Dead Days of Summer (Death on Demand Series #17)

Dead Days of Summer (Death on Demand Series #17)

by Carolyn G. Hart
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Dead Days of Summer (Death on Demand Series #17) by Carolyn G. Hart

The murder of an exotic young woman brings crime too close for comfort

Murder hits close to home for Death on Demand bookstore owner Annie Darling and her beloved husband, Max. While investigating a new case, Max calls Annie to let her know he may be late getting home. He never shows up. Annie knows something dreadful has happened to him.

During the search for Max, his car is found on a remote road -- with a murder weapon in the trunk and a beautiful but very dead young woman nearby. The case becomes a media sensation with Max portrayed as an unfaithful husband willing to kill to get rid of a mistress.

As the evidence against Max continues to mount, chief of police Billy Cameron is called off the case. But Billy risks his career to continue the hunt for a silver car briefly seen following Max's on the night of the murder, and Annie is forced to go undercover in a desperate attempt to clear her husband's name. Risking her life, she enters the victim's unfamiliar world in the hopes of understanding how and why Max is involved. With time running out, Annie has one last chance to capture a wily murderer who just may have committed the perfect crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060724047
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/27/2007
Series: Death on Demand Series , #17
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 536,192
Product dimensions: 4.36(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

An accomplished master of mystery, Carolyn Hart is the author of twenty previous Death on Demand novels. Her books have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards. She is also the creator of the Henrie O series, featuring a retired reporter, and the Bailey Ruth series, starring an impetuous, redheaded ghost. One of the founders of Sisters in Crime, Hart lives in Oklahoma City.

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Dead Days of Summer (Death on Demand Series #17) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love a good murder mystery, but could not get into this one. First time reading this author and may not read again. Too much description of every litlle detail. Skimmed through to finish and was not impressive.
springfield40 More than 1 year ago
Death on Demand is a lovely sweet series with a lot of cozy feeling to it. It is a very relaxing fun group of books and this is one of them. Highly enjoyed it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the best of the series that I have read. Ms. Heart is an excellent cozy mystery writer. I have all of her books in my library and have read them all. My favorite was a Henrie O mystery 'Dead Man's Island'.
harstan More than 1 year ago
On Broward¿s Rock, an island off the coast of South Carolina, Max Darling begins a new case, but shockingly fails to return home. His worried spouse, Death on Demand bookstore owner Annie, frantically calls the police. The cops begin a search for the missing sleuth. When they locate his abandoned vehicle, they also find the corpse of a young woman nearby and the murder weapon in the trunk of Max¿s car.----- The media has a field day painting Max as a womanizing cheater who murdered his girlfriend, Vanessa Taylor. Not long afterward the police arrest Max charging him with homicide. Annie knows her spouse is faithful and no killer. She plans to prove both by going undercover with her only advisor being local mystery author Emma Clyde.------ In the award winning Death on Demand series, DEAD DAYS OF SUMMER may be the best novel to date. The story line focuses on the efforts of Annie and friends trying to do the impossible to prove that Max is not a killer or an adulterer although the evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of his being both. This fine amateur sleuth cozy with some police procedural elements is filled with heart as a stunned Annie believes to the max in her beloved spouse.---- Harriet Klausner