Death on Demand by Carolyn G.Hart
Read: July 28 - July 31
Format: Paperback 196 pages
Source: Personal Library
Subject: mystery writers, blackmail, murder
Challenges: 101020, 75 Book, TIOLI, BOSC
Category: Cuddle Up with a Cozy Mystery
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Annie Laurence lives in Broward's Rock, South Carolina, an outer island that can only be reached by ferryboat. Annie had come to island to visit her uncle and when he unexpectedly dies, she stays to run his mystery bookstore. Death on Demand.
The island is a mecca for mystery writers and so Annie holds a weekly meeting of the writers to share information and techniques. It's not surprising that the book opens with the murder of one of the writers at this meeting.
Prior to the meeting, Annie is surprised when her last boyfriend, Max Darling, shows up with his red Porsche to get her back and insists on attending the gathering, so when the murder occurs, Max is adamant he help her figure out what happened.
The characters and their interaction are entertaining and hold the readers attention. The murder wasn't that difficult to solve because the clues are spread all over but enjoyable just the same.