The Murders at Astaire Castle by Lauren Carr
The Murders at Astaire Castle is an excellent mystery and love story with a touch of the paranormal.
Never tell Mac Faraday not to do something.
Spencer’s police chief, David O’Callaghan, learns this lesson the hard way when he orders Mac Faraday to stay away from the south end of Spencer’s mountaintop – even though he owns the property. It doesn’t take long for Mac to find out what lies on the other side of the stone wall and locked gate, on which hangs a sign warning visitors to Keep Out!
Topping the list of the 10 top haunted places in America, Astaire Castle is associated with two suicides, three mysterious disappearances, and four murders since it was built almost a century ago – and Mac Faraday owns it!
In spite of David’s warning, Mac can’t resist unlocking the gate to see the castle that supposedly hasn’t seen a living soul since his late mother had ordered it closed up after the double homicide and disappearance of Damian Wagner, a world-famous master of horror novels.
What starts out as a quick tour of a dusty old castle turns into another Mac Faraday adventure when Astaire Castle becomes the scene of even more murders. Mac is going to need to put all of his investigative talents to work to sort out this case that involves the strangest characters he has run into yet – including a wolf man. No, we’re not talking about Gnarly.
Review by ladyhawk:
The Murders at Astaire Castle is an excellent mystery and love story with a touch of the paranormal. Mac Faraday, the owner of Spencer Inn and Astaire Castle doesn’t believe in ghosts or anything paranormal.
I loved this book with all the murders and disappearances surrounding the Castle and the fact that horror writter Damian Wagner lived in the Castle to write his last book involving the Wolf Man.
The past and the present day collide in this book to solve several mysteries.
Review by Mother of 9:
Mac Faraday owns a haunted castle! So he learns in the first chapter of this book. Insisting that he had to see it despite the fact that his mother’s will specifies that it must never be rented to anyone and can never be sold.
Mac, David and Gnarly find a Wolf Man living in the castle, and clues to reopen a decade old murder investigation, as well as discovering another dead body hidden in a secret passage in the castle.
When he refuses to sell the haunted castle to a snotty billionaire, stuff hits the fan, and the castle kills more people….or does it? Well written, fast paced, easy read.
Review by Grandma Lyn:
I am enjoying all the Mac Farrday books in the series. This was especially fun to read due to the paranormal allusions within the story. I enjoy a good paranormal story as well as mystery novels.
I think everyone wants to visit a haunted house but the thought of a haunted castle just ups the ante. For that matter, just finding out you own a castle is pretty good too. I like finding out the different areas that are new to Mac with each new book in the series.
While each book can stand on it’s own, I would suggest you start with book 1 and work your way to the present. You won’t be sorry