Disclosure: I received an ebook copy of this book in exchange for my review.
Book Title: Candidate for Murder: A Mac Faraday Mystery
Author: Lauren Carr
Pages: 424 pages
Content Rating: PG-13 (This is murder mystery. There are no sex scenes, but some, very little, foul language. No f-bombs.)
Life as Leels’ Rating: 5 out of 5
It’s election time in Spencer, Maryland, and the race for mayor is not a pretty one. In recent years, the small resort town has become divided between the local year-round residents who have enjoyed their rural way of life and the city dwellers moving into their mansions, taking over the town council, and proceeding to turn Deep Creek Lake into a closed gate community—complete with a host of regulations for everything from speed limits to clothes lines.
When the political parties force-feed two unsavory mayoral nominees on the town residents, Police Chief David O’Callaghan decides to make a statement—by nominating Gnarly, Mac Faraday’s German shepherd, to run as mayor of Spencer!
What starts out as a joke turns into a disaster when overnight Gnarly becomes the front runner—at which point his political enemies take a page straight out of Politics 101. What do you do when you’re behind in a race? Dig up dirt on the front runner, of course.
Seemingly, someone is not content to rest with simply embarrassing the front runner by publicizing his dishonorable discharge from the United States Army, but to throw in a murder for good measure. With murder on the ballot, Mac Faraday and the gang—including old friends from past cases—dive in to clear Gnarly’s name, catch a killer, and save Spencer!
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I have read a Mac Faraday mystery previously and loved it so I was excited to get my hands on this book.
It opened up with action and suspense immediately, that just pulled you right in. Fortunately, it didn’t stop there. It even tossed in some humor for me too!
Emotions are definitely stirred while reading. I can tell you that among the suspense and the humor, there were a lot of times that someone really needed a good punch in the throat! I could never deal with politics!
I mean really, who doesn’t love a good mystery that has a little bit of romance with some humor tossed in there? It’s all of my favorite genres written into a lovely little package. Not to mention Gnarly and his troublesome side kick who make for some great giggles right out of the gate!
While I have a lot of catching up to do with this series, it is evident that I do not have to read them in any order to follow along!
The Mac Faraday series are definitely on the top of my list for mysteries and I highly recommend checking them out if you enjoy the mystery genre.
About the Author:
Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries. The twelfth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series, Candidate for Murder will be released June 2016.
Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.