Thursday, August 21, 2008

127. Death on Demand by Carolyn G Hart

About the book

At Annie Laurance's Death On Demand bookstore on Broward's Rock Island, South Carolina, murder most foul suddenly isn't confined to the well-stocked shelves. Author Elliot Morgan's abrupt demise during a weekly gathering of famous mystery writers called the Sunday Night Regulars is proof positive that a bloody sword is sometimes mightier than a brilliant pen.With Annie in the unenviable position of primary police suspect, the pretty young mystery maven and her wealthy paramour, Max Darling, embark on an investigation into a classic locked-room mystery with high stakes. For failing to unmask a brutal and ingenious killer could mean prison for Ms. Laurance. While success could mean her death.

Someone told me a couple of years ago that they thought I would like this series. So I have been collecting them from PBS and the used bookstore. I finally decided to read the first one. It took me longer to read this 195 page book than it takes me to read a 400 page book. It is usually very easy for me to get pulled into a book from page 1. Did not happen this time. Something was off for me. It could be the fact that the first book was written 21 years ago and I have tons of newer books that I would rather be reading. Or it could be that I was not fond of the 2 main characters. I do have more in the series to read and will be reading some of them before the end of the year.


Kristie said...

I have tried several of her books and felt the same way as you did. Just blah about it. Nothing grabbed me, and I gave away all of the other ones I didn't read.

Heidi said...

Oh no. Sorry to hear this. I might be cleaning those books of the shelf sooner than I thought. LOL