DON'T GO HOME by Carolyn Hart

Here's what the publisher has to say:

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…

You know how it is when a new book grabs your attention?  You dive in and love, love, love the characters and the story lines. That's how it was for me and Carolyn Hart's DEATH ON DEMAND series. Back in 1987 when the first book, DEATH ON DEMAND, was released I had a brand new best friend in Annie Darling, owner of Broward Rock's mystery book store, also called Death on Demand. I was hooked.

Like real life, sometimes as the years go by, we lose touch of people who were very good friends, life takes us in different directions and we drift apart. We don't mean to, but we do.

That's how it was with me and Annie Darling. After the first few books, life took me elsewhere and my time to read dwindled. Sorry Annie, I didn't mean to abandon our friendship, but happens.

IMAGINE how thrilled I was to know that Annie and her precious Max are still solving murders down there in Broward Rock!  Lo an behold a new book in the series will be out in May!

I can't wait to catch up!

Here's the link to Carolyn Hart's page about the Death on Demand series.  Give them a try.  I'll  be looking up an old friend come May!  Hey Annie, remember me?  I'm back!

Cover image: Penguin

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