- Hardcover: 275 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow; 1st edition (April 1 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0380974142
- ISBN-13: 978-0380974146
- Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 17.1 x 24.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 386 g
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,623,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Death in Paradise Hardcover – Apr 1 1998
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From Library Journal
The death of Henrie O's husband six years ago could be murder.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Journalist Richard Collins died in a tragic accident in Hawaii six years ago. Now his widow, Henrietta O'Dwyer "Henrie O" Collins has received an anonymous message implying that Richard was murdered. Henrie O, who has played amateur sleuth before, knows she won't rest until she learns the truth. At the time of his death, Richard was visiting one of his oldest friends, Belle Ericcson. Henrie O has never met Belle but knows her investigation must begin with this woman linked to Richard's past. That means a difficult and ultimately dangerous trip to Hawaii, where she meets some of the possible suspects face to face. Readers can usually count on Hart for a winning writing style, engaging characters, and a clever plot, and her latest is no exception. Despite a slightly sluggish plot this time, and despite Henrie O's oddly exaggerated emotions, Hart fans will find plenty to like in this latest installment in a popular series. Emily MeltonSee all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
Carolyn Hart's series starring Henrietta O'Dwyer "Henrie O" Collins is an excellent and worthy read. Why?
This mystery series offer great characters with believeable dialogue, nice little plot twists, a kiss of humor, and a heroine - Henry O - who is NOT a gal in her 20's or 30's, with a fast mouth, a clumsy foot always determined to trip over one corpse after another, and a love interest that somehow always seems to elude the final stage of commitment - have any of you noticed just how many mystery novels seem to have this same type of heroine?!?
It is difficult to find truly good mysteries where the main character is actually a woman who is over 50, intelligent, clever, sometimes humorous, and even a little grouchy; yet if you are a true fan of mysteries you will know exactly how terrific it is to stumble across heroines like: Henri O, an Amelia Peabody, Mrs. Jeffries, Agatha Raisin, OR a Mrs. Polifax!!
Carolyn Hart wrote as though she really were Henrie O, describing every nuance of lingering pain in the loss of her husband. In addition to the sudden death, she was plagued by the thought that her husband may have had more than a professional relationship with Belle Ericcson.
Throughout the telling I was totally mystified as to the plausible outcome. It was not until the final few pages that I realized what must have happened six years ago, and what did happen during Belle and Richard's time as news reporters.
Descriptions were superb in detail. This was my first novel by Carolyn Hart and I look forward to more novels crafted to evoke the senses.
This is not like the Carolyn Hart mystery series Death on Demand. The characters are very different and the mystery a bit more dark. Also, she doesn't put in all the references to other mystery novels as she does in her Death on Demand books.