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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (356 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 Death on Demand Mysteries Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781101548158
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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 …

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eli | 2/17/2014

    " Sometimes it's good to know what you're going to get. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 2/16/2014

    " If you want a well-written cozy, you can always count on the Annie & Max series b Carolyn Hart. This volume is no exception. The characters are well-done and the plot line littered with good clues and red herrings. Keeps the reader guessing the whole way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ellen | 2/14/2014

    " Another great mystery. I love that the main charcter is a mystrery book store owner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 2/10/2014

    " thought this was a good addition to the series. Didn't figure it out. Loved the ending! Sometimes Annie and Max are a bit much with their lovey-dovey stuff but it didn't annoy me this time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/4/2014

    " Love the Death on Demand series and I haven't read one in in long time so it was nice to get a fix! Desperation and greed are not traits anyone should foster they get you into trouble every time. It always makes me wonder how many people I've known who have committed crimes and get away (at least for a time with them and act and seem so normal on the outside??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ❂ Jennifer | 1/30/2014

    " As a long time reader of this series, Death Comes Silently was like a visit with old friends. Carolyn Hard has managed to write another strong book in a rather long series - not something a lot of authors can do without the books starting to feel stale and repetitious. I thought the plot was fresh and the red herrings excellent. Each of the main characters were true to their histories and as likeable as they've ever been (or not, as the case may be). I do find a couple of recurring characters just too stupid and overblown to be even remotely believable, but these characters don't get much page time, thank goodness. An excellent read for those that like their cozies with a bit more depth and maturity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/26/2014

    " Just a great deal of fun! I love this series for pure relaxation and escape. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erica | 1/23/2014

    " I continue to read all new titles in this series and I do wonder why. The characters irritate me (they don't seem to develop from book to book) and the name-dropping of other mystery novels seems contrived (it once seemed endearing). This may be the last one I read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Mancini | 1/3/2014

    " Whew, a cpl books ago I thought the time had come for Annie & Max to end, how much more?? This book put Carolyn Hart back at the top! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn | 12/23/2013

    " Another series I always enjoy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 12/20/2013

    " Good fast read. Gets you involved quickly. Pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/16/2013

    " Again I am in South Carolina with the umpteenth book in a series about a mystery book store owner who frequently finds herself needing to solve a murder. In this case, there were several, and I did not even come close to figuring out who was responsible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Sessions | 11/20/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book - had no idea who it was at the end. Great series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly Jergenson | 10/27/2013

    " I love the liveliness of the characters in these books. Hart always tells a lively story with enough development and problem solving to make it an interesting mystery without going overboard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Jo Weber | 10/16/2013

    " This is good who done it book. I read one in this series many years ago. The characters have moved on in their lives since the previous book I read. I'll have to do some catch up. Books are lite but enteraining. I will read more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 7/9/2013

    " How many cashmere sweaters and sunflowers must we have in one book? I guess I don't care for cozy mysteries. It was all I could do to get to the end of this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 6/26/2013

    " not fond of that type of beginning - jumping from character to character to character to character - but it did get better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 6/20/2013

    " These are always fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trisha | 2/22/2013

    " I enjoyed this. Sometimes all the jumping around from person to person annoys me but in this story it worked. I really enjoyed it as they split up the "interviewee" list and began looking for clues. Wonderful ending! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanine | 1/22/2013

    " I love the Max and Annie Darling Death on Demand series and this entry into the series is at the high Carolyn Hart standard of writing. As usual, wonderful, likeable characters (except for maybe Emma!)an intriguing story and a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/14/2012

    " This is a solid entry in the 'Death on Demand' mystery bookstore series featuring Annie Darling. This book is well-paced and a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 10/24/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 8/13/2012

    " True to form no surprises "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish Malta | 8/10/2012

    " This series of books is good if you are in the mood for a cozy mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 7/28/2012

    " So weird to see all the pop culture references; facebook, tablet, iPhones. This series had a very '90s feel to it in the beginning and I kinda miss that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 7/8/2012

    " Annie and Max Darling series just keeps getting better. The Darlings fit together so well and all of their friends are people you would love to meet and discuss books with. OK, maybe Laurel (Max's Mom) is a little out there, but she means well and would do anything for anyone. Can't wait for #23. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 5/9/2012

    " Love Carolyn Hart mysteries.I love that she gives recognition to other mystery writers through her character Annie Darling who owns a mystery book store. Gives ideas for other mysteries to read. "

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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.