National best-selling author and winner of multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards, Carolyn Hart continues to dazzle mystery fans with an all new Dead on Demand Mystery.
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. The signing goes well, but Gretchen interrupts the event multiple times, leaving voice mails about scandalous news she's dying to share. Even though Gretchen tends to be excitable, Annie heads over to Better Tomorrow, where she finds Gretchen dead on the floor, an axe by her side.
Annie enlists the help of her husband, Max, to piece together a puzzle involving an overturned kayak, a stolen motorboat, a troubled love affair, and a reckless teenager. But she must tread carefully in her investigation, because a killer is on the loose, and that killer works well in the foggy days of winter....
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 at the end.
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I like the well developed characters even Laurel is being handled a bit better.
she might want to consider taking the Darlings to a new mystery. maybe a mystery convention without her running it, just as a seller.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
It was a good story, so yes. Not as wordy as some of the other Death On Demand stories. Less empty description of characters details.
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
Actually yes I did want to keep listening until the wee hours of the morning.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
So much better. Not sure that I actually disliked anything.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Well came really close.