I’ve learned something about myself during the lock-down. If I ever get arrested, house arrest will not be a viable form of punishment for me. It won’t work. Rather than wallow in misery about my confinement in me home, I’ll embrace the long sought-after solitude.
Finally! Everyone is leaving me alone!”
Then, I’ll start work in a new series.
In case you’ve missed it, I’ve had several new releases in my Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries, Thorny Rose Mystery Series, and Lovers in Crime, and now an upcoming new series, Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery!
An investigative journalist, Nikki Bryant is one of my more fun protagonists. Not only is she the first female lead protagonist, but she’s also the most impulsive. Nikki operates almost solely from her gut. She’s got tremendous instinct but gets into trouble because she is so impulsive.
Ryan Spaulding serves as her anchor. The head of the local crime scene investigators, he’s her connection in law enforcement—and her love interest. At one point in Killer Deadline, Nikki’s mother tells Ryan to keep her out of trouble. He responds, “That’s what defines me.” Basically, Ryan’s job is to keep Nikki out of trouble, and failing that, get her out of trouble.
Killer Deadline is scheduled for release (print and ebook!) on April 23, 2020. But you can pre-order your ebook now! Just click on the link below!
Book Title: Killer Deadline (A Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery) by Lauren Carr
Category: Adult Fiction (18 +), 232 pages
Genre: Mystery/Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: April 23, 2020
Content Rating: G. This is a true cozy mystery. No sex. No on-stage violence. No swearing. Just good clean fun!
“This book is a wonderful read to pick up at the end of a long day. It truly is a “cozy murder mystery.” I promise, it’ll draw you in right from page one and keep you turning the pages until you reach the very last page. I can’t wait for the second book in this series.” – Marilyn R. Wilson, Olio by Marilyn
Folks in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, claim that where Nikki Bryant goes,
trouble is not far behind. Her refusal to back down from a challenge has
made Nikki Bryant a top investigative journalist.
When an online friend nudges her to join him in a pact to reconnect with
their first loves, Nikki and her boxer dog Elmo leave the bright lights
of Las Vegas for the charming town of Pine Grove. There, she must face
the biggest challenges in her career and life—the first love she had
left behind and her father’s unsolved murder.
But before she has time to unpack her car, Nikki stumbles upon the dead
body of local news anchor, Ashleigh Addison, her childhood rival. Could
Ashleigh’s death be connected to an explosive news story that she had
teased about airing live? Did that explosive story have anything to do
with the murder of Nikki’s father?
With the clues in her father’s cold case hot again, Nikki intends to
chase down the story of her life until she catches his killer—no matter
what it takes.
best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Chris Matheson
Cold Case, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty-five titles across
three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!Killer Deadline marks Lauren’s first venture into mystery’s purely cozy sub-genre with a female protagonist.
Book reviewers and readers alike
rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include
mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and
A popular speaker, Lauren is also the owner of Acorn Book Service, the umbrella under which falls iRead Book Tours. She lives with her husband and two spoiled rotten German
Shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.