Search Results: "Carolyn Hart"


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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 >

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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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DEATH ON THE RIVER WALK by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 9, 1999

Retired journalist Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins's fifth case (Death in Paradise, 1998, etc.) takes her to scenic San Antonio, where an old friend's granddaughter, Iris Chavez, taken into the heart of the wealthy and mysterious Garza family, has disappeared from her job at the family's art and antiquities gallery after finding out perhaps a little too much about her gracious employers. 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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DEAD BY MIDNIGHT by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 29, 2011

"Hart's latest cozy puzzler casts a net that will ensnare a wide audience."
A mystery bookseller once more finds real-life murders harder to solve than the ones in the books she loves. Read full book review >

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GHOST WANTED by Carolyn Hart
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Hart's amusing and vivacious ghostly sleuth (Ghost Gone Wild, 2013, etc.) puts her invisibility, her gusto and her sharp mind to good use in her latest outing."
The heavenly Department of Good Intentions relies on one of its best, but least obedient, sleuths to solve a puzzling case. 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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CRIMES OF THE HEART by Carolyn Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A bargain in paperback — and just the thing to have handy while you're cooling your heels waiting for your valentine."
There are mystery anthologies for scary Halloween, and who knows how many for cheery Christmas, so why not Valentine's Day as well? 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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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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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 >