Monday, December 10, 2012


Dead on Ice: A Lovers In Crime Mystery 

Lauren Carr  -  Author 
  • Publisher: Acorn Book Services (September 10, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0985726733
  • September 10, 2012

About the book . . . 

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. 

Dead on Ice Book Trailer 


About the author . . .           

Lauren Carr fell in love with mysteries when her mother read Perry Mason to her at bedtime.

Lauren is also the author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. The first two books in her series, It’s Murder, My Son and Old Loves Die Hard have been getting rave reviews from readers and reviewers. Lauren’s fifth mystery, Shades of Murder has been receiving rave reviews since its release.

Lauren’s sixth book, Dead on Ice, has just been released. 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 also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes.

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

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 Reader Review . . . 

In 1978, teenager Angie Sullivan went missing. When her body was found, the girl who had been bullying her, Cheryl Smith, was the prime suspect. When Cheryl left town, everyone assumed it was an admission of guilt. When a mummified body is found over 30 years later, the case is reopened by Pennsylvania State Police homicide detective Cameron Gates and her lover, Hancock County Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton.

This is the first in a new series by Lauren Carr, author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries series. While the characters were not quite as solid as Mac and his friends, the mystery was interesting, and I'm sure the characters will "gel" as the series grows. I look forward to reading further installments in the series and seeing how the relationship between Cameron and Joshua evolves.

4 stars

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Pump Up Your Book book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  




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Lauren Carr said...

Thank you so much for the great review! Glad you enjoyed the first installment in the Lovers in Crime Mysteries.

Tammy Cuevas said...

I appreciated the opportunity to review this novel and really looking forward to reading future installments in both series.


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