Sunday, June 10, 2012

Review: Death Comes Silently (Death on Demand Mysteries) by Carolyn G. Hart

  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Hardcover; First Edition edition (April 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425245705
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425245705

Book Description

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 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 sub for her. The signing goes well, but Gretchen interrupts the event multiple times, leaving voice mails about scandalous news she's dying to share. Even though Gretchen tends to be excitable, Annie heads over to Better Tomorrow, where she finds Gretchen dead on the floor, an axe by her side.

Annie enlists the help of her husband, Max, to piece together a puzzle involving an overturned kayak, a stolen motorboat, a troubled love affair, and a reckless teenager. And she must tread carefully in her investigation, because a killer is on the loose, and that killer works well in the foggy days of winter...

About the Author

Carolyn talks about mysteries and writing in a new video. Please go to her website at and click on the upper right hand corner 

My Review

It's always wonderful to return to Broward Rock, even in the middle of winter.  All of the regulars are here in Death Comes Silently.  Annie finds the body of a fellow volunteer and the games begin. Annie and Max along with "aunt" Henny quickly set out to prove that a local handyman Jeremiah is not the murderer as the police assume.  Of course their sleuthing puts them in danger...

A wonderful cozy should read all  22 volumes in this well written,well plotted series.

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