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The most delectable sleuthing couple since Nick met Nora, Annie and Max Darling manage to find quite a bit of murder in their allegedly safe and serene South Carolina island resort. After all, murder is Annie's business--well sort of. She's the proprietor of the popular Death on Demand mystery bookstore and cafe, and her establishment seems to attract trouble like Annie'sThe most delectable sleuthing couple since Nick met Nora, Annie and Max Darling manage to find quite a bit of murder in their allegedly safe and serene South Carolina island resort. After all, murder is Annie's business--well sort of. She's the proprietor of the popular Death on Demand mystery bookstore and cafe, and her establishment seems to attract trouble like Annie's pesky felines, Dorothy L. and Agatha, attract furballs. And just when Annie and Max settle down for some quality, and much needed, time together, some corpse always rears its ugly head. Now as they anticipate a festive summer, the irresistible duo watch their Fourth of July holiday explode not only with fun and fireworks, but with murder as well....

Title : Yankee Doodle Dead
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ISBN : 9780380975297
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 273 Pages
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Yankee Doodle Dead Reviews

  • Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
    2018-12-04 04:39

    Pretty good. Still feeling out this series.

  • Sarah
    2018-11-20 02:30

    I liked this one, but once again my biggest complaint is with the repitition. This time it is the "Speak Your Mind" phrases. I don't think the book needs these to tie it together, especially since there are enough other recurring themes, such as Laurel's fans with the Shakespeare quotes, and all the references to what other famous book sleuths would say or do in Annie's situation. Someone mentioned that this is the last book in the series to include enless lists of books and their authors. I, for one, am glad of that. Namely because I hardly recognize any of the books or authors, which makes me feel kind of stupid, since I read a ton of mysteries and I feel like I've been reading Agatha Christie from the cradle. We don't really need a list of what books Annie has in her window display each month, do we? These lists don't seem to me to serve any purpose other than the author showing off her knowledge of the extensive field of mystery writers. However, despite minor annoyances, I find the books entertaining and sometimes amusing. I will read the rest of the series and then move on to another one.

  • Brittany
    2018-11-26 09:41

    How I Came To Read This Book: It was (weirdly) my annual Christmas PJs & a book novel.The Plot: Annie runs a small murder mystery book shop - but on the side, her and her husband Max are often hired to conduct 'real' investigations, usually to answer a question or find something that's been lost. Annie's investigatory skills are put to the test however, when a newcomer (and much-hated) to the town is murdered on July 4, leaving ten suspects with fairly lame motives. Annie's main motivation for solving the crime? A teenager accidentally finds the murder weapon in the forest - literally fingering him as the murderer.The Good or Bad: I hated this book with a capital H. The writing was horrible, the 'twist' was lame, the threads were extremely loosely tied together, and overall it was just BRUTAL. I was a bit choked to see it as my annual gift book pick, partially because I'd never heard of it and partially because I'm not a mystery fan, and I'm sad to say the book did nothing to convert me.Anything Memorable?: Just that it took me FOREVER to read.Bottom Line: Not worth your time - unless perhaps you're a fan of the series.50 Book Challenge?: Book #2 in 2007.

  • Patti
    2018-11-22 03:45

    I love these Death on Demand books. They are those easy-to-ready mysteries that you read quickly and just enjoy. Her characters are like people you know. They could be your friends. This one was enjoyable as usual. As in all of her books, the author make us suspicious of several characters.

