Dare to Die
Carolyn Hart has been called the American Agatha Christie, and she has won numerous awards for her mysteries, including the Agatha. One of her series is the Death on Demand series, set in Broward’s Rock, S.C. Annie Darling is married to private eye Max Darling, and she owns the Death on Demand mystery book store. In Dare to Die, a mysterious former resident, Iris Tilford, shows up in the small town. Annie feels sorry for her as she seems lonely and invites her to a party that she’s giving. At the end of the party, Iris is found strangled. Annie and Max get involved in the investigation. I enjoyed this story, especially the references to mystery authors and their books, and the South Carolina sea island setting.