Books by Carolyn Hart and Complete Book Reviews

Carolyn Hart, Author Bantam Books $19.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-553-09173-1
In this action-packed series launch, the author of the Death on Demand mysteries introduces Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins, a widowed former reporter whose investigative instincts have not been blunted by retirement. Forty years after their love affair...
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Carolyn Hart, Author . Morrow $23.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-06-072402-3
Hart pulls out all the stops in the fast-paced 17th installment of her acclaimed Death on Demand cozy series (after 2005's Death of the Party ), set on the South Carolina island of Broward's Rock. When bookstore owner Annie Darling's PI...
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Carolyn Hart, Author Bantam Books $19.95 (277p) ISBN 978-0-553-09463-3
In this paean to the cozy, Hart sets her lively amateur sleuth, bookstore owner Annie Darling (last seen in Southern Ghost), on a plot in which real mystery writers mix with fictional ones and most of the plentiful potshots are verbal. At the annual
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Carolyn Hart, Author . Morrow $23.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-06-000469-9
Hart supplies superior cozy fare in her 14th mystery (after 2002's April Fool Dead) to feature amateur sleuth Annie Darling and her husband, Max. Everyone in the Low Country island of Broward's Rock, S.C., has been looking forward to the...
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Carolyn Hart, Author Avon Books $20 (288p) ISBN 978-0-380-97413-9
A talented journalism student is murdered because of her investigation into three old, unsolved crimes in this third, fairly routine Henrie O mystery (Scandal in Fair Haven, 1994). Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins, a widowed newspaperwoman, teaches...
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Carolyn Hart, Morrow, $19.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-06-191501-7
In Agatha-winner Hart's charming third mystery featuring ghostly emissary Bailey Ruth Raeburn of heaven's "Department of Good Intentions" (after 2009's Merry, Merry Ghost), Bailey returns to earth to protect Kay Clark, a former Adelaide, Okla.,...
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Carolyn Hart, Author Bantam Books $19.95 (275p) ISBN 978-0-553-09465-7
Agatha Award-winning Hart takes her retired Missouri newspaperwoman, Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins, introduced in Dead Man's Island, to Tennessee, where she becomes the honorary aunt of a young man accused of killing his wife. Henrie O is vacationing at
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Carolyn Hart, Author . Morrow $24.99 (282p) ISBN 978-0-06-087437-7
Introduced in Agatha-winner Hart's Ghost at Work (2008), the late Bailey Ruth Raeburn returns to earth on a heavenly mission to help a four-year-old orphan in this delightful sequel. Susan Flynn, the matriarch of one of the leading families of
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Carolyn Hart, Author Crimeline $7.5 (272p) ISBN 978-0-553-28208-5
The fifth in a series featuring bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Annie Laurence Darling ( Death on Demand ), this tale is long on literary allusions but short on momentum. Invited to teach a class on mystery novels, offered for some strange reason
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Carolyn Hart, Author . Morrow $23.95 (278p) ISBN 978-0-06-072403-0
In the long-awaited seventh installment of Hart's popular series starring feisty retired journalist Henrie O (after 2001's Resort to Murder ), Henrie O's erstwhile lover, Jimmy, has married another woman, the dashing Sophia Montgomery,...
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Carolyn Hart, Author . Morrow $23.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-06-000476-7
That comfy crime-solving couple, bookstore owner Annie Darling and her devoted husband, Max, investigate the murder of media magnate Jeremiah Addison in Hart's feel-good 16th Death on Demand mystery (after 2004's Murder Walks the Plank )....
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Carolyn Hart, Author William Morrow & Company $24 (294p) ISBN 978-0-380-97773-4
In this highly entertaining puzzle (after 1999's Death on the River Walk), 70-ish sleuth Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins (aka Henrie O) is in a somber, reflective mode, as befits her age and her life experiences. Recovering from pneumonia, Henrie O isn't...
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Carolyn Hart, Author Bantam Books $18 (0p) ISBN 978-0-553-07404-8
Hart's sixth Death on Demand novel exuberantly celebrates the centenary of Agatha Christie's birth with a clever plot and an array of puzzles for readers. With reigning English crime queen Lady Gwendolyn Thompkins, South Carolina bookstore owner Ann
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Carolyn Hart, Author William Morrow & Company $22 (246p) ISBN 978-0-380-97415-3
The strength of Hart's latest lies not in its mystery--which is easily deduced--but in its sleuth: 60-something Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins (a.k.a. Henrie O), who, with her modest suits, sensible shoes and...
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Carolyn Hart, Author Five Star (ME) $22.95 (268p) ISBN 978-0-7862-1735-9
The strength of Hart's latest lies not in its mystery--which is easily deduced--but in its sleuth: 60-something Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Henrietta O'Dwyer Collins (a.k.a. Henrie O), who, with her modest suits, sensible shoes and...
