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eBook Dare to Die (Death on Demand) ePub

by Carolyn Hart

  • ISBN: 0061453056
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Carolyn Hart
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Avon; Reprint edition (March 30, 2010)
  • ePub book: 1567 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1233 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 631

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Carolyn Hart's Death on Demand Mystery series continues with Dare To Die, her twenty-second book in the series. The story opens with a number of POV entries, that of Annie and her husband, Max Darling, and several of their friends

Carolyn Hart's Death on Demand Mystery series continues with Dare To Die, her twenty-second book in the series. The story opens with a number of POV entries, that of Annie and her husband, Max Darling, and several of their friends. At first I was confused by trying to decide why I as a reader needed to know the inner thinking of so many characters, however, as the tale progressed, it became obvious.

Of course, as fate (and the author) would have it, death often shows up at her door and Annie must do more than sell mysteries: she has to solve them as well

Death is the uninvited guest at a Broward’s Rock gala thrown by bookstore owners and sometime sleuths Annie and Max Darling in Dare to Die-the 19th captivating whodunit in Caroline Hart’s much adored Death on Demand series.

Death is the uninvited guest at a Broward’s Rock gala thrown by bookstore owners and sometime sleuths Annie and Max Darling in Dare to Die-the 19th captivating whodunit in Caroline Hart’s much adored Death on Demand series.

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Carolyn Gimpel Hart is an American mystery writer who specializes in traditional mysteries, also known as cozy mysteries. She was born in Oklahoma in 1936. Hart was born Carolyn Gimpel and was raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where she still lives. She attended Cleveland Elementary School, Taft Junior High School, and Classen High School. At the age of 11, Hart decided that she wanted to be a newspaper reporter.

With DARE TO DIE, Carolyn Hart's Death on Demand Mystery series continues the misadventures of Annie and Max Darling, the couple who . This is a great book and it's written in Carolyn Hart's inimitable style.

With DARE TO DIE, Carolyn Hart's Death on Demand Mystery series continues the misadventures of Annie and Max Darling, the couple who lands in the dead center of yet another murder. Nearing the end of an intense restoration of the Franklin house, their antebellum project and soon-to-be new home, Max plans a welcoming party.

She came in the rain. Alone. On a bicycle.

After more than a decade Iris Tilford is back in Broward's Rock—and her return has nasty and unexpected repercussions that are rocking Annie and Max Darling's sea island hometown. Years ago Iris disappeared after a fatal high school tragedy. Now that she's home again, Annie's extending the hand of friendship by inviting the sad, beautiful, and mysterious stranger to the Darlings' party at the pavilion.

But Death, as it turns out, is an uninvited guest at their gala. Suddenly Max and Annie are in the middle of a devastating storm of rage, secrets, and murder that they don't understand. All they do know is that now someone is trying to kill them—and it's someone they call their friend.

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Kirizius Kirizius
Carolyn Hart's Death on Demand Mystery series continues with Dare To Die, her twenty-second book in the series. The story opens with a number of POV entries, that of Annie and her husband, Max Darling, and several of their friends. At first I was confused by trying to decide why I as a reader needed to know the inner thinking of so many characters, however, as the tale progressed, it became obvious.

Annie owns the Death on Demand, a mystery bookshop on Froward's Rock, off the So. Carolina coast. She and her husband Max are nearing the end of a home restoration project and have planned a party. Plans, however, go awry when additional damage delays the completion, so the two plan to hold their party at the Harbor Pavilion. Meanwhile, Annie and Max are temporarily residing at a cottage at Nightingale Courts, the local motel owned by friends Ingrid and Duane. When Ingrid's sister is hospitalized, Annie agrees to help out at Nightingale Courts and leaves the bookshop to be run by her somewhat ditzy mother-in-law.

Annie and max have invited members of their social circle to the party, and each has accepted but each has reservations about the event where several of them were present when Jocelyn, one of their schoolmates mysteriously drowned ten years earlier. Now, another member of that group, Iris, has returned to the island. She's booked a cottage at Nightingale Courts, and since she's alone, Annie invites her to come to the party.

