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Death on Demand
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  • 1

    Death on Demand: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Carolyn G. Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (57)

    At Annie Laurance's Death on Demand bookstore on Broward's Rock Island, South Carolina, murder suddenly isn't confined to the well-stocked shelves. Author Elliot Morgan's abrupt demise during a weekly gathering of famous mystery writers is proof positive that a bloody sword is sometimes mightier than a brilliant pen. With Annie in the primary police suspect, the pretty young mystery maven and her wealthy paramour, Max Darling, embark on an investigation into a classic locked-room mystery with high stakes.

    Linda says: "1st in the series"
    1st in the series

    The early books in this series have just recently become available on Audible.com. I listened to this after hearing several later in the series. It ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 16 2013 by Linda (PITTSBURGH, PA, United States)
  • 2

    Design for Murder: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Carolyn G. Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    Invited to stage a Mystery Night for the annual antebellum house tour of the Historical Preservation Society of Chastain, South Carolina, Annie Laurance instead finds herself the leading lady in a flesh-and blood drama. The play's the thing when the curtain falls on grande dame Corinne Webster. While jeweled fingers point, accusing Annie of murder, the perpetrator lurks among the cast and the murder weapon is one of the props. Now it will take all of her sleuthing skills to discover the real killer.

    Miriam says: "Great book!"
    Great book!

    I have read or listened to every Death on Demand book in the series. I love Kate Reading. She does a good job of reading.

    This is light rea..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 05 2012 by Miriam (San Angelo, TX, United States)
  • 3

    Something Wicked: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Carolyn G. Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (28)

    Everyone - including mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance - loves Arsenic and Old Lace. But something wicked has poisoned a local summer stock production: The star, aging Hollywood beach-blanket hunk Shane Petree, butchers his lines - while getting top billing in bed with wives and teenage daughters around town. No wonder somebody wants to draw his final curtain. A pompous prosecutor tries to pin a murder on Max, Annie's own leading man. Unless Annie can prove her darling's innocence, their wedding date's off!

    Miriam says: "Death on Deman always something good!!"
    Death on Deman always something good!!

    I have read or listened to every Death on Demand book in the series. I love Kate Reading. She does a good job of reading.

    This is light readi..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 05 2012 by Miriam (San Angelo, TX, United States)
  • 4

    Honeymoon with Murder: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Carolyn G. Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    Mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance, and detective Max Darling are finally tying the knot, but a bizarre sequence of events threatens to unravel this blissful marriage before it begins. The ceremony is barely over when the phone rings and a woman on the other end of the line screams bloody murder! The newlyweds rush to the scene of the crime only to discover that Ingrid Jones, Annie's bookstore assistant, has vanished, leaving the body of a neighborhood Peeping Tom on her living room rug.

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  • 5

    A Little Class on Murder: Death on Demand Mysteries, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Carolyn G. Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (15)
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    (15)
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    (15)

    When mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance is invited to teach "The Three Great Ladies of the Mystery" class at Chastain Community College, the sometimes sleuth discovers that all is not strictly academic in Chastain's hallowed halls of learning. And when a shocking scandal in the school newspaper erupts in a suicide and two violent deaths, Professor Laurance enlists the talents of her new hubby, private eye Max Darling, and dons her thinking cap to probe intrigue and vengeance among Chastain's faculty.

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  • 6

    Deadly Valentine: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Carolyn G. Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (14)

    Mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance didn't really want to go to her neighbor's Valentine Day masked ball - particularly not after the voluptuous brunette made a pass at Annie's husband, Max. So when her dizzy mother-in-law, Laurel, made a surprise visit to Broward's Rock Island, Annie thought it would be a perfect excuse to skip the party. She should have known better: True to form, Laurel accepted the invitation for all three of them. But the biggest surprise of all came at the party's end, when Annie found the amorous hostess in the gazebo - murdered.

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  • 7

    The Christie Caper: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Carolyn G. Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    In honor of Agatha Christie's 100th birthday, mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance Darling plans a week-long celebration of mystery, treasure hunts, and Christie trivia. But the last thing she or her guests expect is that the scheduled fun and mayhem will include a real-life murder. The unexpected arrival of Neil Bledsoe, the most despised book critic in America, was sure to raise a few hackles. An advocate of hard-boiled detection and gory true crime, Bledsoe drops a bombshell on the devoted Christie assemblage....

