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Summary

When Mac Faraday decides to do something, there's no stopping him...even murder!

Not wanting to wait until their big day to start their life of wedded bliss, Mac Faraday and his lady love, Archie Monday, decide to elope to the little church where his ancestors had all married - along the tranquil shore of Deep Creek Lake. However, before they can say "I do", the sanctuary erupts into chaos when Gnarly finds a dead body in the church office.

As they dive into the investigation, Mac and his team discover more questions than answers. What kind of person walks into a church and shoots a man for no apparent reason? How do you solve the murder of a man who has no enemies in the world? Which of the seemingly kind-hearted church members is really a cold-blooded killer?

Then, there is the all-important question, how long do Mac Faraday and his lady love have to wait to get married?

Plus, a special bonus feature: "The Gnarly Rehabilitation Program (A Gnarly Mystery Short)". Bert and Ernie learn the hard way that crime does not pay when they dog-nap Gnarly.

©2014 Terri Lynn Zaleski (P)2017 Terri Lynn Zaleski

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... compared to the tongue of a gossip.

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Mac Faraday and his fiancé, Archie, are tired of waiting for their big wedding day, still six months in the future so decide on a secret ceremony in a little nearby church. Taking only Gnarly, the great lumbering 'police' dog with them, their hopes of a quiet marriage are interrupted by the discovery of a body in the church. And the following investigations are unexpected and far from simple ...

This very humerous murder mystery by Lauren Carr once again revisits characters met in earlier books (although none need to have been previously read to fully enjoy this story). The people are well drawn to become fully three dimensional, the conversations are realistic, situations often funny and even the several dogs have real character. The plot itself, twisting and ingeneous, is almost secondary to meeting the protagonists, but still good. And as usual, narrator, C.J.MacCallister does an excellent job interpreting them all and giving each a distinctive and individual voice (although Carmine's Italian accent has to be a bit suspect) as well as flawlessly delivering the text in his deep and pleasant reading.

I very much enjoy these light-hearted stories and look forward to hearing another very soon. My only complaint? My copy seems to be missing the advertised bonus short about the big, boisterous dog, 'The Gnarly Rehabilitation Program'.

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  • ldybkpr
  • 03-10-17

Great Book!!!

This is the first in the series that I have read. It is a great book. Can't wait to get the rest. I was well written. It has great twist and turns along with humor. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a great mystery

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  • Troublemer
  • 12-09-17

Death at the Church

Pretty good story. I started with book 8 and i feel I would have a better understanding of the characters if i had started from the beginning but still good story. Narration was good. I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

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  • LaPazBC
  • 12-11-17

Very enjoyable series

This is the second book written by Laura Carr that I listen to and enjoyed it very much. Great mystery, mixed with love, suspense and laugh. I appreciate the fact that there is no filthy language. Well written books don’t need it! Thank you so much, Laura!

CJ McAllister, as usual, surpassed my expectations with his outstanding narration! Can’t wait to listen to another book that he narrates!

I received this audio-book free for an honest review by the author, narrator, or publisher. Thank you!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-10-17

great mystery

I received this book free from ebalst, and the author. this is my unbiased opion. I really enjoyed this book. it's not your predictable. I love the dog.

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  • Lori
  • 25-09-17

Great series!! Very enjoyable

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I really enjoy this series. Great stories with great narration. This book just like the rest of the series is definitely worth your time and credit. Even though this is the 8th book in the series, it's my 4th in the series overall. Even though I have listened to them out of order that hasn't effected my enjoyment of any of the stories. This story is no different it's just as well written, interesting, intriguing and entertaining as the rest of the books in the series. The story pulls you in immediately and holds your attention from start to finish.

Once again Mac Faraday and the rest of the group are faced with another murder and the mystery surrounding it. Nothing is ever as simple as it seems when Mac and his team are involved. There is more going on in this book than just one murder mystery. With plenty of suspense and action along with several surprising twists it will keep you guessing.

Even with a large cast of characters they are all great. They are all likable, well rounded, easy to relate to and feel like old friends at this point in the series. Each new book is like visiting with old friends. Gnarly, he's a character like no other.

Logan McAllister does a great job with the narration. He has one of those voices you can listen to for hours on end and never get tired of. You know when he's narrating a story you are in for a treat. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Great character voices. Both Male and Female. Perfect tone and delivery of the humor. He brings the characters, their emotions and the story to life through his narration. Very enjoyable.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

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  • Heather North
  • 24-09-17

Love this series!

This continues to be one of my favorite series to listen to! I love the characters and the humor. This story was excellent and I wasn't expecting the twists this mystery took. The narrator is excellent as always and has been the same through the series, making the character voices easily recognizable from book to book. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Kelly watley
  • 10-09-17

very good!!

I loved this book with its twists and turns, and how well it was written. This author uses all of the senses in her story telling and doesn't give away the plot twists too soon. There is tension at some level throughout. Highly recommend. Fabulous read"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • Betababe
  • 09-09-17

Fishing for Clues

You can't fool me. If there is a "#8" in the title this might not be the first book in the series. But it was the first "Mac Faraday" for me, and I plunged right into this humor-laden tale. Alright, the beginning is anything BUT funny--an abused wife and child are making their escape when suddenly a shot (or two) rang out. But that's not the killing that interrupts the wedding.

Disclaimer: "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review." The description intrigued, the narration was smooth with distinctive vocal characterization, and the story captivated and satisfied.

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  • Booklover
  • 05-09-17

Another Great Mystery!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I really like the Mac Faraday mysteries. The characters are richly developed and the story is always great to listen to. This is my second Mac Faraday audiobook and I hope to listen to all of them. I am hooked.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved Carmine. He was so sweet and so engaging. He made me laugh several times. Even though he is not a hugely involved character, I really enjoyed the times he appeared in the story.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Carmine goes into the police department to confess to the murder I laughed so hard. The scene was so well written and I had to listen to it a couple of times. Lauren Carr writes so wonderfully and I loved the voice C. J. McAllister chose for this character.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A Terrific Whodunit!

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I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Susan Patterson
  • 02-09-17

Another Lauren Carr success!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, the twists and turns hold your attention throughout.

What did you like best about this story?

Sweet revenge/justice for wife beaters!

What does C.J. McAllister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His charming voice lulls you along and his knowledge of the characters brings them to life.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Jealousy and revenge a mystery make.

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"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review”.