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Author: Carolyn Hart Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Death on Demand Mysteries Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9781415907887
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Britt Barlow is certain her media mogul brother-in-law Jeremiah Addison's fatal tumble a year ago was no accident, especially since she herself discovered, and disposed of, the trip wire someone had strung across the stairs. Now she's bringing all who were in attendance that weekend back to Golden Silk, Addison's luxurious secluded island estate, and inviting two extra guests, Annie and Max Darling, to help uncover a killer. Annie Darling wouldn't miss this party for the world! And there certainly is no lack of suspects among the guests, each of whom had a substantial motive for doing in the insufferable tycoon. But the party turns deadly when a houseman mysteriously vanishes, along with the boats which are the only escape off Addison's island, leaving the Darlings stranded on a floating rock in the middle of nowhere, too close to a solution for comfort, and stalked by a crafty murderer. Download and start listening now!

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  • “This is the quintessential cozy. The plotting is excellent and the characters are vividly written…Annie and Max are as lovable as ever. After fifteen books in the series, Hart still manages to make each one unique and engaging.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimber | 10/2/2013

    " A little predictable, but an enjoyable quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 9/1/2013

    " I had a hard time getting into this book and I used to love the Annie and Max Darling mysteries. I hate to say it but I think they've become formulaic. But a good afternoon read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/3/2013

    " A fund murder mystery series I like that takes place on a fictional island in South Carolina. This one was better than a few of the more recent ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 6/26/2013

    " the usual Carolyn Hart fare, fun, readable "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 2/13/2013

    " 4- Death on an island with all the suspects stranded. Likeable Max and Annie detecting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 2/8/2013

    " Knew I liked the author and the book held it's own even though I read it out of series order. There's a few things about the characters I'm not sure of, but it didn't affect the story at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 2/2/2013

    " I love her books, but I have figured out every one of them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Farah | 1/17/2013

    " It doesn't say much for the book when even I figured out the whodunit person before s/he's revealed in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 7/5/2012

    " After a break in reading this series, it was fun to get back to it and see that it is as good as ever. Well written, quick and easy to read. A nice mystery series. In this one Annie and Max are stranded on an island with a small group--one of whom is a murderer! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 11/2/2011

    " Very nice read from Carolyn Hart, as usual. Her mysteries are told from a female's perspective, similar to the Sue Grafton series. I personally think the plot construction of the Hart novels are comparable to Grafton, but Hart's writing style is superior with better character development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 9/29/2011

    " I thought this one of the best of the Death on Demand series. I didn't figure out the murderer until the end. I did miss the references to other mystery writers and their books. There were a few, but I would have liked more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missy | 5/14/2011

    " I wish I was Annie Darling. I think Hart created a near perfect character with her, by this I mean all my personal aspirations. This book was not set in her bookstore (too bad), but it was still a good traditional mystery set on an island. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/10/2010

    " This was another good entry in the series. It was a little different because many of the regular characters in the series weren't in this book very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 11/8/2009

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 7/21/2009

    " Knew I liked the author and the book held it's own even though I read it out of series order. There's a few things about the characters I'm not sure of, but it didn't affect the story at all.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 6/23/2009

    " I listened to this one on tape.

    It is the first one in the series that I "read". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimber | 6/5/2009

    " A little predictable, but an enjoyable quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 4/11/2009

    " Very nice read from Carolyn Hart, as usual. Her mysteries are told from a female's perspective, similar to the Sue Grafton series. I personally think the plot construction of the Hart novels are comparable to Grafton, but Hart's writing style is superior with better character development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/12/2009

    " the usual Carolyn Hart fare, fun, readable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 12/20/2008

    " I thought this one of the best of the Death on Demand series. I didn't figure out the murderer until the end. I did miss the references to other mystery writers and their books. There were a few, but I would have liked more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/5/2008

    " This was another good entry in the series. It was a little different because many of the regular characters in the series weren't in this book very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 1/17/2008

    " After a break in reading this series, it was fun to get back to it and see that it is as good as ever. Well written, quick and easy to read. A nice mystery series. In this one Annie and Max are stranded on an island with a small group--one of whom is a murderer!
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barb | 8/29/2007

    " Loved that the book has a bookstore called "Death on Demand" bookstore, and that there were "titled" coffee mugs that connected to the pictures on display in the store!

    Definitely sounded like somewhere I'd like to hang out!

    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missy | 8/18/2007

    " I wish I was Annie Darling. I think Hart created a near perfect character with her, by this I mean all my personal aspirations. This book was not set in her bookstore (too bad), but it was still a good traditional mystery set on an island. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 8/9/2007

    " I had a hard time getting into this book and I used to love the Annie and Max Darling mysteries. I hate to say it but I think they've become formulaic. But a good afternoon read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/30/2007

    " A fund murder mystery series I like that takes place on a fictional island in South Carolina. This one was better than a few of the more recent ones. "

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 has recorded hundreds of audiobooks across many genres, over a thirty year plus career. Audie Awards: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (mystery), Breasts (non-fiction), Bellwether (fiction), and Words of Radiance (fantasy), co-narrated with her husband, Michael Kramer. Among other awards, she has been recognized with: the ALA Booklist best of 2019 for Bowlaway (fiction), AudioFile Magazine Voice of the Century, Earphones Awards, Narrator of the Year, Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Publisher’s Weekly’s Listen-Up Award. She records at her home studio, Madison Productions, Inc., in Maryland.