Monday, January 19, 2009

Death Walked In

LibraryThing book review...
Death Walked In by Carolyn Hart

Annie and Max Darling live in Broward's Rock, a South Carolina Low Country Island, where Annie owns a bookstore, Death on Demand and Max runs his own business, Confidential Commissions. They are busy renovating the Franklin house which becomes an integral part of the mystery. Max receives a phone call from Gwen Jamison at work, but refuses to speak to her. His secretary calls Annie who rushes to Gwen's home to find that she has been murdered. Police suspect Gwen's son, but Max and Annie don't believe this and are determined to find out what really happened. Some stolen coins are at the bottom of all this and are supposedly hidden in the Franklin house.

This is my second book by Carolyn Hart. The first one I read was Ghost at Work, which I enjoyed enormously. I didn't enjoy Death Walked In nearly as much. I found it really slow and hard to finish. I enjoyed Annie and Max, I also enjoyed the setting of the small, close-knit community, but I needed a little more of something...not sure what!


Literary Feline said...

I am sorry this one didn't turn out as good as the first book in the series. Do you think you'll read on in the series?

Julie said...

Oh, yes, I will keep reading her books. I think this one just wasn't for me:(