Murder Walks the Plank (Death on Demand Series #15)

Murder Walks the Plank (Death on Demand Series #15)

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by Carolyn G. Hart
     
 

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"Annie Darling, popular proprietress of the Death on Demand bookstore, has done it again! Her murder-mystery cruise in the waters off her not-always-idyllic isle of Broward's Rock is sure to be a roaring success, with every participant dressing up as a favorite fictional sleuth. And sure enough, everything goes swimmingly - until one of the revelers plunges overboard.… See more details below

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"Annie Darling, popular proprietress of the Death on Demand bookstore, has done it again! Her murder-mystery cruise in the waters off her not-always-idyllic isle of Broward's Rock is sure to be a roaring success, with every participant dressing up as a favorite fictional sleuth. And sure enough, everything goes swimmingly - until one of the revelers plunges overboard. And despite hubby Max Darling's courageous rescue attempt, faux murder turns all too quickly into real-life death." "Over the next few days, the body count rises and Annie strongly suspects that all the victims were murdered most foully and that they are all connected in some unknown way. The trick now will be to prove it, with the able assistance of investigator-spouse Max, best friend and best customer Henny Brawley, local bestselling superstar Emma Lloyd, and even (surprise!) Annie's normally ditsy mother-in-law, Laurel." But what the intrepid crime solvers do not realize is that the killer they seek is more ingeniously efficient than most - and the puzzle they wish to solve is, in reality, a time bomb packed with an explosive mix of arson, assault, kidnapping, robbery...and homicide, of course. One false step and Annie and her canny cohorts will be blown off Broward's Rock for good...and they'll sink like stones into the cold, briny deep.

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Publishers Weekly
In Hart's winning 15th outing featuring Death on Demand Mystery Bookstore owner Annie Darling (after 2003's Engaged to Die), Annie is excited about the benefit cruise she's planned that will offer food, fun and prizes as well as relief from the sultry heat of August on the Low Country island of Broward's Rock, S.C. The evening's festivities, however, are shattered when the town's favorite volunteer, Pamela Potts, falls overboard. Rescued by Annie's husband, Max, Pamela is taken to the hospital unconscious. Only Emma Clyde, the island's celebrated mystery author, shares Annie's suspicions of foul play. When another party guest is found dead in her home the next morning, Annie and Max join forces to pursue the killer. In the process, they uncover some heart-wrenching truths and dark secrets that affect prominent townspeople and even their own family. In addition to a compelling puzzle and a fast-paced plot, fans will enjoy the realistic dynamics among characters who develop from book to book. The author includes all the usual amusing extras: the cryptic telephone messages from Max's mother, the mystery picture contest held each month at Death on Demand and the many references to real-life crime writers. This latest can only reinforce Hart's high standing among the cozy mystery cognoscenti. (Mar.) FYI: The winner of numerous Agatha, Anthony and Macavity awards, Hart is also the author of Resort to Murder (2001) and other titles in her Henrie O series, and is one of the founders of Sisters in Crime. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Orlando Sentinel
“A lively tale with well-drawn characters.”
Denver Post
“Tantalizing. . . . Keeps the reader guessing all the way.”
Chicago Sun-Times
“Displays the charm and coziness of Christie.”
Toronto Globe and Mail
“One of the cleverest puzzle plots around.”
San Diego Union-Tribune
“Carolyn Hart’s large following will likely hail this latest Darling caper as - what else? - simply darling.”
Booklist
“Hart creates lively, sympathetic characters and interesting locales and maintains a snappy pace.”
Los Angeles Times
“If I were teaching a course on how to write a mystery, I’d make Carolyn Hart required reading.”
Cleveland Plain Dealer
“The reigning monarch of the amateur sleuth mystery delivers royally.”
Baltimore Sun
“The Darling duo is as winning as ever.”
Dallas Morning News
“Well-plotted.”
Diane Mott Davidson
“Carolyn Hart has served up yet another delicious mystery that kept me guessing until the end. YUM!”
Robert Crais
“I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for Carolyn Hart’s Annie and Max series.”
Mary Daheim
“Carolyn Hart’s craftsmanship makes her mystery’s Queen of Cs—cozy, clever, and chock full of charm.”
Orlando Sentinel on Sugarplum Dead
“A lively tale with well-drawn characters.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780641678097
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/17/2004
Series:
Death on Demand Series, #15
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.02(d)

What People are saying about this

Robert Crais
“I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for Carolyn Hart’s Annie and Max series.”
Diane Mott Davidson
“Carolyn Hart has served up yet another delicious mystery that kept me guessing until the end. YUM!”
Mary Daheim
“Carolyn Hart’s craftsmanship makes her mystery’s Queen of Cs—cozy, clever, and chock full of charm.”

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