Spring Thaw by Lauren Carr

April 10th, 2019 Kimberly Review 11 Comments

10th Apr
Spring Thaw by Lauren Carr
Spring Thaw and Other Mystery Short Stories
by Lauren Carr
Series: A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery #1.5
Genres: Mystery
Source: Purchase
Purchase: Amazon | Audible
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In today’s hectic world, many whodunit fans don’t have time to get their mystery fix diving into a whole novel. Lauren Carr’s SPRING THAW AND OTHER MYSTERY SHORT STORIES is for these fans—but that doesn’t mean whodunit fans who do have time can’t dive in as well.

A novella, Spring Thaw features retired federal agent Chris Matheson from Lauren Carr’s newest bestselling cold case series. When his late father’s former friend is indicted for the seven-year-old murder of a church bishop, Chris renews old broken friendships to thaw out the cold case.

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Spring Thaw is part of an anthology of short whodunits by Lauren Carr, but for this post I am only reviewing the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery, Spring Thaw. A clever whodunit regarding the death of a clergy.

I really enjoyed Ice the first book in the series and added more of the series to my list. I ended up grabbing the novella for Spring Thaw, not even realizing it was part of an anthology. A friend of his father’s is about to be arraigned for the seven-year-old murder of a Bishop.

This was an interesting case, and I enjoyed watching Chris piece things together. His Mom, friends, and local law enforcement aided in solving the case. Sterling, his retired police K-9 was hilarious. The clever dog assisted, as did a Cat with the funniest name. It was a fun edition and well done, albeit short.

Carr spins an entertaining, small-town mystery with memorable, fun, quirky characters. She mixes suspense and humor into each tale. I personally love the animals she introduces.

The collection offers shorts from quite a few of Carr’s series. As I have not read them; I held off. Each of the short stories offers a mystery with a resolution. This title is also available in audio format.

I am looking forward to continuing the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries and exploring more of Carr’s series. 

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About Lauren Carr

Lauren Carr

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns! Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, romance, and humor. 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 three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

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11 Responses to “Spring Thaw by Lauren Carr”

  1. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    I love novellas it makes me feel like I have read a book without it being intimidating with to many pages or hours to read it. I will have to give this one a try sounds good.

    Mary

  2. Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    Spring Thaw sounds like a fun and humorous small town murder mystery novella. I love that the author included animals in the story that had their own unique and fun personalities! Lovely Review Kim!

  3. Sophia Rose

    I put this series on my wish list after reading your first review. Glad it stays strong with this novella-length one.

  4. Tyler H. Jolley

    This title is so ironic for me today. Huge blizzard on the way! Nice review, I find myself digging novellas lately. I’ve been so busy, so it really breaks it up having a shorter book.