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Author: Carolyn Hart Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Death on Demand Mysteries Release Date: February 2003 ISBN: 9781415911846
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When seasonal mischief turns deadly, bookstore owner Annie Darling and her husband, Max, must again close the book on a killer, in this delightful new whodunit from the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Award–winning author.

Reading about deadly doings remains as popular a pastime as ever for citizens of stormy Broward’s Rock. Now, with spring newly sprung, Annie Darling has conceived of an ingenious promotional scheme: offering a free book to anyone who can solve a series of clues from popular whodunits. Annie and hubby Max pass out their flyers all over town. But an April Fool prankster is distributing a counterfeit flyer–complete with not-so-vague accusations of murder.

Suddenly the Darling name is mud, thanks to the vicious slanders of an unknown counterfeiter. And Annie knows that she herself is going to have to do the bulk of the sleuthing. Then, just as things couldn’t seem to get any worse, they do. In the wink of a bloodshot eye, Annie’s hunt for a malicious trickster has become a desperate search for a killer. Because now more than her reputation is at stake. If she can’t rid her idyllic isle of a secret slayer, the malefactor’s next murderous “joke” may be on her! Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 11/1/2013

    " I just didn't care for this book, made my way through it but found it boring for me! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 9/16/2013

    " another PG-rated "cozy" mystery - only for beach reading, but not substantial, characters are stereotypes and are even named "Annie DARLING" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina | 8/27/2013

    " My first "Death on Demand" book. Not particularly impressive, but suitable for a quick beach read if something else not readily available. Not running out to get more of this series immediately but wouldn't refuse to read more..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 8/8/2013

    " Not a great mystery. The plot seems a little thrown together. Too many references to other mystery writers (too many that I don't think are very good, or have never heard of.) I think I might have read the first book in this series, but I won't be looking for any more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/2/2013

    " This book was so disorganized in thought and flow that I struggled throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Biblophile | 6/29/2013

    " Another good Annie Darling mystery. What with Annie constantly getting involved with murders, it's a wonder she has time to run her Death on Demand mystery bookstore. I do like the little contest with paintings she always has going in the store. I try to guess the names of the books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 4/21/2013

    " Eh. This was better than the other book I read from the series, but I don't expect to hunt down any more. Of course, if I can't find *anything* else to read... ;-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 2/26/2013

    " Entertaining enough story, but I probably won't rush to another in the series. Felt a little like the author wanted me to be impressed by her vocabulary. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clare | 11/21/2012

    " In the mood for a light mystery so snagged this one off the shelf. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vivian | 8/14/2012

    " This is a good series. The characters are likable and the mystery is light enough to be enjoyable. Good summer reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sherry | 5/23/2012

    " Not impressed with this writer "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 4/21/2012

    " Carolyn Hart is a new-to-me author. I really enjoyed this book. It's a light mystery, but it's a little more "meaty" than the Hannah Swenson mysteries I've been reading. I'll read more of these "Death on Demand" mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 12/23/2011

    " I have enjoyed several of Hart's books ~ great for pool side reading. Totally light but she does get a bit bogged down in irrelevant descriptions that I tend to skim over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 11/30/2011

    " Cozy murder mysteries set out of a bookstore "Death On Demand." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 11/9/2011

    " Annie & Max are always fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 7/3/2011

    " This was my first read of this series and i found it quite interesting. I definitely look forward to reading more in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 4/9/2011

    " I have enjoyed several of Hart's books ~ great for pool side reading. Totally light but she does get a bit bogged down in irrelevant descriptions that I tend to skim over. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christina | 2/11/2011

    " My first "Death on Demand" book. Not particularly impressive, but suitable for a quick beach read if something else not readily available. Not running out to get more of this series immediately but wouldn't refuse to read more..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/27/2009

    " This book was so disorganized in thought and flow that I struggled throughout. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/22/2009

    " Entertaining enough story, but I probably won't rush to another in the series. Felt a little like the author wanted me to be impressed by her vocabulary. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 8/4/2009

    " Eh. This was better than the other book I read from the series, but I don't expect to hunt down any more. Of course, if I can't find *anything* else to read... ;-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clare | 6/9/2009

    " In the mood for a light mystery so snagged this one off the shelf. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 DarcyMom | 4/10/2009

    " another PG-rated "cozy" mystery - only for beach reading, but not substantial, characters are stereotypes and are even named "Annie DARLING" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 5/11/2008

    " This was my first read of this series and i found it quite interesting. I definitely look forward to reading more in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 11/9/2007

    " Annie & Max are always fun. "

About the Author

Carolyn Hart is the bestselling author of the Death on Demand mysteries. Her books have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards. She is a recipient of the Malice Domestic Lifetime Achievement Award, and In 2014 she received the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award. She lives in Oklahoma City.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received dozens of Earphones Awards. She has been named by AudioFile magazine as a “Voice of the Century,” as well as the Best Voice in Science Fiction & Fantasy in 2008 and 2009 and Best Voice in Biography & Culture in 2010. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others.