Sugarplum Dead : Death on Demand

  • by Carolyn Hart
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • Series: Death on Demand
  • 11 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Annie Darling's yuletide preparations have been put on hold because her mother-in-law, Laurel, has taken to chatting up ghosts in the local graveyard. Across Broward's Rock, one-time movie star Marguerite Dumaney Ladson has called together all of her kin and their exes for a gala celebration. Among the honored guests are Annie's father and Dr. Emory Swanson. Ladson has fallen for Swanson's new-age-pseudo-occult gobbledygook. Right after the announcement that she's leaving her fortune to the charlatan's Evermore Foundation, there's a murder. And the finger of suspicion seems to be pointing straight at Annie's recently arrived deadbeat father. Annie doesn't believe for a minute he's guilty. When a second murder occurs, Annie realizes she will need all the help her easy-going P.I. husband, Max, can offer.


What the Critics Say

"A story as entertaining as any in this deservedly popular series." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Annie Finds Her Father

Two new important characters are introduced in this book. Annie finds her estranged father and a young sister she didn't know she had. This reunion forces Annie to come to grips with some negative feelings about her long absent father. The tone of the book is more serious than some other entries in the series.

One of my favorite parts of the book is a bizarre house where Annie encounters a group of very odd characters. The descriptions of the house are well written. I found myself smiling and chuckling as I read them.

Laurel, Annie's seemingly ditzy mother in law, is a unique and fascinating character. Do not take her at face value - she's not nearly as silly as you might be led to believe.

This is one of my favorite series. The cast of characters is interesting and Broward's Rock seems like a real place to me.

Kate Reading's narration is superb. She is one of the best!

This is a satisfying, entertaining cozy.

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- Chalis

Very good

Well thought out and Annie Darlings father and sister will make great additions. Keeps you guessing on who it might be but keeps you involved.
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- Eric L Aust

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-18-2005
  • Publisher: Books on Tape