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Dead, white, and blue, Carolyn Hart

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Dead, white, and blue
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Dead, white, and blue
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Carolyn Hart
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eng
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"Summer is a hectic time of the year for Annie Darling. Sun and scorching temperatures never fail to bring swarms of tourists to her mystery bookstore, Death on Demand, for the latest beach reads. But Annie still finds time to enjoy herself. The Broward's Rock Fourth of July dance is just around the corner, and the island is buzzing with excitement--Shell Hurst included... Shell is the kind of woman wives hate--for good reason--and most of them wish she would just disappear. But when she does, and a teenage girl is the only one who seems to notice, Annie can't help but feel like someone should be looking for her. Last seen walking into the pine trees at the Fourth of July fireworks display, Shell has seemingly vanished without a trace. The residents of Broward's Rock grow uneasy when a second islander mysteriously disappears. Annie and her husband, Max, know something dangerous is brewing. They soon find themselves following a twisted trail marked by blackmail, betrayal, and adultery, winding from the corridors of the island's lovely inn to a pier lashed by pelting rain, to a gathering on the terrace of a country club where a trap is set for a calculating killer.."--
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  • Anthony-winner Hart’s assured 23rd Death on Demand mystery (after 2012’s Death Comes Silently) finds Annie Darling, proprietor of the “most successful mystery bookstore north of Delray Beach,” dealing with the summer tourist crush at her store on the South Carolina island of Broward’s Rock. In a break from business, Annie attends the local country club’s Fourth of July dance, where Shell Hurst, the unpopular trophy wife of much older Wesley Hurst, puts in an appearance, then disappears on her way through the woods to watch the fireworks. When a club waiter later drowns under suspicious circumstances, Annie and her husband, Max (“Joe Hardy all grown up and sexy as hell”), search for evidence linking the two events. The leisurely plot takes several unexpected turns, and a number of suspects remain in play until the final revelation. Series fans won’t mind that Annie, Max, and the recurring secondary characters haven’t undergone much change over 20-plus years. Agent: Deborah Schneider, Gelfman-Schneider Agency. (May) --Staff (Reviewed March 18, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 11, p)
  • Tourists aren't supposed to just disappear during the Fourth of July celebrations, but a well-known visitor does. When a second person vanishes soon after, Annie Darling's radar goes up. This is the 23rd entry (after Death Comes Silently ) of a standard-bearer series. --Teresa L. Jacobsen (Reviewed May 1, 2013) (Library Journal, vol 138, issue 8, p64)
  • A sexy homewrecker gets hers. Despite the blistering temperatures and the glut of tourists, mystery bookstore owner Annie Darling and her problem-solving spouse, Max, are enjoying summer on Broward's Rock, S.C. The Fourth of July dance at the country club is an event to remember, not just for the fireworks in the sky, but also for the scenes caused by Shell Hurst. A beautiful Hollywood starlet who broke up wealthy Wesley Hurst's first marriage to Vera, she stirs up trouble at the dance, then vanishes from the scene in her green Porsche. Only her stepdaughter is concerned that she's disappeared. When she asks Max for help, he's reluctant to get involved, but a few discreet questions are enough to indicate that no one's seen Shell since she walked away from the dance. There are certainly plenty of suspects, since Shell was having an affair with at least one of the island residents, and Wesley wants a divorce so he can remarry Vera. Annie's mother-in-law and her two mystery-solving friends are out of town but keep after Annie and Max to find the body. Before they succeed, another corpse turns up when a waiter from the club is found drowned. Even after the duo finally puzzle out where Shell's body is, they still have a long way to go to pin down a calculating killer. Annie and Max (Death Comes Silently, 2012, etc.) tackle multiple suspects and clues reminiscent of the classic mysteries offered at their bookstore. Their fans will enjoy rooting among the suspects in preparation for a denouement straight out of Agatha Christie.(Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2013)
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10176796
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Hart, Carolyn G
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A676
LC item number
D435 2013
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Death on demand mysteries
Series volume
0023
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  • Darling, Annie Laurance (Fictitious character)
  • Darling, Max (Fictitious character)
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Missing persons
  • Women detectives
  • South Carolina
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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Dead, white, and blue, Carolyn Hart
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780425260777
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013000482
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)827781373
Label
Dead, white, and blue, Carolyn Hart
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780425260777
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013000482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)827781373

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