Monday, December 31, 2007

Design for Murder by Carolyn G. Hart

First sentence:

"The typist nodded."


"When mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance is invited to stage a Mystery Night for the annual antebellum house tour of the Historical Preservation Society of Chastain, South Carolina, she instead finds herself the leading lady in a flesh-and-blood drama. The play's the thing wherein the curtain falls on mean-spirited grande dame Corinne Webster. While jeweled fingers point, accusing Annie of murder, the perpetrator lurks within the genteel cast of Murder-Most-Make-Believe...and the murder weapon is one of the props.

In the tight-laced society of Chastain, Annie is guilty until proven innocent. With her fiance, Max Darling, Annie pieces together evidence to clear her name- until her chief witness is murdered. Now it will take all her sleuthing skills to discover the evil in the heart of Chastain's Beautiful People."

My thoughts:

This was a good mystery featuring bookstore owner Annie Laurence and her fiance Max Darling. There were lots of suspects and clues which Annie and Max had to sift through to find the killer. I liked the references to other mystery authors and stories sprinkled throughout the book.

Date read: 12/31/2007
Book #: 115
Challenge: 2nds Challenge
Series: Death on Demand, #2
Rating: 3* = good
Genre: Mystery

ISBN-10: 0553265628
ISBN-13: 9780553265620
Publisher: Crimeline
Year: 1988
# of Pages: 311
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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