Walking on my Grave
a Death on Demand mystery
Author: Hart, Carolyn
Price ( Hardcover ): $26
Publication Date: May 2017
ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-0451488534
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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.
From Publishers Weekly: "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., mansion, she has reason to believe that it was no accident. Without hard evidence to take to the police, she goes to bookstore owner and amateur sleuth Annie Darling for advice. Ves knows that at least six people would benefit to the tune of $3 million each if she were to die. Annie marshals her investigative team: her husband, Max; her ditzy mother-in-law Laurel Roethke; mystery author Emma Clyde; and civic volunteer Henny Brawley. They must find the would-be murderer before he or she strikes again. The stakes rise when two of the prospective heirs die in mysterious circumstances and someone takes a potshot at a third. Crime buffs will enjoy the liberal references to classic mysteries and their eccentric detectives, as well as the traditional gathering of all the suspects at the climax."
From Romantic Times: "This is an excellent addition to the Death on Demand series, a gold standard in traditional mysteries."
From Criminal Element: "...With more than 60 suspense novels to her name—and an abundance of accolades and achievements that include winning multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards and co-founding Sisters in Crime—the author is an undisputed maven of mystery. Despite having nothing left to prove, Walking on My Grave is incontrovertible evidence of one simple fact: You’ve gotta have Hart." - reviewed by John Valeri
From David Marshall James: "Mystery novelist Carolyn Hart's Death on Demand series has played well for three decades and could probably keep right on going for another three, with column upon column of previous titles on the back cover, a la Nancy Drew."
From Lesa's Book Critiques: "It's hard to believe that after thirty years Carolyn Hart is wrapping up the Death on Demand series. Walking on My Grave is the last case for Annie and Max Darling. But, the traditional mystery wraps up perfectly, first with the gathering of suspects, and then with the books behind the monthly watercolors at the bookstore."
From Journal Sentinel: "Hart’s writing was as clever and charming as I remembered. Her regular characters remain richly drawn, their lives still “tangled.” Her plotting is pacy, and the mystery tightly constructed (all reasons why Hart is a mystery Grand Master)." -- Reviewed by Carole E. Barrowman