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Monday, October 10, 2016

Book Review / Giveaway: Murder at Astaire Castle by Lauren Carr

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from iRead 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,  all opinions are my own.

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It's Ocotber, so you know we have to have a 'ghost' story or two, right?

Check out my review,  and the giveaway, and then stay tuned for a great Guest Post from Lauren!

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Never tell Mac Faraday not to do something.

Spencer's police chief, David O'Callaghan, learns this lesson the hard way when he orders Mac Faraday to stay away from the south end of Spencer's mountaintop - even though he owns the property. It doesn't take long for Mac to find out what lies on the other side of the stone wall and locked gate, on which hangs a sign warning visitors to Keep Out!

Topping the list of the 10 top haunted places in America, Astaire Castle is associated with two suicides, three mysterious disappearances, and four murders since it was built almost a century ago - and Mac Faraday owns it!

In spite of David's warning, Mac can't resist unlocking the gate to see the castle that supposedly hasn't seen a living soul since his late mother had ordered it closed up after the double homicide and disappearance of Damian Wagner, a world-famous master of horror novels.
What starts out as a quick tour of a dusty old castle turns into another Mac Faraday adventure when Astaire Castle becomes the scene of even more murders. Mac is going to need to put all of his investigative talents to work to sort out this case that involves the strangest characters he has run into yet - including a wolf man. No, we're not talking about Gnarly.

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This is the 5th book in the Mac Faraday series, and a perfect read for October! Mac is settling in having inhereited a large estate from his mother, including he soon finds out a bona fide castle! The characters from the previous books are all here, and they each either know or don't know about the castle. As the reasons come out about why, a new mystery evolves. And then when a murder takes place at the castle, more mytery twists fall like dominoes, leading the reader on a roller coaster oage turner, as you try to figure out what REALLY happened, and who is the current murderer! This is the perfect Fall read- perfect for enjoying with a hot cup of coffee while the kids are off at school! Don't miss this fun October read!

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About the Author:

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries. The twelfth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series, Candidate for Murder will be released June 2016.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.  Follower her on her Website,  Twitter and Facebook.

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Win an audiobook copy of The Murders at Astaire Castle by Lauren Carr (2 winners - open int’l)


  1. Thank you so much for the fabulous review of THE MURDERS AT ASTAIRE CASTLE. I am so glad you enjoyed this Halloween mystery! Here's wishing each of your followers luck in the giveaway!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Lauren and for writing a fun series!

  3. It sounds like an interesting read.

  4. I love to read, but hardly have any time for recreational reading right now (working, grad student, mom to a toddler...) so listening to audiobooks in bed while the family is sleeping is my secret vice and I *love* mysteries.


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