Death on Demand Series, No 21
April 3, 2012 / ISBN: 0425245705
Mystery / Cozy / Amateur Sleuth / South Carolina
by Brenda Weeaks
Death Comes Silently is number twenty one in Hart's Death
on Demand series. By now Annie and her hubby have come up in the
world. Max isn't a PI, but he does assist research situations for
people and drives a very expense car. Annie stays busy with local
issues and her bookstore is more popular than ever (thanks in part
to her mother-in-law). Annie has gained a reputation for solving
murders and the locals have come to trust her. In this case a felon
is accused of murdering a volunteer named Gretchen at the local
charity shop, Better Tomorrow. The felon works for Annie's friend,
Henny. Henny wants to protect this young felon, so she hides him.
Henny, Annie and Max soon discover a card with writing on it and
a kayaking death hold the key to solving this case. Annie wants
to help Henny, but Annie also wants to make it right; if she hadn't
traded places with Gretchen it might have been her laying bloody
on the floor.
Death Comes Silently doesn't disappoint. I was immediately
engaged, forgetting everything around me. As usual, Hart's storyline
flows and characters/suspects are introduced at the very beginning.
The crime happens "off stage" and there are plenty of
red herrings followed by a satisfying conclusion. I look forward
to this series each year and I'm hoping there's a forthcoming title
coming soon in Hart's Ruth Bailey series as well.