Have you read any of the Death on Demand series yet? You really should! Don't Go Home (Death On Demand #25) by Carolyn Hart will be available in paperback on May 3rd and is a great place to start.
From the back of the book:
Annie Darling, owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, is hosting a party to celebrate successful Southern literary icon—and former Broward’s Rock resident—Alex Griffith and his bestselling new novel, Don’t Go Home. But after the local paper announces that Griffith aims to reveal the real-life inspirations behind his characters, perhaps the author should take his own advice. Not everyone in town is ready to give him a glowing review.
As Annie attempts damage control, her friend Marian Kenyon gets in a heated argument with Griffith. It’s a fight Annie won’t soon forget—especially after the author turns up dead.
Despite an array of suspects to match Griffith’s cast of characters—and a promise to her husband, Max, to steer clear of sleuthing—Annie’s not about to let the police throw the book at her friend when the real killer remains at large
As you might have guessed from the description and cover, this was a little more traditional mystery than cozy but as a mystery lover, I found it perfect! Max and Annie are some of my favorite characters. I am always happy to visit with Annie again. This series not only has rich characters, but the setting is also delightful and easy to envision.
The mystery was well plotted and paced for an engrossing, one-sitting read. I really could not put it down. The end was crafted divinely! It really stands up to classics in the genre. I can't wait to read more by Carolyn Hart, she has a wonderful gift with words and storytelling. I highly recommend this series.
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