  • Bonnie Keck
    2018-11-19 08:39

    Not Kindle Unlimited, read this, can't remember if hardback or paperback {was hardback for Christie Caper one} but since cats totally knocked down and apart bookcase and had to pack books back up out of way for while, quite a while back {before I was reviewing books on any sort of regular basis if at all}, and while it was more this one too was a 4 1/2, I do remember it {and still have the copy in with my Agatha Christie's of which have omnibuses as well as individual stories}. I liked it enough was happy to see a name actually remembered {horrible at names and titles} but unfortunately no on ku, and with as many as I read a day/week/month just no way could afford to get that many {including ones she co-wrote} but it was a nice blast from the past to see 4 of the books {Christie Caper, Deadly Valentine, Yankee Doodle Dead, and White Elephant}. I remembered the days when my eyes could still {speed read} instead of the computer having to somewhat robotic ally read to me {using kindle for pc, with audio plug in plus narrator and speakonia}, but I do remember it and the fact I kept it during all the various moves says something.The most delectable sleuthing couple since Nick met Nora, Annie and Max Darling manage to find quite a bit of murder in their allegedly safe and serene South Carolina island resort town. After all, murder is Annie's business -- well, sort of. She's the proprietor of the popular Death on Demand mystery bookstore and cafe, and her establishment seems to attract trouble like Annie's pesky felines, Dorothy L. and Agatha, attract hairballs. Now, Annie and Max watch their Fourth of July holiday explode not only with fun and fireworks, but with murder as well. The library board wants to declare its independence from new member, retired Brigadier General Charlton "Bud" Hatch, a man accustomed to being in charge. Hatch's takeover attitude has alienated everyone in town, especially the women. But Annie finds it difficult to ignore him at a crowded patriotic festival -- particularly when he's shot dead before her eyes...

  • Jessi
    2018-11-18 07:42

    It's the Fourth of July on Broward's Rock and the library board is trying to figure out how to separate themselves from misogynistic former brigadier general who is s completely taking over The island in convincing the other men to go along with him. Because of the number of people that turn up dead on Annie's Highland, it's not surprising that the general will be one of them. The hard part is just going to be narrowing down who actually killed him because God knows there's more than enough people who hated him .Another Hart book. Not great, not bad.

  • Jody Hamilton
    2018-11-24 06:36

    I liked this offering in the Death on Demand series....lots of suspects and twists & turns to determine the murderer. One of the main characters, Henny Brawley, seemed out of character to me but that's okay. Will continue with the series.

  • Jessi
    2018-12-17 09:39

    I kept reading just so I could finish the book and throw it in the trash.

  • Barbara
    2018-12-04 05:40

    I didn't realize this was part of the "A Death on Demand Mystery" series. I may look up some of the others. It was a fun read.

  • Connie Moser
    2018-12-13 03:42

    I thought it was good. It took me a little time to get into it, but over all liked it.

  • Kate
    2018-11-29 05:30

    "The most delectable sleuthing couple since Nick met Nora, Annie and Max Darling manage to find quite a bit of murder in their allegedly safe and serene South Carolina island resort town. After all, murder is Annie's business -- well, sort of. She's the proprietor of the popular Death on Demand mystery bookstore and cafe, and her establishment seems to attract trouble like Annie's pesky felines, Dorothy L. and Agatha, attract hairballs. Now, Annie and Max watch their Fourth of July holiday explode not only with fun and fireworks, but with murder as well."The library board wants to declare its independence from new member, retired Brigadier General Charlton "Bud" Hatch, a man accustomed to being in charge. Hatch's takeover attitude has alienated everyone in town, especially the women. But Annie finds it difficult to ignore him at a crowded patriotic festival -- particularly when he's shot dead before her eyes..."~~back coverA prologue takes the place of the charmingly tantalizing short chapters -- not an improvement as far as I'm concerned.Henny steps way out of character in this book, which certainly enlivens what would otherwise be a rather stereotyped plot: the bully bullies everyone for the sheer joy of it, until someone has had enough and takes matters into their own hands.

  • Barbara ★
    2018-11-21 07:33

    I like the Darling's and I like the writing style. I just disliked the constant literary references. Yes I get that Annie Darling owns a mystery bookstore but must she use book titles, characters and plot lines in almost every sentence she utters? I liked the mystery and I liked the people of this little South Carolina town. I'm going to read the next book White Elephant Dead because I own it but if it continues in this same irritating vein, it will be the last in this series for me.

  • Anastasia
    2018-11-26 09:30

    Yankee Doodle Dead by Carolyn Hart is the tenth book in A death on Demand Mystery series and follows the familiar path of the other books. General Hatch has made many enemies in Bowards Rock, so there is no shortage of suspects when he is shot dead at the Fourth of July celebration. Max and Annie Darling are again in the middle of another murder investigation. I love all the references to other mysteries throughout the book. Max and Annie make a great team and I look forward to following their adventures further.

