The Friday 56 #114 ~ Candidate For Murder

Posted: July 29, 2016 in Mystery, Series, The Friday 56
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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.


This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from:

Candidate For Murder

A Mac Faraday Mystery

by Lauren Carr



Genre: Mystery

From page 56 in the paperback.

“What sane man nominates a dog to run for mayor? In all honesty, I can’t in good conscience vote for someone who drinks out of my toilet.”


Read on if you want to know more.


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!



I’m reviewing this for a tour in August. I opened it to take a peek and finished it in one night. I couldn’t help myself. LOL I love this series.


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melt in your  mouth food

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  1. Kathy Martin says:

    This sounds like a fun story. I chuckled at your 56. My book this week is A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet. Happy reading!

  2. Sounds like you picked a good time to read this one! :)

    Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).

  3. Interesting! This might tickle my interest. Hopping over to Goodreads right now. And then I’m going to bake cookies….. Hmmmmm – that smell. Here’s my Friday Meets:

  4. I have a couple of this authors books but never got around to reading them. Guess I need to give them a try. :)

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  5. I’ve enjoyed several of Carr’s books. Gnarly is a hilarious character, and I love that 56. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I love Gnarly! And there are some very interesting pets for some of the characters. LOL

  6. Freda Mans says:

    LOL ? I hope the hilarity continues throughout. Happy weekend!

  7. Hfineisen says:

    This is certainly timely. Glad you enjoyed it. Happy Reading!

  8. yvonne473 says:

    I never read the series, but I’m adding it to my wishlist.

  9. Sounds like a fun-to-read series.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It sure is. I started this series somewhere besides the beginning and had no trouble with that. I still have a few to read yet.

  10. bevbou says:

    Sounds like great fun – your 56 had me chuckling. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  11. Yeah!!! Love this book and I would vote for Gnarly any day. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes