Death on Demand Mass Market Paperback – Jan 1 1987
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One fly in the ointment was euthanasia. It’s against my beliefs, the most uncomfortable subject for me. Although that act didn’t occur, a killing fluid was discussed in conjunction with the mystery. Enjoyment was impossible at those points, a detail I prefer never hearing of. That’s a fluke and it will have no bearing on any more novels, which I expect to devour. I collected most of them over several years. The things I love immediately include the most memorable fictional bookshop to date. As a crime site examined with a fine tooth comb, I picture the layout exceptionally well. The food station, organization, cups bearing famous mystery titles, the bird in the entrance, and of course the kitty. The location: a South Carolina island and tree houses, evoke a vivid landscape that seems surreal and beautifully calm at the same time.
The sheriff’s animosity is abnormal but everything else about the mystery and antagonistic victim come together extremely well. There’s a breathless feel to its resolution, with befuddlement over a peculiar cast of closed-in characters. I love the focused interviews at each home. The atmosphere of earliest computer ownership was fun to recall. The loving childhood with <i>Annie’s</i> uncle creates a warm history and I like our heroine. <b>Carolyn G. Hart</b> has lured me, unquestionably.
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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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... Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2002 by Michael Schau
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. Read morePublished on May 13 2001 by Christina P. Branson
I love mysteries, and the premiere of the Death on Demand series is a winner. The author makes "whodunit" a little easier to figure out than I like, but the strength of... Read morePublished on Dec 29 1998
This book has everything a reader could want: suspense, intrigue, lovely setting, and a hilarious cast of characters... Read morePublished on Nov. 30 1997