    Jennifer R. Golden says: "A Cosy Armchair-Full"
    A Cosy Armchair-Full

    This amusing mystery has just enough bite to keep it from being too cosy. In fact, the plot revolves around the war between the cosy mystery, as repr..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 20 2012 by Jennifer R. Golden (California)
  • 8

    Southern Ghost: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Carolyn G Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (14)

    Annie can hardly believe it: The police say her husband, Max, sits behind bars. They speak of him with a beautiful blonde. By the time Annie bails Max out, the blonde has disappeared and Max is the prime suspect in a crime. The baffling, bloodstained trail leads to the home of the Tarrants, a venerable Southern family with a violent history dating back to the Revolution - and ghosts of a more recent vintage. Infighting and mayhem reign in the family, and a killer wants hide the secrets that haunt the Tarrants.

    Loylene says: "Love Death on Demand Series!"
    Love Death on Demand Series!

    I love the Death on Demand Series.

    Reviewed on December 19 2012 by Loylene (EUGENE, OR, United States)
  • 9

    Mint Julep Murder: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Carolyn G. Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (10)
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    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    Normally, Annie Laurence Darling would be eagerly awaiting her trip to this year's Dixie Book Festival. But this year Annie has agreed to be the author liaison to five authors honored with the Dixie Book Festival Medallions, and she fears she is going to have her hands full. What Annie doesn't count on is the untimely death of ambitious Mint Julep Press publisher Kenneth Hazlitt.

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  • 10

    Yankee Doodle Dead: Death on Demand Mysteries, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Carolyn G. Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Annie and Max Darling watch the Fourth of July festival explode not only with fun and fireworks, but with murder as well. A library board newcomer who also happens to be a retired Brigadier General maneuvers the theme of the festival, which is to benefit the library, into his own vision: "Points of Patriotism." His takeover attitude has alienated everyone, including Annie, who finds it difficult to ignore him - especially when he's shot dead before her eyes.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 11

    White Elephant Dead: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Carolyn G. Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (7)
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    (6)
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    (6)

    The Women's Club prides itself on the success of its annual White Elephant Sale, but this year's sale is marred by a bizarre turn. A blackmailer coerces five of the town's citizens into donating valuable artifacts. When a volunteer fails to show up on time, Henny Brawley drives off to find the missing woman, just as a powerful squall hits the island. Hours later, a worried Annie Darling goes off in search of Henny, only to find the corpse of the missing volunteer. The victim turns out to be the blackmailer.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 12

    Sugarplum Dead: A Death on Demand Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Across Broward's Rock, one-time movie star Marguerite Dumaney Ladson has called together all of her kin and their exes for a gala celebration. Among the honored guests are Annie's father and Dr. Emory Swanson. Ladson has fallen for Swanson's new-age-pseudo-occult gobbledygook. Right after the announcement that she's leaving her fortune to the charlatan's Evermore Foundation, there's a murder.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 13

    April Fool Dead: A Death on Demand Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    To celebrate an April Fool's Day appearance by the island's most famous mystery author, Death on Demand bookstore owner Annie Darling creates a unique promotion. Offering a free book to anyone who can solve a series of clues about popular whodunits, Annie and husband Max pass out their flyers all over town. But an April Fool prankster is distributing a counterfeit flyer, complete with not-so-vague accusations of murder.

    Steven says: "When a fluffy mystery is just what you want"
    When a fluffy mystery is just what you want

    The only trouble with the audio version is that you want a pen and paper to write down all the mystery authors and books that she mentions.

    Reviewed on August 19 2005 by Steven (Campbell, CA, USA)
  • 14

    Engaged to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    When wealthy, widowed art patron Virginia Neville officially announces her engagement to Jake O'Neill, her handsome, charming, and much younger fiance, at a gala gallery opening, not all the gathered friends and stepfamily are pleased. And before the last champagne bubble pops, murder disrupts the grand celebration.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 15

    Murder Walks the Plank

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    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.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 16

    Death of the Party

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    The murder of an unloved media magnate maroons the crime-solving Darlings on a remote island with a killer in the latest Death on Demand delight from the incomparable Carolyn Hart.

