Friday, July 23, 2010

'It's Murder, My Son', Lauren Carr, June, 2010, Printed in U.S.A.

After a messy divorce has ended, Mac Faraday, a retired homicide detective in D.C., is trying to avoid a lawyer who keeps after him. But the attorney finally convinces Mac to listen to him and Mac learns that the mother who gave him up for adoption 40+ years earlier has died and left him her vast fortune. Mac moves to Deep Creek, Maryland where his mother, Robin Spencer was born and known as America's Queen of Mystery. When Mac moves into Spencer Manor, he learns that a neighbor, Katrina Singleton, was murdered three months earlier and her case file is still open. However, there are more suspicious deaths and Mac decides to use his investigative skills to discover secrets in this plush gated community and to follow clues to find Katrina's killer. Many surprises await Faraday in addition to his adjustment to an immense fortune.

In 'It's Murder, My Son', Lauren Carr has provided a complex plot with a diversity of characters that blend so well with the mystery. Lauren's dialogue is brisk, her setting beautiful and the addition of Gnarly is very clever. As I did, readers will love this overly intelligent dog and his antics. 'It's Murder, My Son' is a delightful read and I look forward to more of Carr's Mac Faraday mysteries.

FTC disclosure: Book provided by author.

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