Later that night, Iris is found murdered, and Annie can't help but wonder what's behind the mystery. Soon, an arson attempt is made on Annie and Max, and the need to discover long-buried secrets becomes foremost in Annie's life. But at what cost to her and Max?

Many characters appear in Dare to Die. This is my first Carolyn Hart book, so I was a bit slow in catching up to characters appearing in previous stories in the series. But once their histories and motives were explained, I was well-engaged in learning who and what was behind the murders. Several of their friends had motives to hide the truth. Watching Annie ferret out these motives proved interesting. The ending was suspenseful and kept me guessing. As with a Poirot mystery, all the possible suspects were confronted and the reader was left to wonder until the very end.

A well-plotted and entertaining cozy, Dare To Die has made this reviewer a new Carolyn Hart fan.
Aloo Aloo
I like a good cozy on occasion. For instance, Hamish MacBeth is light and charming. I also used to like a good Diana Mott Davidson, until she got boring. There are other less-than-weighty mysteries that I've totally enjoyed.

But this is just too weak of a book for me. I'm about halfway though, and I can't keep the characters straight, there are so many of them.

The main sleuths, Max and Annie? I don't feel particularly fond of either. And Annie's excuse for continuing to investigate when she's in danger and her husband and the sheriff tell her to butt out is lame.

There's been a whole lot of off-topic discussion. Tai chi. Lots of long-winded descriptions of clothes and places. I'm just skimming paragraph after paragraph.

I honestly don't know if I can finish this, and I almost never stop reading a book.
Agrainel Agrainel
Sometimes I get tired of the race against time for a man/woman to save the world type stories. Smaller scale, more realistic characters can be nice.

So Dare to Die started well. I hadn't read any other books in the series so there was a fair amount of references to past events that I didn't know, but I enjoyed getting to know the characters.

The problem was the book just got so bogged down when the two main characters (along with the writer and the cop) spent so much time running through all the option with each of the suspects. I got absolutely bored with the repetition and the fact that it felt like the book was going nowhere.

I skipped through the last 20% of the book, just trying to find out who it was, only to find out and not care at all and wonder why I didn't give up a couple hours ago.

Got it for free...glad I didn't waste 99 cents!
Macill Macill
In the 19th installment to the Death on Demand series, Annie Darling, a bookstore owner, and her husband, P.I. Max, are confounded by a mystery that includes many upstanding local citizens. Annie is helping friends at their hotel when a lonely young woman named Iris reappears after being away for 10 years. Annie befriends her and invites her to a party where Iris meets some of her old friends. Before the night is over, Iris is dead. Are Max and Annie next? They will have to work together to solve a mystery and find a murderer who’s been hiding for a decade.
This was an exciting adult cozy mystery. In the beginning, I felt there were too many suspects. I became confused at times. Another drawback was the use of difficult words, which made it hard to stay involved in the story. Otherwise, I loved the plot and the devoted relationship between the two main characters. If only I could go to the Death on Demand bookstore and take a tai chi class.
Voodoogore Voodoogore
It had been awhile since I read a Death on Demand mystery. For some reason, the last one I read simply did not hold my interest. But, because I enjoyed the books in the past, I decided to give the series another chance, and I am glad I did. This is a rather sad story of long held secrets and the past deaths of teenagers. A young woman comes back to the island where tragedy happened when she was young. Iris wants to make things right and confirm what she thinks she knows of the deaths that happened when she was in high school. And of course more death occurs, because someone does not want the past brought forward, and they certainly do not want to be confronted on the possibility of murder. It is a good book. Carolyn Hart is a talented writer and this book held my interest. I would suggest that anyone who likes a mystery will enjoy the book.
snowball snowball
This was one of the best I’ve read so far! While the I have come to know the main characters well in this series, the plot of this book hit especially close to home for Annie and Max. Fast moving and insightful, this book kept me on the edge of my seat! I’d recommend it to any mystery lover!