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Death on Demand [Mass Market Paperback]

Carolyn G. Hart
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Jan. 1 1987
The prime suspect in the murder of author Elliot Morgan, Annie Laurance Darling, owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, embarks on an investigation in an attempt to clear her name. Originally in paperback.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Death on Demand Aug. 31 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Ireally enjoyed this book. I loved when I saw all the names of different mystery writers whose stories I have read in the past. Her characters were real and funny. The first book I read by Carolyn Hart was Death Walked In. Lots of references were made to past crimes solved by Max and Annie and I am anxious to read them. That is why I bought this book, so I could start from before they were married. I love mysteries that are entertaining and I was hoping this would be one of them. When I buy a mystery novel I hope it's one that I can't put down. This was one! Will buy more by this author. She's a great writer!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Debut novel in the series May 16 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Annie Laurance runs a mystery book store, Death on Demand, which she inherited from her beloved uncle. Once a week she has a meeting of the Sunday Night Regulars, local mystery writers from the South Carolina island where she lives. One of the writers, Elliot Morgan is a disagreeable fellow who threatens to reveal things about his fellow writers which they would prefer to keep quiet. Before he has a chance to do so he is killed, presumably by one of the Sunday Night Regulars. The local police suspect it is Annie herself but with her friend Max Darling, she sets out to find the real murderer. Max and Annie discover that each of the Regulars has avoided a brush with the law and each has something to hide which Elliot could have known about. There are lots of wonderful references to classic mysteries and mystery writers as Annie and Max work to solve the case. This is the first book of a justly popular series.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Especially for mystery buffs Feb. 28 2002
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Since milieu is such an important part of a mystery novel, avid mystery readers will like Hart's Death on Demand book store and the cozy little island community in which it is located. Most of the characters are mystery novelists, and if the crimes and solutions are not brain teasers of the first order, mystery fans will enjoy the familiar references.
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3.0 out of 5 stars fun but full of inaccuracies May 13 2001
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Overall, I felt that this book was fun and clever, but certain elements of it, like the literary name-dropping, could be annoying at times. What got me, though, were all the little errors, even when they didn't really have anything to do with anything. Just as an example: In 1987, when this book came out, School of the Ozarks had not yet changed its name to College of the Ozarks, and it is located south of Branson, *not* in the town of Ozark, which is some distance *north* of Branson. I know, minor errors in the grand scheme of things, but if those are the easy facts to check, I have to wonder what all else Hart screwed up.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not great, but may be worth to try Dec 9 2003
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Annie Darling is the owner of a bookshop located on a small island that hosts an unlikely large number of crime fiction writers. During a meeting of those writer one of them got killed and Annie is eager to investigate about the murder, especially because she is one of the prime suspects.
In my opinion the book is nothing special and the mystery in itself is rather disappointing. At times things are far too obvious and at others they simply does not make sense (you can spot a few minor contradictions in the story).
However the setting is really nice, the idea of the bookshop is appealing and the continuos references to famous detective stories and mystery writers may attract fans of the genre. For these reasons it may be worth to explore some other books of this series, hoping that the quality improve.
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