The Prime Suspect introduces MacKade as the author’s newest addition to an already impressive lineup of sleuths, leaving readers ready for more.


About The Book

A Sam MacKade PI Mystery: Book 1
Publication Date: October 20, 2023

Two murders with one common denominator. Both victims betrayed Bryce Greyson. How could she not be the prime suspect?

Four years after Bryce’s cheating husband is gunned down, her boyfriend-stealing former roommate’s remains are found buried under a statue at her alma mater.

Declared the prime suspect by both detectives and the media, Bryce has no choice but to hire someone to clear her name.

Enter Sam MacKade, private eye.

To solve two murders, the former police K-9 officer and his canine partners must sift through the clues and the lies to reveal the true prime suspect.

The Review

Where do you draw the line between coincidence and pattern? For Bryce Greyson, being connected to two dead bodies is enough to put a target on her back.

Author Lauren Carr delivers an action-packed mystery in The Prime Suspect. Bryce teams up with private investigator Sam MacKade and his canine companions to clear her name.

The helpful guide to the characters at the beginning of the book provides a good introduction, allowing readers to get a sense of each character’s motivation.

Adding the canine component, along with a cat cameo, serves up plenty of laughter. This is also true to Carr’s reputation of serving up a good mystery with a mix of humor and romance.

With the print version coming in at 534 pages, the author delivers plenty of entertaining twists and turns leading up to the surprise ending.

The Prime Suspect introduces MacKade as the author’s newest addition to an already impressive lineup of sleuths, leaving readers ready for more.

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About The AuthorSelling 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 author panels at conventions.

She lives with her husband, and two spoiled rotten German shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.


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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.


  1. Thank you so much, Amy, for the 5-Star review of THE PRIME SUSPECT. I am so glad and honored that you enjoyed this new series. Here’s wishing each of your followers luck in the giveaway for the $50 PayPal.

  2. Thank you for sharing your review of The Prime Suspect, this story sounds like a great start to an exciting new series that I am looking forward to reading


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The Prime Suspect introduces MacKade as the author’s newest addition to an already impressive lineup of sleuths, leaving readers ready for more.5-STAR REVIEW: THE PRIME SUSPECT by Lauren Carr