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New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2014.
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264 pages ; 24 cm.
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"Annie Darling--owner of the mystery bookstore, Death on Demand--prefers fictional crimes as opposed to the real things. But in one tragic week, two acts of violence shake the island community of Broward's Rock. First, a beloved doctor is found shot dead, seemingly by his own hand. Only days later, a local artist is arrested after his wife is found murdered, bludgeoned by her husband's sculpting mallet. Convinced her brother did not commit suicide, the doctor's sister turns to Annie and her husband, Max, for help. She has found a cryptic sketch her brother drew, linking him with the murdered woman. Did someone want them both out of the picture? With the police considering both cases as good as closed, it's up to Annie and Max to sort through a rogues' gallery of suspects to see if someone is trying to frame the artist. But if Annie isn't careful, she may find herself having her own brush with death.."-- Provided by publisher.
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2013050771
ISBN:
9780425266175 (hardback)
0425266176 (hardback)
9780425266175
0425266176
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866803679
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"Annie Darling--owner of the mystery bookstore, Death on Demand--prefers fictional crimes as opposed to the real things. But in one tragic week, two acts of violence shake the island community of Broward's Rock. First, a beloved doctor is found shot dead, seemingly by his own hand. Only days later, a local artist is arrested after his wife is found murdered, bludgeoned by her husband's sculpting mallet. Convinced her brother did not commit suicide, the doctor's sister turns to Annie and her husband, Max,for help. She has found a cryptic sketch her brother drew, linking him with the murdered woman. Did someone want them both out of the picture? With the police considering both cases as good as closed, it's up to Annie and Max to sort through a rogues' gallery of suspects to see if someone is trying to frame the artist. But if Annie isn't careful, she may find herself having her own brush with death.."-- - (Baker & Taylor)

Mystery bookstore owner Annie Darling investigates after a local artist is accused of murdering his wife with a sculpting mallet. - (Baker & Taylor)

Mystery bookstore owner, Annie Darling, investigates after a local artist is accused of murdering his wife with a sculpting mallet in the latest addition to the mystery series following Dead, White, and Blue. - (Baker & Taylor)

Annie Darling?owner of the mystery bookstore, Death on Demand?prefers fictional crimes as opposed to the real things. But in one tragic week, two acts of violence shake the island community of Broward’s Rock. First, a beloved doctor is found shot dead, seemingly by his own hand. Only days later, a local artist is arrested after his wife is found murdered, bludgeoned by her husband’s sculpting mallet.

Convinced her brother did not commit suicide, the doctor’s sister turns to Annie and her husband, Max, for help. She has found a cryptic sketch her brother drew, linking him with the murdered woman. Did someone want them both out of the picture?

With the police considering both cases as good as closed, it’s up to Annie and Max to sort through a rogues’ gallery of suspects to see if someone is trying to frame the artist. But if Annie isn’t careful, she may find herself having her own brush with death?
- (Penguin Putnam)

Annie Darling—owner of the mystery bookstore, Death on Demand—prefers fictional crimes as opposed to the real things. But in one tragic week, two acts of violence shake the island community of Broward’s Rock. First, a beloved doctor is found shot dead, seemingly by his own hand. Only days later, a local artist is arrested after his wife is found murdered, bludgeoned by her husband’s sculpting mallet.

Convinced her brother did not commit suicide, the doctor’s sister turns to Annie and her husband, Max, for help. She has found a cryptic sketch her brother drew, linking him with the murdered woman. Did someone want them both out of the picture?

With the police considering both cases as good as closed, it’s up to Annie and Max to sort through a rogues’ gallery of suspects to see if someone is trying to frame the artist. But if Annie isn’t careful, she may find herself having her own brush with death… - (Random House, Inc.)

Author Biography

An accomplished master of mystery, Carolyn Hart is the author of twenty-three previous Death on Demand Bookstore Mysteries. Her books have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. One of the founders of Sisters in Crime, Hart lives in Oklahoma.
- (Penguin Putnam)

An accomplished master of mystery, Carolyn Hart is the author of twenty-three previous Death on Demand Bookstore Mysteries. Her books have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. One of the founders of Sisters in Crime, Hart lives in Oklahoma. - (Random House, Inc.)

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It's a lovely October day on Broward's Rock, the offshore island where Annie Darling has her bookstore, Death on Demand. Jane Corley and Irene Hubbard are playing golf, enjoying a midweek game and looking forward to a birthday party for Jane's younger brother. Within the week, however, Jane will be dead, bludgeoned with a mallet used by her artist husband; her murder follows by a couple days the presumed suicide of Dr. Paul Martin. The mayor announces that the police chief has arrested Jane's husband and believes the case to be wrapped up, refusing to listen to the protests of the doctor's sister, or to believe that the two deaths are connected. But Annie and her husband, Max, do listen and puzzle over the sketch Martin had left. So Annie and Max, with help from the Intrepid Trio—Henny Brawley, Emma Clyde, and Max's mother, Laurel Roethke—go into action to find the real killer. They enlist Marian Kenyon, the reporter for the island's newspaper, to help ask the questions they cannot. Fans know it's always nice to visit Broward's Rock, especially in the off-season. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

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