Search Results: "Carolyn Hart"


BOOK REVIEW

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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MERRY, MERRY GHOST by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 27, 2009

"Irrepressible Bailey Ruth's sophomore entry is a lighthearted tale, with the murders upstaged by the joys of the Christmas season."
After all the trouble a redheaded ghost ran into on her first mission for Heaven's Department of Good Intentions (Ghost at Work, 2008), can she do better the second time around? Read full book review >

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DEATH WALKED IN by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 25, 2008

"One of Max and Annie's more absorbing adventures, even though it telegraphs the killer's identity early on."
The theft of some valuable coins has murderous consequences. Read full book review >

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DEAD, WHITE, AND BLUE by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 2013

"Annie and Max (Death Comes Silently, 2012, etc.) tackle multiple suspects and clues reminiscent of the classic mysteries offered at their bookstore. Their fans will enjoy rooting among the suspects in preparation for a denouement straight out of Agatha Christie."
A sexy homewrecker gets hers. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE CAT SAW by Carolyn Hart
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Veteran Hart (Death Comes Silently, 2012, etc.) launches a new series with a combination of red herrings, romance and what some readers will consider the bonus of a psychic cat."
A fill-in job lands a young woman right in the middle of a murder case. Read full book review >

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DEATH IN PARADISE by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1998

"Not up to this author's best."
It's been six years since newsman Richard Collins fell to his death off a cliff at Ahiahi, the Hawaiian estate of his longtime friend Belle Ericcson, a world-famous correspondent whose daughter CeeCee had been kidnapped and killed just a year before. Read full book review >

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MINT JULEP MURDER by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Interminable references to whodunits past and present illuminate Hart's encyclopedic knowledge of the genre but do little to light up this talky, tedious exercise."
Annie Darling (The Christie Caper, 1991, etc.), owner of the Death on Demand bookstore on Broward's Rock Island, South Carolina, is author liaison for the select group of five writers named Medallion winners at the Dixie Book Festival on neighboring Hilton Head Island. 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 >

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ENGAGED TO DIE by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2003

"Annie and her best customer Henny (April Fool Dead, 2002, etc.) offer up more titles and authors for mystery readers to sample, although this by-the-numbers offering would hardly qualify for anybody's must-read list."
When Nathaniel Neville died and left his fortune to the nurse who became his second wife, his son and daughter-in-law, daughter and son-in-law, and sister were all a mite upset, even though Virginia did promise to make them her heirs. 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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RESORT TO MURDER by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2001

"A very pretty Bermuda travelogue, but the wedding tourists are nowhere near as intoxicating as the frangipani and the tulip trees."
Back for the first time since Death in Paradise (1998), Hart's aging, widowed, former journalist sleuth Henrie O accompanies her grandchildren Diana and Neal Drake to Bermuda for their dad and her ex-son-in-law Lloyd's wedding to wealthy Connor Bailey. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTIE CAPER by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 1991

"Meanwhile, the author's knowledge of the genre is ever— and irritatingly—on show."
An elaborately plotted homage to Agatha Christie—once again featuring Annie Darling (Deadly Valentine, etc.), owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore on South Carolina's Browards Rock Island. Read full book review >