Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Crimes Past by Lauren Carr

Book Details:

Book Title: Crimes Past by Lauren Carr
Series: A Mac Faraday Mystery (Volume 13)
Category: Adult fiction, 322 pages
Genre: Murder Mystery
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: October 16, 2018
Tour dates: May 1 - June 28, 2019
Content Rating: PG (mild violence and sexual suggestion)

Book Description:

It’s a bittersweet reunion for Mac Faraday when members of his former homicide squad arrive at the Spencer Inn. While it is sweet to attend the wedding of a former colleague’s daughter, it is a bitter reminder that the mother of the bride had been the victim of a double homicide on her own wedding night.

The brutal slaying weighing heavy on his mind, Mac is anxious to explore every possibility for a break in the cold case—even a suggestion from disgraced former detective Louis Gannon that one of their former friends was the killer.

When the investigator is brutally slain, Mac Faraday rips open the cold case with a ruthless determination to reveal which of his friends was a cold-blooded murderer.

To read reviews, please visit Lauren Carr's page on iRead Book Tours.

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Meet the Author:

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

Now, Lauren has added one more hit series to her list with the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries. Set in the quaint West Virginia town of Harpers Ferry, Ice introduces Chris Matheson, a retired FBI agent, who joins forces with other law enforcement retirees to heat up those cold cases that keep them up at night.

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.

​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 three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

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My Review: 

Crimes Past is the thirteenth installment from Lauren Carr’s series, Mac Faraday Mystery. This time Mac Faraday and his crew meet again at the Spencer Inn for a friend’s wedding of their daughter. Mac is reminded of the cold case murder of the bride’s mother. A colleague tells Mac that the killer is closer than he thinks. When that colleague is, too, murdered, Mac finds himself determined to find out who is the murderer and who he can and can not trust. 

I have loved Lauren Carr’s mysteries and Crimes Past is no different. Though, I believe this one can be read as a stand alone, it may be best for a reader to read the first in the series to get a little bit of a back story with Mac Faraday. I found that the plot was no way predictable. I was left guessing on how it would all end and enjoyed the twists and turns that I did not expect.  I do love Mac Faraday as a character and admired his investigative skills to solve the case, however no character beats that highly intelligent canine, Gnarly. He is so funny. 

I am giving Crimes Past a well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy good laughs and entertaining murder mysteries. I, also, recommend the audio version for those who enjoy a fabulous performance by and entertaining narrator. 

Crimes Past is a fabulous read that should not be missed! Well done, Miss Carr, well done!

I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion. 


  1. Thank you so much for the fabulous review of CRIMES PAST. I am thrilled that you enjoyed this latest Mac Faraday Mystery. I am certain your followers will enjoy it as well. Here's wishing each of your followers luck in the giveaway.