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Carolyn G. Hart

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in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, The United States


Member Since
January 2011

Also writing as Carolyn Hart.

An accomplished master of mystery with 46 published books, Carolyn Hart is the creator of the highly acclaimed Henrie O,Death on Demand, and Bailey Ruth Raeburn series. Her books have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards. Letter from Home (2003), her standalone mystery set in Oklahoma, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her latest book is Dead by Midnight (William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2007). She is one of the founders of Sisters in Crime, an organization for women who write mysteries. She lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma."
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DEAD BY MIDNIGHT by Carolyn Hart On Sale March 29

The police say suicide. Annie Darling suspects murder. Max is unconvinced until Annie f

WALKING ON MY GRAVE is the 26th in the Death on Demand series which began in 1987 with Annie Laurance, a young bookseller, and Max Darling, the handsome suitor who follows her to the sea island of Broward’s Rock. I always picture them standing on a grassy bank of a lagoon in the shade of a live oak draped with Spanish moss. All is beautiful but the alligator half submerged in the murky water hi... Read more of this blog post »
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Design For Murder (Death On...

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“At this moment, somewhere in the world, children died of starvation, bombs exploded to maim and kill the innocent, hurricanes destroyed everything in their path, but the loveliness of this moment was as real as wars and plagues and heartbreak. Pleasure and beauty are as valid as pain and ugliness and when I am fortunate enough to enjoy the former, I do so.”
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“We can have all the facts in the world, but what it comes down to is character - Max Darling”
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“Heaven doesn't need dusting. The only tidying that remains is to continue growing in goodness, and goodness knows, for most of us there is always room for improvement.
- Bailey Ruth”
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Beth Hi Carolyn,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as in real-life. You should sign up for the Author's Program and get your books listed on your page. See:

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