Saturday, May 5, 2018

I'm happy to be joining #BerkleyMystery in celebrating the May 1 paperback release of 
Book 26 in the Death on Demand Mysteries
by Carolyn Hart

In the latest Death on Demand Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Don’t Go Home, book seller Annie Darling learns murder and money go hand in hand...

Annie’s friend and fellow shop owner Ves Roundtree is a very wealthy woman. Her rich brother entrusted her with his estate, and upon her death, his fortune is to be divided. Several cash-strapped islanders are in line to collect life-changing inheritances. The problem is, Ves is very much alive.

Ves hosts a dinner for the prospective beneficiaries and feels a chill in the air that has nothing to do with the wintry season. Not long after, she suffers a bad fall that was no accident. Everyone at the table had a motive but not a shred of evidence was left behind. 

When one of the suspects is found floating in the harbor and Ves disappears, Annie and her husband Max spring into action to catch a calculating killer before greed takes another life.



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Author Carolyn Hart is a master storyteller, and my purveyor of mystery. She stands in a class all her own.

There are always a lot of characters Ms. Hart’s books, but if anyone knows all there is about her characters and their histories, it would be this author. With so many to keep up with, she kindly includes a Cast of Characters list to help readers keep track.

I feel fans will agree, WALKING ON MY GRAVE perfectly aligned with the other books in this series. The same wonderful writing readers count on is found in this tale. There is a good, solid mystery with an array of suspects, encouraging readers to keep turning the pages.

I’ve seen very mixed reviews about WALKING ON MY GRAVE. Anywhere from one to five stars. It’s not my favorite of the titles I’ve read in this series, but it is still an amazing piece of writing, and I'm happy to have read it.

From Carolyn Hart’s website:
From Death on Demand to Walking on my Grave, I've loved spending time with Annie and Max on their sea island. Walking on my Grave is their last adventure and I will leave them as I found them, young, happy, always there for each other. My thanks to the wonderful readers who welcomed them. It's been fun.  _ Carolyn

Carolyn Hart was one of ten mystery authors featured at the National Book Festival on the Mall in Washington D.C. in 2003 and again in 2007. In March 2004 she received the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book. She has twice won the annual Oklahoma Book Award for best novel. In April 2004 she spoke at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on mysteries in American culture. She received the Ridley Pearson Award at Murder in Grove, Boise, Idaho, in 2005 for significant contributions to the mystery field. She has received the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Amelia Award from Malice Domestic. In 2014, she was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.

Hart is a native of Oklahoma City, a Phi Beta Kappa journalism graduate of the University of Oklahoma, and a former president of Sisters in Crime. She is also a member of Authors Guild, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, the International Crime Writers Association, the International Thrillers Association, and the American Crime Writers League. She taught professional writing in the University of Oklahoma School of Journalism from 1982-85. She is the author of 49 mysteries, winner of three Agatha Awards for Best Novel, two Anthonys and two Macavitys.


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  1. Carolyn Hart is a new to me author but one I'd love to explore through her book "WALKING ON MY GRAVE". The book sounds very interesting to me. Thank you for your review and bringing another author to my attention.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thanks, Lisa. It’s always sad to see a long-running series end. Happy Saturday, to you.

  3. The Death on Demand series is one of my favorites -- I love Annie & Max Darling. I would love to win the copy of Walking on My Grave and appreciate your review and giveaway ~ Thanks, Lisa!

  4. Thanks for featuring Carolyn. I discovered her books several years ago and I will hate to see Annie & Max's adventures end!

  5. This book looks really good. Thanks for the chance to win!
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

  6. Sounds great...I love a good mystery.