Death Walked in (An Annie Darling / Death on Demand Mystery)

Max Darling hasn't been interested in crime since his brush with a seductive young woman put him in danger of losing his freedom. He even refuses to talk to a woman who calls for help and says she is afraid. The caller leaves word she's hidden something in the antebellum house Max and his wife, Annie, are restoring. When Annie finds out, she hurries to the woman's home, only to discover she's been murdered. Evidence links the dead woman to a fortune in gold coins that has recently gone missing. Was this mysterious woman killed for a fortune in coins? The dead woman's son is accused but Max believes in his innocence, and Max and Annie plunge wholeheartedly into the investigation. Are the coins hidden in Annie and Max's house? The intruder who shoots at Max seems to think so. And when Annie discovers the secret of their old house, death arrives at their door.

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By Rebecca (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · September 27, 2013
Max and Annie Darling live on Broward's Rock, off the Carolina coast, where they routinely get involved in murder mysteries--through no fault of their own, of course! This time, in response to a message that Max ignored, Annie finds herself at the side of a dying woman who claims to have hidden s... ...more
By Judy (Halifax, VA) · ★★★☆☆ · December 30, 2008
Sometimes you just need to put aside anything that has any socially redeeming value and read something fun. Carolyn Hart is just the ticket. One of the founders of Sisters in Crime, Hart resides in Oklahoma City, but writes lovingly of life on a fictional sea island off the coast of South Carolin... ...more
By Jean · May 09, 2014
One always likes hidden places in old houses. And lots of family with problems. Good read. ...more
By Linda (Cincinnati, OH) · ★★★★☆ · September 22, 2014
Very enjoyable entry in the series. The murderer was a complete shock, totally did not see that coming. ...more
By Margaret (College Point, NY) · ★★★★☆ · January 28, 2015
I enjoyed it. A nice little cozy murder story. ...more
By Katherine (Jackson, MS) · January 21, 2014
Loved it so much I want to read the whole series.
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By Lindsay (Boise, ID) · ★★☆☆☆ · June 01, 2010
This book was kind of blame. Really glad it was short.
Max and Annie find out that there are some coins worth millions in the house that they are remodeling and the person who gave them in the hint is dead? Who killed the person? Are the coins still in the house or did the killer take them alread... ...more
By Karen (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · April 09, 2013
It's a cute series. It takes place on an island, reminds me of the south but I'm not exactly sure where. A wealthy resident of the island gets some expensive coins stolen from his estate at the same time his family is visiting. His housekeeper is murdered and her troubled son is arrested. Max and... ...more
By Joanna (Grand Isle, VT) · ★★★☆☆ · June 13, 2008
Passable entertainment for a lazy summer afternoon, but not up to this cozy mystery series' standard. Generally I find the antics of Annie and Max Darling to be much more engaging. However, as always, I do love the island they live on, and the food descriptions are beguiling. ...more
By Nick (Pasadena, CA) · ★★☆☆☆ · September 19, 2012
This is a very workmanlike cozy mystery with a by-the-numbers plot. Murder is committed, a very typical landry list of suspects isidentified, and so on. Hart's protagonists Max and Annie are cute and clever, and the island setting is enjoyable, but that's about it. ...more