Death Comes Silently (Death On Demand #22)
National Bestselling Author and winner of multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards, Carolyn Hart continues to dazzle mystery fans with an all new Dead on Demand Mystery.
Winter has arrived in Broward's Rock, South Carolina, and business has slowed for Annie Darling, owner of mystery bookstore Death on Demand. So when the island's resident writer publishes the latest...more
It’s the #22 in the series, and I didn’t read the previous installments. Maybe that’s why the characters felt so wooden, without substance, like marionettes playing their roles. Each of them spoke with the same universal voice – that of the puppeteer’s. ...more
"Max loved his Maserati, but he didn't drive the powerful and swift car because it was expensive. He savored the power and elegance of the ultimate driving machine. Annie was willing to spot everyone an indulgence. The Maserati was Max's. Hers? She possessed an original perfect first-edition-complete with color plate illustrations- of The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart Certainly ...more
Like all cozy mysteries on the 20+ book, the reader does have to suspend all conscience thought about the number of murders occurring on this island off South Carolina. The mystery was interesting enough to keep me involved, but are Annie and Max ever going to evolve as ...more
Annie was struck by the weariness evident in his broad face. He was Billy, big, brawny, and muscular, but Billy without his customary equanimity. Tight lines marked the corners of his eyes, bracketed his generous mouth. Instead of a jacket and slacks or a suit, his usual dress for work, he wore a navy pullover and jeans. His blue eyes had a lost look. "I know you support ...more
However, as much as I could do without t ...more
In this book The sleuths solve another Island mystery. The death of Everett Hathaway is deemed accidental until new evidence is discovered by a volunteer at Better Tomorrow. This volunteer, covering Annie Darling's shift, is found murdered.
Annie, Max and the rest of the gang try to discover the real killer and, as usual, are led along several blind alley ways until they arrive at the right conclusion.
A murder mystery in the same vein as Agatha Christie's - a sma ...more
Winter has arrived in Broward's Rock, South Carolina, and business has slowed for Annie Darling, owner of mystery bookstore Death on Demand. So when the island's resident writer publishes the latest in her popular mystery series, Annie jumps at the chance to host a book signing, even though it conflicts with her shift at the local charity shop, Better Tomorrow.
Luckily, fellow volunteer Gretchen Burkholt agrees to ...more
This author never disappoints. She walks the thin line of lovable cosy characters and the absurd to great effect. I haven't read her for awhile and now have a number of books to enjoy. This story showcases the teamwork of her zany island inhabitants. I love how we see inside the heads of the suspects in her pre chapter that shows motives.
Of course, Annie gets pulled in. The murdered woman, after all, was taking over Annie's volunteer hours.
The narrator is absolutely wonderful.
I liked the book, but it was definitely not my favorite in the series. The plot was very predictable and I guessed the killer before the end of the book.
Annie rushes to the store, after the reading, but is ...more
Since Annie owns a mystery book store the author weaves in real authors and their books and sleuths in a seamless fashion.
The author also does not cheat, all the clues are there for the read ...more
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 Mid ...more