Monday, December 4, 2017

Blog tour and Book Review: TWOFER MURDER by Lauren Carr

About the Book

Twofer murder? What’s a twofer murder? 
Twofer Murder is a treat for fans of best-selling author Lauren Carr’s fast-paced mysteries! Lauren’s latest novel contains the main characters from her three successful series: Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose mysteries. The guys go away for a fishing weekend only to get caught up in the murder of a journalist investigating fraud at a timber company. Meanwhile, the ladies are spending the weekend in the presidential suite at a posh resort where Jessica Faraday is to accept a lifetime achievement award for her late grandmother at a murder mystery writers conference. But before they have time to get their facials, they get wrapped up in their own real mystery when an up and coming author ends up dead!

Lauren Carr’s Twofer Murder is a 2-for-1—making it a must-read for any mystery fan!

Content Rating: 

PG + M (Please be aware that TWOFER MURDER is a murder mystery. There are depictions of murder and some violence--though easy on the gore contents. No f-words but there may be some mild profanity, and mild religious expletives such as "damn", "hell" and "Oh God!". Some depictions of brief sexual content (kissing). No drug use or underage drinking among the protagonists.)


The males go off for a fishing trip and male bonding - dogs included. Needless to say with in-laws and potential in-laws and siblings, there is a bit of stress to this bonding experience. Add to that a contest to see who can catch the most fish and very different opinions on what constitutes food and relaxation. Tristan's cheese puffs keep disappearing, the investigative reporter is killed and David's friend from high school is involved along with the lumber company. And of course, all the men are worried about the women when one of the newest best selling authors is murdered at their author conference in Las Vegas. 

Archie is scheduled to interview Daniels who they all think killed his wife some years ago, while Jessica was scheduled to interview LeClair the new best selling author. There's the would-be author who nags Archie to edit his book and agent Nick who only takes on the elite among authors. Dallas and Sarah are there for the relaxation along with Monique who keeps getting lost in the suite and Spencer. As VIPs, the ladies have a private concierge, Garth, who takes good care of them, including Monique. Thinks get more complicated when the assassin who saved Dallas' life once shows up and then vanishes into thin air. The women collectively now not only want to find LeClair's murderer, but also figure out the intended victim to prevent another murder. 

Definitely a twofer -- two mysteries, connected by the characters in Carr's  series. The pace in both mysteries is steady with Gnarly, Monique and the other pets providing some comic relief. There are red herrings, but the resolutions make sense. The big question is who caught how many fish as they all meet back at Mac and Archie's. Fans of Carr's three series will not be disappointed. I certainly wasn't. Keep in mind, this is the equivalent of two books - not a quick read.

This can be read as a stand-alone with two mysteries in one volume. That said, I'd recommend reading at least one of the more recent books from each of the
three series to have more history on the characters.

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in the hopes that I would post an honest review as part of this blog tour. This has not affected the content of my review in any way.

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!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, 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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  1. A great review thank you. I like the sound of this.

  2. what a fun theme for this title...combining the different characters. love it!

    1. It is a great idea... thanks for stopping by Johnna!

  3. Wow! Sorry I missed this stop! Thank you so much for the fabulous review the TWOFER MURDER. I'm sure your followers are gong to enjoy it as well. Here's wishing each one of your followers luck in the giveaway. I also wish each one and you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

    1. And the same to you! Looking forward to the next in whichever series!