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Publisher's Summary

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.

Now, Annie is out to find the culprit, a search complicated by a troubled friend and by her own unpredictable mother-in-law, whose latest kick is finding lost pirate booty. But it's no laughing matter when murder is added to the mix, for now Annie and her handsome husband, Max, must unmask a killer before he strikes again.

©2002 Carolyn Hart; (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Tantalizing....Keeps the reader guessing all the way." (The Denver Post)
"Displays the charm and coziness of Christie." (The Chicago Sun-Times)

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  • Steven
  • Campbell, CA, USA
  • 08-19-05

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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enjoyed the plot

the new characters are giving the series new energy, the 3 old ladies was getting a bit predictable. Kept me guessing on who did it.

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So Glad It Comes But Once A Year

What made the experience of listening to April Fool Dead the most enjoyable?

Just when you think the general pace of the story slows down a bit, here comes something else up and running.

What three words best describe Kate Reading’s performance?

Reads characters well.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Very pleasant and laid back.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 10-10-15

It Was Okay

This was an okay addition to the Death on Demand Mystery series. This story seemed to lack the usual fun of the other books. I'm glad that Laurel didn't play a large role in this book but the role she did play wasn't believable. The story was just off.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful