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Death on Demand [electronic Resource] ; Design for Murder

By Carolyn G. Hart

This delightfully intriguing pair of full-length mysteries by award-winning author Carolyn G. Hart delivers a novel approach to murder that is sure to enthrall you until the last killer is caught.. . .

Death on Demand
At Annie Laurance’s Death on Demand bookstore in Broward’s Rock, South Carolina (“the finest mystery bookstore north of Miami”), murder suddenly isn’t confined to the shelves. An author’s abrupt demise during a gathering of famous mystery writers is proof positive that a bloody sword is sometimes mightier than a brilliant pen. But now Annie is in the unenviable position of prime suspect, which means that she and her wealthy paramour, Max Darling, must unmask a brutal and ingenious killer. For Annie, failing could mean prison . . . while success could mean her death.

Design for Murder
When Annie stages a Mystery Night for Chastain, South Carolina’s annual antebellum house tour, she finds herself the lead in a deadly drama wherein the curtain falls on a mean-spirited grande dame. But while fingers point at Annie as the murderer, the perpetrator lurks within the cast of Murder-Most-Make-Believe. Guilty until proven innocent, Annie hopes to clear her name with Max’s help—until her chief witness is killed. Now it will take all of Annie’s sleuthing skills to unmask the evil in the hearts of Chastain’s Beautiful People.


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9780307805089


Format: Ebook
Author: Hart, Carolyn G.
Summary: In Death on demand, Annie Darling is thrilled at the opportunity to visit Golden Silk, the luxurious private island estate of wealthy Jeremiah Addison. She leaves her bookstore in the hands of her employees and sets sail from Broward's Rock with her husband, Max. Unfortunately, Addison himself won't be there to greet them, since he is, at present, quite dead. After tampering with evidence that suggests the widely despised curmudgeon's death was no accident, Addison's sister-in-law, Britt Barlow, is inviting back everyone who was in attendance during the victim's last weekend, as well as locally known sleuth Max Darling, whom Britt has hired to uncover the killer. And, of course, Annie wouldn't miss this party for the world! There is no lack of suspects among the guests gathered on Golden Silk. Each had a substantial motive for wanting to do in their late host, from disinherited sons to the cuckolded husband of an adulterous politician to a jilted girlfriend who dreamed of being the next Mrs. A. to a scandal-mongering TV investigative reporter with a talent for character assassination and, quite possibly, blackmail. In Design for murder, Annie is asked to stage a murder for the annual spring house tour sponsored by the Historical Society of Chastain, South Carolina. Her only problem is deciding which fictional murder to stage -- until a corpse turns up in the town pond -- and Annie is singled out as the murderer. Annie had hoped to clear her name with Max's help -- until her chief witness is also murdered. Design for murder is the second Annie Laurance/Max Darling mystery.
Title: Death on demand [electronic resource] ; Design for murder / Carolyn G. Hart.
Publisher Date: New York : Bantam Books, c2008.
Subject: Darling, Annie Laurance (Fictitious character) -- Fiction Darling, Max (Fictitious character) -- Fiction Women detectives -- Fiction Executives -- Crimes against -- Fiction. Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction Islands -- Fiction South Carolina -- Fiction
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Isbn: 9780307805089 (electronic bk.) 0307805085 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: PS3558.A676 D43 2008eb
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Format: Ebook
Author: Hart, Carolyn G.
Summary: In Death on demand, Annie Darling is thrilled at the opportunity to visit Golden Silk, the luxurious private island estate of wealthy Jeremiah Addison. She leaves her bookstore in the hands of her employees and sets sail from Broward's Rock with her husband, Max. Unfortunately, Addison himself won't be there to greet them, since he is, at present, quite dead. After tampering with evidence that suggests the widely despised curmudgeon's death was no accident, Addison's sister-in-law, Britt Barlow, is inviting back everyone who was in attendance during the victim's last weekend, as well as locally known sleuth Max Darling, whom Britt has hired to uncover the killer. And, of course, Annie wouldn't miss this party for the world! There is no lack of suspects among the guests gathered on Golden Silk. Each had a substantial motive for wanting to do in their late host, from disinherited sons to the cuckolded husband of an adulterous politician to a jilted girlfriend who dreamed of being the next Mrs. A. to a scandal-mongering TV investigative reporter with a talent for character assassination and, quite possibly, blackmail. In Design for murder, Annie is asked to stage a murder for the annual spring house tour sponsored by the Historical Society of Chastain, South Carolina. Her only problem is deciding which fictional murder to stage -- until a corpse turns up in the town pond -- and Annie is singled out as the murderer. Annie had hoped to clear her name with Max's help -- until her chief witness is also murdered. Design for murder is the second Annie Laurance/Max Darling mystery.
Title: Death on demand [electronic resource] ; Design for murder / Carolyn G. Hart.
Publisher, Date: New York : Bantam Books, c2008.
Description: 1 online resource (426 p.)
Subjects: Darling, Annie Laurance (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Subjects: Darling, Max (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Subjects: Women detectives -- Fiction
Subjects: Executives -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Subjects: Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction
Subjects: Islands -- Fiction
Subjects: South Carolina -- Fiction
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.
Other Author: Hart, Carolyn G. Design for murder.
Other Title: Death on demand
Other Title: Design for murder.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Contents: Death on demand -- Design for murder.
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ISBN: 9780307805089 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0307805085 (electronic bk.)
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