Deep Creek Lake author publishes two more books

From The Garrett County Republican

DEEP CREEK LAKE — Local historian Ed King recently completed not one but two books: “Deep Creek Lake: The Founders (Book 1)” and “I Love Deep Creek Lake: Another in a Series of Vignettes.”

“It’s taken me about four years to write ‘The Founders,’” he said, noting there was much research to conduct and many people to interview for the publication.

King will sign copies of both books this Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Garrett County Historical Society Museum in Oakland. Weather permitting, he will be set up in the gazebo.

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'Shades of Murder': Mac Faraday Meets Joshua Thornton in Complicated Cold Case Mystery Tale

Thursday, May 31, 2012 – 17:08 Reviewed by David M. Kinchen
BOOK REVIEW: ‘Shades of Murder’: Mac Faraday Meets Joshua Thornton in Complicated Cold Case Mystery Tale

Lauren Carr has created two series of mystery tales, one involving former DC Homicide Detective Mac Faraday, living in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland; the other involving Hancock County, West Virginia Prosecuting Attorney Joshua Thornton.

Mac and Joshua meet for the first time in Carr’s latest Mac Faraday mystery, “Shades of Murder” (CreateSpace, 230 pages, $14.99 print, $2.99 Kindle, available from Amazon.com). They’re brought together by two almost decade-long cold cases — one involving the murder of a woman near Pittsburgh, the other the murder of celebrity artist Ilysa Ramsay, the trophy wife of high-tech tycoon Neal Hathaway in Deep Creek Lake, where Mac Faraday lives.

Mac inherited the fortune of “Queen of Mystery” Robin Spencer, his birth mother, enabling him to leave his underpaid life in Washington, DC and live large in Deep Creek Lake. He has a palatial mansion, a German Shepherd with attitude named Gnarly and a girlfriend named Archie Monday, who was the personal assistant to Spencer and who conveniently lives in Mac’s guesthouse.

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BOOK REVIEW: 'It's Murder, My Son': Mac Faraday's Good Fortune Followed by Murder Spree in Western Maryland Resort Town

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 – 18:15 Reviewed by David M. Kinchen
BOOK REVIEW: ‘It’s Murder, My Son’: Mac Faraday’s Good Fortune Followed by Murder Spree in Western Maryland Resort Town

No disrespect to Mac Faraday, Archie Monday, David O’Callaghan, Travis Turner or any of the multitude of good, bad and ugly characters populating Lauren Carr’s “It’s Murder, My Son” (CreateSpace, 286 pages, $14.99) but to me the most interesting character in the book is a lovable, mischievous, sneaky German shepherd named Gnarly.

Even people who are allergic to dogs and cats will get a jolt out of this Army veteran of a dog, originally imported to Spencer and Deep Creek Lake — Maryland’s largest lake — to guard local beauty Katrina Singleton. Gnarly is unsuccessful in his task and is brutally beaten in his attempt to save the wealthy Katrina from her murderer. Gnarly is rescued by Spencer Police Officer David O’Callaghan, who grew up with Katrina and has a history with her.

Gnarly ends up with former District of Columbia homicide detective Mac Faraday, who inherits a $270 million fortune from his birth mother, “America’s Queen of Mystery” novelist Robin Spencer. The inheritance couldn’t come at a better time: Faraday’s wife of 20 years, Christine, has left him for a D.C. lawyer named Stephen Maguire, and Mac loses everything in the divorce, including a house in the pricey Georgetown district of D.C. (How a cop can afford a house in Georgetown escapes me, but I think his affluent wife paid for it).

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>Considering the Written Word

>Former Garrett County Home Builder turned author:
Hyattsville author talks about his latest work.
By Sarah Nemeth

In a room in his apartment overlooking shades of blue and green swimming below, Hyattsville novelist Richard Morris thinks.

Although the beauty outside is inspirational—arrow straight trees slice the sky while chirps call the mornings out of their dark shackles—what flows from Morris’s pen comes from inside.

“I had a lot of things I felt I wanted to say,” he said of his books.

Morris’s first novel, Cologne No. 10 For Men, is a satire about war.

“There were a lot of things that were funny, ironic we had about the war,” he said. “[It’s] kind of an anti-war book.”

Between the covers, Cologne recounts the habit of one soldier, who found that a drop of cologne under his nose was all he needed to mask the stench of war. Eventually, the character decides that he doesn’t want it anymore—he wants to smell the odors.

Morris, who lives with his wife Barbara in Ward 4, is originally from Pittsburgh and grew up in Cleveland. He was a custom homebuilder in Garrett County and later moved to Prince George’s County where he conducted research for the National Association of Home Builders Research Center in Upper Marlboro and later with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. With the NAHB he traveled, wrote articles and books. He retired in 2004 while living in Bowie.

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Author returns for book signings

December 4, 2010 – By NANCY TULLIS (ntullis@reviewonline.com)

CHESTER – Chester native Lauren Carr, author of three mystery novels, will return to the area the weekend of Dec. 10 for speaking and book-signing events.

Carr will speak to language arts classes at Oak Glen High on Dec. 13. Prior to that Monday, she has scheduled three book-signing events.

She will be at Waldenbooks at the Ohio Valley Mall, St. Clairsville, Ohio, from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 10; at Borders Express in Beaver Valley Mall, Monaca, Pa., Dec. 12 from 1-4 p.m.; and at Lynn Murray Library, Chester, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 11.

Carr, who now lives in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., is promoting her latest mystery, “It’s Murder, My Son.” Books will be available for purchase at each of the book-signing events….

…In “It’s Murder, My Son,” Carr introduces readers to a new setting, Deep Creek Lake, Md., and a new main character, homicide detective Mac Faraday. Her previous books were set in Chester and featured Joshua Thornton, a single father of five.

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Local author plans book signing – Setting: Deep Creek Lake Maryland

September 7, 2010 – By NANCY TULLIS (ntullis@reviewonline.com)

NEW CUMBERLAND – Former Chester resident Lauren Carr will return to Hancock County on Friday for a visit to Swaney Memorial Library.

Carr has written three mystery novels, and will greet mystery enthusiasts and sign copies of her latest book beginning at 2 p.m. She will be at the library from 2-6 p.m. and will read from her books from 5-6 p.m.

Carr now lives in Harper’s Ferry. Her newest mystery is “It’s Murder, My Son.” Her previous books, “A Reunion to Die For,” and “A Small Case of Murder,” were set in Chester….

…”It’s Murder, My Son,” is set in Deep Creek Lake, Md., and introduces a new character, Mac Faraday, a bankrupt homicide detective. Carr said she didn’t move away from Joshua Thornton and Chester because she was tired of the character or the town. Her latest plot simply needed a detective rather than a lawyer at its center.

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