    Joyce says: "Death of the Party"
    Death of the Party

    I am a big Carolyn Hart fan and I really liked this book. Keeped me guessing who was the killer.

    Reviewed on May 04 2005 by Joyce (La Crescenta, CA, USA)
  • 17

    Dead Days of Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (8)

    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.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 18

    Death Walked In: A Death on Demand Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    Max Darling hasn't been interested in crime since his brush with a seductive young woman put him in danger of losing his freedom. He even refuses to talk to a woman who calls for help and says she is afraid. The caller leaves word she's hidden something in the antebellum house Max and his wife, Annie, are restoring.

    Clare says: "Narration Distracting"
    Narration Distracting

    The voices of many of the characters in this audible version are so poorly done that I found it hard to get past them and lose myself in the story. Th..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2011 by Clare (Simsbury, CT, United States)
  • 19

    Dare to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Annie and Max Darling are completely unprepared when the arrival of a mysterious young woman shocks their sea island and stirs up more than just gossip.It turns out that Iris, the beautiful stranger, is a former resident of Broward's Rock. Her arrival throws the normally happy town into a downward spiral that pits neighbor against neighbor.

    janis says: "Not Impressed!"
    Not Impressed!

    Too chatty, too many extraneous characters...

    Reviewed on March 11 2013 by janis (OCALA, FL, United States)
  • 20

    Laughed 'Til He Died: A Death on Demand Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Intrigue and foul play are no strangers to the idyllic South Carolina sea island of Broward's Rock. Mystery bookstore owner Annie Darling and her husband, Max, who specialize in solving problems, plunge into a startling web of danger and deceit when a trio of deaths is linked to the island's youth recreation center.

    Stephanie says: "WORST Narrator EVER"
    WORST Narrator EVER

    I want to preface this review by saying that I've NEVER written a negative review for any book I've ordered from Audible over the years. I've enjoyed..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 19 2011 by Stephanie (Douglasville, GA, United States)
  • 21

    Dead by Midnight: A Death on Demand Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (20)

    An exciting new installment in the popular Death on Demand series from multiple award-winner Carolyn Hart.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 22

    Death Comes Silently: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    Winter has arrived in Broward's Rock, South Carolina, and business has slowed for Annie Darling, owner of mystery bookstore Death on Demand. So when the island's resident writer publishes the latest in her popular mystery series, Annie jumps at the chance to host a book signing, even though it conflicts with her shift at the local charity shop, Better Tomorrow. Luckily, fellow volunteer Gretchen Burkholt agrees to sub for her. But then she turns up dead.

    Miriam says: "Great book as usual."
    Great book as usual.

    I love Death on Demand mysteries. I read as soon as they come out. So glad they are on audible. Kate Reading is a good narrator. Always a surprise..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 05 2012 by Miriam (San Angelo, TX, United States)
  • 23

    Dead, White, and Blue: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 23

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Johanna Parker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Shell is the kind of woman wives hate - and most of them wish she would just disappear. But when she does, Annie can't help but feel like someone should be looking for her. The residents of Broward's Rock grow uneasy when a second islander mysteriously disappears. Annie and her husband, Max, soon find themselves following a twisted trail marked by blackmail, betrayal, and adultery.

    sjadamson says: "Still listen after several months"
    Still listen after several months

    I enjoyed the previous books in this series. This one is a bit difficult to get through. I am a bit bored with it. I have had it for several months an..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 09 2014 by sjadamson (San Diego, CA USA)
  • 24

    Death at the Door: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Annie Darling - owner of the mystery bookstore, Death on Demand - prefers fictional crimes as opposed to the real things. But in one tragic week, two acts of violence shake the island community of Broward's Rock. First, a beloved doctor is found shot dead, seemingly by his own hand. Only days later, a local artist is arrested after his wife is murdered. Convinced her brother did not commit suicide, the doctor's sister turns to Annie and her husband, Max, for help. She has found a cryptic sketch her brother drew, linking him with the murdered woman.

    Doug Wilkie says: "Can someone wake me when the book is finished..."
    Can someone wake me when the book is finished...

    Some excitement, a narrator that could read like the cared.

    Reviewed on June 04 2014 by Doug Wilkie ()