Intent to not let this killer escape again, Mac and his friends need to put all of their talents together to put a stop to a cold-blooded lady killer. Two people are brutally murdered in their summer place on Deep Creek Lake. Suspected of the murders, former child star and one-time teenybopper idol Lenny Frost takes innocent bystanders hostage in a local pub and demands that Mac Faraday find the killer. Can Mac save the hostages and himself from the wrath of the enraged has-been by piecing together the clues in less than twelve hours, or will it be a fatal last call at the stroke of midnight?
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. 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. Unfortunately, at the last minute, David discovers that there is one small problem to be taken care of before he can walk down the aisle — divorce his first wife!
When Homicide Detective Cameron Gates befriends Dolly, the little old lady who lives across the street, she is warned not to get lured into helping the elderly woman by investigating the unsolved murder of one of her girls. Such is not the case. Meanwhile, Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton is looking for answers to the murder of a childhood friend, a sheriff deputy whose cruiser is found at the bottom of a lake. The deputy had disappeared almost 20 years ago while privately investigating the murder of a local prostitute.
Quickly, they learn that she has a deep dark secret. The move brings long buried tensions between the father and son to the surface — not the least of which being J. 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.
Blast from the Past
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. Before long, 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. Together, can the detectives uncover the truth without falling victim to a cunning killer? After 10 months of marital bliss, Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are still discovering and adjusting to their life together. 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 while visiting family at the winery near-by, 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? 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!
Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. Over the past several years Dan Lawson has appeared in numerous spots for radio, television and the internet. His unique ability to mimic existing characters and celebrities has landed him diverse voice match work ranging from Charlie Sheen to Morgan Freeman.
Mac Faraday - Book Series In Order
In Dan was cast as the first American voice actor for the Korean video game company, Nexon. In total he has voiced nearly characters for Nexon. His first audition landed him the job of narrating The Psychology of Twilight, a psychological look at the wide-spread obsession of the Twilight saga created by Stephanie Meyer.
Eighteen more audiobook narrations have followed and show no signs of slowing down. Another Audible Approved narrator, voice actor James Lewis has established a solid reputation in fiction as well as non-ficton audiobooks.
Internationally Best-Selling Author of Murder Mystery Novels
Although his specialty is noir fiction, James has done several non-fiction books as well on a range of people and subjects: Butch and Sundance, General Custer, Revolutionary War, psychic development, taxes. Thank you, Corinne, for inviting me to your site today for this fabulous tour! Like Liked by 1 person.
Oh my thats one long post Corinne!! What terrific expertise and work goes into making one!!! Thanks for sharing this. Yes, it is a long, but I hope you got to the giveaway at the end, Shalini. Audiobooks are great especially at night! Thanks for sharing this information. Like Like. So both versions of books work for me. I hope you entered the lovely giveaway. This looks promising. I love the in-depth Post in each and every aspect of the book and author.
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Will be reading this soon. I liked the plot.
I love reading detective novels. But I have never listened to an audiobook. Thanks for sharing the series in detail, Corinne. I loved the book descriptions.
I am looking forward to checking out the books. Real Murder looks interesting. I am a murder mystery fan girl. Fame comes at a price. Some pay with their privacy. Others pay with their pride.
Khloe Everest paid with her life. Determined to get her pretty face in front of the cameras, Khloe Everest fakes an abduction only to make a grand entrance in the midst of a press conference held by Spencer's Police Chief David O'Callaghan. Three years later, after failing to catapult her notoriety into a long-lasting celebrity, Khloe Everest returns to Spencer after her mother's sudden death and seemingly finds another weapon to propel her into the spotlight. Carr takes this incident — what some who would consider to be minor, if annoying — and expands it into a murder mystery.
Then, I came to realize that our society is overrun with bullies—not just those who stop their cars and scream at women who happen to be walking their dogs. I was surprised to realize that some areas of our society embrace arrogance. Also, some bullies, due to their power or social positions, are protected by those around them, which allows them to prey on the rest of us.
Unfortunately, someone kills her before she can make this entrance. Lauren Carr fell in love with mysteries when her mother read Perry Mason to her at bedtime. 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 year, several books, over a variety of genre, written by independent authors will be released through the management of Acorn Book Services, which is currently accepting submissions. Visit Acorn Book Services website for more information. She lives with her husband, son, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.