Sunday, April 15, 2012

It's Murder, My Son by Lauren Carr

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A murder next door to Mac, earlier connected murders, a small town filled with wealthy, cunning residents, a detective who is now a millionaire and also the illegitimate son of a recently deceased mystery-writing author, Robin Spencer, make up part of the "crew" in this well-written, intriguing murder mystery.  And.....we can't forget Gnarly, a huge German Shepherd who steals food from anyone he can, causes havoc in the neighborhood, and even helps find clues for the murder investigations.

The characters in this book are absolutely wonderful. You will fall in love the minute you meet Mac, the new millionaire, and Archie, Robin Spencer's assistant. Gnarly is a little scary and mischievous, but he grows on you.  The small town of Spencer seems to be a dream town, but it is a haven for infidelity, a corrupt police force, and a creative author's twist of having mystery writers as characters.  The eccentric, well-to-do neighbors enhance the storyline and bring a special focus to the plot.  Each character has a background that won't quit and a background that you will love.
Amusing, frightening, and unusual things do happen during the investigation that will keep your interest and keep you guessing until the last page.  Just when you think you have the mystery solved, another character and more clues pop up leaving you still unsure.  Lauren Carr is a master at and has a great knack for keeping you guessing.   A great ending and lots of surprises make this book a treat for mystery lovers.
If you haven't guessed it yet, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and give a huge, "gnarly" 5/5 for IT'S MURDER, MY SON and an equally-sized thank you to Ms. Carr for allowing me the pleasure of this read.  

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  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing It's Murder, My Son. I am so glad you enjoyed it. When readers love my mysteries, that makes writing them so much more enjoyable. It makes for a fabulous relationship. Makes me feel as good as Gnarly does when he steals a nice juicy steak off a hot grill.

  2. I have been enjoying this series as well! Great review

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  3. Thanks, Shelleyrae!

    Shades of Murder is coming fast for release in May!