Internationally Best-Selling Author of Murder Mystery Novels


It's a Hot Summer! Relax With a Cold Case of Mystery!

The Geezer Squad Is on the Cold Case!


“I’m in love with the Geezer Squad!” - 5-Star Review of WINTER FROST at Buried Under Books


"For the whodunit mystery buff who loves ever-increasing suspense and danger, Lauren Carr's newest series offers up a big dose of both. Murder and mayhem seem to be Chris's new companions after returning home following the loss of both his wife and his father." 5-Star Review at Blooming with Books

"Lauren Carr's books are never boring, that's for sure. They entertain, give us a good mystery to dig into, keep the reader guessing, give us a few good laughs and make us eager for the next book. Warning: Lauren Carr's series are addictive, so be ready to read more than just one book!" - Laura Fabiani, Library of Clean Reads


  “I’m working on the greatest mystery ever,” was the last thing noted mystery novelist Mercedes Livingston said to seven-year-old Chris Matheson before walking out of Hill House Hotel never to be seen again.

Not even a half-a-million ransom and the FBI could uncover the whereabouts of Mercedes Livingston and her husband—until years later when his remains, but not hers, were found. 

For decades, the writer’s fate remained a puzzling mystery until an autographed novel and a letter puts a grown-up Chris Matheson on the trail of a cunning killer. With the help of a team of fellow retired law enforcement officers, each a specialist in their own field of investigation, Chris puts a flame to this cold case to uncover what had really happened that night Mercedes Livingston walked out of Hill House Hotel. Watch out! The clues are getting hot!


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Keeping Up with Lauren Carr!

Lauren Carr: Life Outside the Box!


by Marilyn R. Wilson 

I connected with Lauren Carr, murder mystery author through my work.  Always an avid reader, in 2015 I decided to sign up with iRead Book  Tours as a reviewer for their digital book tours. In the beginning, I  chose to review every book that looked interesting and was writing  numerous reviews each month. I had the pleasure of working with a few  authors several times. Of these, my favorite is murder mystery writer  Lauren Carr who has over 25 titles published and continues to release 3  new novels each year. ...

Latest Mysteries


New Release! Decades of Deception Sprouts into Murder

 "The Root of Murder is another incredible story from Lauren Carr that you  will not be able to put down. She leaves you biting your nails, guessing  at every turn and never truly knowing what is coming next.

"I love the way Lauren writes and this novel is one of her best. She has a  way of taking a story and making you laugh, cry, worry and feel sorrow.  You don’t want to put her books down – which was the case with this  story – I had to read it in one sitting! I love how she brings her  characters to life and you become connected with them. Each new novel,  you get to learn a little bit more about them and you can’t help but  feel a deep connection to them." Review by Working Mommy Journal   


"As the story flows, the truth unfolds, layer by layer, leading to a satisfying conclusion." Review of WINTER FROST by The iRead Review

Nothing is as it seems.


Chris Matheson and the Geezer Squad, working under the guise of a book club, dig into the events surrounding his late wife’s supposed death halfway around the globe.  In his most personal cold case, Chris fights to uncover why the state department told him that Blair, the mother of his children, had been killed when she was alive. What had she uncovered in Switzerland that has made her a target? Who terrified her so much that she had gone into hiding and why are they now after him? 

The thirteenth installment in the Mac Faraday mysteries, Crimes Past was released on October 16!

Mac Faraday Rips Into a Cold Case of Murder!

Murder hit the shores of Deep Creek Lake like a hurricane when Mac Faraday blew into Spencer, Maryland, in his red sports car in It's Murder, My Son, the first installment of Lauren Carr's best-selling mystery series. Since then, fans have enjoyed sifting through one clue after another in trying to uncover who-done-it. Thirteen mysteries later, Mac Faraday is ready to dive into the cold case of two fellow detectives brutally slain on their wedding night. 

About Lauren


 Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Thorny Rose, Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries—over twenty titles across four fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns! 

Chris Matheson Cold Case


Disguised as a book club, the Geezer Squad assists a recently retired federal agent to close those cold cases that keep them up at night in the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery series. 

Mac Faraday Mysteries


Murder hit the shores of Deep Creek Lake like a hurricane when Mac Faraday blew into Spencer, Maryland, in his red sports car. Since then, fans have enjoyed sifting through one clue after another in trying to uncover who-done-it.  

Lovers in Crime


All of Lauren's mystery novels is available in Amazon books, kindle, and Audible. Reviewers and readers of crime fiction and best mystery books highly recommend Lauren Carr's mysteries, stating, “If you have not read Lauren Carr's books, you are truly missing out on some really good murders & murder mystery.” (Nighttime Reading Center) 

Thorny Rose Mysteries


Lauren delighted her fans by merging the son and daughter of the detectives from her two popular series for a new generation of mystery in the Thorny Rose Mysteries.  

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Are you a writer looking for guidance to make your dream of being an author come true? With over thirty years of writing and publishing experience under her belt, Lauren Carr can help--from writing coaching to book design to publishing consulting. 


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