Search Results: "Carolyn Hart"


BOOK REVIEW

MOSS HART by Jared Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2006

"Anyone seeking real insight into Hart's life and work would be better advised to pick up Dazzler or his delightful 1959 memoir, Act One."
Pedestrian biography utterly lacking the wit and charm that made the writer/director one of mid-20th-century Broadway's most beloved figures. Read full book review >

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LORENZ HART by Frederick Nolan
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A sympathetic account for fans of the musical theater of the '30s and '40s. (15 b&w photos, not seen)"
An old-fashioned Broadway biography of Richard Rodgers's first lyricist. Read full book review >

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GHOST IN TROUBLE by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Delightful Bailey Ruth solves the tough case with panache."
The latest case for one of Heaven's cleverest sleuths forces her to break a lot of rules. Read full book review >

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DARE TO DIE by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 31, 2009

"Like its predecessors (Death Walked In, 2008, etc.), a cozy warranted to make more uncouth readers spit up fur balls and lace their tea with single-malt scotch. Longtime fans will welcome the usual suggestions for further mystery reading, all couched in genially undemanding prose."
The bookselling Darling duo once again prowl amongst their Broward Rock friends for clues to murders past and present. Read full book review >

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APRIL FOOL DEAD by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2001

"But devotees of the Death on Demand series (Sugar Plum Dead, 2000, etc.) will probably adore the mystery quizzes, the suggested reading titles, and the serene hubris that lets amateurs believe they can outsolve the pros."
Having plastered teensy Broward Rock, South Carolina, with flyers announcing local super-author Emma Clyde's upcoming book signing at Death on Demand, proprietor Annie Darling is extremely agitated when someone cribs her style and issues similar-looking flyers that accuse locals of hit-and-run driving, adultery, the wrongful incarceration of wife-killer Jud Hamilton, the inappropriately accidental verdict assigned to Emma's second husband's drowning, and the fatal mishap of a tipsy heiress aboard a yacht. Read full book review >

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THE RICH DIE YOUNG by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Even devoted Hart fans will understand why this dinosaur remained in the closet for so long."
Long before she perfected her craft with her Annie Darling and Henrie O. series, Hart's learning curve included this simplistic early endeavor with a staunch but foolhardy heroine, a wisp of a romance, and perfunctory language skills. Read full book review >

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WHITE ELEPHANT DEAD by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 1999

"Full of determinedly odd characters and heavily contrived motives, with references to fictional sleuths and mystery writers on nearly every page: overall, a downer that produces boredom and irritation in nearly equal degree."
Another of the author's labyrinthine exercises in detection on Broward's Rock, a small, gossipy island off the coast of South Carolina (Mint Julep Murder, 1995, etc.) where Annie Darling owns the Death on Demand bookstore and her husband Max is a private investigator. Read full book review >

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CRIME ON HER MIND by Carolyn Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Don Brown—are joined by two cases for Death on Demand bookstore owner Annie Darling (Mint Julep Murder, 1995, etc.) and two non-series mysteries in this varied, but uniformly genteel, collection."
Eight adventures of retired journalist Henriette O'Dwyer Collins (Scandal in Fair Haven, 1994, etc.)—including Henrie O's historic first meeting with Lt. Read full book review >

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SCANDAL IN FAIR HAVEN by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"On the evidence here, Fair Haven must be the busiest, nastiest little hamlet in the galaxy."
Just because Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins (Dead Man's Island, 1993) has retired from reporting the news doesn't mean she's retired from asking nosy questions; and when Craig Matthews stumbles into the Tennessee vacation cottage she was to share with his stricken aunt gasping that he didn't kill his socialite wife, Patty Kay, she swiftly assumes the role of his aunt and takes up his cause. Read full book review >

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GHOST AT WORK by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"The newest sleuth from veteran Hart (Death Walked In, 2008, etc.) is a charming addition to the swelling ranks of ghostly detectives."
A heaven-sent sleuth rescues a pastor's wife from a possible murder charge. Read full book review >

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DEAD DAYS OF SUMMER by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2006

"The Darlings don't work as a Tommy and Tuppence duo this time, but Annie's fans will enjoy her moxie as she goes it alone."
Max Darling is jailed for murder, and his wife Annie (Death of the Party, 2005, etc.) goes undercover to prove his innocence. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF THE PARTY by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2005

"Nothing you couldn't give your gran. Others may find themselves checking their watches as the innocent cower in terror."
In Hart's latest Agatha Christie homage, Max and Annie Darling join a party on an isolated private island to help pick a killer from ten suspects. Read full book review >