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3.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolyn Hart Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Henrie O Mysteries Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9780449807231
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Chase Prescott, media magnate, is nearly killed by a box of cyanide candy. Fearing for his life, he calls his former lover, retired reporter Henrietta O’Dwyer Collins. His request is simple: He’ll assemble all the suspects if she will kindly point out the would-be murderer.

On Chase’s private island off the South Carolina coast, Henrie O meets the players in this deadly drama—Prescott’s unstable young wife, his sullen stepson, and his toady of a secretary. The field of suspects is wide, and Henrie O has her work cut out for her. As she unearths a will and new evidence, a killer hurricane sweeps up from Cuba, threatening to maroon them. But in this luxurious vacation spot, the storm’s fury is less dangerous than the murderous greed of one of Prescott’s guests.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Recalling the elegance and cerebration of Agatha Christie at her best…alert readers should never forget that Henrie O is like O. Henry—capable of coming up with surprise endings, even when the case seems solved and resolved.”

    Mystery Scene

  • “A tantalizing tale with enough twists, turns, and red herrings to satisfy the most devout Agatha Christie fan…She also prolongs suspense until the last minute—when she tosses in not only an unpredictable solution, but a secret of Henrie O as well.”

    Oklahoman

  • “Action-packed.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The creator of the popular Annie Darling series introduces an older sleuth of forceful charm and infinite wisdom…A surefire winner.”

    Library Journal
  • “Henry O, crusty, witty, and capable, favors us with a whole new look at one of today’s top writers.”

    BookPage

  • Winner of a 1993 Agatha Award

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 1/15/2014

    " New author and 1st book in the series. Not sure I liked it. She was trying too hard for a "Then There Were None" feel. She is no Agatha Christie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Lonschein | 1/6/2014

    " carolyn hart is one of my favorite mystery authors.henrieo adventures are great reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 1/1/2014

    " Cozy mysteries dealing with reporter Henrie O. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sallie | 11/29/2013

    " The first Henrie O mystery and it kept me going all the way. Now to find more Henrie O mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 11/25/2013

    " I've read a lot of this author, and have to say I think the Henry O stories are my favorite. This one was well written and hard to put down. Highly recommend if you like cozy mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 11/24/2013

    " Continuing on my pursuit of mysteries, I found this when I was trying to find books set in South Carolina. A mystery and a hurricane, and actually - I liked the amateur detective Henrie O. quite a lot, enough to try more books by Hart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 11/9/2013

    " Decent plot: typical whodunit setup. The writing could be improved though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marie | 10/14/2013

    " not nearly as entertaining as her "Death on Demand" series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 10/6/2013

    " An enjoyable mystery set in a location I love to read about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 8/8/2013

    " Just a random mystery I picked out at the library....and it turned out to be a really decent mystery! I'm excited to read some more of her books.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raymond Spitzer | 7/2/2013

    " I enjoyed it and enjoyed a new "detective". I booked hooked me right off and the solution was quite ingenious and believable. I'm going to read some more in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Haman | 5/7/2013

    " Ah... a new mystery writer :) A woman detective on a mission to discover who wants to kill a friend who's now a very wealthy media magnate. Lots of good characters all trapped on a small, resort-type island with a hurricane coming! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 4/11/2013

    " It took me a while to read this because it really didn't hold my attention for a long period of time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wilma | 3/16/2013

    " I really liked this book. It had a good mystery plot with quite a few twists and turns. I enjoyed Henrie O and look forward to reading more of Carolyn Hart's books about her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 12/30/2012

    " I like her Henri O character, and the setting was intriguing. It was well-written, but I'm not certain it's a series I'll continue. It's certainly worth one more read in the series before I make up my mind though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 12/29/2012

    " I enjoy the Henrie O. series (read 1-7 to date) but don't find them as much fun as the early Death on Demand series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 11/25/2012

    " I love all the Henry O. mysteries. She is such a great down to earth heroine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fmorlan | 8/11/2012

    " very good mystery. i never read a henrie o book but this kept me interested. amazing conclusion never saw it coming "

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About the Author
Author Carolyn Hart

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 numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. 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. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.