BOOK REVIEW: ‘Twelve to Murder: A Mac Faraday Mystery’: Bodies Pile Up, Gnarly is Gnarly, Commitment Issues with Mac and Archie

“Perhaps the most hilarious hostage scene in crime fiction history.” That’s quite an honor, David. Thank you!

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  • Reviewed by David M. Kinchen 

In my previous reviews of Lauren Carr’s Mac Faraday mystery novels, I neglected to mention the humor that infuses these very readable books.

Humor — much of it engendered by Gnarly, Mac’s irrepressible German Shepherd — is present in her latest Mac Faraday mystery, “Twelve to Murder” (Acorn Book Services, 262 pages, $12.99 trade paperback, also available in a Kindle from Amazon).

BOOK REVIEW: 'Twelve to Murder: A Mac Faraday Mystery': Bodies Pile Up, Gnarly is Gnarly, Commitment Issues with Mac and Archie

The murder of a wealthy middle-aged couple in their  home in Deep Creek Lake, MD, opens up several cans of worms involving Hollywood celebrities. And, despite the fact that Mac Faraday is no longer a homicide detective, he becomes involved in the case.

The victims are Janice and Austin Stillman. Janice is a high-profile agent, relocated from Tinseltown to Garrett County, Maryland’s westernmost county. One of Janice’s clients, former child star and teen idol, Lenny Frost, is almost immediately suspected of doing the…

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