Death on Demand
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  • 1
    Death on Demand: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 1 | Carolyn G. Hart

    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
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    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.

    It's an ok read

    I'm sure this is a good book, However, it just didn't do it for me. The characters were likable and the plot was good. But it didn't keep my intere..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 02 2012 by Dianna (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 2
    Design for Murder: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 2 | Carolyn G. Hart

    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
    (70)
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    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.

    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 R. Crump (Texas)
  • 3
    Something Wicked: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 3 | Carolyn G. Hart

    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
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    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!

    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 R. Crump (Texas)
  • 4
    Honeymoon with Murder: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 4 | Carolyn G. Hart

    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
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    (44)
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    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.

    Very good read

    Death on demand series all are good but love the mother and law "Lowell" this first time she was used in a case 3rd book had here as more of a nuisanc..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 30 2016 by Eric L Aust (Kansas City, MO United States)
  • 5
    A Little Class on Murder: Death on Demand Mysteries, Book 5 | Carolyn G. Hart

    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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    (41)
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    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.

    One of the best in the series

    This one is typical of many in the series, but I particularly enjoyed it. I like that it explicitly touches the bases for the elements of a classical..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 18 2015 by Linda (PITTSBURGH, PA, United States)
  • 6
    Deadly Valentine: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 6 | Carolyn G. Hart

    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
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    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.

    Not The Best

    The recurring characters are always a pleasure.

    Reviewed on February 24 2016 by M. Giorgi (Trenton, NJ)
  • 7
    The Christie Caper: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 7 | Carolyn G. Hart

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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Carolyn G. Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    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....

    Agatha Christie Title Clue

    Yes and have. I redo the series when a new book is added to the series. I like the stories to flow.

    Reviewed on February 24 2016 by M. Giorgi (Trenton, NJ)
  • 8
    Southern Ghost: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 8 | Carolyn G Hart

    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
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    (38)
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    (33)
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    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.

    Family Secrets

    A little history and a little drama all in one. You can almost see it happen.

    Reviewed on March 11 2016 by M. Giorgi (Trenton, NJ)
  • 9
    Mint Julep Murder: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 9 | Carolyn G. Hart

    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
    Overall
    (31)
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    (29)
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    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.

    Excellent Mystery

    Another great book in a great series. I look forward to the next book.

    Reviewed on May 04 2015 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 10
    Yankee Doodle Dead: Death on Demand Mysteries, Book 10 | Carolyn G. Hart

    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
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    (29)
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    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.

    Yankee Doodle Gone

    Quick pleasant read/listen

    Reviewed on March 11 2016 by M. Giorgi (Trenton, NJ)
  • 11
    White Elephant Dead: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 11 | Carolyn G. Hart

    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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    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.

    White Elephant Dead

    Another good book by Carolyn Hart. Annie and Max are back as well as a host of new suspects to investigate. There are plenty of twist and turns to m..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 21 2015 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 12
    Sugarplum Dead: A Death on Demand Mystery | Carolyn Hart

    Sugarplum Dead: A Death on Demand Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (41)
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    (26)
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    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.

    Annie Finds Her Father

    Two new important characters are introduced in this book. Annie finds her estranged father and a young sister she didn't know she had. This reunion ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 13 2015 by Linda (Eden Prairie, MN, United States)
  • 13
    April Fool Dead: A Death on Demand Mystery | Carolyn Hart

    April Fool Dead: A Death on Demand Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    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.

    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 | Carolyn Hart

    Engaged to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    (31)
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    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.

    Annie does it again

    Nice relaxing listen, could do in one shot. Miss some of the past characters though.

    Reviewed on June 26 2016 by M. Giorgi (Trenton, NJ)
  • 15
    Murder Walks the Plank | Carolyn Hart

    Murder Walks the Plank

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (33)
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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.

    Free is Not Always a Good Thing

    Yes, I very much like the pace of this book. Great story line. I think you will enjoy it.

    Reviewed on July 03 2016 by M. Giorgi (Trenton, NJ)
  • 16
    Death of the Party | Carolyn Hart

    Death of the Party

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (62)
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    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.

    Death on the Sea

    Quick Summer Read

    Reviewed on July 03 2016 by M. Giorgi (Trenton, NJ)
  • 17
    Dead Days of Summer | Carolyn Hart

    Dead Days of Summer

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (36)
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    (19)
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    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.

    Seek and You Will Find

    I truly enjoyed the story-line. First half of the book was very quick paced then second half slowed down to give details. Not bad.

    Reviewed on July 10 2016 by M. Giorgi (Trenton, NJ)
  • 18
    Death Walked In: A Death on Demand Mystery | Carolyn Hart

    Death Walked In: A Death on Demand Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    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.

    Don't Ignore a Plea For Help

    The characters keep growing. I miss some of the old one's though.

    Reviewed on July 12 2016 by M. Giorgi (Trenton, NJ)
  • 19
    Dare to Die | Carolyn Hart

    Dare to Die

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    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.

    Dare Not to Read/Listen

    Well it was not my favorite from this author. This story should have been a short. Too many details that weren't necessary and dragged the story.

    Reviewed on July 21 2016 by M. Giorgi (Trenton, NJ)
  • 20
    Laughed 'Til He Died: A Death on Demand Mystery | Carolyn Hart

    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
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    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.

    Ok but, Not Quite

    Only if they decide to read or listen to the whole series. Some of the dialogue just drags along at a very very slow pace.

    Reviewed on July 23 2016 by M. Giorgi (Trenton, NJ)
  • 21
    Dead by Midnight: A Death on Demand Mystery | Carolyn Hart

    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
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    (40)
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    An exciting new installment in the popular Death on Demand series from multiple award-winner Carolyn Hart.

    Three Dead

    Didn't read the book version.

    Reviewed on July 25 2016 by M. Giorgi (Trenton, NJ)
  • 22
    Death Comes Silently: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 22 | Carolyn Hart

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

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    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.

    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 R. Crump (Texas)
  • 23
    Dead, White, and Blue: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 23 | Carolyn Hart

    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
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    (33)
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    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.

    Terrible reader!

    While I can understand that a reader might have to change it seems that someone who understands how the previous books were read could be chosen. The ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 16 2013 by Carol (WAYLAND, NY, United States)
  • 24
    Death at the Door: A Death on Demand Mystery, Book 24 | Carolyn Hart

    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
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    (32)
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    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.

    Too much of a good thing

    I really found this mystery to have too many characters, too many lists; it was especially tedious to get through as an audiobook.

    Reviewed on April 29 2015 by Bobette ()
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    Don't Go Home: Death on Demand Mysteries, Book 25 | Carolyn Hart

    Don't Go Home: Death on Demand Mysteries, Book 25

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Carolyn Hart
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Annie Darling, owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, is hosting a party to celebrate successful Southern literary icon - and former Broward's Rock resident - Alex Griffith and his best-selling new novel, Don't Go Home. But after the local paper announces that Griffith aims to reveal the real-life inspirations behind his characters, perhaps the author should take his own advice. Not everyone in town is ready to give him a glowing review.

    Glad Annie Is Back!

    Love this series and the narrator does a wonderful job! This was one of the best!

    Reviewed on June 12 2015 by Jack's Mum (Nazareth, PA United States)