Book Description for Candidate for Murder :
It’s election time in Spencer, Maryland, and the race for mayor is not a pretty one. In recent years, the small resort town has become divided between the local year-round residents who have enjoyed their rural way of life and the city dwellers moving into their mansions, taking over the town council, and proceeding to turn Deep Creek Lake into a closed gate community—complete with a host of regulations for everything from speed limits to clothes lines.
When the political parties force-feed two unsavory mayoral nominees on the town residents, Police Chief David O’Callaghan decides to make a statement—by nominating Gnarly, Mac Faraday’s German shepherd, to run as mayor of Spencer!
What starts out as a joke turns into a disaster when overnight Gnarly becomes the front runner—at which point his political enemies take a page straight out of Politics 101. What do you do when you’re behind in a race? Dig up dirt on the front runner, of course.
Seemingly, someone is not content to rest with simply embarrassing the front runner by publicizing his dishonorable discharge from the United States Army, but to throw in a murder for good measure. With murder on the ballot, Mac Faraday and the gang—including old friends from past cases—dive in to clear Gnarly’s name, catch a killer, and save Spencer!
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Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries. The twelfth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series, Candidate for Murder will be released June 2016.
Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, son, and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.
Candidate for Murder by Lauren Carr is a very interesting book. It is the perfect blend of animals, humor, and action scenes. I found Gnarly's nomination to be funny in that Police Chief David O’Callaghan nominated him just to make a point and then it actually ended up happening. At first I thought Gnarly's campaign was going to be more of a joke, but it turned out that he ended up with a party who was determined to get him into office.
Gnarly was by far my favorite character with his antics throughout the book and his past actions. I found it very funny that he once stole a General's steak and dessert right from under his nose. The book is made up of plenty of funny moments like this as well as action scenes. I really liked the part where Gnarly took out the bad guys. I won't go into more detail because I don't want to giveaway the scene or tell you who the bad guys were.
I found the ending to be well written and I liked how it wrapped everything up neatly without any plot holes. I also really appreciated the fact that the author decided on a happy ending instead of a sad one.
*** I was sent this book for free for only my honest and unbiased review.***