  • George
    2018-12-06 08:38

    #10 in the Max and Anne Darling mystery series set on the small island of Broward's Rock off the cost of South Carolina. A retired army general moves to the island and becomes involved in numerous island activities and groups while quickly alienating many people. His murder rallies Max, Annie and friends around the 18 year old accused of the murder to prove that he is innocent and to find the real murderer.

  • Dragon
    2018-12-16 06:27

    A good mystery. Would definately recommend to anyone looking for a quick read: Quick Synopsis: "...The library board wants to declare its independence from new member , retired Brigadier General Charlton "Bud" Hatch, a man accustomed to being in charge. Hatch's takeover attitude has alienated everyone in town, especially the woman. But Annie finds it difficult to ignore him at a crowded patriotic festival -- particularly when he's shot dead before her eyes..."

  • Marti
    2018-11-28 06:26

    I had read another book in the series, so I knew a little of what to expect. This was an okay book, just not outstanding. There are innumerable references to other mystery books, and Carolyn Hart put together an impressive biography for a number of possible suspects toward the end.There is a good sense of the setting--the heat, the vegetation, and the year round residents. I suppose if I were to experience extreme heat, this would be the way to do it, reading about it and not perspiring.

  • Fmorlan
    2018-11-18 04:49

    annie and max darling ate charged with saving samuel kinnon from being tried for murder. it occurred on browards rock.where annie owns the bookstore death on demand. it is the first time henny brawley mystery lover steps back from investigating. nothing is right but the darlngs review each suspectntontry and clear samuel. enjoyable as all death on demand series.

  • Missy
    2018-12-06 09:41

    This is one of the last books when Hart heavily mentions numerous other mystery books and authors. I loved that earlier books did that...I would always jot the titles or authors down and try to search out more info. After this book, the mystery leads have been much fewer and far between...sad to me. I loved this plot!

  • Judy
    2018-12-02 04:43

    Annie Darling runs the Death on Demand mystery bookstore on a small island off the coast of South Carolina where a new member of the local library board is attempting to control the board much to their horror. And imagine the horror of Annie Darling when that library board member is shot in front of her during a July 4th celebration.

  • Michele
    2018-12-01 02:54

    The Death on Demand series never fails to entertain! There is one drawback...it is set in a mystery bookstore, so there are always the mention of other mysteries and I end up adding to my to read list......

  • Elizabeth White
    2018-11-21 01:31

    I could never get engaged with this book. Found the endless lists of mystery novels and authors annoying. I skipped a number of pages from about the middle to the last chapter and didn't feel that I'd missed anything crucial.

  • Pam Bales
    2018-11-26 07:37

    Death on Demand books are an excellent read. Max and Annie Darling met through the mystery book store, there's a cat which every bookstore should have, good characters, and interesting plots. This is the tenth in the series. I always enjoyed finding new to me authors through this series.

  • Kenzie
    2018-12-01 04:54

    eh. i am certainly not going to run out and check out her other 9 books (this one fell in my lap). was annoyed that i found two mistake in the book - once she put in the wrong person's name during a discussion, and another time the middle name of a character changed - within about 10 pages.

  • Kate
    2018-12-15 07:52

    This is a cozy mystery meaning there is not much graphic violence or anything. It's brain candy. If you enjoy one you will probably enjoy them all, until they seem too the same. However, if anyone knows a guy like her husband Mac can you send him my way please?

  • Katie Rekowski
    2018-11-25 07:29

    Death on Demand Book Shop book #10. Read by Kate Reading. Annie and Max Reading watch fourth of July festival. Brigadier General shot. Almost everyone is a suspect. Enjoyable. The leads are repeated over and over.

  • Ivy M
    2018-11-26 03:31

    I found this to be one of the better books in this series. The author didn't drop as many name of other mystery writers as she has in other books in the series. There was more action and there was just enough clues dropped along the way to keep me trying to fogure out who the killer might be.

  • Shonna Froebel
    2018-12-03 07:35

    A bit predictable

  • Jeanette
    2018-12-17 02:27

    Am I mistaken or did someone in a few books previously push a vase off a roof to try and kill someone? Repetition is this books theme

  • Raymond
    2018-12-18 05:30

    Nice little old fashinoned kind of mystery in which everybody knows everybody else.

  • Kathleen Meacham
    2018-12-13 01:42

    Although this book has some elements in it that I personally do not agree with, the plot was pretty good.