Engaged to Die (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Carolyn Hart

Avon Books, 9780060004705, 339pp.

Publication Date: January 27, 2004



When wealthy, widowed art patron Virginia Neville officially announces her engagement to Jake O'Neill -- her handsome, charming, and much younger fiance -- at a gala gallery opening, not all the gathered friends and stepfamily are pleased. And before the last champagne bubble pops, murder disrupts the grand celebration. Bookstore owner Annie Darling has a vested interest in the investigation, and she's determined to untangle an unholy marriage of jealousy, blackmail, and malicious mischief, even if it means having to cross swords with hubby Max and cross paths with a cruelly clever stalker.

Praise For Engaged to Die

“An enjoyable addition to a long running series.”

“Hart supplies superior cozy fare…[a] superb whodunit.”
-Publishers Weekly

-Dallas Morning News

“Sharp and imaginative writing…[a] thrilling mystery…engaging any time of year.”
-Orlando Sentinel

“Displays the charm and coziness of Christie.”
-Chicago Sun-Times

“A lively tale with well-drawn characters.”
-Orlando Sentinel on Sugarplum Dead

“The Darling duo is as winning as ever.”
-Baltimore Sun

“The reigning monarch of the amateur sleuth mystery delivers royally.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Tantalizing…Keeps the reader guessing all the way.”
-Denver Post

“Carolyn Hart’s large following will likely hail this latest Darling caper as - what else? - simply darling.”
-San Diego Union-Tribune

“One of the cleverest puzzle plots around.”
-Toronto Globe and Mail

“Hart creates lively, sympathetic characters and interesting locales and maintains a snappy pace.”

“An essential purchase.”
-Library Journal

“Carolyn Hart has served up yet another delicious mystery that kept me guessing until the end. YUM!”
-Diane Mott Davidson

“I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for Carolyn Hart’s Annie and Max series.”
-Robert Crais

“Carolyn Hart’s craftsmanship makes her mystery’s Queen of Cs - cozy, clever, and chock full of charm.”
-Mary Daheim