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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (305 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: 9780449807255
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Henrie O is looking forward to a peaceful holiday at her friend Margaret’s Tennessee mountain cabin. But Henrie awakens to find Margaret’s nephew, his shirt stained with blood, his handsome face stricken by fear and horror.

Craig Matthews swears he didn’t kill his wife, swears he didn’t lure Patty Kay out to the playhouse on their lavish Fair Haven estate and leave her bloodied and dead. Why, then, did he run away? It’s a question the authorities want answered, and when Craig can’t explain away the evidence found at the crime scene or the suspicion that he’d married, and now murdered, for money, Henrie finds herself drawn into the thick of a life-and-death drama among the privileged residents of Fair Haven. For Margaret’s sake she agrees to pursue the investigation and finds that as Craig’s “aunt” she has instant entree into Fair Haven’s best families.

But the more Henrie becomes privy to their deepest fears and most intimate secrets, the more she begins to question their motives. How had they really felt about Patty Kay Prentiss Matthews, a warm, vibrant woman whose forceful personality meant she’d always gotten her way?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hart’s widowed sleuth is a heroine of admirable courage and wit.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hart’s engaging armchair detective leaves her couch long enough to investigate a murder in an affluent community.”

    Library Journal

  • “Henrie O proves a paragon of sturdy, old-fashioned detection.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “For readers who want the American equivalent of a British cozy with just a tad more spice, Hart is a real find.”


  • Nominated for the Agatha Award for Best Novel in 1994

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/23/2013

    " This is a fun murder mystery novel. I couldn't decide who the murderer was, and was left surprised near the end. I like this book and look forward to reading more books by Carolyn Hart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 8/9/2013

    " I love Carolyn Hart but I prefer her Annie and Max series. Still a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 5/14/2013

    " If you like Murder She Wrote, you'll like this book. A great story about an older female non-detective who solves crimes. Recommended for a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 11/27/2012

    " Cozy mysteries dealing with reporter Henrie O. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin | 10/13/2012

    " Meh. A page turner, for sure, but predictable and I really didn't relate to the main character at all. It was o.k. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grace | 8/3/2012

    " Weak plot. Ok writing. Will not continue the next book in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wilma | 5/20/2012

    " Another great mystery with Henrie O. I am usually fairly good at figuring out "whodunnit" type books but Carolyn Hart has a wonderful way of twisting what you might think is fact. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadine | 5/11/2012

    " I liked this one (#2) better than the first one in the series! The heroine is down to earth and methodical, although she did do a least one pretty stupid thing: pretending to be the Aunt of Craig, the accused murderer. "

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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 thirty 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.