Internationally Best-Selling Author of Murder Mystery Novels


Murder By Perfection Has Been Nominated!

The Illustrious RONE Awards 2019!

It is a pleasure to announce that Lauren Carr's Murder by Perfection has been nominated for the 2019 RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) Award in the mystery category!

Each year InD’tale Magazine honors the very best books in the Indie and Small publishing industry by awarding the prestigious RONE award.  To achieve this award, a book must go through the most comprehensive process in the industry today, with three distinct areas of focus. 

 All awards are announced at the annual RONE award gala event and ceremony and given the beautiful Crystal RONE award. This is a formal but extremely fun and entertaining night for all, one that truly honors all Indie and Small published authors, readers and professionals! 

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 All nominees must be voted on by the reading public. The books with the highest number of public votes will progress on to become finalists.  

InD'Tale has a posted schedule for voting for nominees. You can vote for Lauren Carr's Murder by Perfection during the week of April 29-May 5. Mark your calendars and vote. (You may have to subscribe to InD'Tale magazine before you can vote.) It is free to do so.

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New Release! Decades of Deception Sprouts into Murder

"Carr is one of the best mystery writers around. With a family orientation that is based upon love, extended family, and concern for others, well, you just cannot go wrong in picking up any of her books. This one, especially, should be considered. A ghost, a wedding, and a murder mystery or two, with so many more surprises! You can't pass this one by!" Review by Glenda Bixler, Book Reader's Heaven

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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? 

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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. 

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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! 

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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. 

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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.  

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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) 

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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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