Saturday, June 27, 2015

Death at the Door by Carolyn Hart

I love a good mystery as you know, and would really enjoy browsing the shelves at Death on Demand, the bookstore run by Anne and Max, which is featured in Death on Demand by Carolyn Hart.

From the back of the book:

Annie Darling—owner of the mystery bookstore, Death on Demand—prefers fictional crimes as opposed to the real things. But in one tragic week, two acts of violence shake the island community of Broward’s Rock. First, a beloved doctor is found shot dead, seemingly by his own hand. Only days later, a local artist is arrested after his wife is found murdered, bludgeoned by her husband’s sculpting mallet.

Convinced her brother did not commit suicide, the doctor’s sister turns to Annie and her husband, Max, for help. She has found a cryptic sketch her brother drew, linking him with the murdered woman. Did someone want them both out of the picture?
With the police considering both cases as good as closed, it’s up to Annie and Max to sort through a rogues’ gallery of suspects to see if someone is trying to frame the artist. But if Annie isn’t careful, she may find herself having her own brush with death…

My thoughts:

Annie and Max are fabulous together and also fabulous at sorting out suspects. Suspects are everywhere in this story and each one has enough reason and also reasonable doubt to make thinking about who done it, and there are more than one whodunits, fun right up until the very end. 

There is a fun cast of supporting characters and the 'facts' are presented in a unique way that makes this stand out from other cozies. Carolyn Hart has wonderful gift for story telling, that ended up with a well paced, engaging story. Since this is a long lived series, there are loads of parts for me to track down too while I await the next part.  

Take some time to browse the other great mysteries available from Berkley Prime Crime. While you are there, you can sign up for the newsletter so you never miss a new release. I must warn you though, after browsing my wish list is longer than I could probably read. You can also connect with them on Twitter where you can happen across a fun giveaway as well. 

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