Saturday, November 3, 2012


Old Loves Die Hard

Lauren Carr

About the Book . . . 

Old Loves Die Hard...and in the worst places. 
In Old Loves Die Hard, Lauren Carr continues the rags-to-riches story of Mac Faraday, an underpaid homicide detective who inherits two-hundred-and-seventy million dollars and an estate on Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, from his birth mother on the day his divorce becomes final.

Mac is settling nicely into his new life at Spencer Manor when his ex-wife Christine shows up--and she wants him back! Before Mac can send her packing, Christine and her estranged lover are murdered in Mac's private penthouse suite at the Spencer Inn, the five-star resort built by his ancestors.

The investigation leads to the discovery of cases files for some of Mac's murder cases in the room of the man responsible for destroying his marriage. Why would his ex-wife's lover come to Spencer to dig into Mac's old cases?

With the help of his new friends on Deep Creek Lake, Mac must use all of his detective skills to clear his name and the Spencer Inn's reputation, before its five-stars--and more bodies--start dropping!

About the Author . . .          

Lauren Carr fell in love with mysteries when her mother read Perry Mason to her at bedtime. From reading murderous bedtime tales, she grew up to write mysteries for television and the stage. She wrote her first book after giving up her writing career to be a stay-at-home mom. The first installment in the Joshua Thornton mysteries, A Small Case of Murder was a finalist for the Independent Publisher Book Award. A Reunion to Die For, her second full length book, was released nationally in 2007.

Both are now available in re-release in paperback and Kindle.

Her new series, The Mac Faraday Mysteries, takes place in Deep Creek Lake where Lauren and her family often vacation. The first installment in the Mac Faraday Mysteries, It's Murder, My Son, is available in print, Kindle, audio, and E-Book.

Old Loves Die Hard, is now available in print, Kindle, and E-Book and receiv ing rave reviews.

The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing consultant, editor, and interior layout designer for independent authors.

In addition to being an active member and director of the Association of Independent Authors, Lauren is a popular speaker who has made speaking appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions.

Lauren lives with her husband and son on a mountaintop in West Virginia. Lauren Carr is available for speaking engagements and personal appearances at libraries, bookstores, writing/book clubs, and other organizations.

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Reader Review . . . 

A few months after Mac Faraday received his inheritance from his birth mother, Queen of Mystery Robin Spencer, his ex-wife showed up at his door wanting a reconciliation.  When she and the man she "traded up for" are murdered in Mac's penthouse suite at the Spencer Inn, Mac and Chief of Police David O'Callaghan not only have to solve the murder, but clear Mac's name.

 This is a solid second installment in the Mac Faraday series.  The relationship between Mac and Archie is growing and the personalities of the characters are fleshed out a little more this round.  All in all, an enjoyable novel in a great mystery series.

4 stars

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of The Virtual Book Tour Cafe' and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by The Virtual Book Tour Cafe', no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely of my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*



"Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle. They read it to get to the end. If it's a letdown, they won't buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book." -   MICKEY SPILLANE



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