• Dead Days of Summer

  • By: Carolyn Hart
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)

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Dead Days of Summer

By: Carolyn Hart
Narrated by: Kate Reading
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Publisher's Summary

“The doyenne of American cozies is working at the top of her form.” (Margaret Maron)

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. 

©2006 Carolyn Hart (P)2006 Books on Tape

Critic Reviews

"Her plan of attack is similar to that employed by many spy novelists: start with a dizzying series of short scenes introducing characters, zero in on one person in particular trouble, and spend the rest of the novel spellbinding the reader with plot intersections." (Booklist

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Death on demand

Another great installment of this series. As always there was laughter and tears. Very enjoyable. Narrator was very good with the pace and different voices. I highly recommend this book.

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great more suspenseful

last few books were OK but it seemed like the series would end, this book was a breath of fresh air

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Just another day

Max and Annie are always into something, especially Annie. Lay in the sun type of listen. Relaxing. As relaxing as murder can get.

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Annie and Max at their best.

good listen on the road . nice length for a three day trip . lots of surprises.