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Death walked in : a death on demand mystery (edition 2008)

by Carolyn G. Hart

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Title:Death walked in : a death on demand mystery
Authors:Carolyn G. Hart
Info:New York : William Morrow, c2008.
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:****
Tags:Mystery-Crime

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  DONNAMONTEIRO | Aug 14, 2010 |
Max and Annie are renovating there new home, a historical house, and they receive a cryptic message for the former housekeeper who turns up dead. This leads to stolen coins be buried somewhere on the property. Charming characters and nice reference to great mystery novels by Annie the Death on Demand Bookstore Owner but a very easy to figure out who dunnit. ( )
  Kathy89 | Apr 23, 2009 |
Annie and Max Darling live in Broward's Rock, a South Carolina Low Country Island, where Annie owns a bookstore, Death on Demand and Max runs his own business, Confidential Commissions. They are busy renovating the Franklin house which becomes an integral part of the mystery. Max receives a phone call from Gwen Jamison at work, but refuses to speak to her. His secretary calls Annie who rushes to Gwen's home to find that she has been murdered. Police suspect Gwen's son, but Max and Annie don't beleive this and are determined to find out what really happened. Some stolen coins are at the bottom of all this and are supposedly hidden in the Franklin house.

This is my second book by Carolyn Hart. The first one I read was Ghost at Work, which I enjoyed enormously. I didn't enjoy Death Walked In nearly as much. I found it really slow and hard to finish. I enjoyed Annie and Max, I also enjoyed the setting of the small, close-knit community, but I needed a little more of something...not sure what! ( )
  julyso | Jan 17, 2009 |
Annie and Max Darling are renovating the Franklin house, built in 1805, and it’s been a struggle. Max is struggling, too, following his ordeal in Dead Days of Summer. Max was accused of murder, jailed for a time, all because of a woman in trouble. So it’s not surprising Max is not at all interested when another troubled woman, Gwen Jamison, calls his business, Confidential Commissions.

Annie, however, picks up the message and heads to Gwen Jamison’s house, which is very near the Franklin house. There, Annie finds Gwen Jamison, who has only the strength to utter a single world before dying. Police are convinced the woman’s ne’er-do-well son committed the murder, but Max is equally convinced he’s innocent. With Annie, he sets out to prove it.

What can be said about Carolyn Hart than has already been said? The woman knows how to write a mystery! With seventeen in the “Death on Demand” series, of which this book is a part, and seven in her equally brilliant Henri O. books, Carolyn Hart remains at the top of her game, showing no signs of slowing down. I’ve read them all and count Ms. Hart among my all-time top-ten favorites. Any cozy mystery fan who hasn’t read Carolyn Hart needs to pick one up immediately.

By Diana Vickery. First published in the Cozy Library June 12, 2008 ( )
  NewsieQ | Jul 10, 2008 |
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Max Darling hasn't been interested in crime since his brush with a seductive young woman put him in danger of losing his freedom. He even refuses to talk to a woman who calls for help and says she is afraid. The caller leaves word she's hidden something in the antebellum house Max and his wife, Annie, are restoring. When Annie finds out, she hurries to the woman's home, only to discover she's been murdered. Evidence links the dead woman to a fortune in gold coins that has recently gone missing. Was this mysterious woman killed for a fortune in coins?

The dead woman's son is accused but Max believes in his innocence, and Max and Annie plunge wholeheartedly into the investigation. Are the coins hidden in Annie and Max's house? The intruder who shoots at Max seems to think so. And when Annie discovers the secret of their old house, death arrives at their door.

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A fortune in gold coins stolen from a house filled with visiting family members lies at the root of this Max and Annie Darling mystery.

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