Chris Crossed Murder (A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery #4) by Lauren Carr

Carr's Geezer Squad has brought sexy back to mature men and women, whose kickass attitude and smarts sizzle as they melt the clues to those cold cases!" - Laura Fabiani, Library of Clean Reads

Synopsis -

It proves to be a Christmas to remember when the Matheson family receives the horrendous news that Chris Matheson’s body has been found in the woods near an international airport.

Everyone is stunned—especially Chris Matheson.

The mystery deepens when they discover the victim has Chris’s federal agent badge and appears to have been investigating one of his old cases.

The Geezer Squad’s latest case is not only a whodunit but who-got-dun. Is this a case of mistaken identity? Was Chris the intended victim? If not, then they must identify the murder victim to find his killer.

With Christmas days away, join the Chris Matheson and the Geezer Squad as they race to piece together the clues to their most puzzling case yet.

Review -

I was so excited to read Chris Crossed Murder, author Lauren Carr's fourth title in her Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery Series.  I dove right and couldn't put it down. Yes sleep was lost.  This author continues to offer more and more complex plots, with tons of twists and turns, revealing a clue here and there, until we finally see the whole picture in the final pages. 

This book begins with a mystery in the past. Then readers are transported into the future with an intriguing twist - Chris Matheson is thought to be dead.  Turns out he is very much alive. Who was the victim carrying false ID that led to this misunderstanding. The question slowly arises as to whether this mystery is in any way connected with an unsolved case from Matheson’s past. 

Enter the Geezer Squad, probably one of my favorite of Carr's creations.  They are a group of seniors with unique skills who meet once a week to try to solve cold case files.  Readers see the clues revealed bit by bit, at the same time they are revealed to the group. Will this mystery bring a threat to Chris and his family? Can the Geezer Squad which Chris is a part of, solve the case before danger comes calling?

Twisted, complex, and entertaining - with Carr's signature dashes of humor, great pets and intriguing characters - this one will keep you glued to it's pages well into the wee hours. 

Buy the Book:

Other book reviews for this author -
It's Murder My Son HERE!
Killer Deadline HERE!
The Nutcracker Conspiracy HERE!
The Last Thing She Said HERE!
Spring Thaw HERE!
Crimes Past HERE!
Murder by Perfection HERE!
TwoFer Murder HERE!
A Fine Year for Murder HERE!
Killer in the Band HERE!
The Murders At Astaire Castle HERE!
Candidate for Murder HERE!
Cancelled Vows HERE!
Kill and Run HERE!
Shadow of Murder HERE!

Meet the Author -
2022 interview HERE!
2015 interview with author journey HERE!

Selling over half a million books worldwide, 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—thirty 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 and iRead Book Tours, 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 ~ blog ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ twitter ~ pinterest


  1. Thank you so much, Marilyn, for the wonderful review of Chris Crossed Murder! I am so glad you enjoy the Geezer Squad. I am certain your followers will enjoy them as well. Good luck to everyone in the giveaway.

    1. You are so welcome. As you can see from all the review links above, I am your number one fan!


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