A Death on Demand Mystery, # 14
and Annie are back and ready to solve their fourteenth Death on
Demand mystery. The mystery is local, and Max is right in the middle
of it when he is deputized by the interim chief, Billy. No matter
how hard Annie tries to behave, as she promised Max, she just can’t.
Someone close to her is the lead suspect, and Annie wants to clear
her name, but first she has to find her.
is engaged, and she plans to announce it at her Art Gallery party.
Her in-laws are not looking forward to her announcement or her marriage
to a younger man – a man they are sure is as ambitious as
they suspected Virginia of being when she married and inherited
their money. Needless to say, anyone and everyone is a suspect when
a body is found during the celebration.
mystery opens like a TV series; first those affected are introduced,
then Annie and Max are brought in. Through the mystery, Annie and
Max’s relatives and friends are included – the mystery
wouldn’t be the same without them. Like past mysteries, solving
this one is left up to the investigative skills of the reader. Readers
can expect Hart to skillfully add a twist or two to make it even
a mystery, period, but when I come a cross a series like Death
on Demand, it is absolutely blissful. Annie’s bookstore
is the perfect spot to solve a mystery. Hart’s protagonist
knows mysteries like she knows her own name. Not even the daily
quizzing of Annie’s best customer, Henny, can stump the storekeeper’s
knowledge of mysteries. Coming across the many mystery titles and
authors sprinkled throughout the storyline is just one of the charming
points about this series. Solving the mystery paintings that are
included in each storyline is another.
effortless writing style makes for swift and pleasant reading. Turning
the last page will have one sighing with satisfaction, but dreading
the long wait until the next in the series is released.
of other titles in this series
Fool Dead #13
to Die #14
Walks the Plank #15
of the Party #16
Days of Summer #17
Death Walked In #18 [review
to Die #19
’til He Died #20
by Midnight #21
Comes Silently #22
White and Blue #23
at the Door #24