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Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Release Date: 2004
ISBN: 0060004746
Awards:   multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards; 2000 Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction Adult Fiction-Mystery, Amateur Sleuth
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
Genre: Mystery / Cozy
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Jen Oliver

Murder Walks the Plank
Death on Demand Mystery #15
By Carolyn Hart

     Annie Darling and her mystery bookstore are once again involved in murder. Annie, this time, develops a murder-mystery cruise for her town. The cruise is fine until someone goes overboard. Was she pushed? Was it suicide? The mysterious deaths continue and Annie with her husband Max, best friend Henny, Emma, and her mother-in-law are hot on the case to stop these murders and get the town back on its feet. Can they succeed or is their town doomed to be a murderous haven?

     Ms. Hart does another great job in creating more havoc for these ingenious characters. The characterization of Annie and her friends continue to be developed since the first book. She keeps the bookstore's monthly contests going, which this reader enjoys trying to figure out. The mystery of the murders is well developed and the culprit is not shown until the very end. The plot is not predictable which makes Murder Walks the Plank a thoroughly enjoyable novel.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Sugarplum Dead #12
April Fool Dead #13
Engaged to Die #14
Murder Walks the Plank #15
Death of the Party #16
Dead Days of Summer #17
Death Walked In #18 [review 1] [review 2]
Dare to Die #19
Laughed ’til He Died #20
Dead by Midnight #21
Death Comes Silently #22
Dead, White and Blue #23
Death at the Door #24