Death On Demand #16
Featuring: Annie Darling; Max Darling; Britt Barlow
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Mystery Amateur Sleuth | Mystery
The murder of an unloved media magnate maroons the crime-
solving Darlings on a remote island with a killer in the
latest Death on Demand delight from the incomparable
Annie Darling is thrilled at the golden opportunity to
visit Golden Silk, the luxurious private island estate of
wealthy Jeremiah Addison. She leaves her Death on Demand
bookstore in the capable hands of her employees and sets
sail from Broward's Rock with her hubby, Max.
Unfortunately, Addison himself won't be there to greet
them, since he is, at present, quite dead. After tampering
with evidence that suggests the widely despised
curmudgeon's death was no accident, Addison's sister-in-
law, Britt Barlow, is inviting back everyone who was in
attendance during the victim's last weekend -- as well as
locally known sleuth Max Darling, whom Britt has hired to
uncover the killer. And, of course, Annie wouldn't miss
this party for the world!
There is certainly no lack of suspects among the guests
gathered on Golden Silk. Each had a substantial motive for
wanting to do in their late host -- from disinherited sons
to the cuckolded husband of an adulterous politician to a
jilted girlfriend who dreamed of being the next Mrs. A. to
a scandal-mongering TV investigative reporter with a talent
for character assassination and, quite possibly, blackmail.
But the party is well and truly pooped when a mysterious
houseman vanishes, along with the boats that are the only
escape off Addison's island. Suddenly Annie and Max -- who
are getting too close to a solution for comfort -- are up a
creek without a canoe, stuck on a rock in the middle of
nowhere, and stalked by a crafty murderer who hides
fiendish bloodlust behind an innocent smile.
Death on Demand
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