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Death Walked In
Death on Demand Mystery # 18

by Carolyn Hart

      Death walks into the historical home of Annie and Max Darling. While going through renovations, the home suffers break-ins, murder, and deadly secrets. Max is still tormented by the last case. When his secretary tries to get him involved in a new case, Max refuses to respond until it turns to murder and becomes personal - again. (Beware, there are mild spoilers in first part of the storyline.)

The housekeeper of a wealthy family on the island is found dead. She's hidden the recently stolen rare Double Eagle coins in Annie and Max's home. The victim's church chooses to keep the secrets of the dead - until someone steps forward anonymously and puts Annie in the public eye as well as in danger.

It's Annie's luck to have the romantic setting of her historical home initiated with mystery and mayhem. And it's Carolyn Hart's talent that gives readers likable characters, natural dialogue, a multifaceted mystery and a charming island backdrop - even if it is out of season and a bit chilly this time around. Fans will enjoy the role of armchair detective with Max and Annie, as well as seeing the characters move forward in their lives. In this episode, the popular bookstore is a secondary backdrop to the new historical home and surrounding area. But fear not, the Mystery Painting contest goes on.

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

The Book

William Morrow
March 25, 2008
0060724056 / 978-0060724054
Cozy Mystery / Amateur Sleuth

The Reviewer

Brenda Weeaks
Reviewed 2008
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