilted wives come to the surface, jealousy abounds, paparazzi pops up, and continuous hilarious interaction continue between Mac and Gnarly. Through Mac’s expertise and past experiences, he cleverly manipulates suspects and follows sullen clues.

As in all of Lauren Car’s suspense mysteries the reader is kept on his/her edge of their seat with twists and conclusions. The characters are all believable, and the background scenes bring the reader/listener into the story.

Narrator James C. Lewis as always did a magnificent job in narrating.

I offer a 5 Star rating for a very enjoyable book.

*This book was gifted to me with no pressure to post a positive review. This is my honest review.

Praise for Open Season For Murder:

“There’s lots of drama, crimes, murder, and laughter that surrounds the Diablo Ball. As usual, Gnarly is in the middle of everything. Hated to have to keep putting this down. I loved readingOpen Season for Murder.”– review by Rhonda Laney, readalot


“Mac Faraday does it again! I loved every minute!”– 5-star review by Texanne

Other Books in the Series:

Meet the Author:

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Thorny Rose, Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries, and Nikki Bryant Cozy Mysteries—over twenty-five titles across five fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.

The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, and virtual book tour coordinator for independent authors.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions.

She lives with her husband, and two spoiled rotten German shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

connect with the author: website  ~  facebook ~  instagram ~ pinterest ~ bookbub


About the Narrator:

James C. Lewis, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, is a voice actor in New York City and can also be seen in television commercials. His voice is often heard as a hard-boiled detective, but his work for Tantor covers a wide range. Earlier in his career, he was a TV weatherman and a political reporter. James is originally from Oklahoma.

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Giveaway Details:

Prizes: ​ $50 PayPal Gift Card courtesy of Lauren Carr, author of SHADOW OF MURDER (Ends July 1)

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  1. Shelly Peterson

    Thanks for sharing your review. Sounds great.

  2. Tracie Cooper

    Do you enjoy a good murder mystery?

    • lawonder10

      Absolutely, Tracie! Especially when there is a touch of romance.

  3. Bea LaRocca

    Thank you for sharing this excellent review of Open Season for Murder, this sounds like a great book and series and I am looking forward to following along as Mac Faraday solves these mysteries

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