The Wrong Side of Murder Audio by Lauren Carr

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Book Details:

Book Title:  The Wrong Side of Murder (A Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery) by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +)
Narrated by Anita Alger
Length: 7.8 hours
Genre:  Mystery/Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:   July 21, 2022
Format available for review:  audiobook (audible download code), ebook (MOBI for Kindle, EPUB, PDF)
Tour dates: Oct 3 to Oct 28, 2022
Content Rating: This cozy mystery is rated G for everyone! 

The Wrong Side of Murder is another wonderful cozy mystery by author Lauren Carr. It has all the elements that draw me in – an intelligent female lead, an equally smart boyfriend who partners to help her, a complicated plot where clues are slowly revealed, people who aren’t what they seem to be, comedic moments to balance the darker ones, and several quirky pets full of personality.  

It’s a wonderful book to escape into at the end of the day. And get ready to read into the wee hours as, if you’re like me, you won’t be able to stop reading until the mystery is revealed.  -review by Marilyn R. Wilson, Olio by Marilyn

Nikki’s an intense individual who makes the perfect investigative journalist. She wants answers yesterday and she is willing to dig in to get them. She might get it wrong at the beginning but with the help of her family and close friends, she’ll get the answers she wants and needs. – review by Blooming with Books

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER

This cozy mystery is such an awesome read. Nikki Bryant is back with her fun and funny dog Elmo. Still investigating murders, and this time, a class mate accused of murdering her mom years ago when she was in high school. Jodi Gibbons has been accused of murdering her mom since that one day when she left home to attend school and her mother was later found dead. Could this teenager murder her mom, and go to school like nothing happened? This is what Nikki and her side kick Elmo is about to find out. 

I didn’t want to put this book down!! I didn’t want to think Jodi was guilty, especially the way the town plagued her guilty. Author Lauren Carr and her phenomenal writing skills had me guessing with the twists and turns with the case. And Elmo always had his quirky say so as well. I love, love this sweet special canine that adds so much to the story. There are quite a few characters, some we know from book one, and some we meet new in this one. Carr creates solid characters, most of them I really love and some I could have put in their place real fast! But they all play their parts so well in each scene, it makes the story seem real. 

I felt so bad for Jodi because of the way the people of her town treated her. I was so glad she was finally going to tell her story, but another twist in the story, and  that didn’t happen the way readers wanted either. And then the ending was a shocker for me, I never guessed it, and it was great!! I love how Carr pulls everything together so smoothly and creates the special ending that is  satisfaction for her readers. 

A special thanks to the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review, the opinions here are mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Book Description:

Nikki Bryant’s Next Case Takes Her to the Wrong Side of Murder

One spring morning, Jodi Gibbons got up and went to school as she did every day. Her young life went sideways though when the police found that her mother had been brutally killed during the night.

Twenty years later, many in Pine Grove believe Jodi got away with murder. After all, how could she have possibly slept through her mother’s violent death in the very next room?
After decades of silence, Jodi accepts investigative journalist Nikki Bryant’s invitation to tell her side of the story. However, before the interview can take place, someone silences Jodi permanently.

Now it is up to Nikki Bryant and her friends to uncover the secret that Jodi Gibbons has been protecting—a secret someone believes it is worth killing to keep from being revealed.

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Book Details:

 

Book Title:  Killer Deadline (A Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery) by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +)
Narrated by Anita Alger
Length:  6 hours, 34 minutes
Genre:  Mystery/Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:   April 23, 2020
Audiobook release date: August 5, 2020
Format available for review:  audiobook (audible download), ebook (mobi, epub, PDF)
Tour datesOct 3 to Oct 28, 2022
Content Rating: G. This is a true cozy mystery. No sex. No on-stage violence. No swearing. Just good clean fun!


Here we go! Carr is a master storyteller who always offers a plot full of twists and turns, a bit of humor to offset the dark, and a unique cast of characters. In Killer Deadline that cast includes – handsome Ryan, her first love (who is now her step-brother); a mysterious social media friend called Nerdy Guy; Elmo, a super smart dog, a boxer, she rescued who has become a social media star and has a penchant for cleaning; a TV station full of suspicious employees; and more.

 

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. – review by Marilyn R. Wilson, Olio by Marilyn

 
 
Book Description:

 

​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. 

