Bookstore owner Annie Darling is hosting a party to celebrate former Broward s Rock resident Alex Griffith and his bestselling new novel, Don t Go Home . Read more...
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Bookstore owner Annie Darling is hosting a party to celebrate 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..."
- ISBN-13: 9780425276549
- ISBN-10: 0425276546
- Publisher: Berkley Books
- Publish Date: May 2015
- Page Count: 272
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
Series: Death on Demand Mysteries (Hardcover)
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-03-30
- Reviewer: Staff
MWA Grand Master Hart shows no sign of slowing down in her lively 25th Death on Demand mystery set on the South Carolina island of Broward's Rock (after 2014's Death at the Door). Bookstore owner Annie Darling is hosting a party at the Seaside Inn for bestselling author Alex Griffith, who grew up in Broward's Rock and plans to spend the summer there. His new novel, itself titled Don't Go Home, includes characters based on people on the island he knew as a boy. He has boasted that he's now at work on a memoir in which he will be brutally honest about the models for his characters. When Griffith turns up dead in his room at the inn right before the party, Annie's reporter friend, Marian Kenyon, who recently had a fight with the author, becomes a murder suspect, but many others, including Griffith's family members, had motive to silence him. Descriptions of the sultry climate and island life enhance the smart whodunit plot. Agent: Deborah Schneider, Gelfman Schneider Literary Agency. (May)