Meet Carter Mays by Alan Cupp

Malicious MasqueradeStayed up too late last night working on my house. This fireplace is a pain in the butt, but it’s going to look beautiful when I finish. As a result of my late night rehabbing, I slept in a little this morning. Nice thing about running my own agency as opposed to my years with the Chicago PD, is that I’m the one that dictates my schedule. On the downside, I’m subject to the ups and downs of being on my own. But business has been relatively steady lately. Unfortunately for our society but fortunately for me, there’s no shortage of bad marriages and cheating spouses. It gets a little mundane at times.

That’s probably why I took this new case yesterday, even though it was against my better judgment. As intriguing as the case is, I ignored a few red flags that a detective in his right mind with any sense of self-preservation would have steered clear of taking. I hate to admit it, but I think the fact that the client is knock-dead gorgeous may have influenced my decision. Everything I’ve learned about this case so far reeks of trouble. Yet, in spite of the warning signs and the apparent high-maintenance nature of my new beautiful client, I now have the task of finding her mysterious missing fiancé.

Perhaps when I find that right girl and finally get married, I won’t be such a sucker for a beautiful face. I was never in a hurry to get married, but I did figure I’d be settled down with someone by now. For whatever reason, it hasn’t happened yet. That’s okay though, I’m not worried about it.

Sometimes I wonder if I would have opened up my own investigation agency if I were married. It’s a little easier taking the risk of giving up a steady paycheck and starting a new business when I’m the only one depending on me. Well, I guess Booker depends on me, too. Booker is my German Shepherd. He doesn’t require much.

So far, it’s worked out. I get enough cases to pay all my bills. Plus, I’ve done well flipping houses over the years. It makes for long days sometime, spending eight to ten hours investigating and then another two to four hours working on the house. But I’d rather be busy than bored.


Alan is giving away one (1) copy of MALICIOUS MASQUERADE. Contest open to US residents only and ends March 28. Leave a comment to be included in the giveaway. Book will be shipped directly from the author.


Meet the author
Alan Cupp loves to create and entertain, whether it’s with a captivating mystery novel or a funny promotional video for his church, he’s always anticipating his next creative endeavor. In addition to writing fiction, Alan enjoys acting, music, travel, and playing sports. His life’s motto is, “It’s better to wear out than rust out.” Alan places a high value on time spent with his beautiful wife and their two sons. He lives his life according to his 4F philosophy: Faith, Family, Friends, and Fun.

Visit Alan on his website or on Facebook or on Twitter

Books are available at retail and online booksellers.

23 responses to “Meet Carter Mays by Alan Cupp

  1. Sounds like a fun series. Thanks, Dee

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  2. Congrats Alan on your release! I like Carter Mays and hope to see him in another story again!

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  3. Barbara Jones

    Definitely a book I would like to read. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  4. Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for having this contest.

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  5. Sounds intriguing!

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  6. I’d love to win!

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  7. Kathy Gonzales

    This book sounds different and interesting , would love to win it!

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  8. Congrats, Alan! So happy your Carter Mays book is out! Many happy sales!

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  9. Different but interesting…. Will be looking for this one.

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  10. This looks like a fun new read.

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  11. Lisa Garrett

    I would love to know more about this detective and Booker.

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  12. Martha Franks

    Haven’t read Cupp before. Looking forward to a good beginning with the winning of this book. Thanks!

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  13. Please enter my name, with thanks and best wishes.

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  14. I can see myself sinking into this one, lots of fun.

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  15. The story sounds quite intriguing. I’d love to read it.

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  16. You had me at masquerade. I love masks, of all kinds. Please enter me in the drawing. judydee22002@yahoo dot com

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  17. I hope that he finds a great woman to marry! Sounds great! Please enter me.
    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)COM

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  18. Thanks for having me on today, Dru!

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  19. Alan, congrats on your release! I hope you’ve had a great day! 🙂

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  20. Thanks Alan for giving us a glimpse into Carter’s day.

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  21. This sounds like a fun book, and I love German Shepherds. LOL

    Please add my name to the contest list.

    NoraAdrienne(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Michelle Fidler

    Just looked at the excerpt on Amazon. Sounds good.

    catbooks(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  23. Contest is closed, but comments are always welcome

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