Bookstore owner Annie Darling has no time to enjoy the summer fun when a missing person case turns deadly in this mystery in the New York Times bestselling Death on Demand series.
July is a hectic time for Annie and her husband, Max. Sun and scorching temperatures never fail to bring swarms of tourists to their mystery bookstore, Death on Demand, for the latest beach reads. Not to mention the whole island is buzzing with excitement over the upcoming Broward’s Rock Fourth of July dance.
But after Wesley Hurst's second wife Shell disappears during the fireworks display, Annie and Max take time out of their busy schedule to find the missing woman. Their investigation reveals a twisted tale of blackmail, betrayal, and adultery that takes them from the corridors of the island’s lovely inn to a pier lashed by pelting rain, to a gathering on the terrace of a country club where a trap is set for a calculating killer...
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An accomplished master of mystery, Carolyn Hart is the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty-five novels of mystery and suspense including the Bailey Ruth Ghost Novels and the Death on Demand Mysteries. Her books have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. She has also been honored with the Amelia Award for significant contributions to the traditional mystery from Malice Domestic and was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. One of the founders of Sisters in Crime, Hart lives in Oklahoma City, where she enjoys mysteries, walking in the park, and cats. She and her husband, Phil, serve as staff—cat owners will understand—to brother and sister brown tabbies.Review:
“A beautifully constructed mystery.”—Connecticut Post
“A highly satisfying read that builds to a stunning climax.”—Mystery Scene Magazine
“[A] denouement straight out of Agatha Christie.”—Kirkus Reviews
More Praise for Carolyn Hart, Winner of Multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards and the Death on Demand Mysteries
“Carolyn Hart’s work is both utterly reliable and utterly unpredictable.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“One of the most popular practitioners of the traditional mystery.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer
“The Annie Darling books are masterpieces of construction and characterization.”—Connecticut Post
“These books are charming, fun, funny, clever and kind of like comfort food without the calories, but instead with a great mystery!”—Kings River Life Magazine
“Annie Darling is a great character...a one-of-a-kind heroine in cozy fiction.”—Cozy Library
“Any book by Hart is guaranteed to include a top-notch mystery delivering an enjoyable reading experience.”—RT Book Reviews
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