Mystery, suspense, adventure, romance, thrillers, and a few paranormal thrills propel readers through the Genesee Valley, Adirondack Mountains, Cape Cod, and even Paris, the city of lights...You'll fall in love with the characters and love to hate the villains. Check out the eBooks, paperbacks, and audiobooks available everywhere books are sold.
-- New Release --
VOODOO SUMMER: a brand new Gus LeGarde Mystery - the third "young Gus" book, sequel to Tremolo: cry of the loon and Don't Let the Wind Catch You.
Every family has its secrets…
Summer, 1966: For thirteen-year-old Gus LeGarde, summertime always means Loon Harbor, his grandparents’ idyllic fishing resort on Great Pond. The season is a grand tradition of swimming, boating, and new adventures with his best friends, twins Siegfried and Elsbeth. But this summer, everything changes when a new lodge down the shore threatens the resort—and triggers a chain of events that will transform Gus and his friends forever.
Customers are leaving Loon Harbor in droves for The Seven Whistles, owned by the wealthy LaFontaines. The Baton Rouge family arrives with better amenities and a much larger staff—among them Wilhelmina “Willy” DuPont, a young black girl whose family works for the LaFontaines. Gus and the twins immediately bring Willy into their circle…but their friendship is soon challenged when events at The Seven Whistles take a terrifying turn.
A mysterious figure haunts the windows of women and young ladies at both camps, escalating from peeper to dangerous stalker. Then the LaFontaines’ spoiled and demanding daughter goes missing—and Willy’s innocent older brother is arrested.
Gus soon discovers that dark secrets lurk beneath the surface of the LaFontaine family, and the stakes are higher than ever imagined as they race to exonerate Willy’s brother and find the real perpetrator—before he finds them.
"Lady Blues is intelligent and tightly written...evocative, startling, teasing, terse, soothing and suspenseful in turns. Author Aaron Paul Lazar has a wonderfully readable style, empathetic and gentle, but also frank and realistic. The characters he creates are fully rounded, flaws and all, and it’s hard not to be drawn deep into their world with them. Good food and music are recurring motifs throughout the story and so is the Genesee valley. There is so much to admire artistically in this book, and with a catchy cover and a very high standard of presentation, it is a perfectly presented piece of fiction. Very, very highly recommended."
- Stephanie Dagg, best selling author.
"Aaron Paul Lazar is at the top of his game" - D.G. Torrens
re. LeGarde Mysteries: "I hope this series goes on for years! Compelling, transcending, poetic and addictive. Please keep writing Mr. Lazar. You leave us hungry for more!" - Janie Adams, reader
“I love Aaron Lazar’s books! His style is home-spun background that continues to flow while readers are tossed into tragedy, terror and some of the best mysteries you will find!”
- Glenda Bixler, literary critic
Re. all books: "Aaron's stories that are full of humanity, love, and heartache that is both bitter and sweet always find a way to bring me to tears. When a story does this, you know that the author understands what he has written and gladly accepts the responsibility for what fate brings the characters, but also how it affects the reader. Only the best writers truly know how to do this. - Debra Curtiss, reader
"Don't Let the Wind Catch You is geared for the sophisticated child within us." Clarissa Simmens, reader
A truly beautiful coming of age story...Lazar also throws in a lesson to the reader as he takes an issue that is prevalent in today’s society and deals with it in a sensitive way through the eyes of a young boy whose innocence has not yet been tainted by the prejudices of our world today." - Cindy Taylor, allbooksreviewsint.com
"Rarely has an author given us such insight into a single character through a book series... It’s clear that Lazar has come to know and love his characters and every time he revisits them, he brings out new nuances and depths, so that returning to a Gus Lazar mystery is like meeting an old friend once again." - Magdalena Ball, CompulsiveReader.com
Re. Essentially Yours audio book:
"Lazar incorporates his love of family and nature and even pulls a little supernatural experience into the story in a smooth style that can only be accompllished by a master writer. The tone of the story varies from intense action to coffee-spewing funny to sweet and weaves back and forth between these without noticeable segues." - Maria, audiobook aficionado
re. For Keeps:
"Lazar is a gifted storyteller that he does with words what a painter does with paint...the pages are his canvas. He illustrates such vivid images with his words that we can smell his flowers, taste his vegetables, feel the sand beneath our feet and most importantly feel the love he has for his family and friends that we end up rooting for Dr. Moore on his quest for justice and saving those he holds dear. " - The Kindle Book Review
Re. Moore Mysteries: "Healey's Cave was my favorite in tugging at my heart strings, the Terror Comes Knocking for edge of your seat adventure. I don't know how many times I've said, "get up Sam, come on, you can do it!" in my head, or held my breath (horse jumping scene) while I read. He's so likeable because he's, well, more of a human hero. There are enough Alex Cross' out there, which I love, but Sam makes you feel like "real" people can be heroes too. (plus, Aaron's descriptions of the surroundings are unmatched by anything I've read, period.) - Laura Jenkins
Connect with Aaron Lazar:
Tremolo: cry of the loon –
For the Birds
The Disappearance of Billy Moore (formerly titled Healey’s Cave)
Terror Comes Knocking
Spirit Me Away
Under the Ice