Friday, January 5, 2018

Twofer Murder by Lauren Carr

Twofer murder? What’s a twofer murder?

Synopsis - 

Twofer Murder is a treat for fans of best-selling author Lauren Carr’s fast-paced mysteries! Lauren’s latest novel contains the main characters from her three successful series: Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose mysteries. 

The guys go away for a fishing weekend only to get caught up in the murder of a journalist investigating fraud at a timber company. Meanwhile, the ladies are spending the weekend in the presidential suite at a posh resort where Jessica Faraday is to accept a lifetime achievement award for her late grandmother at a murder mystery writers conference. But before they have time to get their facials, they get wrapped up in their own real mystery when an up and coming author ends up dead!

Lauren Carr’s Twofer Murder is a 2-for-1—making it a must-read for any mystery fan!

Review - 

I always anxiously await each and every new title from Lauren Carr. Her books have a wonderful mix of murder, mystery and romance all topped off with a lovely dash of humour.

The author has taken a slightly new direction this time by taking all the main characters from her three successful series - Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose - and bringing them together in one book. While this is a stand-alone novel, I do find having read all the books in each series previously helped me to understand from the beginning who the characters were and why they made the choices they did.

In Twofer Murder, the men are off on a fishing weekend, but quickly get drawn into the murder of an investigative journalist. It's a small town with one major industry and people close ranks. Finding out the truth takes a lot of digging and sorting through a lot of misdirection to figure out who is telling the truth. The women are at a mystery writers conference. Egos abound, and no one is really surprised when a murder occurs. The women quickly dive into teasing out clues.

As always, I love reading anything this author writes, but I personally found moving between the two story lines while keeping track of who all the characters were and how each murder investigation was progressing a bit of a challenge. Still a fabulous read, but I think for me this actually would have been an easier read as two separate books.

As always, now I am on pins and needles waiting for Lauren Carr's next book. Somehow I have to learn how not to consume them in one or two nights.
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Meet the Author - 


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, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV. 

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Instagram



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2 comments:

  1. Thank you, Marilyn, for the great review of TWOFER MURDER. Keep patient. My new series ICE will be coming to soon!

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    1. YEAH! I am excited as always and can't wait to read.

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