by Lauren Carr
Series: A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery #1.5
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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.
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.Spring Thaw by Lauren Carr offered a small-town murder mystery that offered suspense, humor and quirky characters. #Mystery Click To Tweet
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