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Lauren’s best-selling standalone novel (released in 2017) contains the main characters from her three successful series: Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose mysteries. ​ 

TWOFER MURDER by Lauren Carr

Book Details:

 

Book Title:  Twofer Murder by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult fiction (18+)
Narrated by Mike Alger, Anita Alger
Length: 13 hours, 20 minutes
Genre:  Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:  November 17, 2017
Available for review in:  audiobook (audible download code), ebook (mobi, ePub, PDF)  
Tour dates:  Oct 3 to Oct 28, 2022
Content Rating:  PG-13: While there are murders committed in this murder mystery, there is profanity (a hell or a damn few and very far between). No F-bombs. No explicit sex or graphic violence. ​


 

 
The book is intense, compelling, as readers follow the story lines for two different books. Yet the humor, family interactions, and loving relationships in Carr’s books keeps reading both entertaining and fun… Carr gets better and better in her humorous scenes, as well as snappy dialogue that comes only from within close-knit friends and family… If you aren’t reading this author, you are missing much more than an average mystery writer. – review by Glenda Bixler, Book Readers Heaven
 

 
Book Description:

 

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!

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Audiobook Narrator Anita Alger

Meet the Audiobook Production Team:

Narrator:
A relative newcomer to audiobook narration, Anita Alger is a producer and composer of dozens of musical themes for audiobooks. Working with veteran narrator (and husband) Mike Alger, they’ve teamed up to produce over 30 full length audiobooks. While her musical skills are usually at the forefront, she has also narrated three audiobooks herself, including the new Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery Series written by Lauren Carr.


Producer:

​A broadcast veteran of over 35 years, Mike Alger is best known as the award-winning Chief Meteorologist for KTVN-TV in Reno, NV. Narrator and producer of over 30 audiobook novels, he is also a successful author, having penned the Mystery-Thriller novel Snow Storm, and is the narrator of the audiobook of the same name. He collaborates with his wife of 40 years, Anita Alger, who writes and produces the musical themes for his productions.


Meet the Author:

Selling over half a million books worldwide, Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Thorny Rose, Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries, and Nikki Bryant Cozy Mysteries—thirty titles across five fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor. 

The owner of Acorn Book Services and iRead Book Tours, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, and virtual book tour coordinator for independent authors.  

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 two spoiled rotten German shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV. 

connect with the author: website ~ blog ~ facebook instagram ~ twitter pinterest


Tour Schedule:
Oct 3 – Mystery Review Crew – book series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 4 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 5  kelly_hunsaker_reads – audiobook review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Oct 5  
Leanne bookstagram – book review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 6 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Oct 6 – Casia’s Corner– audiobook review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Oct 7 
 Rockin’ Book Reviews – audiobook review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 11 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 11 – Faith and Books – audiobook review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Oct 12 Paws.Read.Repeat book series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 12  Blooming with Books audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 13  kelly_hunsaker_reads audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 13 – Casia’s Corner– audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 14 – Geaux Get Lit  audiobook review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Oct 14 – Hall Ways Blog – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 14 – Duckfacekim09 – audiobook review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 17 fundinmental– book series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 17 – 
Leanne bookstagram – book review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Oct 18  Locks, Hooks and Books – book series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 18 –Paws.Read.Repeat– audiobook review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 19 
FUONLYKNEW – book series spotlight / giveaway
Oct 19kelly_hunsaker_reads audiobook review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 20 –
 Locks, Hooks and Books –book review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 20  Leanne bookstagram – book review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 21 – Geaux Get Lit – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 21 – Duckfacekim09 – audiobook review of KILLER DEADLINE / giveaway
Oct 24 – Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 24 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 24 – Faith and Books – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 25 – Amy’s Booket List – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 25 –
 Splashes of Joy – audiobook review of TWOFER MURDER / giveaway
Oct 26 – Cover Lover Book Review – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 26 – 
Liese’s Blog – books spotlight 
Oct 27 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – books spotlight / giveaway
Oct 27 – Books for Books – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER
Oct 28 – Duckfacekim09 – audiobook review of THE WRONG SIDE OF MURDER / giveaway
Oct 28 – Books for Books – audiobook review of TWOFER MURDER

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rita Wray
    Oct 24, 2022 @ 11:08:39

    Thank you for the review. Sounds like a good book.

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  2. Marisela Zuniga
    Oct 25, 2022 @ 04:10:41

    I need to listen to this, it sounds very good

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  4. Eva Millien
    Oct 25, 2022 @ 13:03:02

    Wrong Side of Murder sounds like a wonderful mystery for me to read and enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me!

    Thanks, Splashes of Joy, for sharing your thoughts!

    Have a terrific day!

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  5. andreadrake1
    Nov 02, 2022 @ 22:04:30

    This sounds like an awesome book! I added it to my tbr! Ty for sharing!!

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