Annie Darling, owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore, is hosting a party to celebrate successful Southern literary icon—and former Broward’s Rock resident—Alex Griffith and his bestselling new novel, Don’t Go Home. But after the local paper announces that Griffith aims to reveal the real-life inspirations behind his characters, perhaps the author should take his own advice. Not everyone in town is ready to give him a glowing review.

As Annie attempts damage control, her friend Marian Kenyon gets in a heated argument with Griffith. It’s a fight Annie won’t soon forget—especially after the author turns up dead.

Despite an array of suspects to match Griffith’s cast of characters—and a promise to her husband, Max, to steer clear of sleuthing—Annie’s not about to let the police throw the book at her friend when the real killer remains at large…
“MWA Grand Master Hart shows no sign of slowing down in her lively 25th Death on Demand mystery...Descriptions of the sultry climate and island life enhance the smart whodunit plot.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“This book is a terrific page-turner right from the start, and readers will be waiting to see what exactly Ms. Hart has in store for Annie this time, as well as the next time around.”—Suspense Magazine
 
“Another well-written tale in the series with suspense, clues and motives throughout. Be sure to read them all because it’s surprising how much trouble a book seller can get into!”—Kings River Life Magazine

More Praise for Carolyn Hart, Winner of Multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards and the Death on Demand Mysteries

“Carolyn Hart’s work is both utterly reliable and utterly unpredictable.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

“One of the most popular practitioners of the traditional mystery.”—The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“The Annie Darling books are masterpieces of construction and characterization.”—Connecticut Post

“These books are charming, fun, funny, clever and kind of like comfort food without the calories, but instead with a great mystery!”—Kings River Life Magazine

“Annie Darling is a great character...a one-of-a-kind heroine in cozy fiction.”—Cozy Library

“Any book by Hart is guaranteed to include a top-notch mystery delivering an enjoyable reading experience.”—RT Book Reviews