Thursday, September 25, 2014

Book Review: Real Murder by Lauren Carr

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Pump Up Your Book Book Tours, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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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. “She’s senile,” Cameron is warned. “It’s not a real murder.”
Such is not the case. After Dolly is brutally murdered, Cameron discovers that the sweet blue-haired lady’s “girl” was a call girl, who had been killed in a mysterious double homicide.
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 twenty years ago while privately investigating the murder of a local prostitute.
It doesn’t take long for the Lovers in Crime to put their cases together to reveal a long-kept secret that some believe is worth killing to keep undercover.

This is the second book in Lauren's Lovers in Crime series (the first book is Dead on Ice). I had not read book one, but you don't need to. Lauren gives you enough background that you don't feel lost (don't you HATE that as a reader?). This is a very quick read, after you get through chapter 3 (it starts a little slow) and I finished it in 2 sittings- if you love cold case detective shows, you will love this book! It has a good dose of romance, mystery and a good story line to keep you  involved and wondering what is coming next in the story line. Lauren ties everything up nicely and will leave you waiting for the next book in the series! 

About the Author:

Lauren Carr is the best-selling author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Twelve to Murder is the seventh installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series. In addition to her series set on Deep Creek Lake, Lauren Carr has also written the Lovers in Crime Mysteries, which features prosecutor Joshua Thornton with homicide detective Cameron Gates, who were introduced in Shades of Murder, the third book in the Mac Faraday Mysteries. They also make an appearance in The Lady Who Cried Murder.  Lauren launched the Lovers in Crime (first introduced in Shades of Murder) mystery series in September 2012 with Dead on IceReal Murder is the second installment in that series.  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. 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 three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV. For More Information, check out her website,www.

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