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Carolyn Hart, Author William Morrow & Company $23 (288p) ISBN 978-0-380-97530-3
Mystery aficionados will get a workout while trying to catch all the references to mystery authors and their protagonists in Hart's 11th entry (after Yankee Doodle Dead) in her Agatha Award-winning Death on Demand series. Annie Darling, who owns a...
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Carolyn Hart, Author . Morrow $23.95 (292p) ISBN 978-0-06-145303-8
In Agatha-winner Hart’s winning 19th Death on Demand mystery set in Broward’s Rock, S.C. (after 2008’s Death Walked In ), Annie Darling and her PI husband, Max, invite Iris Tilford, a troubled young woman who used to live in the...
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Carolyn Hart, Author . Morrow $24.99 (282p) ISBN 978-0-06-145309-0
In Anthony-winner Hart's lively 20th Death on Demand mystery (after 2009's Dare to Die ), more than one death in Broward's Rock, S.C., engages Annie Darling and her husband, Max. First, Click Silvester, a black teenager who hung out...
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Carolyn Hart, Author . Berkley Prime Crime $22.95 (272p) ISBN 978-0-425-19179-8
Hart has created a fabulous two-in-one: an excellent mystery and the poignant memoirs of her heroine, Gretchen Grace Gilman. A letter received by the now elderly newshound extraordinaire returns her physically, mentally and emotionally to her past...
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Carolyn Hart, Author . Morrow $24.95 (290p) ISBN 978-0-06-087436-0
A ghost turns sleuth in the intriguing first of a new series from Hart (Death on Demand ), who's won Agatha, Anthony and Macavity awards. When Bailey Ruth Raeburn and her husband die on their cabin cruiser during a storm, Bailey joins the...
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Carolyn Hart, Author William Morrow & Company $21 (273p) ISBN 978-0-380-97529-7
This ninth in the Death on Demand series (after Mint Julep Murder, 1995) finds mystery-bookstore owner Annie Darling in top form: polite, considerate, cheerful and relentlessly investigative. Retired Brigadier General Charlton ""Bud"" Hatch is a...
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Carolyn Hart, Author . Morrow $23.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-380-97774-1
In Hart's 13th winning outing (after 2000's Sugar Plum Dead) to feature Annie Darling, the owner of Death on Demand Bookstore, "the best mystery bookstore east of Atlanta," has planned the signing to end all signings for a local...
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Carolyn Hart, Author . Morrow $23.95 (293p) ISBN 978-0-06-072405-4
Annie Darling, proprietor of Death on Demand, “the finest mystery bookstore north of Miami,” once again proves a resourceful sleuth in Hart's scintillating 18th Death on Demand mystery set in the South Carolina island community of...
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Carolyn Hart, Morrow, $24.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-06-191497-3
In Hart's engaging 21st Death on Demand mystery (after 2010's Laughed 'Til He Died), Annie Darling, proprietor of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore in South Carolina's Lowcountry, believes that the official conclusion of suicide of one of her...
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Carolyn Hart, Author William Morrow & Company $24 (340p) ISBN 978-0-380-97772-7
In this 12th Death on Demand adventure, Anthony and Agatha award-winner Hart uses a couple of reliable mystery devices to serve up a story as entertaining as any in this deservedly popular series. The first of these is the perennial fake psychic,...
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Carolyn Hart, Author Bantam Books $19 (0p) ISBN 978-0-553-07392-8
Hart offers a pleasing eighth entry in her multiple award-winning (Agatha, Anthony and Macavity) cozy/Southern gothic series starring mystery bookstore owner Annie Darling and her sleuth husband, Max. In 1970, the son of South Carolina's prominent...
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Carolyn Hart, Author . Morrow $23.95 (298p) ISBN 978-0-06-000474-3
In Hart's winning 15th outing featuring Death on Demand Mystery Bookstore owner Annie Darling (after 2003's Engaged to Die ), Annie is excited about the benefit cruise she's planned that will offer food, fun and prizes as well as relief...
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Carolyn Hart. Prometheus/Seventh Street, $13.95 trade paper (190p) ISBN 978-1-61614-704-4
In the new introduction to this Carolyn Hart classic reissue, Hart (What the Cat Saw) explains just how difficult it was for a woman to publish mysteries in the late 1970s (“New York believed in two kinds of mysteries, the hard-boiled private eye...
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Carolyn Hart. Prometheus/Seventh Street, $13.95 trade paper (315p) ISBN 978-1-61614-793-8
Originally published in an abridged version 30 years ago, this reissue in the Carolyn Hart classics series trades the author’s usual South Carolina Lowcountry setting for 1940 Nazi-occupied France. At a hospital for wounded Allied prisoners outside...
