Thursday, October 26, 2023

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Prime Suspect (A Sam MacKade PI Mystery) by Lauren Carr


Book Details:

Book Title The Prime Suspect (A Sam MacKade PI Mystery) by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +), 430 pages
Genre:  Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:   Oct 26, 2023
Content Rating:  PG-13 (Lauren Carr's books are murder mysteries, so there are murders involved. Occasionally, a murder will happen on stage. There is sexual content, but always behind closed doors. Some mild swearing (a hell or a damn few and far between). No F-bombs!

"The plot is twisted. The characters are full of depth, with many hiding secrets. Mackade's two dogs and Greyson's cat are not only smart, but have attitude with a capital A.  I don't want to spoil anything, so all I am going to say is the cat is the hero who deals with one personal threat."  Marilyn R. Wilson, Author, Speaker, Book Reviewer, review of THE PRIME SUSPECT

"Lauren Carr is among my favorite mystery writers. She knows how to write a fun tale while keeping readers engaged. ..." - Amy Campbell, Locks Hooks and Books

"I am, bottom line, amazed at the giant step that places Carr comparable to significant authors whose name slips off our tongues like, for instance, Nora Roberts. Watch this author--she's moving quickly to where her goals are headed..." - review by Glenda Bixler, Book Readers Heaven

Lauren Carr is a master storyteller who combines the humor of Janet Evanovich and the investigative skills of Patricia Cornwell. She is always at the top of my reading list." - review by Sherry Fundin, Fundinmental, As Eye See It

Book Description:
Two murders with one common denominator. Both victims betrayed Bryce Greyson. How could she not be the prime suspect?

Four years after Bryce’s cheating husband is gunned down, her boyfriend-stealing former roommate’s remains are found buried under a statue at her alma mater.

Declared the prime suspect by both detectives and the media, Bryce has no choice but to hire someone to clear her name.

Enter Sam MacKade, private eye.

To solve two murders, the former police K-9 officer and his canine partners must sift through the clues and the lies to reveal the true prime suspect.
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Meet the Author:

​Selling over half a million books worldwide, Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Thorny Rose, Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries, and Nikki Bryant Cozy Mysteries—thirty titles across five fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

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

The owner of Acorn Book Services and iRead Book Tours, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, and virtual book tour coordinator for independent authors.  

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and author panels at conventions. 

She lives with her husband, and two spoiled rotten German shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV. 

connect with the author:  website ~ amazon facebook ~ instagram ~ twitter 
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Enter the Giveaway: 

Enter giveaway to win $50 Paypal courtesy of the author of THE PRIME SUSPECT (a Sam MacKade PI Mystery)! (ends Dec 7)

THE PRIME SUSPECT by Lauren Carr Book Review Tour Giveaway

My Review: 

Several years ago, I was introduced to Lauren Carr’s books, I was instantly a fan and hooked. I was thrilled to find out she has a new series releasing, A Sam MacKade PI Mystery. It was an honor to read the first book, The Prime Suspect. It was great meeting up Sam MacKade and Bryce Greyson. They made a fantastic solving duo as they try to find out the “who done it”. I was quickly hooked that made me want to continue to read this action packed mystery with several  twists and turns that left me often guessing what could happen in the follow up scenes. Of course, it would not be a Lauren Carr novel without the fun loving canines that always seem to steal the show. Their antics made have me giggling throughout. Overall, a fabulous start of a new series that is full of humor, adventure, and unpredictable mystery.  

The Prime Suspect is most definitely a five star read for me. Readers, fans, and lovers of cozy suspense filled mysteries without a doubt will love it as much as me. I highly recommend it. I will be eagerly awaiting the follow up to A Sam MacKade PI Mystery series to see what Lauren Carr has in store for Sam and his friends next. 

I received a paperback advanced reader copy of Lauren Carr’s The Prime Suspect from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 


  1. Thank you so much, Amy, for the wonderful review for THE PRIME SUSPECT. I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed this new mystery with Sam and his K9 team. Wishing everyone luck in the giveaway for the $50 PayPal!

  2. This sounds like a great book great review! Thanks for sharing!