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Carolyn Hart. Prometheus/Seventh Street, $13.95 trade paper (240p) ISBN 978-0983004059
This entry in the Carolyn Hart classics series, a romantic thriller first published in 1987, has some of the hallmarks that characterize Hart's mature mysteries, but fans of her Dead on Demand series (Dead, White, and Blue, etc.) should be prepared...
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Carolyn Hart. Berkley Prime Crime, $26 (272p) ISBN 978-0-451-48856-5
At the start of MWA Grand Master Hart’s breezy, feather-light eighth novel featuring ghost Bailey Ruth Raeburn (after 2016’s Ghost Times Two), Bailey Ruth is sitting on a beach in heaven, surrounded by all the domestic pets from her life on earth...
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Carolyn Hart. Berkley Prime Crime, $26 (304p) ISBN 978-0-425-28373-8
In Hart's charming fourth Bailey Ruth Raeburn novel (after 2015's Ghost to the Rescue), red-headed, fashion-conscious ghost Bailey Ruth has been so successful with her unorthodox methods of helping troubled souls that Wiggins, director of Heaven's...
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Carolyn Hart. Berkley Prime Crime, $26 (256p) ISBN 978-0-451-48853-4
MWA Grand Master Hart’s 26th Death on Demand mystery (after 2016’s Don’t Go Home) exudes the quiet charm that cozy fans have come to expect from this popular series. When wealthy Ves Roundtree falls down the stairs in her Broward’s Rock, S.C.,...
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Carolyn Hart. Berkley Prime Crime, $25.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-425-26075-3
At the start of Agatha-winner Hart’s whimsical fourth novel featuring departed spirit Bailey Ruth Raeburn (after 2010’s Ghost at Work), Bailey Ruth of heaven’s Department of Good Intentions arrives at the Adelaide, Okla., home of video-game...
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Carolyn Hart. Prometheus/Seventh Street, $13.95 paper (200p) ISBN 978-1-61614-869-0
In the new introduction to this Carolyn Hart classic, the author admits that as a young teen she “devoured hard-boiled private eye books.” She goes on to explain that the present title, first published in 1983, “is as near that genre as I have ever...
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Carolyn Hart. Prometheus/Seventh Street, $13.95 trade paper (174p) ISBN 978-1-61614-873-7
First published in 1983, this romantic suspense novel in the Carolyn Hart classics series offers deft but familiar melodrama. With the apparently accidental death of Dan MacIntire, "owner of the magnificent Castle Rock ranch," beautiful, spunky,...
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Carolyn Hart. Berkley Prime Crime, $25.95 (272p) ISBN 978-0-425-26617-5
In Hart’s engaging 24th Death on Demand mystery (after 2013’s Dead, White, and Blue), bookstore owner and sleuth Annie Darling is convinced that the apparent suicide of a local doctor and the murder of Jane Corley, an imperious, wealthy 30-something,
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Carolyn Hart. Berkley Prime Crime, $25.95 (304p) ISBN 978-0-425-26615-1
In MWA Grand Master Hart’s delightful fifth Bailey Ruth ghost novel (after 2013’s Ghost Gone Wild), the ghost of lady has been haunting the college library in Adelaide, Okla., for years. Her phantasmagorical mission is to spark romances between...
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Carolyn Hart. Berkley Prime Crime, $25.95 (272p) ISBN 978-0-425-27654-9
MWA Grand Master Hart shows no sign of slowing down in her lively 25th Death on Demand mystery set on the South Carolina island of Broward's Rock (after 2014's Death at the Door). Bookstore owner Annie Darling is hosting a party at the Seaside Inn...
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Carolyn Hart. Berkley Prime Crime, $25.95 (288p) ISBN 978-0-425-27656-3
At the start of bestseller Hart's sprightly sixth Bailey Ruth ghost novel (after 2014's Ghost Wanted), 13-year-old Katie Davenport prays for help for her 36-year-old single mom, Deirdre, an author with writer's block. In dire financial straits,...
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Carolyn Hart. Severn, $28.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-7278-9047-4
MWA Grand Master Hart’s delightful ninth novel featuring ghost Bailey Ruth Raeburn (after 2017’s Ghost on the Case) sends Bailey Ruth, of heaven’s Department of Good Intentions, to her hometown of Adelaide, Okla., where a murder has just occurred....
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Carolyn Hart. Severn, $28.99 (192p) ISBN 978-0-7278-9048-1
In MWA Grand Master Hart’s enjoyable 10th Bailey Ruth ghost novel (after 2019’s Ghost Ups Her Game), spectral sleuth Bailey Ruth Raeburn saves Adelaide, Okla., antiques dealer Frances Loring from drowning, only to find Frances accused of murder....
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